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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 Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator 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:

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) luis.rodriguez1@dhs.gov.

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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 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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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.
Arizona: MaricopaCity of Phoenix (09-09-1059P)May 7, 2010, May 14, 2010, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003April 30, 2010040051
Arizona: MaricopaCity of Phoenix (10-09-0146P)May 6, 2010, May 13, 2010, Arizona RepublicThe Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003April 28, 2010040051
Arizona: YavapaiCity of Prescott (09-09-0658P)May 10, 2010, May 17, 2010, Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Marlin Kuykendall, Mayor, City of Prescott, 201 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303April 30, 2010040098
Arizona: YavapaiUnincorporated areas of Yavapai County (09-09-0658P)May 10, 2010, May 17, 2010, Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Chip Davis, Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ 86305April 30, 2010040093
California: San DiegoCity of Poway (10-09-1118P)May 13, 2010, May 20, 2010, Poway News ChieftainThe Honorable Don Higginson, Mayor, City of Poway, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064September 17, 2010060702
California: VenturaCity of Simi Valley (09-09-2409P)May 28, 2010, June 4, 2010, Ventura County StarThe Honorable Paul Miller, Mayor, City of Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063October 4, 2010060421
Florida: LeonCity of Tallahassee (09-04-3114P)May 11, 2010, May 18, 2010, Tallahassee DemocratThe Honorable John Marks, Mayor, City of Tallahassee, 300 South Adams Street, B-28, Tallahassee, FL 32301September 15, 2010120144
Florida: OrangeCity of Ocee (10-04-4198P)May 28, 2010, June 4, 2010, Orlando SentinelThe Honorable S. Scott Vandergrift, Mayor, City of Ocoee, 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761May 21, 2010120185
Florida: PinellasCity of Clearwater (10-04-4136P)May 7, 2010, May 14, 2010, St. Petersburg TimesThe Honorable Frank V. Hibbard, Mayor, City of Clearwater, P.O. Box 4748, Clearwater, FL 33758April 28, 2010125096
Georgia: WhitfieldCity of Dalton (09-04-1965P)March 26, 2010, April 2, 2010, The Daily CitizenThe Honorable David Pennington, Mayor, City of Dalton, P.O. Box 1205, Dalton, GA 30720April 14, 2010130194
Georgia: WhitfieldUnincorporated areas of Whitfield County (09-04-1965P)March 26, 2010, April 2, 2010, The Daily CitizenThe Honorable Mike Babb, Chairman, Whitfield County, 1407 Burleyson Drive, Dalton, GA 30720April 14, 2010130193
Hawaii: HawaiiUnincorporated areas of Hawaii County (09-09-1789P)April 30, 2010, May 7, 2010, Hawaii Tribune-HeraldThe Honorable William P. Kenoi, Mayor, County of Hawaii, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720September 7, 2010155166
Idaho: AdaUnincorporated areas of Ada County (07-10-0642P)May 13, 2010, May 20, 2010, The Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Fred Tilman, Chairman, Ada County Board of Commissioners, 200 West Front Street, 3rd Floor, Boise, ID 83702September 17, 2010160001
Idaho: TetonUnincorporated areas of Teton County (09-10-0227P)May 13, 2010, May 20, 2010, Teton Valley NewsThe Honorable Larry Young, Chairman, Teton County Board of Commissioners, 150 Courthouse Drive, Room 109, Driggs, ID 83422September 17, 2010160230
Idaho: TetonCity of Victor (09-10-0365P)May 13, 2010, May 20, 2010, Teton Valley NewsThe Honorable Scott Fitzgerald, Mayor, City of Victor, P.O. Box 122, Victor, ID 83455September 17, 2010060119
Iowa: HamiltonCity of Webster City (09-07-1058P)April 30, 2010, May 7, 2010, The Daily Freeman-JournalThe Honorable Janet Adams, Mayor, City of Webster City, P.O. Box 217, Webster City, IA 50595September 7, 2010190137
Kansas: SedgwickCity of Derby (09-07-1398P)May 12, 2010, May 19, 2010, The Derby InformerThe Honorable Dion Avello, Mayor, City of Derby, 611 Mulberry Road, Derby, KS 67037September 16, 2010200323
