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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 measures 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 to be eligible for the sale of NFIP flood insurance. A notice withdrawing the suspension of such 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 procedures 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, Section 1315, 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:
Barnett, Township of, Jefferson County422440April 25, 1979, Emerg; August 24, 1984, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.March 15, 2012March 15, 2012.
Beaver, Township of, Jefferson County422441May 15, 1979, Emerg; February 1, 1985, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Bell, Township of, Jefferson County422244March 7, 1977, Emerg; April 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Big Run, Borough of, Jefferson County420508May 18, 1976, Emerg; June 4, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Brockway, Borough of, Jefferson County420509January 17, 1974, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Brookville, Borough of, Jefferson County420510June 18, 1974, Emerg; April 16, 1991, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Clover, Township of, Jefferson County422442May 18, 1976, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Eldred, Township of, Jefferson County422443May 21, 1979, Emerg; January 17, 1985, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Falls Creek, Borough of, Jefferson County420511August 8, 1975, Emerg; September 6, 1989, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Gaskill, Township of, Jefferson County421727February 3, 1976, Emerg; June 18, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Heath, City of, Jefferson County421728February 25, 1977, Emerg; April 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Henderson, Township of, Jefferson County421729September 16, 1974, Emerg; April 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Knox, Township of, Jefferson County421730April 25, 1979, Emerg; April 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
McCalmont, City of, Jefferson County421731October 15, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Oliver, Township of, Jefferson County421732May 10, 1979, Emerg; August 24, 1984, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Perry, Township of, Jefferson County422444January 12, 1977, Emerg; April 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Pinecreek, Township of, Jefferson County422445May 4, 1979, Emerg; February 1, 1985, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Polk, Township of, Jefferson County421733May 16, 1979, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Porter, Township of, Jefferson County422446April 25, 1979, Emerg; August 24, 1984, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Punxsutawney, Borough of, Jefferson County420512October 24, 1973, Emerg; February 15, 1979, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Reynoldsville, Borough of, Jefferson County420513February 22, 1974, Emerg; April 17, 1978, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ringgold, Township of, Jefferson County422447March 7, 1977, Emerg; August 24, 1984, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Rose, Township of, Jefferson County421734May 9, 1979, Emerg; September 24, 1984, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Snyder, Township of, Jefferson County421735September 15, 1975, Emerg; September 6, 1989, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Summerville, Township of, Jefferson County420514April 11, 1974, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Sykesville, Borough of, Jefferson County420515September 19, 1974, Emerg; August 19, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Timblin, Borough of, Jefferson County422448May 4, 1977, Emerg; September 24, 1984, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Union, Township of, Jefferson County422449April 30, 1979, Emerg; January 17, 1985, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Warsaw, Township of, Jefferson County422450March 1, 1977, Emerg; January 17, 1985, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Washington, Township of, Jefferson County422451September 30, 1975, Emerg; September 6, 1989, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Winslow, Township of, Jefferson County421215December 30, 1976, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Worthville, Borough of, Jefferson County420516September 10, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Young, Township of, Jefferson County421737January 19, 1976, Emerg; April 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region IV
Mississippi:
Humphreys County, Unincorporated Areas280192January 14, 1974, Emerg; January 19, 1983, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Isola, Town of, Humphreys County280190January 14, 1974, Emerg; July 3, 1978, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Louise, Town of, Humphreys County280208March 12, 1974, Emerg; May 1, 1979, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Lafayette, City of, Tippecanoe County180253February 7, 1975, Emerg; November 19, 1980, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Tippecanoe County, Unincorporated Areas180428December 24, 1975, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VI
Arkansas: Independence County, Unincorporated Areas050090July 3, 1978, Emerg; January 6, 1988, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
New Mexico:
Chama, Village of, Rio Arriba County350050August 2, 1994, Emerg; August 5, 1997, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Espanola, City of, Rio Arriba County350052April 4, 1975, Emerg; February 19, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Texas:
Burnet, City of, Burnet County480092March 24, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1987, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Cottonwood Shores, City of, Burnet County481614September 24, 1990, Emerg; November 16, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Granite Shoals, City of, Burnet County481149September 22, 1976, Emerg; November 16, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Meadowlakes, City of, Burnet County481613April 13, 1989, Emerg; November 16, 1990, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Ector County, Unincorporated Areas480796September 11, 1981, Emerg; March 4, 1991, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VII
Missouri:
Branson, City of, Taney County290436December 10, 1971, Emerg; October 26, 1976, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Bull Creek, Village of, Taney County290916December 6, 1993, Emerg; September 30, 1997, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hollister, City of, Taney County290437February 14, 1975, Emerg; March 18, 1985, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Rockaway Beach, City of, Taney County290438April 26, 1999, Emerg; March 1, 2000, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Taney County, Unincorporated Areas290435June 20, 2002, Emerg; April 1, 2004, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VIII
Utah:
Charleston, Town of, Wasatch County490165October 22, 1975, Emerg; August 5, 1980, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Daniel, Town of, Wasatch County490033N/A, Emerg; May 12, 2010, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Heber City, City of, Wasatch County490166March 25, 1975, Emerg; March 18, 1987, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Wasatch County, Unincorporated Areas490164April 4, 1975, Emerg; October 1, 1986, Reg; March 15, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
*do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.

Dated: February 17, 2012.

David L. Miller,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-5218 Filed 3-2-12; 8:45 am]

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