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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 65

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0020; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1059]

Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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 Mitigation Assistant Administrator of FEMA 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William R. Blanton Jr., Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3151.
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. 4001et 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 to either 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 the 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.

List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 65

Flood insurance, Floodplains, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Accordingly, 44 CFR part 65 is amended to read as follows: PART 65—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows: Authority:

42 U.S.C. 4001et 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.

§ 65.4 [Amended]
2. The tables published under the authority of § 65.4 are amended as follows: State and county Location and case No. Date and name of newspaper
  • where notice was published
  • Chief executive officer of community Effective date of
  • modification
  • Community
  • No.
  • Alabama: Mobile Unincorporated areas of Mobile County (08-04-6003P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;Press-Register The Honorable Stephen Nodine, President, Mobile County Commission, 205 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36644 September 15, 2009 015008 Montgomery City of Montgomery (08-04-6322P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;Montgomery Advertiser The Honorable Todd Strange, Mayor, City of Montgomery, 103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 September 15, 2009 010174 Tuscaloosa City of Northport (08-04-6551P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;Tuscaloosa News The Honorable Bobby Herndon, Mayor, City of Northport, 3500 McFarland Boulevard, Northport, AL 35476 September 15, 2009 010202 Tuscaloosa Unincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County (08-04-6551P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;Tuscaloosa News The Honorable W. Hardy McCollum, Probate Judge, Tuscaloosa County, 714 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 September 15, 2009 010201 Arizona: Maricopa City of El Mirage (08-09-1164P) May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009;Arizona Business Gazette The Honorable Fred Waterman, Mayor, City of El Mirage, Post Office Box 26, El Mirage, AZ 85335 April 30, 2009 040041 Maricopa Unincorporated areas of Maricopa County (08-09-1164P) May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009;Arizona Business Gazette The Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003 April 30, 2009 040037 Maricopa Unincorporated areas of Maricopa County (08-09-1294P) May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009;Arizona Business Gazette The Honorable Andrew W. Kunasek, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003 April 23, 2009 040037 Maricopa City of Phoenix (08-09-1294P) May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009;Arizona Business Gazette The Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003 April 23, 2009 040051 Maricopa City of Phoenix (08-09-1384P) May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009;Arizona Business Gazette The Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix, 200 West Washington Street, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003 September 11, 2009 040051 California: Sacramento City of Elk Grove (08-09-1760P) May 12, 2009; May 19, 2009;The Sacramento Bee The Honorable Patrick Hume, Mayor, City of Elk Grove, 8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758 June 2, 2009 060767 Sacramento Unincorporated areas of Sacramento County (08-09-1760P) May 12, 2009; May 19, 2009;The Sacramento Bee The Honorable Susan Peters, Chair, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 700 H Street, Suite 2450, Sacramento, CA 95814 June 2, 2009 060262 San Diego City of Carlsbad (09-09-0276P) May 1, 2009; May 8, 2009;North County Times The Honorable Claude A. Lewis, Mayor, City of Carlsbad, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 September 8, 2009 060285 Santa Barbara City of Carpinteria (08-09-1482P) April 27, 2009; May 4, 2009;Santa Barbara News Press The Honorable Gregg Carty, Mayor, City of Carpinteria, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 May 15, 2009 060332 Santa Barbara Unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County (08-09-1482P) April 27, 2009; May 4, 2009;Santa Barbara News Press The Honorable Salud Carbajal, Chairman, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 May 15, 2009 060331 Ventura Unincorporated areas of Ventura County (08-09-1921P) May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009;Ventura Star The Honorable Steve Bennett, Chairman, Ventura County Board of Supervisors, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 September 14, 2009 060413 Connecticut: Tolland Town of Coventry (09-01-0698P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;Journal Inquirer The Honorable Liz Woolf, Chairperson, Coventry Town Council, Town Hall, 1712 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238 September 15, 2009 090110 Colorado: Grand Town of Granby (08-08-0416P) April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009;Middle Park Times The Honorable Jynnifer Pierro, Mayor, Town of Granby, P.O. Box 440, Granby, CO 80446 September 8, 2009 080248 Grand Unincorporated areas of Grand County (08-08-0416P) April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009;Middle Park Times The Honorable Nancy Stuart, Chairman, Grand County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 264, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451 September 8, 2009 080280 Florida: Charlotte Unincorporated areas of Charlotte County (09-04-3000P May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;Charlotte Sun Herald