Mississippi: LeeCity of Tupelo (09-04-4664P)May 21, 2010, May 28, 2010, Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalThe Honorable Jack Reed, Jr., Mayor, City of Tupelo, P.O. Box 1485, Tupelo, MS 38802September 27, 2010280100
Mississippi: LeeUnincorporated areas of Lee County (09-04-4664P)May 21, 2010, May 28, 2010, Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalThe Honorable Sean Thompson, President, Lee County, P.O. Box 1785, Tupelo, MS 38801September 27, 2010280227
Missouri: JacksonCity of Lee's Summit (09-07-1328P)May 7, 2010, May 14, 2010, Lee's Summit JournalThe Honorable Karen R. Messerli, Mayor, City of Lee's Summit, 220 Southeast Green Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64063September 13, 2010290174
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Nevada: City of Carson CityCity of Carson City (08-09-1740P)May 12, 2010, May 19, 2010, Nevada AppealThe Honorable Robert L. Crowell, Mayor, City of Carson City, 201 North Carson Street, Suite 2, Carson City, NV 89701April 30, 2010320001
New Mexico: Dona AnaCity of Las Cruces (08-06-2997P)May 7, 2010, May 14, 2010, Las Cruces Sun-NewsThe Honorable Ken Miyagishima, Mayor, City of Las Cruces, 200 North Church Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001September 13, 2010355332
North Carolina: OrangeTown of Chapel Hill (10-04-0448P)April 16, 2010, April 23, 2010, Chapel Hill HeraldThe Honorable Kevin Foy, Mayor, Town of Chapel Hill, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514August 23, 2010370180
South Carolina: JasperCity of Hardeeville (09-04-5183P)May 5, 2010, May 12, 2010, Jasper County SunThe Honorable A. Brooks Willis, Mayor, City of Hardeeville, 205 East Main Street, Hardeeville, SC 29927September 9, 2010450113
South Carolina: JasperUnincorporated areas of Jasper County (09-04-5183P)May 5, 2010, May 12, 2010, Jasper County SunThe Honorable Dr. George Hood, Chairman, Jasper County Council, P.O. Box 1618, Ridgeland, SC 29936September 9, 2010450112
South Carolina: YorkCity of Rock Hill (09-04-3659P)May 20, 2010, May 27, 2010, The HeraldThe Honorable Doug Echols, Mayor, City of Rock Hill, P.O. Box 11706, Rock Hill, SC 29731June 14, 2010450196
South Carolina: YorkUnincorporated areas of York County (09-04-3659P)May 20, 2010, May 27, 2010, The HeraldThe Honorable Houston “Buddy” Motz, Chairman, York County Board of Commissioners, 2047 Poinsett Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732June 14, 2010450193
South Dakota: PenningtonUnincorporated areas of Pennington County (09-08-0639P)May 13, 2010, May 20, 2010, Rapid City JournalThe Honorable Ethan Schmidt, Chairman, Pennington County Board of Commissioners, 315 Saint Joseph Street, Suite 156, Rapid City, SD 57701June 2, 2010460064
Texas: BexarCity of San Antonio (09-06-3107P)April 23, 2010, April 30, 2010, San Antonio Express-NewsThe Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283April 26, 2010480045
Texas: DentonUnincorporated areas of Denton County (10-06-1747P)May 13, 2010, May 20, 2010, Denton Record-ChronicleThe Honorable Mary Horn, Denton County Judge, 110 West Hickory Street, 2nd Floor, Denton, TX 76201September 17, 2010480774
Texas: MidlandCity of Midland (08-06-2854P)May 21, 2010, May 28, 2010, Midland Reporter-TelegramThe Honorable Wes Perry, Mayor, City of Midland, 300 North Loraine Street, Midland, TX 79701September 27, 2010480477
Texas: MidlandUnincorporated areas of Midland County (08-06-2854P)May 21, 2010, May 28, 2010, Midland Reporter-TelegramThe Honorable Michael R. Bradford, Midland County Judge, 200 West Wall Street, Suite 104, Midland, TX 79701September 27, 2010481239
Wisconsin: RichlandCity of Richland Center (09-05-1012P)March 11, 2010, March 18, 2010, The Richland ObserverThe Honorable Larry D. Fowler, Mayor, City of Richland Center, 450 South Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581July 9, 2010555576
Wisconsin: RichlandUnincorporated areas of Richland County (09-05-1012P)March 11, 2010, March 18, 2010, The Richland ObserverThe Honorable Ann Greenheck, Chairman, Richland County Board, 31709 State Highway 130, Lone Rock, WI 53556July 9, 2010550356
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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. 2010-31512 Filed 12-15-10; 8:45 am]

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