Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations, 46396-46397 [E7-16286]

Download as PDF 46396 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 160 / Monday, August 20, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Community No. State and location Durham County, Unincorporated Areas 370085 Lincoln County, Unincorporated Areas 370146 Lincolnton, City of, Lincoln County ........ 370147 Region VI Louisiana: Ascension Parish, Unincorporated Areas. Donaldsonville, City of, Ascension County. Sorrento, Town of, Ascension County .. 220013 220014 220016 Date certain Federal assistance no longer available in SFHAs Effective date authorization/cancellation of sale of flood insurance in community Current effective map date March 16, 1973, Emerg; February 15, 1979, Reg; August 2, 2007, Susp. January 27, 1976, Emerg; December 1, 1981, Reg; August 18, 2007, Susp. November 3, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1981, Reg; August 18, 2007, Susp. ......do* .............. Do. 08/16/2007 ....... 08/16/2007. ......do* .............. Do. April 26, 1973, Emerg; September 2, 1981, Reg; August 18, 2007, Susp. April 25, 1973, Emerg; May 15, 1980, Reg; August 18, 2007, Susp. April 30, 1973, Emerg; June 1,1978, Reg; August 18, 2007, Susp. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. *Do = Ditto. Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension. Dated: August 13, 2007. David I. Maurstad, Assistant Administrator Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–16279 Filed 8–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 65 [Docket No. FEMA–B–7730 and B–7729] Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Interim rule. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES AGENCY: 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 Mitigation Assistant Administrator of FEMA reconsider the changes. The VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:42 Aug 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Section, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3151. 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 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 BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 the other Federal, State, or regional entities. The changes 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. 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. I Accordingly, 44 CFR part 65 is amended to read as follows: E:\FR\FM\20AUR1.SGM 20AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 160 / Monday, August 20, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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. PART 65—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows: I California: Ventura ... § 65.4 46397 [Amended] 2. The tables published under the authority of § 65.4 are amended as follows: I City of Simi Valley, (06–09–B562P). March 22, 2007; March 29, 2007; Ventura County Star. The Honorable Paul Miller, Mayor, City of Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063. June 28, 2007 ................ 060421 Village of Fairfax, (07–05–0437P). February 7, 2007; February 14, 2007; The Community Press. February 22, 2007 .......... 390215 Hamilton ........... City of Cincinnati, (07–05–0437P). February 7, 2007; February 14, 2007; The Community Press. February 22, 2007 .......... 390210 Wisconsin: Iowa ...... Unincorporated areas of Iowa County, (07–05– 0219P). January 18, 2007; January 25, 2007; The Dodgeville Chronicle. The Honorable Theodore Shannon, Mayor, Village of Fairfax, 5903 Hawthorne Avenue, Fairfax, OH 45227. The Honorable Mark Mallory, Mayor, City of Cincinnati, 801 Plum Street, Room 150, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The Honorable Mark Masters, Chairman, Iowa County Board, 222 North Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533. December 20, 2006 ........ 550522 Ohio: Hamilton ........... (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: August 9, 2007. David I. Maurstad, Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–16286 Filed 8–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 65 Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Modified Base (1% annualchance) 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: William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Section, Mitigation rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:42 Aug 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3151. 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 Mitigation Division Director of FEMA 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 BFEs 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 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 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: I E:\FR\FM\20AUR1.SGM 20AUR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 160 (Monday, August 20, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46396-46397]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16286]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 65

[Docket No. FEMA-B-7730 and B-7729]


Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Interim rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 Mitigation Assistant 
Administrator of FEMA 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: William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering 
Management Section, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-
3151.

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 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 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 the 
other Federal, State, or regional entities. The changes 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.
    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.

0
Accordingly, 44 CFR part 65 is amended to read as follows:

[[Page 46397]]

PART 65--[AMENDED]

0
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]

0
2. The tables published under the authority of Sec.  65.4 are amended 
as follows:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
California: Ventura...............  City of Simi Valley,   March 22, 2007;       The Honorable Paul         June 28, 2007..................       060421
                                     (06-09-B562P).         March 29, 2007;       Miller, Mayor, City of
                                                            Ventura County Star.  Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo
                                                                                  Canyon Road, Simi
                                                                                  Valley, CA 93063.
Ohio:
    Hamilton......................  Village of Fairfax,    February 7, 2007;     The Honorable Theodore     February 22, 2007..............       390215
                                     (07-05-0437P).         February 14, 2007;    Shannon, Mayor, Village
                                                            The Community Press.  of Fairfax, 5903
                                                                                  Hawthorne Avenue,
                                                                                  Fairfax, OH 45227.
    Hamilton......................  City of Cincinnati,    February 7, 2007;     The Honorable Mark         February 22, 2007..............       390210
                                     (07-05-0437P).         February 14, 2007;    Mallory, Mayor, City of
                                                            The Community Press.  Cincinnati, 801 Plum
                                                                                  Street, Room 150,
                                                                                  Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Wisconsin: Iowa...................  Unincorporated areas   January 18, 2007;     The Honorable Mark         December 20, 2006..............       550522
                                     of Iowa County, (07-   January 25, 2007;     Masters, Chairman, Iowa
                                     05-0219P).             The Dodgeville        County Board, 222 North
                                                            Chronicle.            Iowa Street, Dodgeville,
                                                                                  WI 53533.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

    Dated: August 9, 2007.
David I. Maurstad,
Federal Insurance Administrator of the National Flood Insurance 
Program, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency.
 [FR Doc. E7-16286 Filed 8-17-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P