Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

 
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Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 245 (Wednesday, December 21, 2011)

Federal Register Volume 76, Number 245 (Wednesday, December 21, 2011)

Rules and Regulations

Pages 79090-79093

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2011-32596

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 65

Docket ID FEMA-2011-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1234

Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Interim rule.

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

DATES: These modified BFEs are currently in effect on the dates listed in the table below and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities.

From the date of the second publication of these changes in a newspaper of local circulation, any person has ninety (90) days in which to request through the community that the Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator reconsider the changes. The modified BFEs may be changed during the 90-day period.

ADDRESSES: The modified BFEs for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The modified BFEs are not listed for each community in this interim rule. However, the address of the Chief Executive Officer of the community where the modified BFE determinations are available for inspection is provided.

Any request for reconsideration must be based on knowledge of changed conditions or new scientific or technical data.

The modifications are made pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR part 65.

For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown and must be used for all new policies and renewals.

The modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or to remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

These modified BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. The changes in BFEs are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4.

National Environmental Policy Act. This interim rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR part 10, Environmental Consideration. An environmental impact assessment has not been prepared.

Regulatory Flexibility Act. As flood elevation determinations are not within the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-

612, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.

Regulatory Classification. This interim rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 51735.

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Executive Order 13132, Federalism. This interim rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132, Federalism.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This interim rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988.

List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 65

Flood insurance, Floodplains, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Accordingly, 44 CFR part 65 is amended to read as follows:

PART 65--AMENDED

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1. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 376.

Sec. 65.4 Amended

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

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Date and name of

State and county Location and case No. newspaper where Chief executive, officer Effective date of modification Community,

notice was published of community No.

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Arizona: Maricopa................. City of Chandler (11- September 1, 2011; The Honorable Jay September 18, 2011............. 040040

09-2364P). September 8, 2011; Tibshraeny, Mayor, City

The Arizona of Chandler, 175 South

Republic. Arizona Avenue, 5th

Floor, Chandler, AZ

85225.

Kansas:

Johnson....................... City of Roeland Park October 4, 2011; The Honorable Adrienne February 8, 2012............... 200176

(11-07-1190P). October 11, 2011; Foster, Mayor, City of

The Legal Record. Roeland Park, City Hall,

4600 West 51st Street,

Roeland Park, KS 66205.

Johnson....................... City of Fairway (11- October 4, 2011; The Honorable Jerry February 8, 2012............... 205185

07-1190P). October 11, 2011; Wiley, Mayor, City of

The Legal Record. Fairway, 4210 Shawnee

Mission Parkway, Suite

100, Fairway, KS 66205.

Johnson....................... City of Mission (11- October 4, 2011; The Honorable Laura February 8, 2012............... 200170

07-1190P). October 11, 2011; McConwell, Mayor, City

The Legal Record. of Mission, City Hall,

6090 Woodson Road,

Mission, KS 66202.

Idaho: Bonneville................. Unincorporated areas August 30, 2011; Mr. Roger Christensen, August 17, 2011................ 160027

of Bonneville County September 6, 2011; Bonneville County

(11-10-1238P). The Post Register. Commissioner, 605 North

Capital Avenue, Idaho

Falls, ID 83402.

Indiana:

Marion........................ City of Beech Grove October 6, 2011; The Honorable Terry Dilk, February 10, 2012.............. 180158

(11-05-6197P). October 13, 2011; Mayor, City of Beech

The Indianapolis Grove, 806 Main Street,

Star. Beech Grove, IN 46107.

Lake.......................... City of Hammond (11- September 9, 2011; The Honorable Thomas M. August 26, 2011................ 180134

05-0942P). September 16, 2011; McDermott, Jr., Mayor,

The Northwest City of Hammond, 5925

Indiana Times. Calumet Avenue, Hammond,

IN 46320.

Lake.......................... Town of Highland (11- September 9, 2011; Mr. Brian Novak, August 26, 2011................ 185176

05-0942P). September 16, 2011; President, Town of

The Northwest Highland, 3333 Ridge

Indiana Times. Road, Highland, IN 46322.

Lake.......................... Town of Munster (11- September 9, 2011; Mr. Thomas DeGiulio, Town August 26, 2011................ 180139

05-0942P). September 16, 2011; of Munster Manager, 1005

The Northwest Ridge Road, Munster, IN

Indiana Times. 46321.

