[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 68 (Monday, April 9, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 20994-20997]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8403]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 65

[Docket ID FEMA-2012-0003]


Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are 
finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be 
used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and 
their contents.

DATES: The effective dates for these modified BFEs are indicated on the 
following table and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in 
effect for the listed communities prior to this date.

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 Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) makes the final determinations listed below of the modified BFEs 
for each community listed. These modified BFEs have been published in 
newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since 
that publication. The Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation has 
resolved any appeals resulting from this notification.
    The modified BFEs are not listed for each community in this notice. 
However, this final rule includes the address of the Chief Executive 
Officer of the community where the modified BFE determinations are 
available for inspection.
    The modified BFEs are made pursuant to section 206 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.
    These modified BFEs are used to meet the floodplain management 
requirements of the NFIP and also are used to calculate the appropriate 
flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after these 
elevations are made final, and for the contents in those buildings. The 
changes in BFEs are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.
    National Environmental Policy Act. This final 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 final 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 final rule involves no 
policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism.
    Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This final 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.
                                            No.          notice was published         of community
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Alabama:
    Baldwin (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Gulf Shores   October 7, 2011;      The Honorable Robert S.    September 29, 2011............          015005
     1235).                         (11-04-5389P).        October 14, 2011;     Craft, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Islander.         Gulf Shores, 1905 West
                                                                                1st Street, Gulf Shores,
                                                                                AL 36547.
    Baldwin (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Gulf Shores   October 11, 2011;     The Honorable Robert S.    October 4, 2011...............          015005
     1235).                         (11-04-6730P).        October 18, 2011;     Craft,Mayor, City of
                                                          The Islander.         Gulf Shores, 1905 West
                                                                                1st Street, Gulf Shores,
                                                                                AL 36547.
    Madison (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Huntsville    September 8, 2011;    The Honorable Tommy        January 13, 2012..............          010153
     1235).                         (11-04-3252P).        September 15, 2011;   Battle, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Huntsville        Huntsville, 308 Fountain
                                                          Times.                Circle, 8th Floor,
                                                                                Huntsville, AL 35801.
    Tuscaloosa (FEMA Docket No.:   Town of Coaling (11-  September 8, 2011;    The Honorable Charles      January 13, 2012..............          010480
     B-1231).                       04-2431P).            September 15, 2011;   Foster, Mayor, Town of
                                                          The Tuscaloosa News.  Coaling, 11281 Stephens
                                                                                Loop, Coaling, AL 35453.
    Tuscaloosa (FEMA Docket No.:   Unincorporated areas  September 8, 2011;    The Honorable W. Hardy     January 13, 2012..............          010201
     B-1231).                       of Tuscaloosa         September 15, 2011;   McCollum, Probate Judge,
                                    County (11-04-        The Tuscaloosa News.  Tuscaloosa County
                                    2431P).                                     Commission, 714
                                                                                Greensboro Avenue,
                                                                                Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
Arizona:

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    Pima (FEMA Docket No.: B-      Unincorporated areas  September 20, 2011;   The Honorable Ramon        January 25, 2012..............          040073
     1231).                         of Pima County (11-   September 27, 2011;   Valadez, Chairman, Pima
                                    09-0275P).            The Daily             County Board of
                                                          Territorial.          Supervisors, 130 West
                                                                                Congress Street, 11th
                                                                                Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701.
Arkansas:
    Benton (FEMA Docket No.: B-    City of Bentonville   August 30, 2011;      The Honorable Bob          January 4, 2012...............          050012
     1228).                         (11-06-1914P).        September 6, 2011;    McCaslin, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Benton County     Bentonville, 117 West
                                                          Daily Record.         Central Avenue,
                                                                                Bentonville, AR 72712.
    Benton (FEMA Docket No.: B-    Unincorporated areas  August 30, 2011;      The Honorable Robert       January 4, 2012...............          050419
     1228).                         of Benton County      September 6, 2011;    Clinard, Benton County
                                    (11-06-1914P).        The Benton County     Judge, 215 East Central
                                                          Daily Record.         Avenue, Bentonville, AR
                                                                                72712.
