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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 Start Printed Page 36370measures 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 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, 44 CFR part 64 is amended as follows:

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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
Massachusetts: Auburn, Town of, Worcester County250292March 2, 1973, Emerg; June 1, 1978, Reg; July 4, 2011, SuspJuly 4, 2011July 4, 2011.
Berlin, Town of, Worcester County250294August 11, 1975, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  * Do.  Do.
Blackstone, Town of, Worcester County250295November 2, 1973, Emerg; September 30, 1977, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Bolton, Town of, Worcester County250296March 10, 1975, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Boylston, Town of, Worcester County250297August 26, 1975, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Charlton, Town of, Worcester County250299June 10, 1975, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Clinton, Town of, Worcester County250300May 26, 1977, Emerg; June 15, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Douglas, Town of, Worcester County250301January 29, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Dudley, Town of, Worcester County250302June 23, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Grafton, Town of, Worcester County250306July 29, 1975, Emerg; May 2, 1983, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Harvard, Town of, Worcester County250308June 25, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1983, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
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Hopedale, Town of, Worcester County250310June 23, 1975, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Lancaster, Town of, Worcester County250312March 7, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Leicester, Town of, Worcester County250313July 22, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Mendon, Town of, Worcester County250316January 22, 1976, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Milford, Town of, Worcester County250317August 11, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1984, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Millbury, Town of, Worcester County250318May 4, 1973, Emerg; July 2, 1979, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Millville, Town of, Worcester County250319March 7, 1975, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Northborough, Town of, Worcester County250321June 10, 1975, Emerg; November 15, 1979, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Northbridge, Town of, Worcester County250322January 24, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1983, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Oxford, Town of, Worcester County250325July 24, 1975, Emerg; January 20, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Paxton, Town of, Worcester County250326October 29, 1980, Emerg; February 18, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Shrewsbury, Town of, Worcester County250332April 11, 1975, Emerg; June 4, 1980, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Southborough, Town of, Worcester County250333August 11, 1975, Emerg; October 15, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Southbridge, Town of, Worcester County250334May 14, 1974, Emerg; March 15, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Spencer, Town of, Worcester County250335November 5, 1975, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Sturbridge, Town of, Worcester County250337July 22, 1975, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Sutton, Town of, Worcester County250338May 29, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Upton, Town of, Worcester County250340September 2, 1975, Emerg; August 2, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Uxbridge, Town of, Worcester County250341May 5, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1983, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Webster, Town of, Worcester County250343July 28, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
West Boylston, Town of, Worcester County250345November 24, 1975, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Westborough, Town of, Worcester County250344July 22, 1975, Emerg; May 15, 1980, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Worcester, City of, Worcester County250349January 15, 1974, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Region III
Pennsylvania: Driftwood, Borough of, Cameron County420245April 15, 1974, Emerg; July 16, 1979, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Emporium, Borough of, Cameron County420246May 15, 1974, Emerg; February 1, 1978, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Gibson, Township of, Cameron County421130March 8, 1974, Emerg; September 1, 1977, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Grove, Township of, Cameron County421128March 4, 1974, Emerg; July 18, 1977, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Lumber, Township of, Cameron County421129March 6, 1974, Emerg; January 5, 1978, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Portage, Township of, Cameron County421132March 8, 1974, Emerg; August 15, 1978, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Shippen, Township of, Cameron County421103March 11, 1974, Emerg; April 17, 1978, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
West Virginia: Nicholas County, Unincorporated Areas540146June 30, 1976, Emerg; April 5, 1994, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Richmond, City of, Nicholas County540147November 29, 1974, Emerg; September 27, 1991, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Summersville, City of, Nicholas County540148February 18, 1975, Emerg; August 24, 1984, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Region IV
Florida: Caryville, Town of, Washington County120321July 9, 1975, Emerg; February 4, 1988, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
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Chipley, City of, Washington County120325January 16, 1975, Emerg; January 1, 1987, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Ebro, Town of, Washington County120629N/A, Emerg; March 19, 1996, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Vernon, City of, Washington County120322September 26, 1975, Emerg; January 1, 1987, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Washington County, Unincorporated Areas120407September 29, 1975, Emerg; June 17, 1991, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Wausau, Town of, Washington County120632N/A, Emerg; March 30, 1998, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Kentucky: Allen County, Unincorporated Areas210267February 10, 1994, Emerg; March 1, 1995, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Boyle County, Unincorporated Areas210322July 20, 1976, Emerg; May 15, 1986, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Danville, City of, Boyle County210019August 8, 1975, Emerg; September 27, 1985, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Junction City, City of, Boyle County210377October 16, 1997, Emerg; September 30, 1998, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Perryville, City of, Boyle County210020July 21, 1975, Emerg; December 3, 1987, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Scottsville, City of, Allen County210001June 11, 1975, Emerg; September 27, 1985, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Mississippi: Bay Springs, Town of, Jasper County280087July 3, 1980, Emerg; June 17, 1986, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Byhalia, Town of, Marshall County280112April 29, 1975, Emerg; June 18, 1987, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Heidelberg, Town of, Jasper County280088January 30, 1975, Emerg; January 1, 1987, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Holly Springs, City of, Marshall County280113March 11, 1975, Emerg; August 5, 1985, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Jasper County, Unincorporated Areas280302August 12, 2003, Emerg; December 1, 2003, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Marshall County, Unincorporated Areas280274August 4, 1986, Emerg; January 17, 1991, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Potts Camp, Town of, Marshall County280114March 31, 1975, Emerg; August 5, 1985, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Region V
Indiana: Albany, Town of, Delaware County180314June 13, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Delaware County, Unincorporated Areas180051June 13, 1975, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Eaton, Town of, Delaware County180052November 11, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Muncie, City of, Delaware County180053April 4, 1975, Emerg; January 16, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Yorktown, Town of, Delaware County180361March 18, 1976, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Region VI
Arkansas: Conway County, Unincorporated Areas050426January 7, 1983, Emerg; June 3, 1986, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Morrilton, City of, Conway County050044June 6, 1975, Emerg; March 15, 1982, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Plumerville, City of, Conway County050364September 15, 1983, Emerg; January 17, 1986, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Louisiana: Union Parish, Unincorporated Areas220359May 1, 1979, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Oklahoma: Goodwell, Town of, Texas County400383June 6, 1980, Emerg; January 18, 1988, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Guymon, City of, Texas County400243February 5, 1981, Emerg; June 19, 1985, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Region VII
Missouri: Holden, City of, Johnson County290714October 14, 1996, Emerg; March 1, 2001, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Knob Noster, City of, Johnson County290724August 7, 1995, Emerg; November 7, 2001, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Saint Mary, City of, Sainte Genevieve County290326November 9, 1973, Emerg; September 15, 1977, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Sainte Genevieve, City of, Sainte Genevieve County290325December 19, 1973, Emerg; September 30, 1977, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
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West Plains, City of, Howell County290166December 19, 1973, Emerg; May 19, 1981, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
Willow Springs, City of, Howell County290167July 2, 1974, Emerg; August 15, 1979, Reg; July 4, 2011, Susp  Do.  Do.
* Do. = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: June 7, 2011.

Sandra K. Knight,

Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation.

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[FR Doc. 2011-15520 Filed 6-21-11; 8:45 am]

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