Massachusetts: Plymouth........... Town of Hingham (11- September 22, 2011; Mr. John A. Riley, Town September 7, 2011.............. 250268

01-0786P). September 29, 2011; of Hingham Board of

The Hingham Journal. Selectmen, Town Hall,

210 Central Street,

Hingham, MA 02043.

Maine:

Cumberland.................... City of Portland (11- October 11, 2011; The Honorable Nicholas September 27, 2011............. 230051

01-1058P). October 18, 2011; Mavodones, Jr., Mayor,

The Portland Press City of Portland, 389

Herald. Congress Street,

Portland, ME 04101.

York.......................... Town of Kittery (10- September 27, 2011; Mr. Jonathan Carter, Town December 26, 2011.............. 230171

01-2103P). October 4, 2011; of Kittery Manager, 200

The Portsmouth Rogers Road Extension,

Herald. Kittery, ME 03904.

New Mexico: Bernalillo............ City of Albuquerque October 4, 2011; The Honorable Richard J. September 27, 2011............. 350002

(11-06-0465P). October 11, 2011; Berry, Mayor, City of

The Albuquerque Albuquerque, 1 Civic

Journal. Place, Albuquerque, NM

87102.

Ohio:

Franklin...................... Unincorporated areas September 7, 2011; The Honorable Marilyn January 12, 2012............... 390167

of Franklin County September 14, 2011; Brown, President,

(11-05-2052P). The Daily Reporter. Franklin County Board of

Commissioners, 373 South

High Street, 26th Floor,

Columbus, OH 43215.

3Franklin......................... City of Grove City September 7, 2011; The Honorable Richard L. January 12, 2012............... 390173

(11-05-2052P). September 14, 2011; Stage, Mayor, City of

The Daily Reporter. Grove City, 4035

Broadway, Grove City, OH

43123.

Trumbull...................... Unincorporated areas August 11, 2011; The Honorable Daniel E. July 29, 2011.................. 390535

of Trumbull County August 18, 2011; Polivka, President,

(11-05-6118P). The Tribune Trumbull County

Chronicle. Commissioners, 160 High

Street Northwest,

Warren, OH 44481.

Trumbull...................... Village of Lordstown August 11, 2011; The Honorable Michael July 29, 2011.................. 390812

(11-05-6118P). August 18, 2011; Chaffee, Mayor, Village

The Tribune of Lordstown, 1455 Salt

Chronicle. Springs Road, Lordstown,

OH 44481.

Pennsylvania:

Adams......................... Township of Franklin July 19, 2011; July The Honorable Daniel November 23, 2011.............. 421250

(11-03-0400P). 26, 2011; The Fetter, Chairman,

Gettysburg Times. Township of Franklin

Board of Supervisors, 55

Scott School Road,

Cashtown, PA 17310.

Chester....................... Town of Caln (11-03- August 26, 2011; The Honorable William January 3, 2012................ 422247

0270P). September 2, 2011; Chambers, President,

The Daily Local Township of Caln, 253

News. Municipal Drive,

Thorndale, PA 19372.

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Delaware...................... Township of Haverford August 3, 2011; The Honorable William F. December 8, 2011............... 420417

(11-03-1170P). August 10, 2011; Wechsler, President,

The Daily Times. Township of Haverford

Board of Commissioners,

2325 Darby Road,

Havertown, PA 19083.

Montgomery.................... Township of Lower September 15, 2011; The Honorable Elizabeth December 30, 2010.............. 420701

Merion (10-03-0696P). September 22, 2011; S. Rogan, President,

The Main Line Times. Township of Lower Merion

Board of Commissioners,

75 East Lancaster

Avenue, Ardmore, PA

19003.

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico.......... Commonwealth of August 9, 2011; The Honorable Luis G. August 2, 2011................. 720000

Puerto Rico (10-02- August 16, 2011; El Fortuntildeo,

1774P). Nuevo Dia. Governor, Commonwealth

of Puerto Rico, Calle

Fortaleza 63,

San Juan, PR 00901.

Texas:

Bell.......................... City of Temple (10-06- September 27, 2011; The Honorable William A. February 1, 2012............... 480034

3631P). October 4, 2011; Jones, III, Mayor, City

The Temple Daily of Temple, 2 North Main

Telegram. Street, Temple, TX 76501.

Bexar......................... City of San Antonio September 27, 2011; The Honorable September 20, 2011............. 480045

(11-06-1217P). October 4, 2011; Juliaacuten Castro,

The San Antonio Mayor, City of San

Express-News. Antonio, 100 Military

Plaza, San Antonio, TX

78205.