California:
    Yuba (FEMA Docket No.: B-      Unincorporated areas  August 25, 2011;      The Honorable Roger Abe,   December 30, 2011.............          060427
     1225).                         of Yuba County (11-   September 1, 2011;    Chairman, Yuba County
                                    09-0045P).            The Appeal-Democrat.  Board of Supervisors,
                                                                                915 8th Street, Suite
                                                                                109, Marysville, CA
                                                                                95901.
Colorado:
    Douglas (FEMA Docket No.: B-   Town of Castle Rock   September 8, 2011;    The Honorable Paul         January 13, 2012..............          080050
     1231).                         (11-08-0329P).        September 15, 2011;   Donahue, Mayor, Town of
                                                          The Douglas County    Castle Rock, 100 North
                                                          News-Press.           Wilcox Street, Castle
                                                                                Rock, CO 80104.
    Douglas (FEMA Docket No.: B-   Unincorporated areas  September 8, 2011;    The Honorable Jill E.      January 13, 2012..............          080049
     1231).                         of Douglas County     September 15, 2011;   Repella, Chair, Douglas
                                    (11-08-0329P).        The Douglas County    County Board of
                                                          News-Press.           Commissioners, 100 3rd
                                                                                Street, Castle Rock, CO
                                                                                80104.
Florida:
    Broward (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Deerfield     October 6, 2011;      The Honorable Peggy        September 29, 2011............          125101
     1235).                         Beach (11-04-7254P).  October 13, 2011;     Noland, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Sun-Sentinel.     Deerfield Beach, 150
                                                                                Northeast 2nd Avenue,
                                                                                Deerfield Beach, FL
                                                                                33441.
    Monroe (FEMA Docket No.: B-    Unincorporated areas  September 28, 2011;   The Honorable Heather      February 2, 2012..............          125129
     1231).                         of Monroe County      October 5, 2011;      Carruthers, Mayor,
                                    (11-04-5095P).        The Key West          Monroe County, 530
                                                          Citizen.              Whitehead Street, Key
                                                                                West, FL 33040.
    Orange (FEMA Docket No.: B-    City of Orlando (11-  September 29, 2011;   The Honorable Buddy Dyer,  September 20, 2011............          120186
     1231).                         04-5608P).            October 6, 2011;      Mayor, City of Orlando,
                                                          The Orlando Weekly.   400 South Orange Avenue,
                                                                                3rd Floor, Orlando, FL
                                                                                32808.
    Pinellas (FEMA Docket No.: B-  City of Gulfport (10- September 15, 2011;   The Honorable Mike Yakes,  January 20, 2012..............          125108
     1231).                         04-7908P).            September 22, 2011;   Mayor, City of Gulfport,
                                                          The St. Petersburg    2401 53rd Street,
                                                          Times.                Gulfport, FL 33707.
    Pinellas (FEMA Docket No.: B-  Unincorporated areas  September 15, 2011;   The Honorable Susan        January 20, 2012..............          125139
     1231).                         of Pinellas County    September 22, 2011;   Latvala, Chair, Pinellas
                                    (10-04-7908P).        The St. Petersburg    County Board of
                                                          Times.                Supervisors, 315 Court
                                                                                Street, Clearwater, FL
                                                                                33756.
Georgia:
    Liberty (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Hinesville    September 30, 2011;   The Honorable James        September 26, 2011............          130125
     1235).                         (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 (FEMA Docket No.: B-   Unincorporated areas  September 30, 2011;   The Honorable John D.      September 26, 2011............          130123
     1235).                         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.
Maryland:
    Washington (FEMA Docket No.:   Unincorporated areas  June 3, 2011; June    The Honorable Terry L.     October 10, 2011..............          240070
     B-1225).                       of Washington         10, 2011; The         Baker, President,
                                    County (10-03-        Herald-Mail.          Washington County Board
                                    2211P).                                     of Commissioners, 100
                                                                                West Washington Street,
                                                                                Room 226, Hagerstown, MD
                                                                                21740.
Nevada:
    Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Las Vegas     September 1, 2011;    The Honorable Oscar B.     January 6, 2012...............          325276
     1231).                         (11-09-0799P).        September 8, 2011;    Goodman, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Las Vegas         Las Vegas, 400 Stewart
                                                          Review-Journal.       Avenue, 10th Floor, Las
                                                                                Vegas, NV 89101.
