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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Interim rule.

SUMMARY:

This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.

DATES:

These modified BFEs are currently in effect on the dates listed in the table below and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities.

From the date of the second publication of these changes in a newspaper of local circulation, any person has ninety (90) days in which to request through the community that the Mitigation Assistant Administrator of FEMA reconsider the changes. The modified BFEs may be changed during the 90-day period.

ADDRESSES:

The modified BFEs for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

William R. Blanton Jr., Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The modified BFEs are not listed for each community in this interim rule. However, the address of the Chief Executive Officer of the community where the modified BFE determinations are available for inspection is provided.

Any request for reconsideration must be based on knowledge of changed conditions or new scientific or technical data.

The modifications are made pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR part 65.

For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown and must be used for all new policies and renewals.

The modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required to either adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or to remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

These modified BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own, or pursuant to policies established by the other Federal, State, or regional entities. The changes in BFEs are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.

National Environmental Policy Act. This interim rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, Environmental Consideration. An environmental impact assessment has not been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act. As flood elevation determinations are not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.

Regulatory Classification. This interim rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 51735.

Executive Order 13132, Federalism. This interim rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132, Federalism.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This interim rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988.

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List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 65

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Accordingly,

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PART 65—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 376.

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2. The tables published under the authority of § 65.4 are amended as follows:

