[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 3 (Thursday, January 5, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 425-427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33773]


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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-1235]


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 (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.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

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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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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:
    Baldwin.......................  City of Gulf Shores    October 7, 2011;      The Honorable Robert S.    September 29, 2011.............       015005
                                     (11-04-5389P).         October 14, 2011;     Craft, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Islander.         Gulf Shores, 1905 West
                                                                                  1st Street, Gulf Shores,
                                                                                  AL 36547.
    Baldwin.......................  City of Gulf Shores    October 11, 2011;     The Honorable Robert S.    October 4, 2011................       015005
                                     (11-04-6730P).         October 18, 2011;     Craft, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Islander.         Gulf Shores, 1905 West
                                                                                  1st Street, Gulf Shores,
                                                                                  AL 36547.
    Madison.......................  City of Huntsville     September 8, 2011;    The Honorable Tommy        January 13, 2012...............       010153
                                     (11-04-3252P).         September 15, 2011;   Battle, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Huntsville        Huntsville, 308 Fountain
                                                            Times.                Circle, 8th Floor,
                                                                                  Huntsville, AL 35801.
    Mobile........................  Unincorporated areas   October 27, 2011;     The Honorable Merceria     March 2, 2012..................       015008
                                     of Mobile County (11-  November 3, 2011;     Ludgood, Chair, Mobile
                                     04-1739P).             The Press-Register.   County Commission, 205
                                                                                  Government Street,
                                                                                  Mobile, AL 36644.
California:
    Butte.........................  Unincorporated areas   October 7, 2011;      The Honorable Steve        February 13, 2012..............       060017
                                     of Butte County (11-   October 14, 2011;     Lambert, Chairman, Butte
                                     09-3448P).             The Chico             County Board of
                                                            Enterprise-Record.    Supervisors, 3159 Nelson
                                                                                  Avenue, Oroville, CA
                                                                                  95965.
    Napa..........................  City of Napa (11-09-   October 14, 2011;     The Honorable Jill         February 20, 2012..............       060207
                                     3313P).                October 21, 2011;     Techel, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Napa Valley       Napa, 955 School Street,
                                                            Register.             Napa, CA 94559.
    Napa..........................  Unincorporated areas   October 14, 2011;     The Honorable Bill Dodd,   February 20, 2012..............       060205
                                     of Napa County (11-    October 21, 2011;     Chairman, Napa County
                                     09-3313P).             The Napa Valley       Board of Supervisors,
                                                            Register.             1195 3rd Street, Suite
                                                                                  310, Napa, CA 94559.
    San Mateo.....................  City of San Carlos     October 7, 2011;      The Honorable Andy Klein,  February 13, 2012..............       060327
                                     (11-09-1259P).         October 14, 2011;     Mayor, City of San
                                                            The San Mateo Daily   Carlos, 600 Elm Street,
                                                            Journal.              San Carlos, CA 94070.
    Solano........................  City of Fairfield (11- October 20, 2011;     The Honorable Harry T.     February 24, 2012..............       060370
                                     09-1570P).             October 27, 2011;     Price, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Daily Republic.   Fairfield, 1000 Webster
                                                                                  Street, Fairfield, CA
                                                                                  94533.
Colorado:
    Adams.........................  City of Commerce City  October 25, 2011;     The Honorable Paul         March 2, 2012..................       080006
                                     (10-08-1048P).         November 1, 2011;     Natale, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Commerce City     Commerce City, 7887 East
                                                            Sentinel Express.     60th Avenue, Commerce
                                                                                  City, CO 80022.
    Adams & Arapahoe..............  City of Aurora (11-08- October 6, 2011;      The Honorable Ed Tauer,    February 10, 2012..............       080002
                                     0699P).                October 13, 2011;     Mayor, City of Aurora,
                                                            The Aurora Sentinel.  15151 East Alameda
                                                                                  Parkway, Aurora, CO
                                                                                  80012.
Florida:
    Broward.......................  City of Deerfield      October 6, 2011;      The Honorable Peggy        September 29, 2011.............       125101
                                     Beach (11-04-7254P).   October 13, 2011;     Noland, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Sun-Sentinel.     Deerfield Beach, 150
                                                                                  Northeast 2nd Avenue,
                                                                                  Deerfield Beach, FL
                                                                                  33441.
    St. Johns.....................  Unincorporated areas   October 5, 2011;      The Honorable Joseph       February 9, 2012...............       125147
                                     of St. Johns County    October 12, 2011;     Bryan. Chairman, St.
                                     (11-04-4627P).         The St. Augustine     Johns County Board of
                                                            Record.               Commissioners, 500 San
                                                                                  Sebastian View, St.
                                                                                  Augustine, FL 32084.
    Seminole......................  City of Altamonte      October 27, 2011;     The Honorable Patricia     October 20, 2011...............       120290
                                     Springs (11-04-        November 3, 2011;     Bates, Mayor, City of
                                     7292P).                The Orlando           Altamonte Springs, 225
                                                            Sentinel.             Newburyport Avenue,
                                                                                  Altamonte Springs, FL
                                                                                  32701.
    Seminole......................  Unincorporated areas   October 27, 2011;     The Honorable Brenda       October 20, 2011...............       120289
                                     of Seminole County     November 3, 2011;     Carey, Chair, Seminole
                                     (11-04-7523P).         The Orlando           County Board of
                                                            Sentinel.             Commissioners, 1101 East
                                                                                  1st Street, Sanford, FL
                                                                                  32771.
Georgia:
    Columbia......................  Unincorporated areas   November 2, 2011;     The Honorable Ron C.       October 27, 2011...............       130059
                                     of Columbia County     November 9, 2011;     Ross, Chairman, Columbia
                                     (11-04-5127P).         The Columbia County   County Board of
                                                            News-Times.           Commissioners, 630
                                                                                  Ronald Reagan Drive
                                                                                  Building B, 2nd Floor,
                                                                                  Evans, GA 30809.

