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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.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The NFIP enables property owners to purchase Federal flood insurance that is not otherwise generally available from private insurers. 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 the sale of NFIP flood insurance 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. We recognize that 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 publishes a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) that identifies the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) in these communities. 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 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 FIRM for 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.

List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 64

Accordingly, 44 CFR part 64 is amended as follows:

PART 64—[AMENDED]

1. The authority citation for part 64 continues to read as follows:

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.

[Amended]

2. The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows:

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
Pennsylvania:
Antrim, Township of, Franklin County421233March 26, 1974, Emerg; April 24, 1981, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.Jan. 18, 2012Jan. 18, 2012.
Benezette, Township of, Elk County422612August 8, 1979, Emerg; June 1, 1987, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Bessemer, Borough of, Lawrence County422627August 1, 1975, Emerg; July 9, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Chambersburg, Borough of, Franklin County420469February 2, 1973, Emerg; July 17, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ellport, Borough of, Lawrence County422462March 9, 1976, Emerg; November 17, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ellwood City, Borough of, Lawrence County420567October 3, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Enon Valley, Borough of, Lawrence County422463August 11, 1975, Emerg; August 3, 1984, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Fannett, Township of, Franklin County422424February 13, 1976, Emerg; October 29, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Fox, Township of, Elk County421608December 19, 1975, Emerg; November 2, 1990, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do*  Do.
Greencastle, Borough of, Franklin County420470April 24, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1976, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Greene, Township of, Franklin County421649June 18, 1974, Emerg; November 2, 1990, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Guilford, Township of, Franklin County421650January 20, 1976, Emerg; June 18, 1990, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hamilton, Township of, Franklin County421651September 17, 1974, Emerg; June 18, 1990, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hickory, Township of, Lawrence County421792April 7, 1975, Emerg; August 2, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Highland, Township of, Elk County421609January 29, 1976, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Horton, Township of, Elk County421610June 12, 1980, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Jay, Township of, Elk County421611January 13, 1976, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Johnsonburg, Borough of, Elk County420443February 2, 1973, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Jones, Township of, Elk County421612January 27, 1976, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Letterkenny, Township of, Franklin County422425April 30, 1979, Emerg; September 17, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Little Beaver, Township of, Lawrence County422464December 22, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lurgan, Township of, Franklin County421652October 28, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mahoning, Township of, Lawrence County421793April 29, 1975, Emerg; February 18, 1983, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mercersburg, Borough of, Franklin County420471August 6, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Metal, Township of, Franklin County421653January 16, 1976, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Millstone, Township of, Elk County421613March 8, 1977, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mont Alto, Borough of, Franklin County420472July 9, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1990, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Montgomery, Township of, Franklin County422426August 1, 1979, Emerg; August 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Neshannock, Township of, Lawrence County421794November 22, 1974, Emerg; May 17, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
New Castle, City of, Lawrence County420568August 31, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
New Wilmington, Borough of, Lawrence County420569November 8, 1974, Emerg; August 3, 1984, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
North Beaver, Township of, Lawrence County421795March 2, 1977, Emerg; August 19, 1987, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Peters, Township of, Franklin County421654August 14, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Plain Grove, Township of, Lawrence County421797August 1, 1979, Emerg; August 3, 1984, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Pulaski, Township of, Lawrence County421798October 21, 1974, Emerg; December 31, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Quincy, Township of, Franklin County421655September 27, 1982, Emerg; July 16, 1990, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ridgway, Borough of, Elk County420444September 1, 1972, Emerg; February 15, 1980, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ridgway, Township of, Elk County420445May 15, 1973, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Scott, Township of, Lawrence County421799July 23, 1974, Emerg; November 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Shenango, Township of, Lawrence County421029January 28, 1974, Emerg; April 3, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Slippery Rock, Township of, Lawrence County422466March 1, 1977, Emerg; November 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
