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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation proving 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 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you want to determine whether a particular community was suspended on the suspension date or obtain additional information, contact David Stearrett, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mitigation Directorate, 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 the statutory requirement for compliance with program regulations, 44 CFR part 59. 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.

Previously, FEMA 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 the FEMA 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 the notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and unnecessary because the 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 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 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 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 SFHAs
Region I
Connecticut:
Chester, Town of, Middlesex County090060January 12, 1973, Emerg; July 16, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp08/28/200808/28/2008.
Clinton, Town of, Middlesex County090061March 2, 1973, Emerg; September 30, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp* ......doDo.
Deep River, Town of, Middlesex County090062March 30, 1973, Emerg; January 16, 1981, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
East Haddam, Town of, Middlesex County090063February 10, 1975, Emerg; November 1, 1979, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
East Hampton, Town of, Middlesex County090064August 21, 1974, Emerg; October 16, 1979, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Essex, Town of, Middlesex County090065February 9, 1973, Emerg; July 16, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Haddam, Town of, Middlesex County090066May 23, 1975, Emerg; January 16, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Killingworth, Town of, Middlesex County090174July 15, 1975, Emerg; March 15, 1982, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Middletown, City of, Middlesex County090068August 16, 1974, Emerg; December 16, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Middlefield, Town of, Middlesex County090067October 25, 1973, Emerg; March 28, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Portland, Town of, Middlesex County090130October 31, 1973, Emerg; July 3, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Westbrook, Town of, Middlesex County090070March 9, 1973, Emerg; December 1, 1982, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Region II
New York:
Brockport, Village of, Monroe County360411August 4, 1975, Emerg; April 23, 1982, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Chili, Town of, Monroe County360412March 16, 1973, Emerg; February 1, 1979, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
East Rochester, Village of, Monroe County360414June 18, 1980, Emerg; August 20, 1982, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Fairport, Village of, Monroe County360415January 30, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1984, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Gates, Town of, Monroe County360416July 30, 1974, Emerg; August 2, 1982, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Greece, Town of, Monroe County360417March 9, 1973, Emerg; March 18, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Henrietta, Town of, Monroe County360419March 23, 1973, Emerg; November 5, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Honeoye Falls, Village of, Monroe County360421April 18, 1973, Emerg; September 30, 1977, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Irondequoit, Town of, Monroe County360422March 16, 1973, Emerg; November 15, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Mendon, Town of, Monroe County360423April 14, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1982, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Perinton, Town of Monroe County360428August 13, 1973, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Pittsford, Town of, Monroe County360429May 4, 1973, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Riga, Town of, Monroe County360430June 5, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1981, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Rochester, City of, Monroe County360431April 9, 1973, Emerg; November 1, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Spencerport, Village of, Monroe County360433August 31, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Webster, Town of, Monroe County360436March 9, 1973, Emerg; October 16, 1979, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Wheatland, Town of, Monroe County360438March 30, 1973, Emerg; September 15, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Region III
Virginia:
Altavista, Town of, Campbell County510029February 19, 1974, Emerg; August 1, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Brookneal, Town of, Campbell County510030January 15, 1974, Emerg; March 1, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
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Campbell County, Unincorporated Areas510028December 27, 1973, Emerg; October 17, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Cape Charles, Town of, Northampton County510106June 3, 1974, Emerg; February 2, 1983, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Fries, Town of, Grayson County510215August 11, 1975, Emerg; February 11, 1983, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Grayson County, Unincorporated Areas510243December 4, 1974, Emerg; July 17, 1989, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Independence, Town of, Grayson County510238April 12, 1974, Emerg; February 1, 1985, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Region IV
Florida:
Bonita Springs, City of, Lee County120680August 16, 2002, Emerg; August 16, 2002, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Cape Coral, City of, Lee County125095July 2, 1971, Emerg; August 17, 1981, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Fort Myers, City of, Lee County125106October 30, 1970, Emerg; April 16, 1979, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Fort Myers Beach, Town of, Lee County120673October 30, 1970, Emerg; September 19, 1984, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Ocala, City of, Marion County120330September 19, 1974, Emerg; September 22, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Plant City, City of, Hillsborough County120113June 13, 1975, Emerg; April 29, 1983, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Sanibel, City of, Lee County120402May 5, 1975, Emerg; April 16, 1979, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Temple Terrace, City of, Hillsborough County120115July 16, 1971, Emerg; July 8, 1977, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Region V
Ohio:
Bay View, Village of, Erie County390595June 1, 1973, Emerg; September 15, 1977, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Huron, City of, Erie County390154March 30, 1973, Emerg; April 3, 1978, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Sandusky, City of, Erie County390156January 28, 1972, Emerg; July 5, 1977, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Region IX
California:
Calimesa, City of, Riverside County060740May 1, 1991, Emerg; May 1, 1991, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Chino, City of, San Bernardino County060272November 21, 1975, Emerg; June 30, 1976, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Coachella, City of, Riverside County060249September 11, 1979, Emerg; September 30, 1980, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
Loma Linda, City of, San Bernardino County065042March 19, 1971, Emerg; July 16, 1987, Reg; August 28, 2008, Susp......doDo.
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: August 20, 2008.

David I. Maurstad,

Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. E8-19993 Filed 8-27-08; 8:45 am]

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