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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.
Alabama: CullmanCity of Cullman (10-04-0559P)June 1, 2010; June 8, 2010; The Cullman TimesThe Honorable Max A. Towson, Mayor, City of Cullman, 204 2nd Avenue, Cullman, AL 35055October 6, 2010010209
Colorado:
GunnisonCity of Gunnison (09-08-0466P)June 10, 2010; June 17, 2010; The Gunnison Country TimesThe Honorable Stu Ferguson, Mayor, City of Gunnison, 201 West Virginia Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230October 15, 2010080080
GunnisonUnincorporated areas of Gunnison County (09-08-0466P)June 10, 2010; June 17, 2010; The Gunnison Country TimesThe Honorable Paula Swenson, Chairperson, Gunnison County Board of Commissioners, 200 East Virginia Avenue, Suite 104, Gunnison, CO 81230October 15, 2010080078
WeldTown of Miliken (09-08-0927P)June 18, 2010; June 25, 2010; The TribuneThe Honorable L. Jane Lichtfuss, Mayor, Town of Milliken, P.O. Box 290, Milliken, Colorado 80543October 25, 2010080187
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WeldUnincorporated areas of Weld County (09-08-0927P)June 18, 2010; June 25, 2010; The TribuneThe Honorable Douglas Rademacher, Chairman, Weld County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 758, Greeley, CO 80632October 25, 2010080266
Florida: BayCity of Panama City (10-04-2741P)June 25, 2010; July 2, 2010; The News-HeraldThe Honorable Gayle Oberst, Mayor, City of Panama City Beach, 110 South Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413November 2, 2010120013
Nevada:
ClarkUnincorporated areas of Clark County (09-09-2398P)June 10, 2010; June 17, 2010; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106June 28, 2010320003
ClarkUnincorporated areas of Clark County (09-09-3102P)June 10, 2010; June 17, 2010; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106October 15, 2010320003
ClarkUnincorporated areas of Clark County (10-09-1718P)June 24, 2010; July 1, 2010; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106June 16, 2010320003
North Carolina:
CurrituckUnincorporated areas of Currituck County (09-04-5228P)May 21, 2010; May 28, 2010; The Daily AdvanceMr. Daniel F Scanlon II, Currituck County Manager, 153 Courthouse Road, Currituck, NC 27929May 11, 2010370078
South Carolina:
RichlandUnincorporated areas of Richland County (09-04-2521P)May 28, 2010; June 4, 2010; The Columbia StarThe Honorable Paul Livingston, Richland County Council Chairman, 2020 Hampton Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29202October 4, 2010450170

(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. 2010-32902 Filed 12-29-10; 8:45 am]

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