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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, 44 CFR part 65 is amended to read as follows:

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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:
Cullman (FEMA Docket No.: B-1146)City 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 Northeast, Cullman, AL 35055October 6, 2010010209
Houston (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Dothan (10-04-5284P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; The Dothan EagleThe Honorable Mike Schmitz, Mayor, City of Dothan, P.O. Box 2128, Dothan, AL 36303November 15, 2010010104
Arizona:
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)City of Tempe (10-09-2035P)September 16, 2010; September 23, 2010; Arizona Business GazetteThe Honorable Hugh Hallman, Mayor, City of Tempe, 31 East 5th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281January 21, 2011040054
Mojave (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)Fort Mojave Indian Reservation (10-09-1826P)September 10, 2010; September 17, 2010; The Kingman Daily MinerMr. Timothy Williams, Chairman, Fort Mojave, Indian Reservation, 500 Merriman Avenue, Needles, CA 92363August 31, 2010040133
Navajo (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Show Low (09-09-2789P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; White Mountain IndependentThe Honorable Rick Fernau, Mayor, City of Show Low, 550 North 9th Place, Show Low, AZ 85901June 28, 2010040069
Pinal (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)Town of Florence (10-09-1057P)September 24, 2010; October 1, 2010; Casa Grande DispatchThe Honorable Vikki Kilvinger, Mayor, Town of Florence, 775 North Main Street, Florence, AZ 85132January 31, 2011040084
Yavapai (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)Unincorporated areas of Yavapai County (10-09-0965P)August 27, 2010; September 3, 2010; The Daily CourierMs. Carol Springer, Chair, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ 86305January 3, 2011040093
Yavapai (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)Unincorporated areas of Yavapai County (10-09-2672P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; The Daily CourierMs. Carol Springer, Chair, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ 86305November 15, 2010040093
California:
Merced (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Merced (10-09-0548P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; Merced Sun-StarThe Honorable Bill Spriggs, Mayor, City of Merced, 678 West 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340November 15, 2010060191
Riverside (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)City of Riverside (10-09-0680P)September 3, 2010; September 10, 2010; The Press-EnterpriseThe Honorable Ronald O. Loveridge, Mayor, City of Riverside, 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92522August 27, 2010060260
Sacramento (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Sacramento (10-09-0525P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; The Sacramento BeeThe Honorable Kevin Johnson, Mayor, City of Sacramento, 915 I Street, 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814November 15, 2010060266
San Bernardino (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Colton (09-09-2788P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; San Bernardino BulletinThe Honorable David Zamora, Mayor, City of Colton, 650 North La Cadena Drive, Colton, CA 92324November 15, 2010060273
San Bernardino (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of San Bernardino (09-09-2788P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; San Bernardino BulletinThe Honorable Patrick J. Morris, Mayor, City of San Bernardino, 300 North D Street, 6th Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92418November 15, 2010060281
Santa Barbara (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)Unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County (10-09-1185P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; Santa Barbara News-PressMs. Joni Gray, Chair, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, 5th Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415June 29, 2010060331
Santa Clara (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)City of Milpitas(10-09-1254P)October 12, 2010; October 19, 2010; San Jose Mercury NewsThe Honorable Jose Esteves, Mayor, City of Milpitas, 455 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035September 30, 2010060344
Santa Clara (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)Unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County (09-09-2556P)June 30, 2010; July 7, 2010; Santa Clara WeeklyMr. Ken Yeager, Chairman, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, 70 West Hedding Street, 10th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110June 23, 2010060337
Shasta (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)City 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
Shasta (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)Unincorporated areas of Shasta County (10-09-1399P)October 13, 2010; October 20, 2010; Anderson Valley PostMr. Les Baugh, Chairman, Shasta County Board of Supervisors, 1450 Court Street, Suite 308B, Redding, CA 96001September 30, 2010060358
Ventura (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Simi Valley (10-09-2783P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; The Ventura County StarThe Honorable Bob Huber, Mayor, City of Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063November 15, 2010060421
Colorado:
