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Suspension of Community Eligibility

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AGENCY:

Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If 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 not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.

DATES:

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

ADDRESSES:

If you want 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:

William H. Lesser, Mitigation Division, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2807.

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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 NFIP, 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, FEMA has identified the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) 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 identified SFHAs for communities not participating in the NFIP and identified for more than a year, on FEMA'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 6-month, 90-day, and 30-day notification letters addressed to the Chief Executive Officer stating that the community will be suspended unless the required floodplain management measures are met prior to the effective suspension date. Since these notifications were 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 remedial action takes place.

Regulatory Classification. This final rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Start Printed Page 13774Executive 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.

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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 is revised 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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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 SFHAs
Region V
Minnesota:
Boyd, City of, Lac Qui Parle County270240April 4, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1984, Reg; March 16, 2006, SuspMar. 16, 2006Mar. 16, 2006.
Dawson, City of, Lac Qui Parle County270241May 15, 1974, Emerg; January 16, 1980, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do*  Do.
Lac Qui Parle, Unincorporated Areas270239July 3, 1974, Emerg; June 4, 1980, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Ohio: Batavia, Village of, Clermont County390066March 3, 1976, Emerg; February 4, 1981, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Clermont County, Unincorporated Areas390065April 14, 1976, Emerg; April 15, 1981, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Milford, City of, Clermont County390227April 15, 1975, Emerg; January 16, 1981, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Neville, Village of, Clermont County390641March 6, 1974, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
South Point, Village of, Lawrence County390630February 9, 1976, Emerg; May 2, 1983, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Region VII
Missouri:
Airport Drive, Village of, Jasper County290761June 9, 1999, Emerg; March 4, 2002, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Baldwin Park, Village of, Cass County290880July 19, 1979, Emerg; August 5, 1985, Reg; March, 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Belton, City of, Cass County290062September 3, 1974, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Carl Junction, City of, Jasper County290179October 28, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Carterville, City of, Jasper County290180January 17, 1977, Emerg; July 16, 1984, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Carthage, City of, Jasper County290181July 21, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1983, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Cass County, Unincorporated Areas290783April 21, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1982, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Creighton, City of, Cass County290063August 3, 1979, Emerg; June 30, 1980, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Drexel, City of, Cass County290064June 23, 1975, Emerg; April 8, 1977, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Duenweg, City of, Jasper County290182April 1, 2004, Emerg; April 1, 2004, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
East Lynne, City of, Cass County290065August 11, 1975, Emerg; March 25, 1980, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Freeman, City of, Cass County290066December 15, 1976, Emerg; May 1, 1980, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Garden City, City of, Cass County290067July 15, 1975, Emerg; April 8, 1977, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Joplin, City of, Jasper County290183October 8, 1971, Emerg; December 8, 1976, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Lake Annette, City of, Cass County290953June 25, 2004, Emerg; June 25, 2004, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Oronogo, City of, Jasper County290185May 6, 1975, Emerg; March 4, 1985, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Peculiar, City of, Cass County290878April 19, 1979, Emerg; September 10, 1984, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Pleasant Hill, City of, Cass County295269April 30, 1971, Emerg; September 15, 1972, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Purcell, City of, Jasper County290539September 3, 1975, Emerg; September 10, 1984, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
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Raymore, City of, Cass County290070February 4, 1976, Emerg; May 15, 1986, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Sarcoxie, City of, Jasper County290186May 29, 1974, Emerg; July 16, 1979, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Strasburg, City of, Cass County290071August 5, 1976, Emerg; March 18, 1980, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Webb City, City of, Jasper County290187May 19, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Region VIII
Utah:
Coalville, City of, Summit County490135July 24, 1975, Emerg; January 30, 1984, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Henefer, Town of, Summit County490136July 23, 1975, Emerg; May 20, 1980, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Oakley, Town of, Summit County490138June 11, 1975, Emerg; September 24, 1984, Reg; March 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp—Suspension.
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David I. Maurstad,

Acting Mitigation Division Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 06-2592 Filed 3-16-06; 8:45 am]

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