[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 21, 1996)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 6561-6564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-3851]



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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
44 CFR Part 65

[Docket No. FEMA-7167]


Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

ACTION: Interim rule.

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SUMMARY: This interim rule lists communities where modification of the 
base (1% annual chance) flood elevations is appropriate because of new 
scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be 
calculated from the modified base flood elevations for new buildings 
and their contents.

DATES: These modified base flood elevations are currently in effect on 
the dates listed in the table below and revise the Flood Insurance Rate 
Map(s) 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 Associate Director for 
Mitigation reconsider the changes. The modified elevations may be 
changed during the 90-day period.

ADDRESSES: The modified base flood elevations 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: Michael K. Buckley, P.E., Chief, 
Hazard Identification Branch, Mitigation Directorate, 500 C Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2756.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The modified base flood elevations are not 
listed for each community in this interim rule. However, the address of 
the Chief Executive Officer of the community where the modified base 
flood elevation 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 base flood elevations are the basis for the floodplain 
management measures that the community is required to either 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 elevations, together with the floodplain management 
criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. 
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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 base flood elevations are in accordance with 44 CFR 
65.4.

National Environmental Policy Act

    This rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR 
Part 10, Environmental Consideration. No environmental impact 
assessment has been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Associate Director for Mitigation certifies that this rule is 
exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because 
modified base flood elevations are required by the Flood Disaster 
Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are required to maintain 
community eligibility in the NFIP. No regulatory flexibility analysis 
has been prepared.

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 12612, Federalism

    This rule involves no policies that have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, dated October 26, 1987.

Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform

    This rule meets the applicable standards of Section 2(b)(2) of 
Executive Order 12778.

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]

    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]

    2. The tables published under the authority of Sec. 65.4 are 
amended as follows:

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                                                                                              Chief executive                                           
      State and county                  Location               Dates and name of newspaper       officer of          Effective date of        Community 
                                                               where notice was published        community             modification              No.    
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California: Santa Barbara...  City of Santa Barbara.......  Nov. 2, 1995, Nov. 9, 1995,       The Honorable    Oct. 11, 1995...............       060335
                                                             Santa Barbara News Press.         Harriet                                                  
                                                                                               Miller, Mayor,                                           
                                                                                               City of Santa                                            
                                                                                               Barbara, City                                            
                                                                                               Hall, P.O. Box                                           
                                                                                               1990, Santa                                              
                                                                                               Barbara,                                                 
                                                                                               California                                               
                                                                                               93102-1990.                                              
Colorado:                                                                                                                                               
    Boulder.................  City of Boulder.............  Nov. 23, 1995, Nov. 30, 1995,     The Honorable    Nov. 1, 1995................       080024
                                                             Daily Camera.                     Leslie Durgin,                                           
                                                                                               Mayor, City of                                           
                                                                                               Boulder, P.O.                                            
                                                                                               Box 791,                                                 
                                                                                               Boulder,                                                 
                                                                                               Colorado 80306.                                          
    Boulder.................  Unincorporated Areas........  Nov. 23, 1995, Nov. 30, 1995,     The Honorable    Nov. 1, 1995................       080023
                                                             Daily Camera.                     Ronald K.                                                
                                                                                               Stewart,                                                 
                                                                                               Chairperson,                                             
                                                                                               Boulder County                                           
                                                                                               Board of                                                 
                                                                                               Supervisors,                                             
                                                                                               P.O. Box 471,                                            
                                                                                               Boulder,                                                 
                                                                                               Colorado 80306.                                          
    El Paso.................  City of Colorado Springs....  Nov. 21, 1995, Nov. 28, 1995,     The Honorable    Oct. 25, 1995...............       080060
                                                             Gazette Telegraph.                Robert M.                                                
                                                                                               Isaac, Mayor,                                            
                                                                                               City of                                                  
                                                                                               Colorado                                                 
                                                                                               Springs, P.O.                                            
                                                                                               Box 1575,                                                
                                                                                               Colorado                                                 
                                                                                               Springs,                                                 
                                                                                               Colorado 80901.                                          
    El Paso.................  Unincorporated Areas........  Nov. 21, 1995, Nov. 28, 1995,     The Honorable    Oct. 25, 1995...............       080059
                                                             Gazette Telegraph.                Loren                                                    
                                                                                               Whittemore,                                              
                                                                                               Chairperson,                                             
                                                                                               El Paso County                                           
                                                                                               Board of                                                 
                                                                                               Commissioners,                                           
                                                                                               27 East                                                  
                                                                                               Vermijo, Third                                           
                                                                                               Floor,                                                   
                                                                                               Colorado                                                 
                                                                                               Springs,                                                 
                                                                                               Colorado 80903-                                          
                                                                                               2225.                                                    
Idaho: Bannock..............  City of Pocatello...........  Nov. 23, 1995, Nov. 30, 1995,     The Honorable    Oct. 12, 1995...............      160012 
                                                             Idaho State Journal.              Peter                                                    
                                                                                               Angstadt,                                                
                                                                                               Mayor, City of                                           
                                                                                               Pocatello,                                               
                                                                                               P.O. Box 4169,                                           
                                                                                               Pocatello,                                               
                                                                                               Idaho 83205.                                             

