[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 41 (Thursday, March 1, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 12501-12503]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4955]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 65

[Docket ID FEMA-2012-0003; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1244]


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

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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.....................  City of Birmingham     December 2, 2011;     The Honorable William      April 9, 2012..................       010116
                                     (11-04-6751P).         December 9, 2011;     Bell, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Birmingham News.  Birmingham, 710 North
                                                                                  20th Street, Birmingham,
                                                                                  AL 35203.
    Jefferson.....................  City of Mountain       December 2, 2011;     The Honorable Lawrence     April 9, 2012..................       010128
                                     Brook (11-04-6751P).   December 9, 2011;     Terry Oden, Mayor, City
                                                            The Birmingham News.  of Mountain Brook, 3928
                                                                                  Montclair Road, Mountain
                                                                                  Brook, AL 35213.
    Jefferson.....................  Unincorporated areas   December 2, 2011;     The Honorable David        April 9, 2012..................       010217
                                     of Jefferson County    December 9, 2011;     Carrington, President,
                                     (11-04-6751P).         The Birmingham News.  Jefferson County
                                                                                  Commission, 716 Richard
                                                                                  Arrington, Jr. Boulevard
                                                                                  North, Birmingham, AL
                                                                                  35203.
Arizona:
    Coconino......................  City of Flagstaff (11- October 27, 2011;     The Honorable Sara         March 2, 2012..................       040020
                                     09-0801P).             November 3, 2011;     Presler, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Arizona Daily     Flagstaff, 211 West
                                                            Sun.                  Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff,
                                                                                  AZ 86001.
    Maricopa......................  City of Peoria (11-09- December 8, 2011;     The Honorable Bob          November 29, 2011..............       040050
                                     3985P).                December 15, 2011;    Barrett, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Arizona           Peoria, 8401 West Monroe
                                                            Business Gazette.     Street, Peoria, AZ 85345.
Colorado:
    Arapahoe......................  City of Centennial     December 8, 2011;     The Honorable Cathy Noon,  April 13, 2012.................       080315
                                     (11-08-0818P).         December 15, 2011;    Mayor, City of
                                                            The Littleton         Centennial, 13133 East
                                                            Independent.          Arapahoe Road,
                                                                                  Centennial, CO 80112.
    Arapahoe......................  City of Centennial     December 8, 2011;     The Honorable Cathy Noon,  April 13, 2012.................       080315
                                     (11-08-1095P).         December 15, 2011;    Mayor, City of
                                                            The Littleton         Centennial, 13133 East
                                                            Independent.          Arapahoe Road,
                                                                                  Centennial, CO 80112.
    Routt.........................  Town of Hayden (11-08- November 6, 2011;     The Honorable Jim          March 12, 2012.................       080157
                                     0603P).                November 13, 2011;    Haskins, Mayor, Town of
                                                            The Steamboat Pilot   Hayden, 178 West
                                                            & Today.              Jefferson Avenue,
                                                                                  Hayden, CO 81639.
    Weld..........................  City of Fort Lupton    November 9, 2011;     The Honorable Tommy        March 15, 2012.................       080183
                                     (11-08-0714P).         November 16, 2011;    Holton, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Greeley Tribune.  Fort Lupton, 130 South
                                                                                  McKinley Avenue, Fort
                                                                                  Lupton, CO 80621.
    Weld..........................  Unincorporated areas   November 9, 2011;     The Honorable Douglas      March 15, 2012.................       080266
                                     of Weld County (11-    November 16, 2011;    Rademacher, Chairman,
                                     08-0714P).             The Greeley Tribune.  Weld County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 1150 O
                                                                                  Street, Greeley, CO
                                                                                  80631.
Florida:
    Lee...........................  Unincorporated areas   December 7, 2011;     The Honorable John         November 29, 2011..............       125124
                                     of Lee County (12-04-  December 14, 2011;    Manning, Chairman, Lee
                                     0347P).                The News-Press.       County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 2120 Main
                                                                                  Street, Fort Myers, FL
                                                                                  33901.
    Orange........................  City of Orlando (11-   December 5, 2011;     The Honorable Buddy Dyer,  November 22, 2011..............       120186
                                     04-8600P).             December 12, 2011;    Mayor, City of Orlando,
                                                            The Orlando           400 South Orange Avenue,
                                                            Sentinel.             Orlando, FL 32802.
New Mexico:
    Chaves........................  City of Roswell (11-   November 17, 2011;    The Honorable Del Jurney,  March 23, 2012.................       350006
                                     06-0142P).             November 24, 2011;    Mayor, City of Roswell,
                                                            The Roswell Daily     425 North Richardson
                                                            Record.               Avenue, Roswell, NM
                                                                                  88202.
    Chaves........................  Unincorporated areas   November 17, 2011;    The Honorable Stanton L.   March 23, 2012.................       350125
                                     of Chaves County (11-  November 24, 2011;    Riggs, Chaves County
                                     06-0142P).             The Roswell Daily     Manager, 1 Saint Mary's
                                                            Record.               Place, Roswell, NM 88203.
    Santa Fe......................  Unincorporated areas   November 29, 2011;    The Honorable Virginia     November 23, 2011..............       350069
                                     of Santa Fe County     December 6, 2011;     Vigil, Chairman, Santa
                                     (11-06-0697P).         The Santa Fe New      Fe County Commissioners,
                                                            Mexican.              102 Grant Avenue, Santa
                                                                                  Fe, NM 87501.
New York:
    Dutchess......................  Town of Dover (12-02-  November 23, 2011;    The Honorable Ryan         May 3, 2012....................       361335
                                     0166P).                November 30, 2011;    Courtien, Supervisor,
                                                            The Poughkeepsie      Town of Dover, 126 East
                                                            Journal.              Duncan Hill Road, Dover
                                                                                  Plains, NY 12522.
North Carolina:
    Dare..........................  Unincorporated areas   September 8, 2011;    The Honorable Warren       August 30, 2011................       375348
                                     of Dare County (11-    September 15, 2011;   Judge, Chairman, Dare
                                     04-5020P).             The Coastland Times.  County Board of
                                                                                  Supervisors, 954
                                                                                  Marshall C. Collins
                                                                                  Drive, Manteo, NC 27954.

