Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
FEMA is suspending one community because of its failure to enforce its floodplain management regulations under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If documentation is received from the community before the effective suspension date, indicating it has brought its floodplain management program into compliance with the NFIP requirements, FEMA will withdraw the suspension by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.
Effective Dates: The effective date of the community's scheduled suspension is the date listed in the fourth column of the following table.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Stearrett, Mitigation Directorate, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598-3072, (202) 646-2953.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) enables property owners to purchase flood insurance that is generally not otherwise available. In return, communities agree to adopt and implement local floodplain management regulations that contribute to protecting lives and reducing the risk of property damage from future flooding. Section 1315 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4022), prohibits flood insurance coverage authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (42 U.S.C. 4001-4128) unless an appropriate public body adopts adequate floodplain management measures with effective administration and enforcement processes.
The community listed in this notice no longer complies with the NFIP requirements set forth at 44 CFR part 59 et seq. Under 44 CFR 59.24(c), a community will be suspended from the NFIP for failing to adequately enforce its floodplain management regulations. Accordingly, FEMA is suspending the Village of Chauncey, Athens County, Ohio, (“the Village”) on the effective date in the fourth column of the table. As of that date, the purchase of new flood insurance policies or the renewal of existing flood insurance policies under the NFIP will no longer be available.
FEMA will not suspend the Village, however, if the community submits the documentation required under 44 CFR 59.24(c) to show that it has corrected the deficiencies and remedied the violations identified in the Show Cause letter to the maximum extent possible. This documentation must be received by FEMA before the actual suspension date. If the Village successfully demonstrates its compliance with NFIP regulations, FEMA will continue its eligibility for the sale of NFIP insurance. FEMA will then publish in the Federal Register a notice withdrawing the suspension of the community. In the interim, if you wish to determine whether FEMA has suspended the Village on the suspension date, please contact the FEMA Region V office at (312) 408-5207. Additional information may also be found at http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/floodplain/nfipkeywords/suspension.shtm.
FEMA identified the special flood hazard areas (SFHAs) in this community by publishing a Flood Insurance Rate Map. The effective date of this map is indicated in the last column of the table. By law, no Federally regulated entity may provide financial assistance for acquisition or construction purposes for property located in a SFHA unless the community in which the property is located is participating in the NFIP (42 U.S.C. 4106). The prohibition against certain types of Federal disaster assistance also becomes effective for the Village of Chauncey, Ohio, on the date shown in the fourth column.
The Administrator finds that notice and public comment procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and unnecessary because the community listed in this final rule has been adequately notified. The community received a Probationary Letter on February 14, 2008, and was put on Probation June 14, 2008; and a 30-day show cause letter was sent July 29, 2009. FEMA addressed these notifications to the Mayor of the Village Council indicating that we will suspend the Village unless the Village takes the required corrective actions and remedial measures before the effective suspension date. Because we have made these notifications, 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 Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) requires that special consideration be given to the effects of proposed regulations on small entities. This rule does not require a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and, therefore, is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 64End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 64—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for Part 64 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows:End Amendment Part
|State||Location||Community No.||Date certain Federal assistance no longer available in special flood hazard area and the sale of flood insurance no longer available in the community||Current effective map date|
|Ohio||Chauncey, Village of, Athens County||390017||November 6, 2009||January 17, 1986.|
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, “Flood Insurance.”)Start Signature
Dated: October 15, 2009.
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-25863 Filed 10-28-09; 8:45 am]
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