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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Interim rule.


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.


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 Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator reconsider the changes. The modified BFEs may be changed during the 90-day period.


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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Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (e-mail)

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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 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. 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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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: CalhounCity of Oxford (10-04-2692P)October 22, 2010, October 29, 2010, The Anniston StarThe Honorable Leon Smith, Mayor, City of Oxford, P.O. Box 3383, Oxford, AL 36203February 28, 2011010023
Alabama: CalhounUnincorporated areas of Calhoun County (10-04-2692P)October 22, 2010, October 29, 2010, The Anniston StarMr. Robert W. Downing, Calhoun County Commissioner, 1702 Noble Street, Suite 103, Anniston, AL 36201February 28, 2011010013
Arizona: MaricopaUnincorporated areas of Maricopa County (10-09-1720P)September 30, 2010, October 7, 2010, Arizona Business GazetteMr. Don Stapley, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003February 4, 2011040037
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Arizona: YavapaiCity of Prescott (10-09-0220P)October 8, 2010, October 15, 2010, The Daily CourierThe Honorable Marlin Kuykendall, Mayor, City of Prescott, 201 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303February 14, 2011040098
Arizona: YavapaiUnincorporated areas of Yavapai County (10-09-0220P)October 8, 2010, October 15, 2010, The Daily CourierMr. Chip Davis, Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326February 14, 2011040093
California: PlacerCity of Rocklin 09-09-2897P)October 7, 2010, October 14, 2010, The Placer HeraldThe Honorable Scott Yuill, Mayor, City of Rocklin, 3970 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677February 11, 2011060242
California: San DiegoUnincorporated areas of San Diego County (10-09-2166P)October 22, 2010, October 29, 2010, San Diego TranscriptMs. Pam Slater-Price, Chairwoman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA 92101November 18, 2010060284
California: Santa ClaraCity of Milpitas (10-09-1254P)October 12, 2010, October 19, 2010, San Jose Mercury NewsThe Honorable Robert Livengood, Mayor, City of Milpitas, 455 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035September 30, 2010060344
California: ShastaCity of Anderson (10-09-1399P)October 13, 2010, October 20, 2010, Anderson Valley PostThe Honorable Norma Comnick, Mayor, City of Anderson, 1887 Howard Street, Anderson, CA 96007September 30, 2010060359
California: ShastaUnincorporated areas of Shasta County (10-09-1399P)October 13, 2010, October 20, 2010, Anderson Valley PostMr. David A. Kehoe, Chairman, Shasta County Board of Supervisors, 1450 Court Street, Suite 308B, Redding, CA 96001September 30, 2010060358
Colorado: ArapahoeCity of Aurora (10-08-0276P)September 9, 2010, September 16, 2010, Aurora SentinelThe Honorable Ed Tauer, Mayor, City of Aurora, 15151 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012January 14, 2011080002
Colorado: DouglasTown of Parker (10-08-0768P)October 7, 2010, October 14, 2010, Douglas County News-PressThe Honorable David Casiano, Mayor, Town of Parker, 20120 East Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138October 29, 2010080310
Colorado: DouglasUnincorporated areas of Douglas County (10-08-0768P)October 7, 2010, October 14, 2010, Douglas County News-PressMr. Jack Hilbert, Chairman, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 3rd Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104October 29, 2010080049
Florida: CharlotteUnincorporated areas of Charlotte County (10-04-4920P)October 22, 2010, October 29, 2010, Charlotte SunMr. Bob Starr, Chairman, Charlotte County Board of Commissioners, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948October 15, 2010120061
Florida: Miami-DadeCity of Miami (10-08-5593P)October 12, 2010, October 19, 2010, Miami Daily Business ReviewThe Honorable Tomás P. Regalado, Mayor, City of Miami, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133September 30, 2010120650
Florida: OrangeCity of Orlando (10-04-0788P)August 12, 2010, August 19, 2010, Orlando WeeklyThe Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando, P.O. Box 4990, Orlando, FL 32802December 17, 2010120186
Georgia: BarrowUnincorporated areas of Barrow County (10-04-4322P)October 20, 2010, October 27, 2010, The Barrow County NewsMr. Daniel Yearwood, Jr., Chairman, Barrow County Board of Commissioners, 233 East Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680February 24, 2011130497
Kentucky: HopkinsCity of Madisonville (10-04-3232P)September 10, 2010, September 17, 2010, The MessengerThe Honorable William Cox, Jr., Mayor, City of Madisonville, 67 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431January 17, 2011210115
Kentucky: HopkinsUnincorporated areas of Hopkins County (10-04-3232P)September 10, 2010, September 17, 2010, The MessengerThe Honorable Donald E. Carroll, Hopkins County Judge, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431January 17, 2011210112
South Carolina: DorchesterUnincorporated areas of Dorchester County (10-04-6791P)October 8, 2010, October 15, 2010, The Post and CourierMr. Jamie Feltner, Chairman, Dorchester County Council, 500 North Main Street, Suite 2, Summerville, SC 29483February 14, 2011450068
South Dakota: MinnehahaCity of Hartford (10-08-0469P)October 8, 2010, October 15, 2010, Argus LeaderThe Honorable Paul Zimmer, Mayor, City of Hartford, 125 North Main Avenue, Hartford, SD 57033February 14, 2011460180
South Dakota: MinnehahaUnincorporated areas of Minnehaha County (10-08-0469P)October 8, 2010, October 15, 2010, Argus LeaderMs. Anne Hajek, Chair, Minnehaha County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 1779, Sioux Falls, SD 57101February 14, 2011460057
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: December 3, 2010.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-31508 Filed 12-15-10; 8:45 am]