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 Missouri: Greene...........  Unincorporated Areas........  Nov. 3, 1995, Nov. 10, 1995,      The Honorable    Oct. 18, 1995...............       290782
                                                             News-Leader.                      David L.                                                 
                                                                                               Coonrod,                                                 
                                                                                               Presiding                                                
                                                                                               Commissioner,                                            
                                                                                               Greene County                                            
                                                                                               Commission,                                              
                                                                                               940 Boonville                                            
                                                                                               Avenue,                                                  
                                                                                               Springfield,                                             
                                                                                               Missouri 65802.                                          
Oklahoma:                                                                                                                                               
    Cleveland...............  City of Norman..............  Oct. 24, 1995, Oct. 31, 1995,     The Honorable    Oct. 18, 1995...............       400046
                                                             Norman Transcript.                William                                                  
                                                                                               Nations,                                                 
                                                                                               Mayor, City of                                           
                                                                                               Norman, 201                                              
                                                                                               West Gray,                                               
                                                                                               Norman,                                                  
                                                                                               Oklahoma 73070.                                          
    Oklahoma................  City of Oklahoma City.......  Nov. 22, 1995, Nov. 29, 1995,     The Honorable    Nov. 2, 1995................       405378
                                                             Journal Record.                   Ronald J.                                                
                                                                                               Norick, Mayor,                                           
                                                                                               City of                                                  
                                                                                               Oklahoma City,                                           
                                                                                               200 North                                                
                                                                                               Walker Avenue,                                           
                                                                                               Oklahoma City,                                           
                                                                                               Oklahoma 73102.                                          
    Oklahoma................  City of Oklahoma City.......  Nov. 23, 1995, Nov. 30, 1995,     The Honorable    Oct. 19, 1995...............       405378
                                                             Journal Record.                   Ronald J.                                                
                                                                                               Norick, Mayor,                                           
                                                                                               City of                                                  
                                                                                               Oklahoma City,                                           
                                                                                               200 North                                                
                                                                                               Walker Avenue,                                           
                                                                                               Oklahoma City,                                           
                                                                                               Oklahoma 73102.                                          
Texas:                                                                                                                                                  
    Tarrant.................  City of Bedford.............  Nov. 2, 1995, Nov. 9, 1995, Fort  The Honorable    Oct. 13, 1995...............       480585
                                                             Worth Star Telegram.              Rick D. Hurt,                                            
                                                                                               Mayor, City of                                           
                                                                                               Bedford, P.O.                                            
                                                                                               Box 157,                                                 
                                                                                               Bedford, Texas                                           
                                                                                               76095-0157.                                              
    Dallas..................  City of Dallas..............  Nov. 23, 1995, Nov. 30, 1995,     The Honorable    Nov. 6, 1995................       480171
                                                             Dallas Morning News.              Ron Kirk,                                                
                                                                                               Mayor, City of                                           
                                                                                               Dallas, 1500                                             
                                                                                               Marilla                                                  
                                                                                               Street, Room                                             
                                                                                               5E North,                                                
                                                                                               Dallas, Texas                                            
                                                                                               75201.                                                   
    Dallas..................  Unincorporated Areas........  Nov. 23, 1995, Nov. 30, 1995,     The Honorable    Nov. 6, 1995................       480165
                                                             Daily Commercial Record.          Lee F.                                                   
                                                                                               Jackson,                                                 
                                                                                               Dallas County                                            
                                                                                               Judge, 411 Elm                                           
                                                                                               Street,                                                  
                                                                                               Dallas, Texas                                            
                                                                                               75202.                                                   
    El Paso.................  City of El Paso.............  Nov. 7, 1995, Nov. 14, 1995, El   The Honorable    Oct. 18, 1995...............       480214
                                                             Paso Times.                       William S.                                               
                                                                                               Tilney, Mayor,                                           
                                                                                               City of El                                               
                                                                                               Paso, Two                                                
                                                                                               Civic Center                                             
                                                                                               Plaza, El                                                
                                                                                               Paso, Texas                                              
                                                                                               79901.                                                   
    Williamson..............  City of Georgetown..........  Nov. 22, 1995, Nov. 29, 1995,     The Honorable    Nov. 8, 1995................       480668
                                                             Williamson County Sun.            Leo Wood,                                                
                                                                                               Mayor, City of                                           
                                                                                               Georgetown,                                              
                                                                                               P.O. Box 409,                                            
                                                                                               Georgetown,                                              
                                                                                               Texas 78627.                                             
    Dallas, Tarrant, and      City of Grand Prairie.......  Nov. 23, 1995, Nov. 30, 1995,     The Honorable    Nov. 6, 1995................      485472 
     Ellis.                                                  The Mid-Cities News.              Charles                                                  
                                                                                               England,                                                 
                                                                                               Mayor, City of                                           
                                                                                               Grand Prairie,                                           
                                                                                               317 College                                              
                                                                                               Street, Grand                                            
                                                                                               Prairie, Texas                                           
                                                                                               75053.                                                   

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    Tarrant.................  Town of Pantego.............  Nov. 22, 1995, Nov. 29, 1995,     The Honorable    Oct. 31, 1995...............       481116
                                                             Fort Worth Commercial Reporter.   Susan                                                    
                                                                                               Abercrombie,                                             
                                                                                               Mayor, Town of                                           
                                                                                               Pantego, 1614                                            
                                                                                               South Bowen                                              
                                                                                               Road, Pantego,                                           
                                                                                               Texas 76013.                                             
    Williamson..............  Unincorporated Areas........  Nov. 22, 1995, Nov. 29, 1995,     The Honorable    Nov. 8, 1995................       481079
                                                             Williamson County Sun.            John Doerfler,                                           
                                                                                               Williamson                                               
                                                                                               County Judge,                                            
                                                                                               County                                                   
                                                                                               Courthouse,                                              
                                                                                               710 Main                                                 
                                                                                               Street,                                                  
                                                                                               Georgetown,                                              
                                                                                               Texas 78626.                                             
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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: February 9, 1996.
Richard W. Krimm,
Acting Associate Director for Mitigation.
[FR Doc. 96-3851 Filed 2-20-96; 8:45 am]
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