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Suspension of Community Eligibility

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.


Final rule.


This rule identifies communities, where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), that are suspended on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will be withdrawn by publication in the Federal Register.


The effective date of each community's suspension is the third date (“Susp.”) listed in the third column of the following tables.


If you wish to determine whether a particular community was suspended on the suspension date, contact the appropriate FEMA Regional Office or the NFIP servicing contractor.

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Mike Robinson, Branch Chief, Policy, Assessment and Outreach Division, Mitigation Directorate, 500 C Street, SW., Room 411, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3098.

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The NFIP enables property owners to purchase flood insurance which is generally not otherwise available. In return, communities agree to adopt and administer local floodplain management aimed at protecting lives and new construction from future flooding. Section 1315 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4022, prohibits flood insurance coverage as authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., unless an appropriate public body adopts adequate floodplain management measures with effective enforcement measures. The communities listed in this document no longer meet that statutory requirement for compliance with program regulations, 44 CFR part 59 et seq. Accordingly, the communities will be suspended on the effective date in the third column. As of that date, flood insurance will no longer be available in the community. However, some of these communities may adopt and submit the required documentation of legally enforceable floodplain management measures after this rule is published but prior to the actual suspension date. These communities will not be suspended and will continue their eligibility for the sale of insurance. A notice withdrawing the suspension of the communities will be published in the Federal Register.

In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has identified the special flood hazard areas in these communities by publishing a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The date of the FIRM if one has been published, is indicated in the fourth column of the table. No direct Federal financial assistance (except assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act not in connection with a flood) may legally be Start Printed Page 61281provided for construction or acquisition of buildings in the identified special flood hazard area of communities not participating in the NFIP and identified for more than a year, on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's initial flood insurance map of the community as having flood-prone areas (section 202(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4106(a), as amended). This prohibition against certain types of Federal assistance becomes effective for the communities listed on the date shown in the last column. The Associate Director finds that notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and unnecessary because communities listed in this final rule have been adequately notified.

Each community receives a 6-month, 90-day, and 30-day notification addressed to the Chief Executive Officer that the community will be suspended unless the required floodplain management measures are met prior to the effective suspension date. Since these notifications have been made, this final rule may take effect within less than 30 days.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Associate Director has determined that this rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4022, prohibits flood insurance coverage unless an appropriate public body adopts adequate floodplain management measures with effective enforcement measures. The communities listed no longer comply with the statutory requirements, and after the effective date, flood insurance will no longer be available in the communities unless they take remedial action.

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.

Paperwork Reduction Act. This rule does not involve any collection of information for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

Executive Order 12612, Federalism. This rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 12612, Federalism, October 26, 1987, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 252.

Executive Order 12778, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the applicable standards of section 2(b)(2) of Executive Order 12778, October 25, 1991, 56 FR 55195, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 309.

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List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 64

  • Flood insurance
  • Floodplains
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Accordingly, 44 CFR part 64 is amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for Part 64 continues to read as follows:

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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.

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2. The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows:

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64.6 List of Eligible Communities

State and LocationCommunity No.Effective date authorization/cancellation of sale of flood insurance in communityCurrent effective map dateDate certain Federal assistance no longer available in special flood hazard areas
Region III
Ardentown, village of, New Castle County100058January 28, 1997; Reg., October 6, 2000; Susp10-06-0010-06-00
Delaware City, city of, New Castle County100022December 17, 1973; Emerg.; February 16, 1977; Reg. October 6,
New Castle, city of, New Castle County100026June 6, 1970, Emerg.; December 26, 1975; Reg. October 6,
New Castle County, unincorporated areas105085June 6, 1970, Emerg.; December 3, 1971; Reg. October 6,
Wilmington, city of, New Castle County100028December 19, 1973, Emerg.; May 2, 1977, Reg.; October 6,
Blooming Grove, township of, Pike County421962December 2, 1976, Emerg.; October 18, 1988, Reg.; October 6,
Delaware, township of, Pike County421963September 10, 1975, Emerg.; December 4, 1985, Reg.; October 6,
Dingman, township of, Pike County421964March 6, 1979, Emerg.; December 4, 1985; Reg. October 6,
Greene, township of, Pike County421965August 6, 1975, Emerg.; October 18, 1988, Reg. October 6,
Lackawaxen, township of, Pike County421966July 7, 1975, Emerg.; August 4, 1988; Reg. October 6,
Lehman, township of, Pike County421967February 3, 1976, Emerg.; June 19, 1989; Reg. October 6,
Matamoras, borough of, Pike County420758October 28, 1975, Emerg.; January 5, 1989; Reg. October 6,
Milford, borough of, Pike County420759July 23, 1975, Emerg.; June 1, 1989; Reg. October 6,
Milford, township of, Pike County422642March 11, 1976, Emerg.; December 4, 1985; Reg. October 6,
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Palmyra, township of, Pike County421968May 20, 1981, Emerg.; November 19, 1982; Reg. October 6,
Porter, township of, Pike County422500August 17, 1979, Emerg.; October 15, 1985; Reg. October 6,
Shohola, township of, Pike County421969August 17, 1975, Emerg.; July 15, 1988; Reg. October 6,
Westfall, township of, Pike County421970July 30, 1975, Emerg.; February 2, 1989; Reg. October 6,
South Buffalo, township of, Armstrong County421210April 17, 1975, Emerg.; June 18, 1987; Reg. October 6,
Region IV
North Carolina:
Oakboro, town of, Stanly County370493July 9, 1997, Emerg.; October 6, 2000; Reg. October 6,
Region V
Harbor View, village of, Lucas County390702October 8, 1976, Emerg.; May 25, 1978; Reg. October 6,
Lucas County, unincorporated areas390359March 9, 1977, Emerg.; March 16, 1983; Reg. October 6,
Maumee, city of, Lucas County390360July 25, 1975; Emerg.; March 28, 1980; Reg. October 6,
Oregon, city of, Lucas County390361March 16, 1973, Emerg.; March 15, 1978; Reg. October 6,
Ottawa Hills, village of, Lucas County390362October 24, 1975, Emerg.; June 4, 1980; Reg. October 6,
Sylvania, city of, Lucas County390364February 18, 1972, Emerg.; July 5, 1977; Reg. October 6,
Toledo, city of, Lucas County395373December 18, 1970; Emerg.; June 4, 1980; Reg. October 6,
Waterville, village of, Lucas County390637April 9, 1975; Emerg.; January 2, 1981; Reg. October 6,
Whitehouse, village of, Lucas County390639August 27, 1975; Emerg.; May 19, 1981; Reg. October 6,
Region X
North Bonneville, city of, Skamania County530256January 19, 1976, Emerg.; May 28, 1984; Reg. October 6,
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: October 3, 2000.

Michael J. Armstrong,

Associate Director for Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 00-26603 Filed 10-16-00; 8:45 am]