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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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

David Stearrett, Mitigation Division, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2953.

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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 Start Printed Page 66246stating 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 Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 51735.

Executive Order 13132, Federalism. This rule involves no policies that have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988.

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
Illinois:
Algonquin, Village of, Kane and McHenry Counties170474September 4, 1974, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp11/16/200611/16/2006
Bannockburn, Village of, Lake County170359March 7, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Barrington, Village of, Cook and Lake Counties170057October 30, 1974, Emerg; October 16, 1984, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Barrington Hills, Village of, Cook, Kane, Lake, McHenry Counties170058April 3, 1975, Emerg; August 10, 1979, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Carpentersville, Village of, Kane County170322September 25, 1974, Emerg; August 17, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Cary, Village of, McHenry County170475November 27, 1974, Emerg; July 2, 1980, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Cook County, Unincorporated Areas170054March 9, 1973, Emerg; April 15, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Crystal Lake, City of, McHenry County170476October 21, 1974, Emerg; June 15, 1982, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Deerfield, Village of, Lake County170361October 13, 1972, Emerg; September 30, 1977, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Deer Park, Village of, Lake County171028February 17, 1993, Emerg; September 3, 1997, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
East Dundee, Village of, Cook and Kane Counties170323May 9, 1975, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Elgin, City of, Cook and Kane Counties170087May 29, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1982, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Fox Lake, Village of, Lake and McHenry Counties170362March 9, 1973, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Fox River Grove, Village of, McHenry County170477April 17, 1973, Emerg; June 4, 1980, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Gilberts, Village of, Kane County170326September 4, 1996, Emerg; December 20, 2002, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Greenwood, Village of, McHenry County171057December 4, 1997, Emerg; December 4, 1997, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Hampshire, Village of, Kane County170327January 14, 1976, Emerg; March 2, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Harvard, City of, McHenry County170479July 23, 1974, Emerg; November 15, 1979, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Highland Park, City of, Lake County170367April 5, 1973, Emerg; November 5, 1980, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Hoffman Estates, Village of, Cook and Kane Counties170107November 10, 1972, Emerg; May 19, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Holiday Hills, Village of, McHenry County170936August 8, 1977, Emerg; April 1, 1982, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
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Huntley, Village of, Kane and McHenry Counties170480June 6, 1975, Emerg; December 15, 1992, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Inverness, Village of, Cook County170111November 27, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Island Lake, Village of, Lake and McHenry Counties170370January 24, 1975, Emerg; September 16, 1982, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Johnsburg, Village of, McHenry County170486June 27, 1975, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Kane County, Unincorporated Areas170896July 29, 1976, Emerg; March 1, 1982, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Lake County, Unincorporated Areas170357April 4, 1973, Emerg; November 3, 1982, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Lake Barrington, Village of, Lake County170372June 25, 1975, Emerg; January 2, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Lake Forest, City of, Lake County170374April 23, 1974, Emerg; February 18, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Lake-in-the-Hills, Village of, McHenry County170481December 12, 1974, Emerg; July 5, 1983, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Lakemoor, Village of, Lake and McHenry Counties170915March 5, 1976, Emerg; January 19, 1983, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Lakewood, Village of, McHenry County170805March 25, 1974, Emerg; September 4, 1985, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Marengo, City of, McHenry County170482June 27, 1973, Emerg; August 1, 1979, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
McCullom Lake, Village of, McHenry County170829March 3, 1975, Emerg; August 19, 1985, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
McHenry, City of, McHenry County170483January 17, 1974, Emerg; November 19, 1980, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
McHenry County, Unincorporated Areas170732January 15, 1974, Emerg; September 30, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
North Barrington, Village of, Lake County170383May 27, 1975, Emerg; October 18, 1983, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Port Barrington, Village of, McHenry County170478January 19, 1973, Emerg; March 4, 1980, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Prairie Grove, Village of, McHenry County170975October 26, 1992, Emerg; November 16, 2006, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Richmond, Village of, McHenry County170484May 9, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Riverwoods, Village of, Lake County170387August 21, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
South Barrington, Village of, Cook County170161August 1, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Spring Grove, Village of, McHenry County170485February 10, 1975, Emerg; November 4, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Union, Village of, McHenry County170487July 18, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1983, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Volo, Village of, Lake County171042April 3, 1998, Emerg; April 3, 1998, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Wauconda, Village of, Lake County170396January 13, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1981, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Wonder Lake, Village of, McHenry County170976October 2, 1980, Emerg; August 15, 1983, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
Woodstock, City of, McHenry County170488June 12, 1974, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; November 16, 2006, Susp......do  Do.
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: October 27, 2006.

David I. Maurstad,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-19117 Filed 11-13-06; 8:45 am]

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