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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

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 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you want to determine whether a particular community was suspended on the suspension date or for further information, contact David Stearrett, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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. 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 Start Printed Page 26570suspended 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 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 III
Virginia:
Crewe, Town of, Nottoway County510264April 16, 1998, Emerg; —, Reg; June 2, 2009, SuspJune 2, 2009June 2, 2009
Nottoway County, Unincorporated Areas510307May 7, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1987, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......*do  Do.
Region IV
Florida:
Bay County, Unincorporated Areas120004May 12, 1975, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Callaway, City of, Bay County120005January 13, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Cedar Grove, Town of, Bay County120006May 16, 1975, Emerg; January 25, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Lynn Haven, City of, Bay County120009September 6, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1977, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Mexico Beach, Town of, Bay County120010September 18, 1970, Emerg; July 18, 1977, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Panama City, City of, Bay County120012September 6, 1974, Emerg; July 18, 1977, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Panama City Beach, City of, Bay County120013December 17, 1971, Emerg; June 1, 1977, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Parker, City of, Bay County120011May 5, 1975, Emerg; August 1, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Springfield, City of, Bay County120014May 1, 1975, Emerg; August 17, 1981, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Georgia:
Clarkesville, City of, Habersham County130103April 2, 1976, Emerg; February 17, 1988, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Cornelia, City of, Habersham County130329August 30, 1976, Emerg; August 1, 1986, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Habersham County, Unincorporated Areas130458September 23, 1976, Emerg; April 2, 1991, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Tallulah Falls, Town of, Habersham County130380December 29, 1980, Emerg; August 13, 1982, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
North Carolina:
Burnsville, Town of, Yancey County370373July 24, 1975, Emerg; April 17, 1984, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Hot Springs, Town of, Madison County370153November 17, 1977, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Madison County, Unincorporated Areas370152November 26, 1973, Emerg; September 2, 1982, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Mars Hill, Town of, Madison County370385October 4, 1979, Emerg; August 19, 1987, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
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Marshall, Town of, Madison County370154November 23, 1973, Emerg; May 15, 1978, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Yancey County, Unincorporated Areas370261March 29, 1978, Emerg; April 17, 1984, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Ohio:
Cardington, Village of, Morrow County390652June 13, 1975, Emerg; November 2, 1984, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Morrow County, Unincorporated Areas390868July 23, 1987, Emerg; April 1, 1992, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Mt. Gilead, Village of, Morrow County390424April 29, 1975, Emerg; August 19, 1987, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Wisconsin:
Fort Atkinson, City of, Jefferson County555554November 13, 1970, Emerg; August 6, 1971, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Jefferson, City of, Jefferson County555561April 23, 1971, Emerg; May 26, 1972, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Jefferson County, Unincorporated Areas550191April 2, 1971, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Johnson Creek, Village of, Jefferson County550194February 13, 1976, Emerg; September 30, 1982, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Lac La Belle, Village of, Jefferson County550565May 25, 1976, Emerg; January 18, 1984, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Lake Mills, City of, Jefferson County550195September 10, 1975, Emerg; July 2, 1987, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Palmyra, Village of, Jefferson County550196May 13, 1975, Emerg; May 3, 1990, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Sullivan, Village of, Jefferson County550197July 10, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1985, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Waterloo, City of, Jefferson County550198July 25, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1985, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Waterloo, City of, Dodge County550107May 23, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1981, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Whitewater, City of, Jefferson County550200March 27, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Region VI
Texas:
Allen, City of, Collin County480131July 15, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1978, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Carrollton, City of, Collin County480167May 27, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Celina, City of, Collin County480133May 27, 1975, Emerg; November 1, 1979, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Collin County, Unincorporated Areas480130June 16, 1981, Emerg; June 16, 1981, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Fairview, Town of, Collin County481069January 18, 1977, Emerg; November 1, 1979, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Frisco, City of, Collin County480134October 7, 1975, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Lavon, Town of, Collin County481313NA, Emerg; May 13, 1991, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Lucas, City of, Collin County481545July 3, 1979, Emerg; July 3, 1979, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
McKinney, City of, Collin County480135April 9, 1975, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Murphy, City of, Collin County480137August 7, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
New Hope, City of, Collin County480138NA, Emerg; April 19, 1996, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Parker, City of, Collin County480139May 26, 1977, Emerg; August 15, 1979, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Plano, City of, Collin County480140July 19, 1974, Emerg; January 2, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Prosper, City of, Collin County480141December 2, 1980, Emerg; May 4, 1982, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Richardson, City of, Collin County480184February 20, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Sachse, City of, Collin County480186July 25, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1978, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Van Alstyne, Town of, Collin County481620NA, Emerg; November 11, 1994, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
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Westminster, Town of, Collin County480758NA, Emerg; May 10, 1993, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Region VII
Kansas:
Andover, City of, Butler County200383February 7, 1977, Emerg; December 4, 1986, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Augusta, City of, Butler County200038June 25, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Butler County, Unincorporated Areas200037June 23, 1975, Emerg; March 2, 1981, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Douglass, City of, Butler County200489August 21, 2003, Emerg; September 1, 2004, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Rose Hill, City of, Butler County200454April 20, 1976, Emerg; August 24, 1981, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Missouri:
Benton County, Unincorporated Areas290027September 24, 1986, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Warsaw, City of, Benton County290030August 25, 1975, Emerg; August 4, 1987, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Region VIII
South Dakota:
Beadle County, Unincorporated Areas460251May 11, 1995, Emerg; October 1, 1997, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Cavour, Town of, Beadle County461212March 14, 1997, Emerg; June 8, 1998, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
Huron, City of, Beadle County460003May 24, 1974, Emerg; July 16, 1987, Reg; June 2, 2009, Susp......do  Do.
* do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp—Suspension.
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Dated: May 22, 2009.

Deborah Ingram,

Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. E9-12857 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]

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