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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, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 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
Maryland: Baltimore, City of, Independent City240087December 3, 1971, Emerg; March 15, 1978, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.Feb. 2, 2012Feb. 2, 2012.
West Virginia:
Auburn, Town of, Ritchie County540262April 7, 1975, Emerg; September 24, 1984, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do *  Do.
Bancroft, Town of, Putnam County540165July 1, 1975, Emerg; December 18, 1985, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Buffalo, Town of, Putnam County540166July 16, 1975, Emerg; December 18, 1985, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Cairo, Town of, Ritchie County540179August 27, 1975, Emerg; March 18, 1991, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Eleanor, Town of, Putnam County540222June 23, 1975, Emerg; February 6, 1984, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ellenboro, Town of, Ritchie County540180August 21, 1975, Emerg; August 24, 1984, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Harrisville, Town of, Ritchie County540132N/A, Emerg; February 7, 2006, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hurricane, City of, Putnam County540167July 11, 1975, Emerg; March 4, 1986, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Pennsboro, City of, Ritchie County540182July 2, 1975, Emerg; September 16, 1988, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Poca, Town of, Putnam County540168April 17, 1975, Emerg; December 18, 1985, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Pullman, Town of, Ritchie County540263September 22, 1977, Emerg; September 10, 1984, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Putnam County, Unincorporated Areas540164May 11, 1976, Emerg; June 18, 1987, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ritchie County, Unincorporated Areas540224September 1, 1976, Emerg; January 1, 1991, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Winfield, Town of, Putnam County540271June 10, 1975, Emerg; December 18, 1985, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region IV
Florida:
Brooksville, City of, Hernando County120333October 30, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Crescent City, City of, Putnam County120408November 28, 1975, Emerg; December 18, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hernando County, Unincorporated Areas120110August 27, 1974, Emerg; April 17, 1984, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Interlachen, Town of, Putnam County120391July 24, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Palatka, City of, Putnam County120273January 20, 1975, Emerg; June 4, 1980, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Pomona Park, Town of, Putnam County120418July 9, 1976, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Putnam County, Unincorporated Areas120272November 15, 1973, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Weeki Wachee, City of, Hernando County120413June 30, 1998, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mississippi:
Coahoma County, Unincorporated Areas280038August 9, 1974, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Clarksdale, City of, Coahoma County280039April 2, 1974, Emerg; March 4, 1980, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Coahoma, Town of, Coahoma County285264February 26, 2009, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Friar's Point, Town of, Coahoma County280040August 26, 1975, Emerg; August 19, 1987, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Jonestown, Town of, Coahoma County280041July 28, 1975, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lula, Town of, Coahoma County280042May 22, 1975, Emerg; August 1, 1986, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Crawfordsville, City of, Montgomery County180171March 24, 1975, Emerg; February 1, 1994, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Darlington, Town of, Montgomery County180321May 1, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1978, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Montgomery County, Unincorporated Areas180445June 11, 1997, Emerg; June 1, 1998, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Waynetown, Town of, Montgomery County180175February 9, 2000, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Michigan:
Allen Park, City of, Wayne County260217March 23, 1973, Emerg; February 17, 1982, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Brownstown, Charter Township of, Wayne County260218August 23, 1974, Emerg; August 16, 1982, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Canton, Township of, Wayne County260219April 14, 1975, Emerg; September 2, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Dearborn, City of, Wayne County260220March 9, 1973, Emerg; April 20, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Dearborn Heights, City of, Wayne County260221January 12, 1973, Emerg; May 2, 1983, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Detroit, City of, Wayne County260222February 2, 1973, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ecorse, City of, Wayne County260223August 1, 1973, Emerg; May 1, 1978, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Flat Rock, City of, Wayne County260224August 15, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Gibraltar, City of, Wayne County260226February 9, 1973, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Grosse Ile, Township of, Wayne County260227February 23, 1973, Emerg; August 1, 1980, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Grosse Pointe, City of, Wayne County260228February 16, 1973, Emerg; September 1, 1988, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Grosse Pointe Farms, City of, Wayne County260229February 9, 1973, Emerg; December 10, 1982, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Grosse Pointe Park, City of, Wayne County260230December 8, 1972, Emerg; January 3, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Grosse Pointe Shores, Village of, Wayne County260250December 22, 1972, Emerg; January 3, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Huron, Township of, Wayne County260545May 28, 1982, Emerg; October 17, 1986, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Inkster, City of, Wayne County260232February 23, 1973, Emerg; March 2, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lincoln Park, City of, Wayne County260234May 16, 1974, Emerg; November 17, 1982, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Livonia, City of, Wayne County260233February 16, 1973, Emerg; November 4, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Northville, City of, Wayne County260235March 29, 1976, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Northville, Township of, Wayne County260669December 23, 1977, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Plymouth, Charter Township of, Wayne County260237August 6, 1975, Emerg; March 2, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Plymouth, City of, Wayne County260236August 6, 1975, Emerg; February 18, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Redford, Township of, Wayne County260238November 26, 1971, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
River Rouge, City of, Wayne County260239May 12, 1973, Emerg; January 5, 1978, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Riverview, City of, Wayne County260240October 8, 1976, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Rockwood, City of, Wayne County260241April 24, 1973, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Southgate, City of, Wayne County260242May 14, 1973, Emerg; September 15, 1978, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Sumpter, Township of, Wayne County260243September 3, 1976, Emerg; May 5, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Taylor, City of, Wayne County260728November 25, 1986, Emerg; November 25, 1986, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Trenton, City of, Wayne County260244March 30, 1973, Emerg; August 17, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Wayne, City of, Wayne County260245April 3, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Westland, City of, Wayne County260739January 22, 1985, Emerg; January 22, 1985, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Woodhaven, City of, Wayne County260730April 24, 1989, Emerg; April 24, 1989, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Wisconsin:
Douglas County, Unincorporated Areas550538April 26, 1974, Emerg; February 4, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lake Nebagamon, Village of, Douglas County550112June 5, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1978, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Oliver, Village of, Douglas County550113April 17, 1984, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Poplar, Village of, Douglas County550114September 1, 1976, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Solon Springs, Village of, Douglas County550115July 24, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1978, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Superior, City of, Douglas County550116November 21, 1973, Emerg; April 3, 1978, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VI
Arkansas:
Amity, City of, Clark County050303July 27, 2011, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Arkadelphia, City of, Clark County050029August 16, 1974, Emerg; April 15, 1981, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Caddo Valley, Town of, Clark County050567December 10, 1982, Emerg; May 1, 1985, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Gurdon, City of, Clark County050239September 8, 1975, Emerg; September 4, 1985, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Kingsland, City of, Cleveland County050039April 11, 1975, Emerg; October 12, 1982, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region X
Oregon:
Crook County, Unincorporated Areas410050February 14, 1975, Emerg; July 17, 1989, Reg; February 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Prineville, City of, Crook County410051January 30, 1975, Emerg; July 17, 1989, Reg; February 2, 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. 2012-1103 Filed 1-19-12; 8:45 am]

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