The Honorable Adam Cummings, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Charlotte County, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 April 30, 2009 120061 Marion City of Ocala (08-04-4557P) May 13, 2009; May 20, 2009;Star-Banner The Honorable Randy Ewers, Mayor, City of Ocala, P.O. Box 1270, Ocala, FL 34478-1270 September 15, 2009 120330 Illinois: Will Unincorporated areas of Will County (09-05-1623P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;The Herald News The Honorable Lawrence M. Walsh, Will County Executive, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432 September 15, 2009 170695 Indiana: Marion City of Indianapolis (09-05-2436P) May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009;Indianapolis Recorder The Honorable Gregory A. Ballard, Mayor, City of Indianapolis, 2501 City-County Building, 200 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 April 30, 2009 180159 Missouri: St. Charles City of St. Peters (09-07-0566P) April 29, 2009; May 6, 2009;St. Louis Post Dispatch The Honorable Len Pagano, Mayor, City of St. Peters, One St. Peters Centre Boulevard, St. Peters, MO 63376 April 21, 2009 290319 New Mexico:
    Chaves City of Roswell (09-06-0188P) May 1, 2009; May 8, 2009;Roswell Daily Record The Honorable Sam D. LaGrone, Mayor, City of Roswell, 425 North Richardson Avenue, Roswell, NM 88201 April 21, 2009 350006 New York: Rockland Town of Ramapo (09-02-0256P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;The Journal News The Honorable Christopher St. Lawrence, Supervisor, Town of Ramapo, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901 October 27, 2009 365340 Nevada: Clark Unincorporated areas of Clark County (09-09-0526P) May 12, 2009; May 19, 2009;Las Vegas Review-Journal The Honorable Rory Reid, Chair, Clark County Board of Commissioners, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106 September 16, 2009 320003 Clark City of Henderson (09-09-0526P) May 12, 2009; May 19, 2009;Las Vegas Review-Journal The Honorable James B. Gibson, Mayor, City of Henderson, 240 South Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015 September 16, 2009 320005 Clark City of North Las Vegas (09-09-0019P) May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009;Las Vegas Review-Journal The Honorable Michael L. Montandon, Mayor, City of North Las Vegas, 2200 Civic Center Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 September 14, 2009 320007 North Carolina: Pender Pender County (Unincorporated Areas) (08-04-6525P) May 6, 2009; May 13, 2009;The Pender Post Mr. Rick Benton, Manager, Pender County, 805 South Walker Street, P.O. Box 5, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425 September 10, 2009 370344 Oklahoma: Rogers City of Catoosa (09-06-0354P) May 6, 2009; May 13, 2009;Catoosa Times The Honorable Rita Lamkin, Mayor, City of Catoosa, P.O. Box 190, Catoosa, OK 74015 April 29, 2009 400185 South Carolina: Charleston City of North Charleston (08-04-2279P) April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009;Post and Courier The Honorable R. Keith Summery, Mayor, City of North Charleston, Post Office Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419 September 3, 2009 450042 South Dakota: Lawrence City of Spearfish (09-08-0035P) May 1, 2009; May 8, 2009;Black Hills Pioneer The Honorable Jerry Krambeck, Mayor, City of Spearfish, 233 Vermont Street,Spearfish, SD 57783 April 23, 2009 460046 Texas: Brazos City of College Station (08-06-2806P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;Bryan College Station Eagle The Honorable Ben White, Mayor, City of College Station, P.O. Box 9960, College Station, TX 77842 June 2, 2009 480083 Collin Town of Prosper (09-06-0211P) May 11, 2009; May 18, 2009;Dallas Morning News The Honorable Charles Niswanger, Mayor, Town of Prosper, P.O. Box 307, Prosper, TX 75078 September 15, 2009 480141 Dallas City of Cedar Hill (08-06-2296P) May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009;Dallas Morning News The Honorable Rob Franke, Mayor, City of Cedar Hill, 285 Uptown Boulevard, Cedar Hill, TX 75104 September 14, 2009 480168 Dallas City of Duncanville (08-06-2296P) May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009;Dallas Morning News The Honorable David Green, Mayor, City of Duncanville, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, TX 75138 September 14, 2009 480173 Denton City of Frisco (08-06-3220P) May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009;Frisco Enterprise The Honorable Maher Maso, Mayor, City of Frisco, 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Frisco, TX 75034 May 29, 2009 480134 El Paso City of El Paso (09-06-0832P) May 13, 2009; May 20, 2009;El Paso Times The Honorable John Cook, Mayor, City of El Paso, City Hall, 10th Floor, Two Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901 September 17, 2009 480214 Galveston City of League City (08-06-3081P) May 8, 2009; May 15, 2009;Galveston County Daily News The Honorable Toni Randall, Mayor, City of League City, 300 West Walker Street, League City, TX 77573 April 29, 2009 485488 Utah: Washington City of LaVerkin (09-08-0296P) April 23, 2009; April 30, 2009;St. George Spectrum The Honorable Karl Wilson, Mayor, City of LaVerkin, 435 North Main Street, LaVerkin, UT 84745 August 28, 2009 490174 Washington City of Toquerville (09-08-0296P) April 23, 2009; April 30, 2009;St. George Spectrum The Honorable Kenneth Powell, Mayor, Town of Toquerville, P.O. Box 27, Toquerville, UT 84774 August 28, 2009 490180 Wisconsin: Rock Unincorporated areas of Rock County (08-05-4045P) April 30, 2009; May 7, 2009;Beloit Daily News The Honorable J. Russell Podzilni, Chairman, Rock County, Board of Supervisors, 51 South Main Street, Janesvile, WI 53545 September 11, 2009 550363 Walworth Unincorporated areas of Walworth County (08-05-4045P) May 7, 2009; May 14, 2009;Elkhorn Independent The Honorable Nancy Russell, Chairperson, Walworth County, Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121 September 11, 2009 550462 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, “Flood Insurance.”) Dated: June 29, 2009. Deborah S. Ingram, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.