[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 146 (Monday, July 30, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 44498-44501]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18494]


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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

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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 No.     newspaper where     Chief executive officer   Effective date of  modification   Community
                                                           notice was published         of community                                             No.
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Alabama:
    Mobile (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Mobile (11-04- Nov. 10, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Samuel L.    Mar. 16, 2012..................       015007
     1240).                          2597P).                17, 2011, The Press-  Jones, Mayor, City of
                                                            Register.             Mobile, 205 Government
                                                                                  Street, South Tower,
                                                                                  10th Floor, Mobile, AL
                                                                                  36602.
    Mobile (FEMA Docket No.: B-     Unincorporated areas   Oct. 27, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Merceria     Mar. 2, 2012...................       015008
     1235).                          of Mobile County (11-  3, 2011, The Press-   Ludgood, Chair, Mobile
                                     04-1739P).             Register.             County Commission, 205
                                                                                  Government Street,
                                                                                  Mobile, AL 36644.
Arizona:
    Coconino (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Flagstaff (11- Oct. 27, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Sara         Mar. 2, 2012...................       040020
     1244).                          09-0801P).             3, 2011, The          Presler, Mayor, City of
                                                            Arizona Daily Sun.    Flagstaff, 211 West
                                                                                  Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff,
                                                                                  AZ 86001.
    Maricopa (FEMA Docket No.: B-   City of Peoria (11-09- Dec. 8, 2011, Dec.    The Honorable Bob          Nov. 29, 2011..................       040050
     1244).                          3985P).                15, 2011, The         Barrett, Mayor, City of
                                                            Arizona Business      Peoria, 8401 West Monroe
                                                            Gazette.              Street, Peoria, AZ 85345.
California:
    Orange (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Laguna Beach   Nov. 4, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Toni         Mar. 12, 2012..................       060223
     1240).                          (11-09-3647P).         11, 2011, The         Iseman, Mayor, City of
                                                            Laguna Beach          Laguna Beach, 505 Forest
                                                            Coastline Pilot.      Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA
                                                                                  92651.
    Santa Clara (FEMA Docket No.:   City of San Jose (12-  Dec. 2, 2011, Dec.    The Honorable Chuck Reed,  Dec. 22, 2011..................       060349
     B-1240).                        09-0140P).             9, 2011, The San      Mayor, City of San Jose,
                                                            Jose Mercury News.    200 East Santa Clara
                                                                                  Street, San Jose, CA
                                                                                  95113.
Colorado:
    Adams (FEMA Docket No.: B-      City of Commerce City  Oct. 25, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Paul         Mar. 2, 2012...................       080006
     1235).                          (10-08-1048P).         1, 2011, The          Natale, Mayor, City of
                                                            Commerce City         Commerce City, 7887 East
                                                            Sentinel Express.     60th Avenue, Commerce
                                                                                  City, CO 80022.

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    El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-    City of Colorado       Nov. 2, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Steve Bach,  Mar. 8, 2012...................       080060
     1240).                          Springs (11-08-        9, 2011, The El       Mayor, City of Colorado
                                     0869P).                Paso County           Springs, 30 South Nevada
                                                            Advertiser and News.  Avenue, Colorado
                                                                                  Springs, CO 80903.
    El Paso (FEMA Docket No.: B-    Unincorporated areas   Nov. 2, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Dennis       Mar. 8, 2012...................       080059
     1240).                          of El Paso County      9, 2011, The El       Hisey, Chairman, El Paso
                                     (11-08-0869P).         Paso County           County Board of
                                                            Advertiser and News.  Commissioners, 27 East
                                                                                  Vermijo Avenue, Colorado
                                                                                  Springs, CO 80903.
    Routt (FEMA Docket No.: B-      Town of Hayden (11-08- Nov. 6, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Jim          Mar. 12, 2012..................       080157
     1244).                          0603P).                13, 2011, The         Haskins, Mayor, Town of
                                                            Steamboat Pilot &     Hayden, 178 West
                                                            Today.                Jefferson Avenue,
                                                                                  Hayden, CO 81639.
