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

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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.
AdaUnincorporated areas of Ada County (10-10-0128P)Oct. 25, 2010, Nov. 1, 2010, The Idaho StatesmanMr. Fred Tilman, Chairman, Ada County Board of Commissioners, Ada County Courthouse, 200 West Front Street, 3rd Floor, Boise, ID 83702March 1, 2011160001
AdaCity of Meridian (10-10-0128P)Oct. 25, 2010, Nov. 1, 2010, The Idaho StatesmanThe Honorable Tammy de Weerd, Mayor, City of Meridian, 33 East Broadway Avenue, Suite 300, Meridian, ID 83642March 1, 2011160180
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DuPageVillage of Woodridge (10-05-5743P)Nov. 25, 2010, Dec 2, 2010, The Bugle NewspaperThe Honorable William F. Murphy, Mayor, Village of Woodridge, 5 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517November 12, 2010170737
WillVillage of Bolingbrook (10-05-5743P)Nov. 25, 2010, Dec. 2, 2010, The Bugle NewspaperThe Honorable Roger C. Claar, Mayor, Village of Bolingbrook, 375 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440November 12, 2010170812
DuPageUnincorporated areas of DuPage County (10-05-1256P)Dec. 13, 2010, Dec. 20, 2010, The Daily HeraldMr. Robert J. Schillerstrom, Chairman, DuPage County Board, Jack T. Knuepfer Administration Building, 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187April 19, 2011170197
DuPageCity of Darien (10-05-1256P)Dec. 13, 2010, Dec. 20, 2010, The Daily HeraldThe Honorable Kathleen A. Weaver, Mayor, City of Darien, 1702 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561April 19, 2011170750
Kansas: JohnsonCity of Lenexa (10-07-0912P)Nov. 30, 2010, Dec. 7, 2010, The Legal RecordThe Honorable Michael Boehm, Mayor, City of Lenexa, 12350 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215April 6, 2011200168
BristolTown of Swansea (10-01-1791P)Oct. 20, 2010, Oct. 27, 2010, The SpectatorMr. M. Scott Ventura, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, Swansea Town Hall Annex, 68 Stevens Road, Swansea, MA 02777October 4, 2010255221
BristolTown of Easton (11-01-0022P)Nov. 1, 2010, Nov. 8, 2010, The Enterprise NewsMr. David Colton, Town of Easton Administrator, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356October 26, 2010250053
BristolTown of Easton (11-01-0021P)Nov. 15, 2010, Nov. 22, 2010, The Enterprise NewsMr. David Colton, Town of Easton Administrator, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356November 2, 2010250053
Michigan: BayTownship of Frankenlust (09-05-6111P)Oct. 7, 2010, Oct. 14, 2010, The Bay City Democrat & The Bay County Legal NewsMr. Ronald Campbell, Township of Frankenlust Supervisor, 2401 Delta Road, Bay City, MI 48706February 11, 2011260022
OlmstedCity of Rochester (10-05-2736P)Oct. 7, 2010, Oct. 14, 2010, The Rochester Post-BulletinThe Honorable Ardell F. Brede, Mayor, City of Rochester, 201 4th Street Southeast, Room 281, Rochester, MN 55904February 11, 2011275246
OlmstedUnincorporated areas of Olmsted County (10-05-2736P)Oct. 7, 2010, Oct. 14, 2010, The Rochester Post-BulletinMr. Richard G. Delvin, Olmsted County Administrator, 151 Southeast 4th Street, Rochester, MN 55904February 11, 2011270626
AnokaCity of Centerville (10-05-2774P)Oct. 27, 2010, Nov. 10, 2010, The CitizenThe Honorable Mary Capra, Mayor, City of Centerville, 1880 Main Street, Centerville, MN 55038March 10, 2011270008
PhelpsCity of Rolla (10-07-0319P)Dec. 13, 2010, Dec. 20, 2010, The Rolla Daily NewsThe Honorable William S. Jenks, III, Mayor, City of Rolla, 901 North Elm Street, Rolla, MO 65401April 19, 2011290285
St. CharlesUnincorporated areas of St. Charles County (10-07-1774P)December 15, 2010, Dec. 22, 2010, The Suburban Journals of St., Charles CountyMr. Steve Ehlmann, St. Charles County Executive, 100 North 3rd Street, St. Charles, MO 63301December 1, 2010290315
St. CharlesCity of St. Peters (10-07-1774P)Dec. 15, 2010, Dec. 22, 2010, The Suburban Journals of St. Charles CountyThe Honorable Len Pagano, Mayor, City of St. Peters, 1 St. Peters Centre Boulevard, St. Peters, MO 63376December 1, 2010290319
Ohio: SummitCity of Akron (10-05-5693P)Nov. 29, 2010, Dec. 6, 2010, The Akron Legal NewsThe Honorable Donald L. Plusquellic, Mayor, City of Akron, 166 South High Street, Room 200, Akron, OH 44308December 17, 2010390523
WaukeshaCity of New Berlin (10-05-2901P)Oct. 21, 2010, Oct. 28, 2010, My Community Now— SouthwestThe Honorable Jack F. Chiovatero, Mayor, City of Berlin, 3805 South Casper Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151October 4, 2010550487
GreenUnincorporated areas of Green County (10-05-1296P)October 21, 2010, Oct. 28, 2010, The Post Messenger RecorderMr. Arthur Carter, Chairman, Green County Board, 1016 16th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566February 18, 2011550157
GreenVillage of New Glarus (10-05-1296P)Oct. 21, 2010, Oct. 28, 2010, The Post Messenger RecorderMr. Jim Salter, President, Village of New Glarus Board, 319 2nd Street, P.O. Box 399, New Glarus, WI 53574February 18, 2011550164
WashingtonUnincorporated areas of Washington County (10-05-2489P)Nov. 9, 2010, Nov. 16, 2010, The West Bend Daily NewsMr. Herbert J. Tennies, Chairperson, Washington County, P.O. Box 1986, 432 East Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095March 16, 2010550471
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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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[FR Doc. 2011-8853 Filed 4-12-11; 8:45 am]