[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 215 (Monday, November 8, 1999)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 60709-60711]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-29166]



44 CFR Part 65

Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

ACTION: Final rule.


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

EFFECTIVE DATES: The effective dates for these modified base flood 
elevations are indicated on the following table and revise the Flood 
Insurance Rate Map(s) in effect for each listed community prior to this 

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 following 

Hazards Study Branch, Mitigation Directorate, 500 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3461, or (e-mail) [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency 
makes the final determinations listed below of the final determinations 
of modified base flood elevations for each community listed. These 
modified elevations have been published in newspapers of local 
circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since that publication. 
The Associate Director has resolved any appeals resulting from this 
    The modified base flood elevations are not listed for each 
community in this notice. However, this rule includes the address of 
the Chief Executive Officer of the community where the modified base 
flood elevation

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determinations are available for inspection.
    The modifications 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 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. 
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 elevations are used to meet the floodplain 
management requirements of the NFIP and are also used to calculate the 
appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after 
these elevations are made final, and for the contents in these 
    The changes in base flood elevations are in accordance with 44 CFR 

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 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 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 


    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:

                                                             Dates and name of
         State and county                  Location           newspaper where     Chief executive officer    Effective date of modification   Community
                                                           notice was published         of community                                             No.
Arizona: Pima (FEMA Docket No.      Unincorporated areas.  May 6, 1999, May 13,  The Honorable Sharon       Apr. 8, 1999...................       040073
 7292).                                                     1999, Arizona Daily   Bronson, Chairperson,
                                                            Star.                 Pima County Board of
                                                                                  Supervisors, 130 West
                                                                                  Congress, 11th Floor
                                                                                  Tucson, Arizona 85701.
                                                           May 11, 1999, May     The Honorable Sharon       Apr. 6, 1999...................       040073
                                                            18, 1999, Arizona     Bronson, Chairperson,
                                                            Daily Star.           Pima County Board of
                                                                                  Supervisors, 130 West
                                                                                  Congress, 11th Floor,
                                                                                  Tucson, Arizona 85701.
                                    City of Tucson.......  May 11, 1999, May     The Honorable George       Apr. 6, 1999...................       040076
                                                            18, 1999, Arizona     Miller, Mayor, City of
                                                            Daily Star.           Tucson, P.O. Box 27210,
                                                                                  Tucson, Arizona 85726.
Arizona: Navajo (FEMA Docket No.    City of Winslow......  May 19, 1999, May     The Honorable James L.     Apr. 28, 1999..................       040072
 7292).                                                     26, 1999, Winslow     Boles, Mayor, City of
                                                            Mail.                 Winslow, 21 Williamson
                                                                                  Avenue, Winslow, Arizona
Arkansas: Craighead (FEMA Docket    City of Jonesboro....  May 28, 1999, June    The Honorable Hubert       Apr. 22, 1999..................       050048
 No. 7292).                                                 4, 1999, Jonesboro    Brodell, Mayor, City of
                                                            Sun.                  Jonesboro, P.O. Box
                                                                                  1845, Jonesboro,
                                                                                  Arkansas 72403-1845.
California: Sonoma (FEMA Docket     City of Cotati.......  May 20, 1999, May     The Honorable Harold       Apr. 21, 1999..................       060377
 No. 7292).                                                 27, 1999, Sonoma      Berkmeier, Mayor, City
                                                            County Independent.   of Cotati, 201 West
                                                                                  Sierra Avenue, Cotati,
                                                                                  California 94931.
California: Riverside (FEMA Docket  City of Lake Elsinore  May 21, 1999, May     The Honorable Genie        Apr. 22, 1999..................       060636
 No. 7292).                                                 28, 1999, Lake        Kelley, Mayor, City of
                                                            Elsinore Valley Sun-  Lake Elsinore, 130 South
                                                            Tribune.              Main Street, Lake
                                                                                  Elsinore, California
                                    Unincorporated areas.  May 21, 1999, May     The Honorable John         Apr. 22, 1999..................       060245
                                                            28, 1999, Lake        Tavaglione, Chairman,
                                                            Elsinore Valley Sun-  Riverside County Board
                                                            Tribune.              of Supervisors, P.O. Box
                                                                                  1646, Riverside,
                                                                                  California 92502.