Arapahoe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)City of Aurora (10-08-0276P)September 9, 2010; September 16, 2010; Aurora SentinelThe Honorable Ed Tauer, Mayor, City of Aurora, 15151 East Alameda Parkway, 5th Floor, Aurora, CO 80012January 14, 2011080002
Douglas (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)Town 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
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Douglas (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)Unincorporated areas of Douglas County (10-08-0768P)October 7, 2010; October 14, 2010; Douglas County News-PressMs. Jill E. Reppela, Chair, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 100 3rd Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104October 29, 2010080049
Gunnison (FEMA Docket No.: B-1146)City 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
Gunnison (FEMA Docket No.: B-1146)Unincorporated areas of Gunnison County (09-08-0466P)June 10, 2010; June 17, 2010; The Gunnison Country TimesMr. Hap Channell, Chairman, Gunnison County Board of Commissioners, 200 East Virginia Avenue, Suite 104, Gunnison, CO 81230October 15, 2010080078
Jefferson (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)City of Westminster (10-08-0546P)September 16, 2010; September 23, 2010; Westminster WindowThe Honorable Nancy McNally, Mayor, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031January 21, 2011080008
Jefferson (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)Unincorporated areas of Jefferson County (10-08-0546P)September 16, 2010; September 23, 2010; Westminster WindowMs. Faye Griffin, Chair, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80419January 21, 2011080087
Pueblo (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)City of Pueblo (10-08-0862P)September 3, 2010; September 10, 2010; The Pueblo ChieftainMr. Ray Aguilera, President, Pueblo City Council, 200 South Main, Pueblo, CO 81003January 10, 2011085077
Weld (FEMA Docket No.: B-1146)Town of Milliken (09-08-0927P)June 18, 2010; June 25, 2010; The TribuneThe Honorable L. Jane Lichtfuss, Mayor, Town of Milliken, 1101 Broad Street, Milliken, CO 80543October 25, 2010080187
Weld (FEMA Docket No.: B-1146)Unincorporated areas of Weld County (09-08-0927P)June 18, 2010; June 25, 2010; The TribuneMs. Barbara Kirkmeyer, Chair, Weld County Board of Commissioners, 915 10th Street, P.O. Box 758, Greeley, CO 80632October 25, 2010080266
Florida:
Bay (FEMA Docket No.: B-1146)City of Panama City Beach (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
Charlotte (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)Unincorporated 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
Lake (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)City of Clermont (10-04-4299P)September 3, 2010; September 10, 2010; Daily CommercialThe Honorable Harold Turville, Jr., Mayor, City of Clermont, 685 West Montrose Street, Clermont, FL 34711January 10, 2011120133
Lake (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)Unincorporated areas of Lake County (10-04-4299P)September 3, 2010; September 10, 2010; Daily CommercialMs. Jennifer Hill, Chair, Lake County Board of Commissioners, 315 West Main Street, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778January 10, 2011120421
Lee (FEMA Docket No.: B-1156)City of Cape Coral (10-04-0289P)August 27, 2010; September 3, 2010; The Fort Myers News-PressThe Honorable John Sullivan, Mayor, City of Cape Coral, P.O. Box 150027, Cape Coral, FL 33915January 3, 2011125095
Lee (FEMA Docket No.: B-1156)Unincorporated areas of Lee County (10-04-0289P)August 27, 2010; September 3, 2010; The Fort Myers News-PressMr. Frank Mann, Chairman, Lee County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL 33902January 3, 2011125124
Miami-Dade (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)City of Miami (10-04-5593P)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
Miami-Dade (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Sunny Isles Beach (10-04-4666P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; Miami Daily Business ReviewThe Honorable Norman S. Edlecup, Mayor, City of Sunny Isles Beach, 18070 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160June 30, 2010120688
Monroe (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)Unincorporated areas of Monroe County (10-04-5258P)September 17, 2010; September 24, 2010; Key West CitizenThe Honorable Heather Carruthers, Mayor, Monroe County, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040September 10, 2010125129
Orange (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)City 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
Orange (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Orlando (10-04-0789P)May 20, 2010; May 27, 2010; Orlando WeeklyThe Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando, P.O. Box 4990, Orlando, FL 32802September 24, 2010120186
Polk (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Winter Haven (10-04-1058P)June 4, 2010; June 11, 2010; News ChiefThe Honorable Jeff Potter, Mayor, City of Winter Haven, 451 3rd Street Northwest, Winter Haven, FL 33881October 12, 2010120271
Sumter (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)Unincorporated areas of Sumter County (10-04-1900P)July 22, 2010; July 29, 2010; Sumter County TimesMr. Don Burgess, Chairman, Sumter County Board of Commissioners, 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785November 26, 2010120296
Georgia: Lamar (FEMA Docket No.: B-1172)City of Barnesville (10-04-1925P)August 24, 2010; August 31, 2010; The Herald-GazetteThe Honorable Peter Banks, Mayor, City of Barnesville, 109 Forsyth Street, Barnesville, GA 30204December 29, 2010130207