Bexar......................... City of San Antonio October 6, 2011; The Honorable February 10, 2012.............. 480045

(11-06-1853P). October 13, 2011; Juliaacuten Castro,

The San Antonio Mayor, City of San

Express-News. Antonio, 100 Military

Plaza, San Antonio, TX

78205.

Collin........................ City of McKinney (11- October 5, 2011; The Honorable Brian February 9, 2012............... 480135

06-0938P). October 12, 2011; Loughmiller, Mayor, City

The McKinney of McKinney, 222 North

Courier-Gazette. Tennessee Street,

McKinney, TX 75069.

Collin........................ City of Richardson October 4, 2011; The Honorable Bob February 8, 2012............... 480184

(11-06-2276P). October 11, 2011; Townsend, Mayor, City of

The Dallas Morning Richardson, 411 West

News. Arapaho Road,

Richardson, TX 75080.

Johnson and Tarrant........... City of Burleson (11- October 12, 2011; The Honorable Ken February 16, 2012.............. 485459

06-2791P). October 19, 2011; Shetter, Mayor, City of

The Burleson Star. Burleson, 141 West

Renfro Street, Burleson,

TX 76028.

Medina........................ City of Castroville October 6, 2011; The Honorable Robert Lee, October 28, 2011............... 480932

(11-06-0606P). October 13, 2011; Mayor, City of

The Castroville Castroville, 1209

News Bulletin. Fiorella Street,

Castroville, TX 78009.

Montgomery.................... City of Montgomery October 4, 2011; The Honorable John Fox, October 27, 2011............... 481483

(10-06-1397P). October 11, 2011; Mayor, City of

The Conroe Courier. Montgomery, 101 Old

Plantersville Road,

Montgomery, TX 77356.

Tarrant....................... City of Arlington (10- September 2, 2011; The Honorable Dr. Robert January 9, 2012................ 485454

06-3532P). September 9, 2011; N. Cluck, Mayor, City of

The Fort Worth Star- Arlington, 101 West

Telegram. Abram Street, Arlington,

TX 76010.

Tarrant....................... City of Arlington (10- September 15, 2011; The Honorable Dr. Robert January 20, 2012............... 485454

06-3286P). September 22, 2011; N. Cluck, Mayor, City of

The Fort Worth Star- Arlington, 101 West

Telegram. Abram Street, Arlington,

TX 76010.

Tarrant....................... City of September 2, 2011; The Honorable Michael R. January 9, 2012................ 481013

Dalworthington September 9, 2011; Tedder, Mayor, City of

Gardens (10-06- The Fort Worth Star- Dalworthington Gardens,

3532P). Telegram. 2600 Roosevelt Drive,

Dalworthington Gardens,

TX 76016.

Tarrant....................... City of Fort Worth October 12, 2011; The Honorable Betsy February 16, 2012.............. 480596

(11-06-2791P). October 19, 2011; Price, Mayor, City of

The Fort Worth Star- Fort Worth, 1000

Telegram. Throckmorton Street,

Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Tarrant....................... City of White September 28, 2011; The Honorable Jerry R. September 21, 2011............. 480617

Settlement (11-06- October 5, 2011; Burns, Mayor, City of

1375P). The Grizzly Detail White Settlement, 214

Newspaper. Meadow Park Drive, White

Settlement, TX 76108.

Virginia:

Fauquier...................... Unincorporated areas July 27, 2011; The Honorable Raymond E. December 1, 2011............... 510055

of Fauquier County August 3, 2011; The Graham, Chairman,

(11-03-0275P). Fauquier Times- Fauquier County Board of

Democrat. Supervisors, 10 Hotel

Street, Suite 208,

Warrenton, VA 20186.

Loudoun....................... Unincorporated areas October 27, 2010; The Honorable Scott K. October 19, 2010............... 510090

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.

Prince William................ Unincorporated areas September 14, 2011; The Honorable Corey A. January 19, 2012............... 510119

of Prince William September 21, 2011; Stewart, Chairman at

County (11-03-0494P). The News & Large, Prince William

Messenger. County Board of

Supervisors, 1 County

Complex Court, Prince

William, VA 22192.

Wisconsin: Brown.................. Unincorporated areas September 15, 2011; The Honorable Guy Zima, January 20, 2012............... 550020

of Brown County (11- September 22, 2011; Chairman, Brown County

05-2704P). The Greenbay Press- Board, 305 East Walnut

Gazette. Street, Green Bay, WI

54301.

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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood Insurance.'')

Dated: December 5, 2011.

Sandra K. Knight,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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