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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:

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 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 those 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 have 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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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: Madison (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of Madison County (08-04-4212P)March 26, 2010; April 2, 2010; Madison County RecordThe Honorable Mike Gillespie, Chairman, Madison County Commission, 100 Northside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801August 2, 2010010151
Arizona: Yavapai (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of Yavapai County (09-09-0953P)April 14, 2010; April 21, 2010; Prescott Daily CourierThe Honorable Chip Davis, Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ 86305August 19, 2010040093
California:
Sonoma (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)City of Healdsburg (09-09-2125P)April 14, 2010; April 21, 2010; The Press DemocratThe Honorable Jim Wood, Mayor, City of Healdsburg, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448August 19, 2010060378
Sonoma (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of Sonoma County (09-09-2125P)April 14, 2010; April 21, 2010; The Press DemocratThe Honorable Valerie Brown, Chair, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403August 19, 2010060375
Colorado: Arapahoe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of Arapahoe County (10-08-0186P)April 9, 2010; April 16, 2010; The Denver PostThe Honorable Rod Bockenfeld, Chairman, Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners, 5334 South Prince Street, Littleton, CO 80166August 16, 2010080011
Florida:
Monroe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1129)Unincorporated areas of Monroe County (10-04-1955P)April 30, 2010; May 7, 2010; Key West CitizenThe Honorable Mario Digennaro, District 4 Commissioner, 9400 Overseas Highway, Suite 210, Marathon, FL 33050April 28, 2010125129
Monroe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1129)Unincorporated areas of Monroe County (10-04-2350P)April 30, 2010; May 7, 2010; Key West CitizenThe Honorable Mario Digennaro, District 4 Commissioner, 9400 Overseas Highway, Suite 210, Marathon, FL 33050April 26, 2010125129
Osceola (FEMA Docket No.: B-1123)City of St. Cloud (09-04-6066P)March 25, 2010; April 1, 2010; Osceola News-GazetteThe Honorable Donna Hart, Mayor, City of St. Cloud, 1300 9th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769July 30, 2010120191
Polk (FEMA Docket No.: B-1123)Unincorporated areas of Polk County (09-04-8238P)March 31, 2010; April 7, 2010; Polk County DemocratThe Honorable Bob English, Chairman, Polk County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 9005, Drawer BC01, Bartow, FL 33831August 5, 2010120261
Illinois:
St. Clair (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)City of O'Fallon (07-05-2498P)April 15, 2010; April 22, 2010; O'Fallon ProgressThe Honorable Gary L. Graham, Mayor, City of O'Fallon, 255 South Lincoln Avenue, O'Fallon, IL 62269August 19, 2010170633
St. Clair (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of St. Clair County (07-05-2498P)April 15, 2010; April 22, 2010; O'Fallon ProgressThe Honorable Mark Kern, Chairman, St. Clair County Board, 10 Public Square, 5th Floor, Belleville, IL 62220August 19, 2010170616
Will (FEMA Docket No.: B-1123)Village of Mokena (09-05-4682P)March 25, 2010; April 1, 2010; Mokena MessengerThe Honorable Joseph W. Werner, Mayor, Village of Mokena, 11004 Carpenter Street, Mokena, IL 60448July 30, 2010170705
Will (FEMA Docket No.: B-1123)Village of Romeoville (09-05-4629P)March 25, 2010; April 1, 2010; The Herald NewsThe Honorable John Noak, Mayor, Village of Romeoville, 13 Montrose Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446July 30, 2010170711
Will (FEMA Docket No.: B-1123)Unincorporated areas of Will County (09-05-4629P)March 25, 2010; April 1, 2010; The Herald NewsThe Honorable Lawrence M. Walsh, Chairman, Will County Board of Supervisors, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432July 30, 2010170695
Nevada:
Washoe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)City of Reno (09-09-3152P)April 6, 2010; April 13, 2010; Reno Gazette-JournalThe Honorable Robert Cashell, Mayor, City of Reno, P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV 89505August 11, 2010320020
Washoe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of Washoe CountyApril 6, 2010; April 13, 2010; Reno Gazette-JournalThe Honorable David Humke, Chairman, Washoe County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520August 11, 2010320019
North Carolina:
Iredell (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Town of Mooresville (09-04-7593P)April 2, 2010; April 9, 2010; Mooresville Tribune and The Charlotte ObserverThe Honorable Bill Thunberg, Mayor, Town of Mooresville, P.O. Box 878, Mooresville, NC 28115August 9, 2010370314
Richmond (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of Richmond County (09-04-8322P)April 7, 2010; April 14, 2010; Richmond County Daily JournalMr. Kenneth R. Robinette, Chairman, Richmond County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 504, Rockingham, NC 28380August 12, 2010370348
Stanly (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of Stanly County (09-04-5837P)March 25, 2010; April 1, 2010; Stanly News & PressMr. Tony M. Dennis, Stanly County Chairman, 1000 North 1st Street, Suite 13-B, Albemarle, NC 28001July 30, 2010370361
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Oklahoma: Tulsa (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)City of Sand Springs (10-06-0758P)April 14, 2010; April 21, 2010; Sand Springs LeaderThe Honorable Bob Walker, Mayor, City of Sand Springs, P.O. Box 338, Sand Springs, OK 74063March 31, 2010400211
Tennessee: Lincoln (FEMA Docket No.: B-1124)Unincorporated areas of Lincoln County (08-04-4212P)March 24, 2010; March 31, 2010; The Elk Valley TimesThe Honorable Peggy G. Bevels, Mayor, Lincoln County, 112 Main Avenue South, Room 101, Fayetteville, TN 37334August 2, 2010470104
Texas:
Bexar (FEMA Docket No.: B-1123)City of San Antonio (08-06-2113P)March 31, 2010; April 7, 2010; Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283April 22, 2010480045
Bexar (FEMA Docket No.: B-1123)City of San Antonio (09-06-2177P)March 19, 2010; March 26, 2010; Daily Commercial RecorderThe Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor, City of San Antonio, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283April 7, 2010480045
Utah: Weber (FEMA Docket No.: B-1123)City of Ogden (09-08-0418P)March 19, 2010; March 26, 2010; Ogden Standard-ExaminerThe Honorable Matthew R. Godfrey, Mayor, City of Ogden, 2549 Washington Boulevard, Suite 910, Ogden, UT 84401July 26, 2010490189

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

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Sandra K. Knight,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-32707 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]

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