    Weld (FEMA Docket No.: B-1244)  City of Fort Lupton    Nov. 9, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Tommy        Mar. 15, 2012..................       080183
                                     (11-08-0714P).         16, 2011, The         Holton, Mayor, City of
                                                            Greeley Tribune.      Fort Lupton, 130 South
                                                                                  McKinley Avenue, Fort
                                                                                  Lupton, CO 80621.
    Weld (FEMA Docket No.: B-1244)  Unincorporated areas   Nov. 9, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Douglas      Mar. 15, 2012..................       080266
                                     of Weld County (11-    16, 2011, The         Rademacher, Chairman,
                                     08-0714P).             Greeley Tribune.      Weld County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 1150 O
                                                                                  Street, Greeley, CO
                                                                                  80631.
Florida:
    Escambia (FEMA Docket No.: B-   Unincorporated areas   Nov. 25, 2011, Dec.   The Honorable Wilson       Nov. 17, 2011..................       120080
     1240).                          of Escambia County     2, 2011, The          Robertson, Chairman,
                                     (11-04-7674P).         Pensacola News        Escambia County Board of
                                                            Journal.              Commissioners, 221
                                                                                  Palafox Place, Suite
                                                                                  400, Pensacola, FL 32502.
    Indian River (FEMA Docket No.:  Town of Indian River   Nov. 25, 2011, Dec.   The Honorable Thomas W.    Nov. 17, 2011..................       120121
     B-1240).                        Shores (11-04-7942P).  2, 2011, The Indian   Cadden, Mayor, Town of
                                                            River Press Journal.  Indian River Shores,
                                                                                  6001 North Highway A1A,
                                                                                  Indian River Shores, FL
                                                                                  32963.
    Lee (FEMA Docket No.: B-1240).  Unincorporated areas   Nov. 25, 2011, Dec.   The Honorable John         Nov. 17, 2011..................       125124
                                     of Lee County (12-04-  2, 2011, The News-    Manning, Chairman, Lee
                                     0044P).                Press.                County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 2120 Main
                                                                                  Street, Fort Myers, FL
                                                                                  33901.
    Lee (FEMA Docket No.: B-1244).  Unincorporated areas   Dec. 7, 2011, Dec.    The Honorable John         Nov. 29, 2011..................       125124
                                     of Lee County (12-04-  14, 2011, The News-   Manning, Chairman, Lee
                                     0347P).                Press.                County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, 2120 Main
                                                                                  Street, Fort Myers, FL
                                                                                  33901.
    Orange (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Orlando (11-   Nov. 22, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Buddy Dyer,  Mar. 28, 2012..................       120186
     1240).                          04-7338P).             29, 2011, The         Mayor, City of Orlando,
                                                            Orlando Sentinel.     400 South Orange Avenue,
                                                                                  Orlando, FL 32802.
    Orange (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Orlando (11-   Dec. 5, 2011, Dec.    The Honorable Buddy Dyer,  Nov. 22, 2011..................       120186
     1244).                          04-8600P).             12, 2011, The         Mayor, City of Orlando,
                                                            Orlando Sentinel.     400 South Orange Avenue,
                                                                                  Orlando, FL 32802.
Hawaii:
    Hawaii (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City and County of     Nov. 10, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Peter B.     Mar. 16, 2012..................       150001
     1240).                          Honolulu (11-09-       17, 2011, The         Carlisle, Mayor, City
                                     3899P).                Honolulu Star-        and County of Honolulu,
                                                            Advertiser.           530 South King Street,
                                                                                  Room 300, Honolulu, HI
                                                                                  96813.
Mississippi:
    DeSoto (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Olive Branch   Oct. 27, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Sam Rikard,  Mar. 2, 2012...................       280286
     1235).                          (11-04-4496P).         3, 2011, The DeSoto   Mayor, City of Olive
                                                            Times-Tribune.        Branch, 9200 Pigeon
                                                                                  Roost Road, Olive
                                                                                  Branch, MS 38654.
    Lee (FEMA Docket No.: B-1240).  City of Saltillo (10-  Nov. 4, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Bill         Mar. 12, 2012..................       280261
                                     04-8523P).             11, 2011, The         Williams, Mayor, City of
                                                            Northeast             Saltillo, 395 Mobile
                                                            Mississippi Daily     Street, Saltillo, MS
                                                            Journal.              38866.