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    Orange........................  Town of Chapel Hill    November 23, 2011;    The Honorable Mark         March 29, 2012.................       370180
                                     (10-04-6903P).         November 30, 2011;    Kleinschmidt, Mayor,
                                                            The Chapel Hill       Town of Chapel Hill, 405
                                                            Herald.               Martin Luther King Jr.
                                                                                  Boulevard, Chapel Hill,
                                                                                  NC 27514.
    Stanly........................  City of Albemarle (11- November 3, 2011;     The Honorable Elbert L.    March 9, 2012..................       370223
                                     04-3287P).             November 10, 2011;    Whitley, Jr., Mayor,
                                                            The Stanly News &     City of Albemarle, 144
                                                            Press.                North 2nd Street,
                                                                                  Albemarle, NC 28001.
    Stanly........................  Unincorporated areas   November 3, 2011;     Mr. Andy Lucas, Stanly     March 9, 2012..................       370361
                                     of Stanly County (11-  November 10, 2011;    County Manager, 1000
                                     04-3287P).             The Stanly News &     North 1st Street, Suite
                                                            Press.                10, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Texas:
    Denton........................  City of Denton (11-06- November 17, 2011;    The Honorable Mark A.      November 10, 2011..............       480194
                                     3838P).                November 24, 2011;    Burroughs, Mayor, City
                                                            The Denton Record-    of Denton, 215 East
                                                            Chronicle.            McKinney Street, Denton,
                                                                                  TX 76201.
    Guadalupe.....................  City of Schertz (11-   November 28, 2011;    The Honorable Harold       April 3, 2012..................       480269
                                     06-1933P).             December 5, 2011;     Baldwin, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Daily             Schertz, 1400 Schertz
                                                            Commercial Recorder.  Parkway, Schertz, TX
                                                                                  78154.
    Guadalupe.....................  City of Selma (11-06-  November 28, 2011;    The Honorable Tom Daly,    April 3, 2012..................       480046
                                     1933P).                December 5, 2011;     Mayor, City of Selma,
                                                            The Daily             9375 Corporate Drive,
                                                            Commercial Recorder.  Selma, TX 78154.
    Tarrant.......................  City of Southlake (11- November 10, 2011;    The Honorable John         March 16, 2012.................       480612
                                     06-2709P).             November 17, 2011;    Terrell, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Fort Worth Star-  Southlake, 1400 Main
                                                            Telegram.             Street, Suite 270,
                                                                                  Southlake, TX 76092.
    Wichita.......................  City of Wichita Falls  November 29, 2011;    The Honorable Glenn        April 4, 2012..................       480662
                                     (11-06-1179P).         December 6, 2011;     Barham, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Times Record      Wichita Falls, 1300 7th
                                                            News.                 Street, Wichita Falls,
                                                                                  TX 76301.
Virginia:
    Loudoun.......................  Unincorporated areas   November 30, 2011;    The Honorable Scott K.     April 5, 2012..................       510090
                                     of Loudoun County      December 7, 2011;     York, Chairman, Loudoun
                                     (11-03-0738P).         The Loudoun Times     County Board of
                                                            Mirror.               Supervisors, 1 Harrison
                                                                                  Street, Leesburg, VA
                                                                                  20175.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')
    Dated: February 15, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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