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    Liberty.......................  City of Hinesville     September 30, 2011;   The Honorable James        September 26, 2011.............       130125
                                     (11-04-0768P).         October 7, 2011;      Thomas, Jr., Mayor, City
                                                            The Coastal Courier.  of Hinesville, 115 East
                                                                                  Martin Luther King, Jr.
                                                                                  Drive, Hinesville, GA
                                                                                  31313.
    Liberty.......................  Unincorporated areas   September 30, 2011;   The Honorable John D.      September 26, 2011.............       130123
                                     of Liberty County      October 7, 2011;      McIver, Chairman,
                                     (11-04-0768P).         The Coastal Courier.  Liberty County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 112 North
                                                                                  Main Street, Hinesville,
                                                                                  GA 31310.
Mississippi: DeSoto...............  City of Olive Branch   October 27, 2011;     The Honorable Sam Rikard,  March 2, 2012..................       280286
                                     (11-04-4496P).         November 3, 2011;     Mayor, City of Olive
                                                            The DeSoto Times-     Branch, 9200 Pigeon
                                                            Tribune.              Roost Road, Olive
                                                                                  Branch, MS 38654.
Nevada:
    Clark.........................  City of Henderson (11- October 6, 2011;      The Honorable Andy A.      February 10, 2012..............       320005
                                     09-3801P).             October 13, 2011;     Hafen, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Las Vegas         Henderson, 240 Water
                                                            Review-Journal.       Street, Henderson, NV
                                                                                  89015.
    Clark.........................  Unincorporated areas   October 6, 2011;      The Honorable Susan        February 10, 2012..............       320003
                                     of Clark County (11-   October 13, 2011;     Brager, Chair, Clark
                                     09-3801P).             The Las Vegas         County Board of
                                                            Review-Journal.       Commissioners, 500 South
                                                                                  Grand Central Parkway,
                                                                                  Las Vegas, NV 89155.
Utah: Box Elder...................  City of Willard (11-   September 28, 2011;   The Honorable Ken          February 2, 2012...............       490011
                                     08-0207P).             October 5, 2011;      Braegger, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Box Elder News    Willard, 80 West 50
                                                            Journal.              South, Willard, UT 84340.
Wyoming:
    Campbell......................  City of Gillette (11-  October 18, 2011;     The Honorable Tom Murphy,  February 22, 2012..............       560007
                                     08-0780P).             October 25, 2011;     Mayor, City of Gillette,
                                                            The News-Record.      201 East 5th Street,
                                                                                  Gillette, WY 82717.
    Campbell......................  Unincorporated areas   October 18, 2011;     The Honorable Stephen F.   February 22, 2012..............       560081
                                     of Campbell County     October 25, 2011;     Hughes, Chairman,
                                     (11-08-0780P).         The News-Record.      Campbell County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 500 South
                                                                                  Gillette Avenue, Suite
                                                                                  1100, Gillette, WY 82717.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: December 20, 2011.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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