    Clark (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of North Las     September 1, 2011;    The Honorable Shari L.     January 6, 2012...............          320007
     1231).                         Vegas (11-09-0799P).  September 8, 2011;    Buck, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Las Vegas         North Las Vegas, 2200
                                                          Review-Journal.       Civic Center Drive,
                                                                                North Las Vegas, NV
                                                                                89030.
New Jersey:
    Bergen (FEMA Docket No.: B-    Township of Mahwah    February 7, 2011;     The Honorable William C.   June 14, 2011.................          340049
     1228).                         (11-02-0617P).        February 14, 2011;    Laforet, Mayor, Township
                                                          The Record.           of Mahwah, 475 Corporate
                                                                                Drive, Mahwah, NJ 07430.
    Bergen (FEMA Docket No.: B-    Borough of Ramsey     February 7, 2011;     The Honorable Christopher  June 14, 2011.................          340064
     1228).                         (11-02-0617P).        February 14, 2011;    C. Botta, Mayor, Borough
                                                          The Record.           of Ramsey, 33 North
                                                                                Central Avenue, Ramsey,
                                                                                NJ 07446.
    Middlesex (FEMA Docket No.: B- Township of Cranbury  September 16, 2011;   The Honorable David J.     December 8, 2010..............          340258
     1228).                         (10-02-0830P).        September 23, 2011;   Stout, Mayor, Township
                                                          The Cranbury Press.   of Cranbury, 23-A North
                                                                                Main Street, Cranbury,
                                                                                NJ 08512.
New York:

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    Dutchess (FEMA Docket No.: B-  Town of East          February 23, 2011;    The Honorable John J.      August 16, 2011...............          361336
     1228).                         Fishkill (10-02-      March 2, 2011; The    Hickman, Jr.,
                                    0092P).               Poughkeepsie          Supervisor, Town of East
                                                          Journal.              Fishkill, 330 State
                                                                                Route 376, Hopewell
                                                                                Junction, NY 12533.
Pennsylvania:
    Adams (FEMA Docket No.: B-     Township of Franklin  July 19, 2011; July   The Honorable Daniel       November 23, 2011.............          421250
     1234).                         (11-03-0400P).        26, 2011; The         Fetter, Chairman,
                                                          Gettysburg Times.     Township of Franklin
                                                                                Board of Supervisors, 55
                                                                                Scott School Road,
                                                                                Cashtown, PA 17310.
    Delaware (FEMA Docket No.: B-  Township of           August 3, 2011;       The Honorable William F.   December 8, 2011..............          420417
     1234).                         Haverford (11-03-     August 10, 2011;      Wechsler, President,
                                    1170P).               The Daily Times.      Township of Haverford
                                                                                Board of Commissioners,
                                                                                2325 Darby Road,
                                                                                Havertown, PA 19083.
    Lycoming (FEMA Docket No.: B-  Township of Muncy     February 23, 2011;    The Honorable Paul         June 30, 2011.................          421847
     1228).                         (10-03-0172P).        March 2, 2011; The    Wentzler, Chairman,
                                                          Williamsport Sun-     Township of Muncy Board
                                                          Gazette.              of Supervisors, 1922
                                                                                Pond Road, Pennsdale, PA
                                                                                17756.
    Montgomery (FEMA Docket No.:   Township of Lower     September 15, 2011;   The Honorable Elizabeth    December 30, 2010.............          420701
     B-1234).                       Merion (10-03-        September 22, 2011;   S. Rogan, President,
                                    0696P).               The Main Line Times.  Township of Lower Merion
                                                                                Board of Commissioners,
                                                                                75 East Lancaster
                                                                                Avenue, Ardmore, PA
                                                                                19003.
Puerto Rico:
    Puerto Rico (FEMA Docket No.:  Commonwealth of       August 9, 2011;       The Honorable Luis G.      August 2, 2011................          720000
     B-1234).                       Puerto Rico (10-02-   August 16, 2011; El   Fortuno, Governor,
                                    1774P).               Nuevo Dia.            Commonwealth of Puerto
                                                                                Rico, Calle Fortaleza
                                                                                63, San Juan,
                                                                                PR 00901.
Texas:
    Bexar (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Selma (11-06- August 11, 2011;      The Honorable Tom Daly,    December 16, 2011.............          480046
     1225).                         0764P).               August 18, 2011;      Mayor, City of Selma,
                                                          The Daily             9375 Corporate Drive,
                                                          Commercial Recorder.  Selma, TX 78154.