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California: San Diego (FEMA Docket  Unincorporated area..  May 21, 1999, May     The Honorable Pam Slater,  Apr. 30, 1999..................       060284
 No. 7292).                                                 28, 1999, San Diego   Chairperson, San Diego
                                                            Daily Transcript.     County Board of
                                                                                  Supervisors, 1600
                                                                                  Pacific Highway, Room
                                                                                  335, San Diego,
                                                                                  California 92101.
Colorado: Boulder (FEMA Docket No.  Unincorporated area..  June 4, 1999, June    The Honorable Ron          May 14, 1999...................       080023
 7292).                                                     11, 1999, Daily       Stewart, Chairman,
                                                            Camera.               Boulder County Board of
                                                                                  Commissioners, P.O. Box
                                                                                  471, Boulder, Colorado
                                    City of Longmont.....  June 4, 1999, June    The Honorable Leona        May 14, 1999...................       080027
                                                            11, 1999, Longmont    Stoecker, Mayor, City of
                                                            Daily Times Call.     Longmont, 350 Kimbark
                                                                                  Street, Longmont,
                                                                                  Colorado 80501.
Colorado: Adams and Jefferson       City of Westminster..  May 20, 1999, May     The Honorable Nancy M.     Apr. 23, 1999..................       080008
 (FEMA Docket No. 7292).                                    27, 1999,             Heil, Mayor, City of
                                                            Westminster Window.   Westminster, 4800 West
                                                                                  92nd Avenue,
                                                                                  Westminster, Colorado
Kansas: Sedgwick (FEMA Docket No.   City of Wichita......  May 13, 1999, May     The Honorable Bob Knight,  Apr. 8, 1999...................       200328
 7292).                                                     20, 1999, Wichita     Mayor, City of Wichita,
                                                            Eagle.                City Hall, 455 North
                                                                                  Main Street, Wichita,
                                                                                  Kansas 67202.
Louisiana: Catahoula Parish (FEMA   Unincorporated Areas.  May 19, 1999, May     The Honorable Emmitt       Apr. 13, 1999..................       220047
 Docket No. 7292).                                          26, 1999, Catahoula   Taylor, President,
                                                            News Booster.         Catahoula Parish Police
                                                                                  Jury, P.O. Box 258,
                                                                                  Harrisonburg, Louisiana
Missouri: St. Louis (FEMA Docket    City of Florissant...  May 12, 1999, May     The Honorable James J.     Apr. 16, 1999..................       290352
 No. 7292).                                                 28, 1999, Watchman    Eagan, Mayor, City of
                                                            Advocate.             Florissant, City Hall,
                                                                                  955 Rue St. Francois,
                                                                                  Florissant, Missouri
                                    Unincorporated Areas.  July 9, 1999, July    The Honorable Buzz         Apr. 16, 1999..................       290327
                                                            16, 1999, St Louis    Westfall, St. Louis
                                                            Countian.             County Executive, 41
                                                                                  South Central Avenue,
                                                                                  Clayton, Missouri 63105.
New Mexico: Bernalillo (FEMA        City of Albuquerque..  May 12, 1999, May     The Honorable Jim Baca,    Apr. 15, 1999..................       350002
 Docket No. 7292).                                          28, 1999,             Mayor, City of
                                                            Albuquerque Journal.  Albuquerque, P.O. Box
                                                                                  1293, Albuquerque, New
                                                                                  Mexico 87103.
Texas: Bell (FEMA Docket No. 7292)  City of Belton.......  May 6, 1999, May 13,  The Honorable Charley      Apr. 1, 1999...................       480028
                                                            1999, The Belton      Powell, Mayor, City of
                                                            Journal.              Belton, P.O. Box 120,
                                                                                  Belton, Texas 76513.
Texas: Comal (FEMA Docket No.       Unincorporated Areas.  May 7, 1999, May 14,  The Honorable Danny        Apr. 1, 1999...................       485463
 7292).                                                     1999, The Herald      Shell, County Judge,
                                                            Zeitung.              Comal County, 150 North
                                                                                  Seguin Avenue, New
                                                                                  Braunfels, Texas 78130.
Texs: Dallas (FEMA Docket No.       City of Dallas.......  May 5, 1999, May 12,  The Honorable Ron Kirk,    Aug. 10, 1999..................        48017
 7292).                                                     1999, Dallas          Mayor, City of Dallas,
                                                            Morning News.         City Hall, 1500 Marilla,
                                                                                  Dallas, Texas 75201.
Texas: Denton (FEMA Docket No.      Town of Flower Mound.  May 19, 1999, May     The Honorable Lori         Apr. 12, 1999..................       480777
 7292).                                                     26, 1999, Denton      DeLuca, Mayor, Town of
                                                            Record Chronicle.     Flower Mound, 2121 Cross
                                                                                  Timbers Drive, Flower
                                                                                  Mound, Texas 75028.
Texas: Tarraant (FEMA Docket No.    City of Hurst........  June 3, 1999, June    The Honorable Bill         Apr. 28, 1999..................       480601
 7292).                                                     10, 1999, Fort        Souder, Mayor, City of
                                                            Worth Star-Telegram.  Hurst, 1505 Precinct
                                                                                  Line Road, Hurst, Texas
Texas: Collin (FEMA Docket No.      City of Plano........  May 5, 1999, May 12,  The Honorable John         Aug. 10, 1999..................       480140
 7292).                                                     1999, Plano Star      Longstreet, Mayor, City
                                                            Courier.              of Plano, P.O. Box
                                                                                  860358, Plano, Texas

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ``Flood 
Michael J. Armstrong,
Associate Director for Mitigation.
[FR Doc. 99-29166 Filed 11-5-99; 8:45 am]