[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 43194-43196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18303]


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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-1205]


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, (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,

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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       newspaper where     Chief executive officer    Effective date of modification   Community
                                             No.           notice was published         of community                                             No.
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New Mexico:
    Santa Fe......................  City of Santa Fe (10-  December 21, 2010;    The Honorable David Coss   November 22, 2010..............       350070
                                     06-0575P).             December 28, 2010;    Mayor, City of Santa Fe,
                                                            The Santa Fe New      P.O. Box 909, 200
                                                            Mexican.              Lincoln Avenue, Santa
                                                                                  Fe, NM 87504.
    Santa Fe......................  Unincorporated areas   December 29, 2010;    The Honorable Harry B.     May 5, 2011....................       350069
                                     of Santa Fe County     January 5, 2011;      Montoya, Chairman, Santa
                                     (10-06-2504P).         The Santa Fe New      Fe County Board of
                                                            Mexican.              Commissioners, 102 Grant
                                                                                  Avenue, Santa Fe, NM
                                                                                  87501.
New York:
    Monroe........................  Town of Irondequoit    September 24, 2010;   The Honorable Mary J.      March 17, 2011.................       360422
                                     (10-02-0839P).         September 30, 2010;   D'Aurizio, Supervisor,
                                                            The Messenger-Post.   Town of Irondequoit,
                                                                                  1280 Titus Avenue,
                                                                                  Rochester, NY 14617.
    Rockland......................  Town of Orangetown     October 8, 2010;      The Honorable Paul         April 4, 2011..................       360686
                                     (10-02-0398P).         October 15, 2010;     Whalen, Supervisor, Town
                                                            The Journal News.     of Orangetown, 26
                                                                                  Orangeburg Road,
                                                                                  Orangeburg, NY 10962.
Oklahoma:
    Cleveland.....................  City of Moore (10-06-  December 17, 2010;    The Honorable Glenn        April 25, 2011.................       400044
                                     2515P).                December 24, 2010;    Lewis, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Norman            Moore, 301 North
                                                            Transcript.           Broadway Street, Moore,
                                                                                  OK 73160.
    Cleveland.....................  Unincorporated areas   December 17, 2010;    Mr. Rusty Sullivan,        April 25, 2011.................       400475
                                     of Cleveland County    December 24, 2010;    Cleveland County
                                     (10-06-2515P).         The Norman            Commissioner, 201 South
                                                            Transcript.           Jones Avenue, Norman, OK
                                                                                  73069.
    Oklahoma......................  City of Edmond (10-06- February 22, 2011;    The Honorable Patrice      June 29, 2011..................       400252
                                     0168P).                March 1, 2011; The    Douglas, Mayor, City of
                                                            Edmond Sun.           Edmond, P.O. Box 2970,
                                                                                  Edmond, OK 73083.
    Tulsa.........................  City of Tulsa (10-06-  December 7, 2010;     The Honorable Dewey F.     April 13, 2011.................       405381
                                     2732P).                December 14, 2010;    Bartlett, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Tulsa World.      Tulsa, 175 East 2nd
                                                                                  Street, Suite 690,
                                                                                  Tulsa, OK 74103.
Texas:
    Bell..........................  City of Temple (10-06- May 4, 2011; May 11,  The Honorable William A.   September 8, 2011..............       480034
                                     1855P).                2011; The Temple      Jones, III, Mayor, City
                                                            Daily Telegram.       of Temple, 2 North Main
                                                                                  Street, Temple, TX 76501.
    Bexar.........................  Unincorporated areas   November 12, 2010;    The Honorable Nelson W.    November 5, 2010...............       480035
                                     of Bexar County (09-   November 19, 2010;    Wolff, Bexar County
                                     06-3226P).             The San Antonio       Judge, 100 Dolorosa
                                                            Express-News.         Street, Suite 1.20, San
                                                                                  Antonio, TX 78205.
    Bexar.........................  Unincorporated areas   September 28, 2010;   The Honorable Nelson W.    February 2, 2011...............       480035
                                     of Bexar County (10-   October 5, 2010;      Wolff, Bexar County
                                     06-0377P).             The San Antonio       Judge, 100 Dolorosa
                                                            Express-News.         Street, Suite 1.20, San
                                                                                  Antonio, TX 78205.
    Brazos........................  City of College        May 9, 2011; May 16,  The Honorable Nancy        September 13, 2011.............       480083
                                     Station (10-06-        2011; The Eagle.      Berry, Mayor, City of
                                     2875P).                                      College Station, 1101
                                                                                  Texas Avenue, College
                                                                                  Station, TX 77840.
    Brazos........................  City of College        May 11, 2011; May     The Honorable Nancy        September 15, 2011.............       480083
                                     Station (10-06-        18, 2011; The Eagle.  Berry, Mayor, City of
                                     0657P).                                      College Station, 1101
                                                                                  Texas Avenue, College
                                                                                  Station, TX 77840.

