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List of Communities Eligible for the Sale of Flood Insurance

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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 participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and suspended from the NFIP. These communities have applied to the program and have agreed to enact certain floodplain management measures. The communities' participation in the program authorizes the sale of flood insurance to owners of property located in the communities listed.

DATES:

Effective Dates: The dates listed under the column headed Effective Date of Eligibility.

ADDRESSES:

Flood insurance policies for property located in the communities listed can be obtained from any licensed property insurance agent or broker serving the eligible community or from the NFIP at: (800) 638-6620.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michael M. Grimm, Mitigation Division, 500 C Street, SW.; Room 412, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2878.

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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 measures aimed at protecting lives and new construction from future flooding. Since the communities on the attached list have recently entered the NFIP, subsidized flood insurance is now available for property in the community.

In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has identified the special flood hazard areas in some of these communities by publishing a Flood Hazard Boundary Map (FHBM) or Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The date of the flood map, if one has been published, is indicated in the fourth column of the table. In the communities listed where a flood map has been published, Section 202 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4016(a), requires the purchase of flood insurance as a condition of Federal or federally related financial assistance for acquisition or construction of buildings in the special flood hazard areas shown on the map.

The Administrator finds that delayed effective dates would be contrary to the public interest and that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and unnecessary.

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 certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U. S. C. 601 et seq., because the rule creates no additional burden, but lists those communities eligible for the sale of flood insurance.

