[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 3391-3393]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1318]


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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-1240]


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 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:
    Mobile........................  City of Mobile (11-04- November 10, 2011;    The Honorable Samuel L.    March 16, 2012.................       015007
                                     2597P).                November 17, 2011;    Jones, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Press-Register.   Mobile, 205 Government
                                                                                  Street, South Tower,
                                                                                  10th Floor, Mobile, AL
                                                                                  36602.
    Mobile........................  Unincorporated areas   December 1, 2011;     The Honorable Connie       April 6, 2012..................       015008
                                     of Mobile County (11-  December 8, 2011;     Hudson, President,
                                     04-5528P).             The Press-Register.   Mobile County
                                                                                  Commission, 205
                                                                                  Government Street,
                                                                                  Mobile, AL 36644.
Arizona:
    Cochise.......................  City of Sierra Vista   October 28, 2011;     The Honorable Rick         October 20, 2011...............       040017
                                     (11-09-2096P).         November 4, 2011;     Mueller, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Sierra Vista      Sierra Vista, 1011 North
                                                            Herald.               Coronado Drive, Sierra
                                                                                  Vista, AZ 85635.
    Maricopa......................  City of Glendale (11-  November 24, 2011;    The Honorable Elaine M.    March 30, 2012.................       040045
                                     09-3464P).             December 1, 2011;     Scruggs, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Arizona           Glendale, 5850 West
                                                            Business Gazette.     Glendale Avenue,
                                                                                  Glendale, AZ 85301.
    Maricopa......................  City of Peoria (11-09- November 24, 2011;..  The Honorable Bob          March 30, 2012.................       040050
                                     3464P).               December 1, 2011;      Barrett, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Arizona           Peoria, 8401 West Monroe
                                                            Business Gazette.     Street, Peoria, AZ 85345.
California:
    Orange........................  City of Laguna Beach   November 4, 2011;     The Honorable Toni         March 12, 2012.................       060223
                                     (11-09-3647P).         November 11, 2011;    Iseman, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Laguna Beach      Laguna Beach, 505 Forest
                                                            Coastline Pilot.      Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA
                                                                                  92651.
    Santa Clara...................  City of San Jose (12-  December 2, 2011;     The Honorable Chuck Reed,  December 22, 2011..............       060349
                                     09-0140P).             December 9, 2011;     Mayor, City of San Jose,
                                                            The San Jose          200 East Santa Clara
                                                            Mercury News.         Street, San Jose, CA
                                                                                  95113.
Colorado:
    El Paso.......................  City of Colorado       November 2, 2011;     The Honorable Steve Bach,  March 8, 2012..................       080060
                                     Springs (11-08-        November 9, 2011;     Mayor, City of Colorado
                                     0869P).                The El Paso County    Springs, 30 South Nevada
                                                            Advertiser and News.  Avenue, Colorado
                                                                                  Springs, CO 80903.
    El Paso.......................  Unincorporated areas   November 2, 2011;     The Honorable Dennis       March 8, 2012..................       080059
                                     of El Paso County      November 9, 2011;     Hisey, Chairman, El Paso
                                     (11-08-0869P).         The El Paso County    County Board of
                                                            Advertiser and News.  Commissioners, 27 East
                                                                                  Vermijo Avenue, Colorado
                                                                                  Springs, CO 80903.
Florida:
    Escambia......................  Unincorporated areas   November 25, 2011;    The Honorable Wilson       November 17, 2011..............       120080
                                     of Escambia County     December 2, 2011;     Robertson, Chairman,
                                     (11-04-7674P).         The Pensacola News    Escambia County Board of
                                                            Journal.              Commissioners, 221
                                                                                  Palafox Place, Suite
                                                                                  400, Pensacola, FL 32502.
    Indian River..................  Town of Indian River   November 25, 2011;    The Honorable Thomas W.    November 17, 2011..............       120121
                                     Shores (11-04-7942P).  December 2, 2011;     Cadden, Mayor, Town of
                                                            The Indian River      Indian River Shores,
                                                            Press Journal.        6001 North Highway A1A,
                                                                                  Indian River Shores, FL
                                                                                  32963.
    Lee...........................  Unincorporated areas   November 25, 2011;    The Honorable John         November 17, 2011..............       125124
                                     of Lee County (12-04-  December 2, 2011;     Manning, Chairman, Lee
                                     0044P).                The News-Press.       County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 2120 Main
                                                                                  Street, Fort Myers, FL
                                                                                  33901.
    Orange........................  City of Orlando (11-   November 22, 2011;    The Honorable Buddy Dyer,  March 28, 2012.................       120186
                                     04-7338P).             November 29, 2011;    Mayor, City of Orlando,
                                                            The Orlando           400 South Orange Avenue,
                                                            Sentinel.             Orlando, FL 32802.
    Seminole......................  Unincorporated areas   November 4, 2011;     The Honorable Brenda       October 26, 2011...............       120289
                                     of Seminole County     November 11, 2011;    Carey, Chair, Seminole
                                     (11-04-8756X).         The Orlando           County Board of
                                                            Sentinel.             Commissioners, 1101 East
                                                                                  1st Street, Sanford, FL
                                                                                  32771.
Georgia: Cherokee.................  Unincorporated areas   October 7, 2011;      The Honorable L. B.        February 13, 2012..............       130424
                                     of Cherokee County     October 14, 2011;     Ahrens, Jr., Chairman,
                                     (10-04-8275P).         The Cherokee          Cherokee County Board of
                                                            Tribune.              Commissioners, 1130
                                                                                  Bluffs Parkway, Canton,
                                                                                  GA 30114.
Hawaii:...........................  City and County of     November 10, 2011;    The Honorable Peter B.     March 16, 2012.................       150001
                                     Honolulu (11-09-       November 17, 2011;    Carlisle, Mayor, City
                                     3899P).                The Honolulu Star-    and County of Honolulu,
                                                            Advertiser.           530 South King Street,
                                                                                  Room 300, Honolulu, HI
                                                                                  96813.
Mississippi:
    Lee...........................  City of Saltillo (10-  November 4, 2011;     The Honorable Bill         March 12, 2012.................       280261
                                     04-8523P).             November 11, 2011;    Williams, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Northeast         Saltillo, 395 Mobile
                                                            Mississippi Daily     Street, Saltillo, MS
                                                            Journal.              38866.
    Lee...........................  Unincorporated areas   November 4, 2011;     The Honorable Joe          March 12, 2012.................       280227
                                     of Lee County (10-04-  November 11, 2011;    McKinney, Chairman, Lee
                                     8523P).                The Northeast         County Board of
                                                            Mississippi Daily     Supervisors, 200 West
                                                            Journal.              Jefferson Street, Suite
                                                                                  100, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Wyoming:
    Campbell......................  City of Gillette (11-  October 21, 2011;     The Honorable Tom Murphy,  February 27, 2012..............       560007
                                     08-0781P).             October 28, 2011;     Mayor, City of Gillette,
                                                            The News-Record.      201 East 5th Street,
                                                                                  Gillette, WY 82717.
     Campbell.....................  Unincorporated areas   October 21, 2011;     The Honorable Stephen F.   February 27, 2012..............       560081
                                     of Campbell County     October 28, 2011;     Hughes, Chairman,
                                     (11-08-0781P).         The News-Record.      Campbell County Board of
                                                                                  Directors, 500 South
                                                                                  Gillette Avenue, Suite
                                                                                  1100, Gillette,
                                                                                  WY 82716.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: January 12, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-1318 Filed 1-23-12; 8:45 am]
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