Federal Register: October 16, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 200)
DOCID: FR Doc 02-26216
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
CFR Citation: 44 CFR Part 67
Docket ID: [Docket No. FEMA-P-7615]
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
ACTION: Flood elevation determinations:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Proposed rule.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
DATES: The comment period is ninety (90) days following the second publication of this proposed rule in a newspaper of local circulation in each community.
Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annualchance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs and 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 remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
FEMA proposes to make determinations of BFEs and modified BFEs for each community listed below, in accordance with Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a).
These proposed BFEs and 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 proposed 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 buildings. National Environmental Policy Act
This proposed 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 Administrator for Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration certifies that this proposed rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because proposed or modified BFEs are required by the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and are required to establish and maintain community eligibility in the NFIP. No regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared.
This proposed 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 proposed rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, dated October 26, 1987.
Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform
This proposed rule meets the applicable standards of Section 2(b)(2) of Executive Order 12778.
List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 67
Administrative practice and procedure, flood insurance, reporting and record keeping requirements.
Accordingly, 44 CFR part 67 is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 67[AMENDED]
1. The authority citation for part 67 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.
2. The tables published under the authority of Sec. 67.4 are proposed to be amended as follows:
........................ San Creek Tributary...................... .......................................................... 975983 ........... Maps are available for inspection at 1116 North Jim Thorpe Boulevard, Prague, Oklahoma. Send comments to The Honorable Michael Fairbanks, Mayor, City of Prague, 1116 North Jim Thorpe Boulevard, Prague, Oklahoma 74862. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ``Flood Insurance'')
Dated: September 23, 2002.
Anthony S. Lowe,
Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. [FR Doc. 0226216 Filed 101502; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 671804P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Matthew B. Miller, P.E., Chief, Hazards Study Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 6463461 or (e mail) firstname.lastname@example.org.