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State and countyLocation and case No.Date and name of newspaper where notice was publishedChief executive officer of communityEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
Alabama:
MobileUnincorporated areas of Mobile County (08-04-6003P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Press-RegisterThe Honorable Stephen Nodine, President, Mobile County Commission, 205 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36644September 15, 2009015008
MontgomeryCity of Montgomery (08-04-6322P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Montgomery AdvertiserThe Honorable Todd Strange, Mayor, City of Montgomery, 103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104September 15, 2009010174
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TuscaloosaCity of Northport (08-04-6551P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Tuscaloosa NewsThe Honorable Bobby Herndon, Mayor, City of Northport, 3500 McFarland Boulevard, Northport, AL 35476September 15, 2009010202
TuscaloosaUnincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County (08-04-6551P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Tuscaloosa NewsThe Honorable W. Hardy McCollum, Probate Judge, Tuscaloosa County, 714 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401September 15, 2009010201
Arizona:
MaricopaCity of El Mirage (08-09-1164P)May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Fred Waterman, Mayor, City of El Mirage, Post Office Box 26, El Mirage, AZ 85335April 30, 2009040041
MaricopaUnincorporated areas of Maricopa County (08-09-1164P)May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003April 30, 2009040037
MaricopaUnincorporated areas of Maricopa County (08-09-1294P)May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003April 23, 2009040037
MaricopaCity of Phoenix (08-09-1294P)May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003April 23, 2009040051
MaricopaCity of Phoenix (08-09-1384P)May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003September 11, 2009040051
California:
SacramentoCity of Elk Grove (08-09-1760P)May 12, 2009; May 19, 2009; The Sacramento BeeThe Honorable Patrick Hume, Mayor, City of Elk Grove, 8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758June 2, 2009060767
SacramentoUnincorporated areas of Sacramento County (08-09-1760P)May 12, 2009; May 19, 2009; The Sacramento BeeThe Honorable Susan Peters, Chair, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Suite 2450, Sacramento, CA 95814June 2, 2009060262
San DiegoCity of Carlsbad (09-09-0276P)May 1, 2009; May 8, 2009; North County TimesThe Honorable Claude A. Lewis, Mayor, City of Carlsbad, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008September 8, 2009060285
Santa BarbaraCity of Carpinteria (08-09-1482P)April 27, 2009; May 4, 2009; Santa Barbara News PressThe Honorable Gregg Carty, Mayor, City of Carpinteria, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013May 15, 2009060332
Santa BarbaraUnincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County (08-09-1482P)April 27, 2009; May 4, 2009; Santa Barbara News PressThe Honorable Salud Carbajal, Chairman, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101May 15, 2009060331
VenturaUnincorporated areas of Ventura County (08-09-1921P)May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009; Ventura StarThe Honorable Steve Bennett, Chairman, Ventura County Board of Supervisors, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009September 14, 2009060413
Connecticut:TollandTown of Coventry (09-01-0698P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Journal InquirerThe Honorable Liz Woolf, Chairperson, Coventry Town Council, Town Hall, 1712 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238September 15, 2009
Colorado:GrandTown of Granby (08-08-0416P)April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009; Middle Park TimesThe Honorable Jynnifer Pierro, Mayor, Town of Granby, P.O. Box 440, Granby, CO 80446September 8, 2009
GrandUnincorporated areas of Grand County (08-08-0416P)April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009; Middle Park TimesThe Honorable Nancy Stuart, Chairman, Grand County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 264, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451September 8, 2009080280
Florida:CharlotteUnincorporated areas of Charlotte County (09-04-3000PMay 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Charlotte Sun HeraldThe Honorable Adam Cummings, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Charlotte County, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948April 30, 2009
MarionCity of Ocala (08-04-4557P)May 13, 2009; May 20, 2009; Star-BannerThe Honorable Randy Ewers, Mayor, City of Ocala, P.O. Box 1270, Ocala, FL 34478-1270September 15, 2009120330
Illinois:WillUnincorporated areas of Will County (09-05-1623P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; The Herald NewsThe Honorable Lawrence M. Walsh, Will County Executive, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432September 15, 2009
Indiana:MarionCity of Indianapolis (09-05-2436P)May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009; Indianapolis RecorderThe Honorable Gregory A. Ballard, Mayor, City of Indianapolis, 2501 City-County Building, 200 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204April 30, 2009
Missouri:St. CharlesCity of St. Peters (09-07-0566P)April 29, 2009; May 6, 2009; St. Louis Post DispatchThe Honorable Len Pagano, Mayor, City of St. Peters, One St. Peters Centre Boulevard, St. Peters, MO 63376April 21, 2009
New Mexico: Start Printed Page 33367ChavesCity of Roswell (09-06-0188P)May 1, 2009; May 8, 2009; Roswell Daily RecordThe Honorable Sam D. LaGrone, Mayor, City of Roswell, 425 North Richardson Avenue, Roswell, NM 88201April 21, 2009
New York:RocklandTown of Ramapo (09-02-0256P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; The Journal NewsThe Honorable Christopher St. Lawrence, Supervisor, Town of Ramapo, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901October 27, 2009
Nevada:ClarkUnincorporated areas of Clark County (09-09-0526P)May 12, 2009; May 19, 2009; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106September 16, 2009
ClarkCity of Henderson (09-09-0526P)May 12, 2009; May 19, 2009; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable James B. Gibson, Mayor, City of Henderson, 240 South Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015September 16, 2009320005
ClarkCity of North Las Vegas (09-09-0019P)May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Michael L. Montandon, Mayor, City of North Las Vegas, 2200 Civic Center Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89030September 14, 2009320007
North Carolina: PenderPender County (Unincorporated Areas) (08-04-6525P)May 6, 2009; May 13, 2009; The Pender PostMr. Rick Benton, Manager, Pender County, 805 South Walker Street, P.O. Box 5, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425September 10, 2009370344
Oklahoma: RogersCity of Catoosa (09-06-0354P)May 6, 2009; May 13, 2009; Catoosa TimesThe Honorable Rita Lamkin, Mayor, City of Catoosa, P.O. Box 190, Catoosa, OK 74015April 29, 2009400185
South Carolina: CharlestonCity of North Charleston (08-04-2279P)April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009; Post and CourierThe Honorable R. Keith Summery, Mayor, City of North Charleston, Post Office Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419September 3, 2009450042
South Dakota: LawrenceCity of Spearfish (09-08-0035P)May 1, 2009; May 8, 2009; Black Hills PioneerThe Honorable Jerry Krambeck, Mayor, City of Spearfish, 233 Vermont Street,Spearfish, SD 57783April 23, 2009460046
Texas:BrazosCity of College Station (08-06-2806P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Bryan College Station EagleThe Honorable Ben White, Mayor, City of College Station, P.O. Box 9960, College Station, TX 77842June 2, 2009
CollinTown of Prosper (09-06-0211P)May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Charles Niswanger, Mayor, Town of Prosper, P.O. Box 307, Prosper, TX 75078September 15, 2009480141
DallasCity of Cedar Hill (08-06-2296P)May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009; Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable Rob Franke, Mayor, City of Cedar Hill, 285 Uptown Boulevard, Cedar Hill, TX 75104September 14, 2009480168
DallasCity of Duncanville (08-06-2296P)May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009; Dallas Morning NewsThe Honorable David Green, Mayor, City of Duncanville, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, TX 75138September 14, 2009480173
DentonCity of Frisco (08-06-3220P)May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009; Frisco EnterpriseThe Honorable Maher Maso, Mayor, City of Frisco, 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Frisco, TX 75034May 29, 2009480134
El PasoCity of El Paso (09-06-0832P)May 13, 2009; May 20, 2009; El Paso TimesThe Honorable John Cook, Mayor, City of El Paso, City Hall, 10th Floor, Two Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901September 17, 2009480214
GalvestonCity of League City (08-06-3081P)May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009; Galveston County Daily NewsThe Honorable Toni Randall, Mayor, City of League City, 300 West Walker Street, League City, TX 77573April 29, 2009485488
Utah:WashingtonCity of LaVerkin (09-08-0296P)April 23, 2009; April 30, 2009; St. George SpectrumThe Honorable Karl Wilson, Mayor, City of LaVerkin, 435 North Main Street, LaVerkin, UT 84745August 28, 2009
WashingtonCity of Toquerville (09-08-0296P)April 23, 2009; April 30, 2009; St. George SpectrumThe Honorable Kenneth Powell, Mayor, Town of Toquerville, P.O. Box 27, Toquerville, UT 84774August 28, 2009490180
Wisconsin:RockUnincorporated areas of Rock County (08-05-4045P)April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009; Beloit Daily NewsThe Honorable J. Russell Podzilni, Chairman, Rock County, Board of Supervisors, 51 South Main Street, Janesvile, WI 53545September 11, 2009
WalworthUnincorporated areas of Walworth County (08-05-4045P)May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009; Elkhorn IndependentThe Honorable Nancy Russell, Chairperson, Walworth County, Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121September 11, 2009550462
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: June 29, 2009.

Deborah S. Ingram,

Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. E9-16524 Filed 7-10-09; 8:45 am]

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