[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 118 (Monday, June 20, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35753-35755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15308]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 65

[Docket ID FEMA-2011-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1199]


Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Interim rule.

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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.

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,

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(202) 646-4064, or (e-mail) luis.rodriguez1@dhs.gov.

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.

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]

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1. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows:

    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.


Sec.  65.4  [Amended]

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2. The tables published under the authority of Sec.  65.4 are amended 
as follows:

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                                                             Date and name of
         State and county           Location and case No.     newspaper where     Chief executive officer   Effective date of  modification   Community
                                                           notice was published         of community                                             No.
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Alabama:
    Jefferson.....................  Unincorporated areas   April 6, 2011; April  The Honorable David        August 11, 2011................       010217
                                     of Jefferson County    13, 2011; The         Carrington, President,
                                     (10-04-7732P).         Alabama Messenger.    Jefferson County
                                                                                  Commission, 716 Richard
                                                                                  Arrington Jr. Boulevard
                                                                                  North, Birmingham, AL
                                                                                  35203.
    Tuscaloosa....................  City of Tuscaloosa     April 4, 2011; April  The Honorable Walter       April 29, 2011.................       010203
                                     (10-04-6941P).         11, 2011; The         Maddox, Mayor, City of
                                                            Tuscaloosa News.      Tuscaloosa, 2201
                                                                                  University Boulevard,
                                                                                  Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
Arizona:
    Maricopa......................  City of Tolleson (10-  April 26, 2011; May   The Honorable Adolfo F.    April 18, 2011.................       040055
                                     09-3593P).             3, 2011; The West     G[aacute]mez, Mayor,
                                                            Valley Business.      City of Tolleson, 9555
                                                                                  West Van Buren Street,
                                                                                  Tolleson, AZ 85353.
    Mohave........................  City of Lake Havasu    April 7, 2011; April  The Honorable Mark S.      March 28, 2011.................       040116
                                     City (10-09-2386P).    14, 2011; The         Nexsen, Mayor, City of
                                                            Today's News-Herald.  Lake Havasu City, 2330
                                                                                  McCulloch Boulevard,
                                                                                  Lake Havasu City, AZ
                                                                                  86403.
    Yavapai.......................  Unincoporated areas    April 7, 2011; April  The Honorable Carol        August 12, 2011................       040093
                                     of Yavapai County      14, 2011; The Daily   Springer, Chair, Yavapai
                                     (11-09-0165P).         Courier.              County Board of
                                                                                  Supervisors, 1015 Fair
                                                                                  Street, Prescott, AZ
                                                                                  86305.
Colorado:
    Arapahoe......................  City of Aurora (10-08- March 17, 2011;       The Honorable Ed Tauer,    March 10, 2011.................       080002
                                     0937P).                March 24, 2011; The   Mayor, City of Aurora,
                                                            Aurora Sentinel.      15151 East Alameda
                                                                                  Parkway, Aurora, CO
                                                                                  80012.
    Mesa..........................  Unincorporated areas   May 3, 2011; May 10,  The Honorable Janet        April 26, 2011.................       080115
                                     of Mesa County (11-    2011; The Daily       Rowland, Chair, Mesa
                                     08-0384P).             Sentinel.             County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, P.O. Box
                                                                                  20000, Grand Junction,
                                                                                  CO 81502.
    Routt.........................  City of Steamboat      May 1, 2011; May 8,   Mr. Jon B. Roberts, City   September 6, 2011..............       080159
                                     Springs (11-08-        2011; The Steamboat   of Steamboat Springs
                                     0283P).                Pilot & Today.        Manager, P.O. Box
                                                                                  775088, Steamboat
                                                                                  Springs, CO 80477.
Florida:
    Monroe........................  Unincorporated areas   April 6, 2011; April  The Honorable Heather      August 11, 2011................       125129
                                     of Monroe County (11-  13, 2011; The Key     Carruthers, Mayor,
                                     04-2239P).             West Citizen.         Monroe County, 530
                                                                                  Whitehead Street, Key
                                                                                  West, FL 33040.
    Volusia.......................  Unincorporated areas   April 7, 2011; April  Mr. James Dinneen,         August 12, 2011................       125155
                                     of Volusia County      14, 2011; The         Volusia County Manager,
                                     (10-04-4834P).         Beacon.               123 West Indiana Avenue,
                                                                                  DeLand, FL 32720.
Georgia:

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    Bryan.........................  Unincorporated areas   April 6, 2011; April  The Honorable Jimmy        August 11, 2011................       130016
                                     of Bryan County (10-   13, 2011; The Bryan   Burnsed, Chairman, Bryan
                                     04-4427P).             County News.          County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 51 North
                                                                                  Courthouse Street,
                                                                                  Pembroke, GA 31321.
    Forsyth.......................  Unincorporated areas   March 23, 2011;       The Honorable Brian R.     July 28, 2011..................       130312
                                     of Forsyth County      March 30, 2011; The   Tam, Chairman, Forsyth
                                     (11-04-1171P).         Forsyth County News.  County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 110 East
                                                                                  Main Street, Suite 210,
                                                                                  Cumming, GA 30040.
Montana:
    Yellowstone...................  Unincorporated areas   March 31, 2011;       The Honorable Bill         August 5, 2011.................       300142
                                     of Yellowstone         April 7, 2011; The    Kennedy, Chairman,
                                     County (10-08-0854P).  Billings Gazette.     Yellowstone County Board
                                                                                  of Commissioners, P.O.
                                                                                  Box 35000, Billings, MT
                                                                                  59107.
Nevada:
    Douglas.......................  Unincorporated areas   April 6, 2011; April  The Honorable Michael A.   August 11, 2011................       320008
                                     of Douglas County      13, 2011; The         Olson Chairman, Douglas
                                     (10-09-3566P).         Record-Courier.       County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 3605
                                                                                  Silverado Drive, Carson
                                                                                  City, NV 89705.
North Carolina:
    Caldwell......................  Unincorporated areas   January 20, 2011;     Mr. Stan Kiser, Caldwell   May 27, 2011...................       370039
                                     of Caldwell County     January 27, 2011;     County Manager, P.O. Box
                                     (10-04-7739P).         The Lenoir News-      2200, 905 West Avenue
                                                            Topic.                Northwest, Lenoir, NC
                                                                                  28645.
    Columbus......................  Unincorporated areas   April 7, 2011; April  Mr. Giles E. Byrd,         August 12, 2011................       370305
                                     of Columbus County     14, 2011; The News    Chairman, Columbus
                                     (10-04-6815P).         Reporter.             County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 112 West
                                                                                  Smith Street,
                                                                                  Whiteville, NC 28472.
    Durham........................  City of Durham (10-04- March 30, 2011;       The Honorable William V.   August 4, 2011.................       370086
                                     4374P).                April 6, 2011; The    Bell, Mayor, City of
                                                            Herald-Sun.           Durham, 101 City Hall
                                                                                  Plaza, Durham, NC 27701.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: June 10, 2011.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, 
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-15308 Filed 6-17-11; 8:45 am]
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