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

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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 of eligibilityCurrent effective map date
New Eligibles—Emergency Program
Nebraska:
Maywood, Village of, Frontier County310085January 4, 2005December 20, 1974.
Florida:
Otter Creek, Town of, Levy County120592February 8, 2005August 17, 1979.
North Carolina:
Yanceyville, Town of, Caswell County370641......doUse Caswell County FHBM dated February 3, 1978.
Kansas:
Osage County, Unincorporated Areas200601February 11, 2005FHBM dated August 9, 1977.
New Mexico:
Curry County, Unincorporated Areas350127......doFHBM dated February 7, 1978.
Arkansas:
Rosston, City of, Nevada County050475March 2, 2005February 18, 1977.
Texas:
Devers, City of, Liberty County481514March 14, 2005April 24, 1979.
New Eligibles—Regular Program
Texas:
**Fannin County, Unincorporated Areas480807January 4, 2005FHBM dated November 8, 1977, converted to FIRM by letter January 4, 2005.
Nebraska:
St. Paul, City of, Howard County310119January 21, 2005October 19, 2004.
Kansas:
**Protection, City of, Comanche County200550February 1, 2005FHBM dated July 2, 1976, converted to FIRM by letter February 1, 2005.
**Neosho County, Unincorporated Areas200598......doFHBM dated November 1, 1977, converted to FIRM by letter February 1, 2005.
Alaska:
Haines Borough, Unincorporated Areas020007February 2, 2005August 22, 1975.
Kentucky:
Laurel County, Unincorporated Areas210134February 8, 2005November 2, 1990.
Ohio:
Forest Park, City of, Hamilton County390216February 9, 2005Use Hamilton County (CID 390204) FIRM panels 0065D, 0070D, 0086D, and 0088D dated May 14, 2004.
Frazeysburg, Village of, Muskingum County390426......doNSFHA.
Wisconsin:
Bellevue, Village of, Brown County550627......doUse Brown County (CID 550020) panels 0125B and 0150B dated February 19, 1982.
Missouri:
Seymour, City of, Webster County290933February 11, 2005July 17, 2002.
Rhode Island:
Narragansett Indian Tribe, Washington County445414February 14, 2005Use Charlestown, Town of (CID 445395) FIRM panels 0005E and 0010E dated September 30, 1995, and panels 0015C and 0020C dated July 16, 1986.
Georgia:
Jeff Davis County, Unincorporated Areas130113......doSeptember 6, 1996.
Maine:
**Alna, Town of, Lincoln County230083March 1, 2005FHBM dated January 3, 1975, converted to FIRM by letter March 1, 2005.
Alabama:
Good Hope, Town of, Cullman County010437......doDecember 2, 2004.
Kansas:
**Burdett, City of, Pawnee County200396......doFHBM dated March 26, 1976, converted to FIRM by letter March 1, 2005.
**Marion County, Unincorporated Areas200593......doFHBM dated August 22, 1978, converted to FIRM by letter March 1, 2005.
Ohio:
Berkey, Village of, Lucas County390901March 8, 2005Use Lucas County (CID 390359) FIRM panels 0035D and 0050D dated October 6, 2000.
Missouri:
**Edmundson, City of, St. Louis County.290729March 10, 2005Use St. Louis County (CID 290327) FIRM panel 0176H dated August 2, 1995.
Arkansas:
Gentry, City of, Benton County050324March 11, 2005Use Benton County (CID 050419) FIRM panel 0125E dated September 18, 1991.
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New Mexico:
Elephant Butte, City of, Sierra County350136March 17, 2005Use Sierra County (CID 350071) FIRM panel 0485C dated July 16, 1996.
Indiana:
McCordsville, Town of, Hancock County180468March 18, 2005Use Hancock County (CID 180419) FIRM panel 0025B dated October 15, 1982.
Florida:
Polk City, Town of, Polk County120665March 22, 2005November 19, 2003.
Reinstatements
Minnesota:
Greenwood, City of, Hennepin County270164January 31, 2005September 2, 2004.
Shorewood, City of, Hennepin County270185......do  Do.
St. Anthony, City of, Hennepin County and Ramsey County270716March 4, 2004  Do.
Alabama:
Alexander City, City of, Tallapoosa County010210March 15, 2005September 27, 1985.
Withdrawals
Suspensions
North Carolina:
Orrum, Town of, Robeson County370349March 11, 1997, Emerg March 11, 1997, Reg February 22, 2005, SuspJanuary 19, 2005.
Arkansas:
Caldwell, Town of, St. Francis County050185May 28, 1975, Emerg October 19, 1982, Reg February 23, 2005, SuspFebruary 18, 2005.
St. Francis County, Unincorporated Areas050184September 4, 1979, Emerg November 1, 1985, Reg February 23, 2005, Susp  Do.
Suspension Rescissions
Region III
Delaware:
Bethany Beach, Town of, Sussex County105083January 18, 2005 Suspension Notice RescindedJanuary 6, 2005.
Dewey Beach, Town of, Sussex County100056......do  Do.
South Bethany, Town of, Sussex County100051......do  Do.
Region V
Ohio:
Brookville, City of, Montgomery County390407......do  Do.
Dayton, City of, Montgomery County390409......do  Do.
Miamisburg, City of, Montgomery County390413......do  Do.
Trotwood, City of, Montgomery County390417......do  Do.
Region VII
Kansas:
Manhattan, City of, Riley County and Pottawatomie County200300February 4, 2005 Suspension Notice RescindedFebruary 4, 2005.
Ogden, City of, Riley County200301......do  Do.
Riley County, Unincorporated Areas200298......do  Do.
Nebraska:
Battle Creek, City of, Madison County310145......do  Do.
Madison County, Unincorporated Areas310455......do  Do.
Region IV
Florida:
Islamorada, Village of, Monroe County120424February 18, 2005 Suspension Notice RescindedFebruary 18, 2005.
Marathon, City of, Monroe County120681......do  Do.
North Carolina:
Lumberton, City of, Robeson County370203......doJanuary 19, 2005.
Region VI
Arkansas:
Forrest City, City of, St. Francis County050187......doFebruary 18, 2005.
Hughes, City of, St. Francis County050188......do  Do.
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Palestine, City of, St. Francis County050359......do  Do.
Wheatley, City of, St. Francis County050374......do  Do.
Region VII
Missouri:
Callaway County, Unincorporated Areas290049......do  Do.
Fulton, City of, Callaway County290051......do  Do.
Jefferson, City of, Callaway County and Cole County290108......do  Do.
Region IV
Kentucky:
Magoffin County, Unincorporated Areas210158March 16, 2005 Suspension Notice RescindedMarch 16, 2005.
Salyersville, City of, Magoffin County210159......do  Do.
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**Designates communities converted from Emergency Phase of participation to the Regular Phase of participation.
Code for reading fourth and fifth columns: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Rein.—Reinstatement; Susp.—Suspension; With.—Withdrawn; NSFHA—Non Special Flood Hazard Area.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)

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Dated: June 21, 2005.

David I. Maurstad,

Acting Director, Mitigation Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 05-12679 Filed 6-27-05; 8:45 am]

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