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    Brazos........................  Unincorporated areas   May 9, 2011; May 16,  The Honorable Duane        September 13, 2011.............       481195
                                     of Brazos County (10-  2011; The Eagle.      Peters, Brazos County
                                     06-2875P).                                   Judge, 200 South Texas
                                                                                  Avenue, Suite 332,
                                                                                  Bryan, TX 77803.
    Cherokee......................  City of Jacksonville   December 17, 2010;    The Honorable Robert       November 29, 2010..............       480123
                                     (10-06-2294P).         December 24, 2010;    Haberle, D.C., Mayor,
                                                            The Jacksonville      City of Jacksonville,
                                                            Daily Progress.       P.O. Box 1390,
                                                                                  Jacksonville, TX 75766.
    Collin........................  City of Allen (10-06-  September 30, 2010;   The Honorable Stephen      September 21, 2010.............       480131
                                     0342P).                October 7, 2010;      Terrell, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Allen American.   Allen, 305 Century
                                                                                  Parkway, Allen, TX 75013.
    Collin........................  City of McKinney (10-  May 12, 2011; May     The Honorable Brian        June 6, 2011...................       480135
                                     06-3483P).             19, 2011; The         Loughmiller, Mayor, City
                                                            McKinney Courier-     of McKinney, 222 North
                                                            Gazette.              Tennessee Street,
                                                                                  McKinney, TX 75069.
    Dallas........................  City of Richardson     March 15, 2011;       The Honorable Gary         April 6, 2011..................       480184
                                     (10-06-3057P).         March 22, 2011; The   Slagel, Mayor, City of
                                                            Dallas Morning News.  Richardson, P.O. Box
                                                                                  830309, Richardson, TX
                                                                                  75083.
    El Paso.......................  City of El Paso (10-   February 1, 2011;     The Honorable John F.      June 8, 2011...................       480214
                                     06-2130P).             February 8, 2011;     Cook, Mayor, City of El
                                                            The El Paso Times.    Paso, 2 Civic Center
                                                                                  Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901.
    El Paso.......................  City of El Paso (10-   May 20, 2011; May     The Honorable John F.      May 13, 2011...................       480214
                                     06-3638P).             27, 2011; The El      Cook, Mayor, City of El
                                                            Paso Times.           Paso, 2 Civic Center
                                                                                  Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901.
    Hays..........................  Village of Wimberley   September 29, 2010;   The Honorable Bob Flocke,  January 27, 2011...............       481694
                                     (10-06-1474P).         October 6, 2010;      Mayor, Village of
                                                            The Wimberley View.   Wimberley, P.O. Box
                                                                                  2027, Wimberley, TX
                                                                                  78676.
    Montgomery....................  City of Conroe (10-06- February 11, 2011;    The Honorable Webb K.      June 20, 2011..................       480484
                                     1318P).                February 18, 2011;    Melder, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Conroe Courier.   Conroe, P.O. Box 3066,
                                                                                  300 West Davis, Conroe,
                                                                                  TX 77305.
    Montgomery....................  City of Montgomery     May 13, 2011; May     The Honorable Travis M.    September 19, 2011.............       481483
                                     (10-06-2378P).         20, 2011; The         Mabry, Mayor, City of
                                                            Conroe Courier.       Montgomery, 101 Old
                                                                                  Plantersville Road,
                                                                                  Montgomery, TX 77356.
    Montgomery....................  Unincorporated areas   May 13, 2011; May     The Honorable Alan B.      September 19, 2011.............       480483
                                     of Montgomery County   20, 2011; The         Sadler, Montgomery
                                     (10-06-2378P).         Conroe Courier.       County Judge, 501 North
                                                                                  Thompson, Suite 401,
                                                                                  Conroe, TX 77301.
    Tarrant.......................  City of Arlington (10- December 15, 2010;    The Honorable Robert       April 21, 2011.................       485454
                                     06-1764P).             December 22, 2010;    Cluck, M.D., Mayor, City
                                                            The Fort Worth Star-  of Arlington, 101 West
                                                            Telegram.             Abram Street, Arlington,
                                                                                  TX 76004.
    Tarrant.......................  City of Mansfield (10- February 23, 2011;    The Honorable David Cook,  March 18, 2011.................       480606
                                     06-0859P).             March 2, 2011; The    Mayor, City of
                                                            Fort Worth Star-      Mansfield, 1200 East
                                                            Telegram.             Broad Street, Mansfield,
                                                                                  TX 76063.
    Tarrant.......................  City of Saginaw (10-   January 12, 2011;     The Honorable Gary         May 19, 2011...................       480610
                                     06-0960P).             January 19, 2011;     Brinkley, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Fort Worth Star-  Saginaw, 333 West
                                                            Telegram.             McLeroy Boulevard,
                                                                                  Saginaw, TX 76179.
    Travis........................  City of Austin (10-06- January 19, 2011;     The Honorable Lee          May 20, 2011...................       480624
                                     1794P).                January 26, 2011;     Leffingwell, Mayor, City
                                                            The Austin American-  of Austin, P.O. Box
                                                            Statesman.            1088, Austin, TX 78767.
    Travis........................  Unincorporated areas   January 19, 2011;     The Honorable Samuel T.    May 20, 2011...................       481026
                                     of Travis County (10-  January 26, 2011;     Biscoe, Travis County
                                     06-1794P).             The Austin American-  Judge, 314 West 11th
                                                            Statesman.            Street, Suite 520,
                                                                                  Austin, TX 78701.
    Webb..........................  Unincorporated areas   May 13, 2010; May     The Honorable Danny        September 17, 2010.............       481059
                                     of Webb County (10-    20, 2010; The         Valdez, Webb County
                                     06-0114P).             Laredo Morning        Judge, 1000 Houston
                                                            Times.                Street, 3rd Floor,
                                                                                  Laredo, TX 78040.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: July 8, 2011.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, 
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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