South New Castle, Borough of, Lawrence County422467February 18, 1976, Emerg; July 31, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Southampton, Township of, Franklin County421657June 17, 1975, Emerg; May 15, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Spring Creek, Township of, Elk County421614March 8, 1977, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
St. Marys, City of, Elk County420446October 25, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
St. Thomas, Township of, Franklin County421656August 15, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1990, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Taylor, Township of, Lawrence County421800July 30, 1975, Emerg; August 3, 1984, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Union, Township of, Lawrence County421801April 21, 1975, Emerg; November 5, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Volant, Borough of, Lawrence County421790July 23, 1975, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Wampum, Borough of, Lawrence County421791December 26, 1974, Emerg; August 3, 1984, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Warren, Township of, Franklin County422427February 17, 1976, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Washington, Township of, Franklin County421658July 1, 1975, Emerg; June 3, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Washington, Township of, Lawrence County422468April 3, 1979, Emerg; September 24, 1984, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Wayne, Township of, Lawrence County422469June 27, 1975, Emerg; May 3, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Waynesboro, Borough of, Franklin County420473May 4, 1973, Emerg; November 1, 1985, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Wilmington, Township of, Lawrence County421802August 12, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region IV
Mississippi:
Doddsville, Town of, Sunflower County280162April 15, 1975, Emerg; July 17, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Drew, City of, Sunflower County280163June 5, 1973, Emerg; May 1, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Durant, City of, Holmes County280074April 1, 1974, Emerg; August 19, 1986, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Holmes County, Unincorporated Areas280211April 11, 1974, Emerg; September 15, 1989, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Moorhead, City of, Sunflower County280166May 24, 1973, Emerg; April 17, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ruleville, Town of, Sunflower County280167May 14, 1973, Emerg; May 1, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Sunflower, Town of, Sunflower County280168May 14, 1973, Emerg; July 17, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Sunflower County, Unincorporated Areas280195May 4, 1973, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Boone County, Unincorporated Areas180011November 26, 1975, Emerg; September 16, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Cedar Lake, Town of, Lake County180127July 25, 1975, Emerg; March 15, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Crown Point, City of, Lake County180128January 31, 1975, Emerg; March 18, 1980, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Dyer, Town of, Lake County180129October 10, 1974, Emerg; May 15, 1984, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
East Chicago, City of, Lake County180130February 26, 1975, Emerg; June 4, 1980, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Gary, City of, Lake County180132March 17, 1975, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Griffith, Town of, Lake County185175February 26, 1971, Emerg; April 14, 1972, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hammond, City of, Lake County180134December 10, 1974, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Highland, Town of, Lake County185176May 21, 1971, Emerg; May 19, 1972, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hobart, City of, Lake County180136February 14, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lake County, Unincorporated Areas180126July 25, 1973, Emerg; September 2, 1981, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lake Station, City of, Lake County180131March 27, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lebanon, City of, Boone County180013June 25, 1975, Emerg; May 3, 1982, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lowell, Town of, Lake County180137January 31, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Merrillville, Town of, Lake County180138February 16, 1973, Emerg; October 15, 1981, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Munster, Town of, Lake County180139November 11, 1974, Emerg; May 16, 1983, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
New Chicago, Town of, Lake County180140March 13, 1975, Emerg; January 2, 1980, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Schererville, Town of, Lake County180142March 17, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1980, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Schneider, Town of, Lake County180143March 3, 1976, Emerg; August 1, 1980, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
St. John, Town of, Lake County180141January 20, 1975, Emerg; November 1, 1979, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Thorntown, Town of, Boone County180014April 29, 1975, Emerg; July 21, 1978, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Whitestown, Town of, Boone County180015August 5, 1975, Emerg; April 5, 1988, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Whiting, City of, Lake County180313March 9, 1977, Emerg; March 6, 1981, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Winfield, Town of, Lake County180515N/A, Emerg; November 14, 1997, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Zionsville, Town of, Boone County180016May 2, 1975, Emerg; December 15, 1981, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Michigan: Higgins, Township of, Roscommon County261011December 22, 1997, Emerg; N/A, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VI
Oklahoma:
Mooreland, Town of, Woodward County400230August 16, 1974, Emerg; June 19, 1985, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Woodward, City of, Woodward County400232April 30, 1974, Emerg; December 16, 1980, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Woodward County, Unincorporated Areas400500June 29, 1990, Emerg; January 17, 1997, Reg; January 18, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
*do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.

Dated: January 12, 2012.

David L. Miller,

Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

[FR Doc. 2012-929 Filed 1-18-12; 8:45 am]

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