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Final notice.


New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.


The effective date for each LOMR is indicated in the table below.


Each LOMR is available for inspection at both the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the table below and online through the FEMA Map Service Center at


Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email); or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes the final flood hazard determinations as shown in the LOMRs for each community listed in the table below. Notice of these modified flood hazard determinations has been published in newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since that publication. The Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.

The modified flood hazard determinations 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 new or modified flood hazard determinations 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 remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

These new or modified flood hazard determinations, 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 new or modified flood hazard determinations 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, and for the contents in those buildings. The changes in flood hazard determinations are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.

Interested lessees and owners of real property are encouraged to review the final flood hazard information available at the address cited below for each community or online through the FEMA Map Service Center at

State and countyLocation and case No.Chief executive officer of communityCommunity map repositoryEffective date of modificationCommunity No.
Lee (FEMA Docket No.: B-1245)City of Auburn (11-04-8290P)The Honorable Bill Ham, Jr., Mayor, City of Auburn, 144 Tichenor Avenue, Auburn, AL 36830Public Works Department, 171 North Ross Street, Auburn, AL 36830May 4, 2012010144
Lee (FEMA Docket No.: B-1245)Unincorporated areas of Lee County (11-04-8290P)The Honorable Judge Bill English, Chairman, Lee County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 811, Opelika, AL 36803Lee County Building Inspector, 909 Avenue A, Opelika, AL 36801May 4, 2012010250
Mobile (FEMA Docket No.: B-1245)Unincorporated areas of Mobile County (11-04-5526P)The Honorable Merceria Ludgood, President, Mobile County Commission, P.O. Box 1443, Mobile, AL 36633205 Government Street, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Mobile, AL 36644April 27, 2012015008
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-1245)Town of Buckeye (11-09-3299P)The Honorable Jackie A. Meck, Mayor, Town of Buckeye, 530 East Monroe Avenue, Buckeye, AZ 85326Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009April 27, 2012040039
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-1245)Town of Wickenburg (11-09-3216P)The Honorable Kelly Blunt, Mayor, Town of Wickenburg, 155 North Tegner Street, Suite A, Wickenburg, AZ 85390Town Hall, 155 North Tegner Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390May 4, 2012040056
Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-1245)Unincorporated areas of Maricopa County (11-09-3299P)The Honorable Andrew Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009April 27, 2012040037

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

Dated: September 14, 2012.

Sandra K. Knight,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

[FR Doc. 2012-24018 Filed 9-28-12; 8:45 am]