    Collin (FEMA Docket No.: B-    City of Wylie (11-06- August 24, 2011;      The Honorable Eric Hogue,  December 29, 2011.............          480759
     1228).                         0830P).               August 31, 2011;      Mayor, City of Wylie,
                                                          The Wylie News.       300 Country Club Road,
                                                                                Building 100, Wylie, TX
                                                                                75098.
    Denton (FEMA Docket No.: B-    City of Lewisville    August 10, 2011;      The Honorable Dean         December 15, 2011.............          480195
     1225).                         (11-06-3720P).        August 17, 2011;      Ueckert, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Lewisville        Lewisville, 151 West
                                                          Leader.               Church Street,
                                                                                Lewisville, TX 75029.
    El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of El Paso (11-  August 11, 2011;      The Honorable John F.      August 4, 2011................          480214
     1225).                         06-2150P).            August 18, 2011;      Cook, Mayor, City of El
                                                          The El Paso Times.    Paso, 2 Civic Center
                                                                                Plaza, 10th Floor, El
                                                                                Paso, TX 79901.
    Kendall (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Boerne (10-   August 12, 2011;      The Honorable Mike         December 19, 2011.............          480418
     1228).                         06-3371P).            August 19, 2011;      Schultz, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Boerne Star.      Boerne, 402 East Blanco
                                                                                Road, Boerne, TX 78006.
    Kendall (FEMA Docket No.: B-   Unincorporated areas  August 12, 2011;      The Honorable Gaylan       December 19, 2011.............          480417
     1228).                         of Kendall County     August 19, 2011;      Schroeder, Kendall
                                    (10-06-3371P).        The Boerne Star.      County Judge, 201 East
                                                                                San Antonio Street,
                                                                                Suite 120, Boerne, TX
                                                                                78006.
    Montgomery (FEMA Docket No.:   City of Montgomery    October 4, 2011;      The Honorable John Fox,    October 27, 2011..............          481483
     B-1234).                       (10-06-1397P).        October 11, 2011;     Mayor, City of
                                                          The Conroe Courier.   Montgomery, 101 Old
                                                                                Plantersville Road,
                                                                                Montgomery, TX 77356.
    Tarrant (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Arlington     September 15, 2011;   The Honorable Dr. Robert   January 20, 2012..............          485454
     1234).                         (10-06-3286P).        September 22, 2011;   N. Cluck, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Fort Worth Star-  Arlington, 101 West
                                                          Telegram.             Abram Street, Arlington,
                                                                                TX 76010.
    Travis (FEMA Docket No.: B-    Unincorporated areas  August 11, 2011;      The Honorable Samuel T.    August 4, 2011................          481026
     1225).                         of Travis County      August 18, 2011;      Biscoe, Travis County
                                    (11-06-0223P).        The Austin American-  Judge, 314 West 11th
                                                          Statesman.            Street, Suite 520,
                                                                                Austin, TX 78701.
    Williamson (FEMA Docket No.:   City of Georgetown    August 17, 2011;      The Honorable George       December 22, 2011.............          480668
     B-1225).                       (11-06-2998P).        August 24, 2011;      Garver, Mayor, City of
                                                          The Williamson        Georgetown, 113 East 8th
                                                          County Sun.           Street, Georgetown, TX
                                                                                78626.
Virginia:
    Loudoun (FEMA Docket No.: B-   Unincorporated areas  October 27, 2010;     The Honorable Scott K.     October 19, 2010..............          510090
     1234).                         of Loudoun County     November 3, 2010;     York, Chairman at Large,
                                    (10-03-0387P).        The Loudoun Times-    Loudoun County Board of
                                                          Mirror.               Supervisors, 1 Harrison
                                                                                Street Southeast, 5th
                                                                                Floor, Leesburg, VA
                                                                                20177.
Wyoming:
    Fremont (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Lander (11-   September 11, 2011;   The Honorable Mick Wolfe,  January 16, 2012..............          560020
     1231).                         08-0099P).            September 18, 2011;   Mayor, City of Lander,
                                                          The Lander Journal.   240 Lincoln Street,
                                                                                Lander, WY 82520.
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: March 15, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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