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Suspension of Community Eligibility

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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

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floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will be withdrawn by publication in the Federal Register.

EFFECTIVE DATES:

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

ADDRESSES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Edward Pasterick, Mitigation Division, 500 C Street, SW., Room 435, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3443.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 provided 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Start Printed Page 23409Order 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

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Accordingly,

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PART 64—[AMENDED]

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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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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 I
Maine:
Newry, Town of, Oxford County230337December 30, 1975, Emerg.; September 4, 1985, Reg.; May 5, 2003, SuspMay 5, 2003May 5, 2003.
Turner, Town of, Androscoggin County230010July 29, 1975, Emerg.; June 19, 1985, Reg.; May 5, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Region III
Delaware:
Cheswold, Town of, Kent County100004April 16, 1975, Emerg.; January 7, 1977, Reg.; May 5, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Little Creek, Town of, Kent County100015July 30, 1975, Emerg.; January 17, 1979, Reg.; May 5, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Region IV
Florida:
Charlotte County, Unincorporated Areas120061August 6, 1971, Emerg.; August 6, 1971, Reg.; May 5, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Lee County, Unincorporated Areas125124October 30, 1970, Emerg.; September 19, 1984, Reg.; May 5, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Region V
Illinois:
Bradley, Village of, Kankakee County170338October 29, 1974, Emerg.; March 1, 1978, Reg.; May 5, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Kankakee, City of, Kankakee County170339May 29, 1973, Emerg.; April 17, 1978, Reg.; May 5, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Region IX
California: Tehama County, Unincorporated Areas065064April 23, 1971, Emerg.; June 1, 1982, Reg.; May 5, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Region III
Pennsylvania:
Carnegie, Borough of, Allegheny County420019July 23, 1973, Emerg.; May 1, 1978, Reg.; May 15, 2003, SuspMay 15, 2003May 15, 2003.
Crafton, Borough of, Allegheny County420026April 15, 1974, Emerg.; December 19, 1980, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Green Tree, Borough of, Allegheny County420040June 27, 1974, Emerg.; July 16, 1981, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Kennedy, Township of, Allegheny County42172April 26, 1974, Emerg.; February 15, 1980, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Mckees Rocks, Borough of, Allegheny County420052November 3, 1972, Emerg.; May 16, 1977, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Pittsburgh, City of, Allegheny County420063April 13, 1973, Emerg.; December 15, 1981, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Robinson, Township of, Allegheny County421097March 17, 1976, Emerg.; February 3, 1982, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Rosslyn Farms, Borough of Allegheny County420069February 7, 1975, Emerg.; May 19, 1981, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Scott, Township of, Allegheny County421100October 9, 1974, Emerg.; May 3, 1982, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Thornburg, Borough of, Allegheny County420077January 16, 1980, Emerg.; July 18, 1983, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  
Region IV
North Carolina:
Aurora, Town of, Beaufort County370014June 4, 1975, Emerg.; January 3, 1986, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Bath, Town of, Beaufort County370288April 8, 1987, Emerg.; April 8, 1987, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Beaufort County, Unincorporated Areas370013June 9, 1972, Emerg.; February 4, 1987, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
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Belhaven, Town of, Beaufort County370015October 27, 1972, Emerg.; May 16, 1977, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Chocowinity, Town of, Beaufort County370289June 30, 1997, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Hyde County, Unincorporated Areas370133February 8, 1974, Emerg.; February 4, 1987, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Pantego, Town of, Beaufort County370016November 24, 1975, Emerg.; August 5, 1985, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Washington Park, Town of Beaufort County370268September 29, 1972, Emerg.; November 22, 1976, Reg.; May 15, 2003, Susp......do  Do.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp—Suspension.
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Anthony S. Lowe,

Mitigation Division Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 03-10842 Filed 5-1-03; 8:45 am]

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