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Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.

DATES:

The effective dates for these modified BFEs are indicated on the following table and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in effect for the listed communities prior to this date.

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:

Kevin C. Long, Acting Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2820, or (e-mail) kevin.long@dhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes the final determinations listed below of the modified BFEs for each community listed. These modified BFEs have been published in newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since that publication. The Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.

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

The modified BFEs are made pursuant to section 206 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 either to 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 other Federal, State, or regional entities.

These modified BFEs are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and also are used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these elevations are made final, and for the contents in these buildings. The changes in BFEs are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.

National Environmental Policy Act. This final 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 final 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 final rule involves no policies that Start Printed Page 18087have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132, Federalism.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This final 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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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.
Arizona:
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City of El Mirage (08-09-1164P)May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Fred Waterman, Mayor, City of El Mirage, P.O. Box 26, El Mirage, AZ 85335April 30, 2009040041
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated 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
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated 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
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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
Navajo (FEMA Docket No: B-1055)Unincorporated areas of Navajo County (08-09-1857P)April 22, 2009; April 29, 2009; The Tribune NewsThe Honorable J.R. Despain, Chairman, Navajo County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 668, Holbrook, AZ 86025August 27, 2009040066
California:
Sacramento (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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
Sacramento (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated 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 Diego (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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
Ventura (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated 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
Colorado:
Grand (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Town 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, 2009080248
Grand (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated 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: Charlotte (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated areas of Charlotte County (09-04-3000PMay 11, 2009; May 18, 2009; Charlotte Sun-HeraldThe Honorable Adam Cummings, Chairman, Charlotte County Board of Commissioners, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948April 30, 2009120061
Indiana: Marion (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City of Indianapolis (09-05-2436P)May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009; Indianapolis RecorderThe Honorable Gregory A. Ballard, Mayor, City of Indianapolis, City-County Building, Suite 2150, 200 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204April 30, 2009180159
Missouri: St. Louis (FEMA Docket No: B-1055)City of Richmond Heights (09-07-0908P)April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009; The CountianThe Honorable James J. Beck, Mayor, City of Richmond Heights, 1330 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights, MO 63117September 8, 2009290380
Nevada: Clark (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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
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North Carolina: Pender (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated Areas of Pender County (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: Rogers (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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: Charleston (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City of North Charleston (08-04-2279P)April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009; Post and CourierThe Honorable R. Keith Summery, Mayor, City of North Charleston, P.O. Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419September 3, 2009450042
Texas:
Brazos (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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, 2009480083
Dallas (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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
Dallas (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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
Denton (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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
Fort Bend (FEMA Docket No: B-1052)Unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County (08-06-2236P)April 16, 2009; April 23, 2009; Fort Bend SunThe Honorable Robert E. Hebert, Ph.D., Fort Bend County Judge, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, TX 77469August 21, 2009480228
Fort Bend (FEMA Docket No: B-1052)City of Sugar Land (08-06-2236P)April 16, 2009; April 23, 2009; Fort Bend SunThe Honorable James A. Thompson, Mayor, City of Sugar Land, P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land, TX 77487August 21, 2009480234
Galveston (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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:
Washington (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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, 2009490174
Washington (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)City 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:
Rock (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated 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, Janesville, WI 53545September 11, 2009550363
Walworth (FEMA Docket No: B-1059)Unincorporated 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

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: March 22, 2010.

Sandra K. Knight,

Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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