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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:

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:
Annville, Township of, Lebanon County420570March 16, 1973, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.June 5, 2012June 5, 2012.
Bethel, Township of, Lebanon County420967January 23, 1974, Emerg; September 30, 1981, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do*  Do.
Cleona, Borough of, Lebanon County420571March 9, 1973, Emerg; April 1, 1977, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Cornwall, Borough of, Lebanon County420968April 17, 1973, Emerg; August 5, 1985, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
East Hanover, Township of, Lebanon County421012April 10, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Heidelberg, Township of, Lebanon County420969August 27, 1973, Emerg; January 20, 1982, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Jackson, Township of, Lebanon County421805January 21, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1981, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Jonestown, Borough of, Lebanon County420572December 29, 1972, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lebanon, City of, Lebanon County420573January 26, 1973, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Millcreek, Township of, Lebanon County420574August 27, 1973, Emerg; November 18, 1983, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Myerstown, Borough of, Lebanon County420575August 27, 1973, Emerg; July 5, 1977, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
North Annville, Township of, Lebanon County420970October 19, 1973, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
North Cornwall, Township of, Lebanon County420576March 16, 1973, Emerg; January 2, 1981, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
North Lebanon, Township of, Lebanon County421131March 8, 1974, Emerg; September 2, 1981, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
North Londonderry, Township of, Lebanon County420577August 29, 1973, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
South Annville, Township of, Lebanon County420580May 11, 1973, Emerg; December 16, 1980, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
South Lebanon, Township of, Lebanon County420581March 16, 1973, Emerg; December 15, 1981, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
South Londonderry, Township of, Lebanon County421043February 15, 1974, Emerg; March 4, 1986, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Swatara, Township of, Lebanon County420582August 9, 1973, Emerg; December 1, 1981, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Union, Township of, Lebanon County421806October 10, 1974, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
West Cornwall, Township of, Lebanon County420583March 23, 1973, Emerg; December 14, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
West Lebanon, Township of, Lebanon County421166April 26, 1974, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
West Virginia:
Albright, Town of, Preston County540161June 23, 1975, Emerg; August 1, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Bruceton Mills, Town of, Preston County540162May 22, 1975, Emerg; August 1, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Kingwood, City of, Preston County540254April 28, 1977, Emerg; November 12, 1986, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Newburg, Town of, Preston County540268June 9, 1975, Emerg; August 1, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Preston County, Unincorporated Areas540160August 20, 1976, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Reedsville, Town of, Preston County540269November 24, 1975, Emerg; August 1, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Rowlesburg, Town of, Preston County540163November 8, 1974, Emerg; August 1, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Terra Alta, Town of, Preston County540257September 3, 1975, Emerg; August 25, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region IV
Alabama:
Atmore, City of, Escambia County010071April 2, 1975, Emerg; June 24, 1977, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Brewton, City of, Escambia County010072April 4, 1975, Emerg; December 18, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
East Brewton, City of, Escambia County010073June 25, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Escambia County, Unincorporated Areas010251March 31, 1998, Emerg; September 28, 2007, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Flomaton, Town of, Escambia County010074August 26, 1975, Emerg; December 17, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Pollard, Town of, Escambia County010075February 28, 1992, Emerg; September 28, 2007, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Riverview, Town of, Escambia County010076June 25, 1975, Emerg; September 4, 1986, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Kentucky:
Clark County, Unincorporated Areas210278May 13, 1976, Emerg; December 4, 1986, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Menifee County, Unincorporated Areas210344January 25, 1999, Emerg; June 5, 2012, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Winchester, City of, Clark County210056February 27, 1975, Emerg; July 3, 1986, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Cloverdale, Town of, Putnam County180215May 9, 1975, Emerg; June 17, 1986, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Putnam County, Unincorporated Areas180213January 8, 1988, Emerg; October 1, 1992, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VI
Arkansas:
Benton County, Unincorporated Areas050419April 29, 1988, Emerg; September 18, 1991, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Bentonville, City of, Benton County050012January 3, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1980, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Centerton, City of, Benton County050399August 14, 1975, Emerg; August 24, 1982, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Gould, City of, Lincoln County050127July 26, 1974, Emerg; August 19, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Grady, City of, Lincoln County050128May 1, 1975, Emerg; October 12, 1982, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Highfill, Town of, Benton County050581N/A, Emerg; July 22, 2003, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Star City, City of, Lincoln County050368May 30, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1988, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Texas:
Corsicana, City of, Navarro County480498December 19, 1974, Emerg; August 17, 1981, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Frost, City of, Navarro County480954July 9, 1976, Emerg; August 8, 1978, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Kerens, City of, Navarro County480955September 8, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1978, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Powell, City of, Navarro County480390July 7, 2010, Emerg; June 5, 2012, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Rice, City of, Navarro County480957N/A, Emerg; April 9, 2009, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VII
Missouri:
Benton, City of, Scott County290852September 26, 1975, Emerg; August 24, 1984, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Blodgett, Village of, Scott County290771September 21, 1976, Emerg; June 1, 1987, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Chaffee, City of, Scott County290409March 6, 1975, Emerg; September 27, 1985, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Commerce, City of, Scott County290410April 1, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1978, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Haywood City, Village of, Scott County290598May 9, 1975, Emerg; February 11, 1976, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Miner, City of, Scott County290687July 24, 1975, Emerg; December 21, 1984, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Morley, City of, Scott County290412May 6, 1975, Emerg; September 10, 1984, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Scott City, City of, Scott County290414November 28, 1975, Emerg; May 4, 1988, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Sikeston, City of, Scott County295270August 3, 1971, Emerg; August 3, 1971, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VIII
Montana:
Hot Springs, Town of, Sanders County300073April 20, 1976, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Plains, Town of, Sanders County300074September 14, 1977, Emerg; April 15, 1986, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Sanders County, Unincorporated Areas300072December 20, 1995, Emerg; March 1, 1996, Reg; June 5, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
* do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.

Dated: May 4, 2012.

David L. Miller,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-12122 Filed 5-17-12; 8:45 am]

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