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Hawaii: Maui (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)Unincorporated areas of Maui County (10-09-1230P)September 10, 2010; September 17, 2010; The Maui NewsThe Honorable Alan M. Arakawa, Mayor, Maui County, 200 South High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793January 18, 2011150003
Kansas: Johnson (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)City of Leawood (10-07-2021P)September 15, 2010; September 22, 2010; The Johnson County SunThe Honorable Peggy J. Dunn, Mayor, City of Leawood, 4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211January 20, 2011200167
Kentucky:
Hopkins (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)City of Madisonville (10-04-3232P)September 10, 2010; September 17, 2010; The MessengerThe Honorable David Jackson, Mayor, City of Madisonville, 67 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431January 17, 2011210115
Hopkins (FEMA Docket No.: B-1165)Unincorporated areas of Hopkins County (10-04-3232P)September 10, 2010; September 17, 2010; The MessengerThe Honorable Donald E. Carroll, Judge, Hopkins County, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431January 17, 2011210112
Montana:
Cascade (FEMA Docket No.: B-1156)Unincorporated areas of Cascade County (10-08-0429P)August 10, 2010; August 17, 2010; Great Falls TribuneMr. Bill Salina, Chairman, Cascade County Board of Commissioners, 325 2nd Avenue North, Room 111, Great Falls, MT 59401December 15, 2010300008
Yellowstone (FEMA Docket No.: B-1172)Unincorporated areas of Yellowstone County (09-08-0713P)June 10, 2010; June 17, 2010; The Billings GazetteMr. John Ostlund, Chairman, Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners, P.O Box 35000, Billings, MT 59107May 28, 2010300142
Nevada: Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Las Vegas (10-09-1223P)July 1, 2010; July 8, 2010; Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Honorable Oscar B. Goodman, Mayor, City of Las Vegas, 400 Stewart Avenue, 10th Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89101June 22, 2010325276
North Carolina:
Pitt (FEMA Docket No.: B-1156)City of Greenville (10-04-3020P)August 23, 2010; August 30, 2010; The Daily ReflectorThe Honorable Patricia C. Dunn, Mayor, City of Greenville, P.O. Box 7207, Greenville, NC 27835December 28, 2010370191
Pitt (FEMA Docket No.: B-1156)City of Greenville (10-04-3296P)August 19, 2010; August 26, 2010; The Daily ReflectorThe Honorable Patricia C. Dunn, Mayor, City of Greenville, P.O. Box 7207, Greenville, NC 27835August 12, 2010370191
Richmond (FEMA Docket No.: B-1157)Unincorporated areas of Richmond County (10-04-5289P)August 6, 2010; August 13, 2010; Richmond County Daily JournalMr. Kenneth R. Robinette, Chairman, Richmond County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 504, Rockingham, NC 28380July 30, 2010370348
Wake (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)Unincorporated areas of Wake County (09-04-2504P)September 7, 2010; September 14, 2010; The News & ObserverMr. David Cooke, Wake County Manager, P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602January 12, 2011370368
Wake (FEMA Docket No.: B-1156)Unincorporated areas of Wake County (09-04-7036P)July 29, 2010; August 5, 2010; The News & ObserverMr. David Cooke, Wake County Manager, P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602December 3, 2010370368
South Carolina:
Richland (FEMA Docket No.: B-1146)Unincorporated areas of Richland County (09-04-2521P)May 28, 2010; June 4, 2010; The Columbia StarMr. Paul Livingston, Chairman, Richland County Council, 2020 Hampton Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29202October 4, 2010450170
South Dakota: Lincoln (FEMA Docket No.: B-1156)Unincorporated areas of Lincoln County (10-08-0327P)August 19, 2010; August 26, 2010; Lennox IndependentMr. Jim Schmidt, Chairman, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, 104 North Main Street, Canton, SD 57013December 24, 2010460277
Tennessee:
Knox (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)Unincorporated areas of Knox County (10-04-1555P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; Knoxville News-SentinelThe Honorable Tim Burchett, Mayor, Knox County, 400 Main Street, Suite 615, Knoxville, TN 37902June 30, 2010475433
Shelby (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)Town of Collierville (10-04-1188P)June 24, 2010; July 1, 2010; The Collierville HeraldThe Honorable Stan Joyner, Jr., Mayor, Town of Collierville, 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN 38017June 17, 2010470263
Utah:
Washington (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Washington (10-08-0519P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; The SpectrumThe Honorable Kenneth Neilson, Mayor, City of Washington, 111 North 100 East Washington, Washington, UT 84780November 15, 2010490182
Weber (FEMA Docket No.: B-1160)City of Ogden (10-08-0035P)September 3, 2010; September 10, 2010; Standard ExaminerThe Honorable Matthew R. Godfrey, Mayor, City of Ogden, 2549 Washington Boulevard, Suite 910, Ogden, UT 84401January 10, 2011490189
Wisconsin: Dane (FEMA Docket No.: B-1150)City of Madison (10-05-3876P)July 9, 2010; July 16, 2010; Wisconsin State JournalThe Honorable Dave Cieslewicz, Mayor, City of Madison, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, City-County Building, Room 403, Madison, WI 53703July 30, 2010550083
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: March 7, 2011.

Sandra K. Knight,

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

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