    Lee (FEMA Docket No.: B-1240).  Unincorporated areas   Nov. 4, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Joe          Mar. 12, 2012..................       280227
                                     of Lee County (10-04-  11, 2011, The         McKinney, Chairman, Lee
                                     8523P).                Northeast             County Board of
                                                            Mississippi Daily     Supervisors, 200 West
                                                            Journal.              Jefferson Street, Suite
                                                                                  100, Tupelo, MS 38801.
New Mexico:
    Chaves (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Roswell (11-   Nov. 17, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Del Jurney,  Mar. 23, 2012..................       350006
     1244).                          06-0142P).             24, 2011, The         Mayor, City of Roswell,
                                                            Roswell Daily         425 North Richardson
                                                            Record.               Avenue, Roswell, NM
                                                                                  88202.
    Chaves (FEMA Docket No.: B-     Unincorporated areas   Nov. 17, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Stanton L.   Mar. 23, 2012..................       350125
     1244).                          of Chaves County (11-  24, 2011, The         Riggs, Chaves County
                                     06-0142P).             Roswell Daily         Manager, 1 Saint Mary's
                                                            Record.               Place, Roswell, NM 88203.
    Santa Fe (FEMA Docket No.: B-   Unincorporated areas   Nov. 29, 2011, Dec.   The Honorable Virginia     Nov. 23, 2011..................       350069
     1244).                          of Santa Fe County     6, 2011, The Santa    Vigil, Chairman, Santa
                                     (11-06-0697P).         Fe New Mexican.       Fe County Commissioners,
                                                                                  102 Grant Avenue, Santa
                                                                                  Fe, NM 87501.
New York:
    Dutchess (FEMA Docket No.: B-   Town of Dover (12-02-  Nov. 23, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Ryan         May 3, 2012....................       361335
     1244).                          0166P).                30, 2011, The         Courtien, Supervisor,
                                                            Poughkeepsie          Town of Dover, 126 East
                                                            Journal.              Duncan Hill Road, Dover
                                                                                  Plains, NY 12522.
North Carolina:
    Stanly (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Albemarle (11- Nov. 3, 2011, Nov.    The Honorable Elbert L.    Mar. 9, 2012...................       370223
     1244).                          04-3287P).             10, 2011, The         Whitley, Jr., Mayor,
                                                            Stanly News & Press.  City of Albemarle, 144
                                                                                  North 2nd Street,
                                                                                  Albemarle, NC 28001.
    Stanly (FEMA Docket No.: B-     Unincorporated areas   Nov. 3, 2011, Nov.    Mr. Andy Lucas, Stanly     Mar. 9, 2012...................       370361
     1244).                          of Stanly County (11-  10, 2011, The         County Manager, 1000
                                     04-3287P).             Stanly News & Press.  North 1st Street, Suite
                                                                                  10, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Texas:

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    Denton (FEMA Docket No.: B-     City of Denton (11-06- Nov. 17, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable Mark A.      Nov. 10, 2011..................       480194
     1244).                          3838P).                24, 2011, The         Burroughs, Mayor, City
                                                            Denton Record-        of Denton, 215 East
                                                            Chronicle.            McKinney Street, Denton,
                                                                                  TX 76201.
    Tarrant (FEMA Docket No.: B-    City of Southlake (11- Nov. 10, 2011, Nov.   The Honorable John         Mar. 16, 2012..................       480612
     1244).                          06-2709P).             17, 2011, The Fort    Terrell, Mayor, City of
                                                            Worth Star-Telegram.  Southlake, 1400 Main
                                                                                  Street, Suite 270,
                                                                                  Southlake, TX 76092.
Virginia:
    Loudoun (FEMA Docket No.: B-    Unincorporated areas   Nov. 30, 2011, Dec.   The Honorable Scott K.     Apr. 5, 2012...................       510090
     1244).                          of Loudoun County      7, 2011, The          York, Chairman, Loudoun
                                     (11-03-0738P).         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: July 12, 2012.
Sandra K. Knight,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-18494 Filed 7-27-12; 8:45 am]
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