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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:
Braintrim, Township of, Wyoming County421008November 14, 1973, Emerg; May 15, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.Aug. 2, 2012Aug. 2, 2012.
Clinton, Township of, Wyoming County422197April 13, 1978, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do*  Do.
Conewago, Township of, Dauphin County422406February 10, 1981, Emerg; April 30, 1986, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Dauphin, Borough of, Dauphin County420375March 16, 1973, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Derry, Township of, Dauphin County420376January 12, 1973, Emerg; September 30, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
East Hanover, Township of, Dauphin County420377May 7, 1973, Emerg; January 16, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Eaton, Township of, Wyoming County420909July 27, 1973, Emerg; May 1, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Elizabethville, Borough of, Dauphin County420378October 17, 1974, Emerg; June 25, 1976, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Exeter, Township of, Wyoming County420911January 19, 1973, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Factoryville, Borough of, Wyoming County420912August 14, 1975, Emerg; January 17, 1990, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Falls, Township of, Wyoming County422198December 27, 1974, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Forkston, Township of, Wyoming County422199October 15, 1975, Emerg; August 1, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Halifax, Borough of, Dauphin County420379January 17, 1974, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Halifax, Township of, Dauphin County421592June 17, 1975, Emerg; November 3, 1982, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Harrisburg, City of, Dauphin County420380April 21, 1972, Emerg; May 2, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Highspire, Borough of, Dauphin County420381November 10, 1972, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hummelstown, Borough of, Dauphin County420382March 30, 1973, Emerg; March 15, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Jackson, Township of, Dauphin County421593February 5, 1981, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Jefferson, Township of, Dauphin County421594February 11, 1976, Emerg; October 15, 1982, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Laceyville, Borough of, Wyoming County420913April 2, 1974, Emerg; May 15, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lemon, Township of, Wyoming County422200July 2, 1979, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Londonderry, Township of, Dauphin County420383March 30, 1973, Emerg; March 18, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lower Swatara, Township of, Dauphin County420385November 3, 1972, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lykens, Borough of, Dauphin County420386March 9, 1973, Emerg; September 3, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Lykens, Township of, Dauphin County421595January 20, 1976, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mehoopany, Township of, Wyoming County422201August 21, 1975, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Meshoppen, Borough of, Wyoming County420914July 25, 1973, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Meshoppen, Township of, Wyoming County421009January 16, 1974, Emerg; February 15, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Middle Paxton, Township of, Dauphin County420387March 2, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1979, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Middletown, Borough of, Dauphin County420388October 13, 1972, Emerg; December 28, 1976, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mifflin, Township of, Dauphin County421596May 9, 1975, Emerg; June 25, 1976, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Millersburg, Borough of, Dauphin County420389May 9, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Monroe, Township of, Wyoming County421186November 5, 1975, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Nicholson, Borough of, Wyoming County420915March 6, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Nicholson, Township of, Wyoming County422202December 31, 1975, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
North Branch, Township of, Wyoming County422203September 7, 1979, Emerg; August 1, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Northmoreland, Township of, Wyoming County422204August 27, 1979, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Noxen, Township of, Wyoming County422205September 17, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Overfield, Township of, Wyoming County422568February 13, 1980, Emerg; June 1, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Paxtang, Borough of, Dauphin County420390February 2, 1973, Emerg; March 18, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Reed, Township of, Dauphin County420393April 4, 1973, Emerg; November 1, 1979, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Royalton, Borough of, Dauphin County420394March 16, 1973, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Rush, Township of, Dauphin County421597March 9, 1976, Emerg; August 19, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
South Hanover, Township of, Dauphin County420395March 30, 1973, Emerg; May 2, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Susquehanna, Township of, Dauphin County420397October 29, 1971, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Swatara, Township of, Dauphin County420398April 16, 1973, Emerg; February 3, 1982, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Tunkhannock, Borough of, Wyoming County420917April 18, 1973, Emerg; December 18, 1979, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Tunkhannock, Township of, Wyoming County422206June 9, 1975, Emerg; July 15, 1988, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Upper Paxton, Township of, Dauphin County420399April 5, 1973, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Washington, Township of, Dauphin County421598January 20, 1976, Emerg; December 17, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Washington, Township of, Wyoming County422207August 27, 1979, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
West Hanover, Township of, Dauphin County421600September 20, 1974, Emerg; March 18, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Wiconisco, Township of, Dauphin County421030September 26, 1973, Emerg; April 15, 1981, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Williams, Township of, Dauphin County421601September 27, 1976, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Windham, Township of, Wyoming County422208December 30, 1975, Emerg; September 4, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Virginia:
Chilhowie, Town of, Smyth County510185January 15, 1974, Emerg; June 15, 1978, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Colonial Heights, City of, Independent City510039June 18, 1975, Emerg; September 2, 1981, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Marion, Town of, Smyth County510223October 24, 1974, Emerg; November 1, 1979, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Saltville, Town of, Smyth County510191January 15, 1974, Emerg; March 1, 1978, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Smyth County, Unincorporated Areas510184December 26, 1973, Emerg; May 15, 1980, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
West Virginia:
Elizabeth, Town of, Wirt County540212June 9, 1975, Emerg; January 17, 1991, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Wirt County, Unincorporated Areas540211January 19, 1976, Emerg; April 1, 1988, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region V
Illinois:
Carbon Hill, Village of, Grundy County170257August 21, 1975, Emerg; September 4, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Channahon, Village of, Grundy County170698September 12, 1975, Emerg; February 15, 1983, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Coal City, Village of, Grundy County170258April 23, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1978, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Diamond, Village of, Grundy County170259March 7, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1978, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Dwight, Village of, Grundy County170423August 9, 1974, Emerg; November 1, 1990, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
East Brooklyn, Village of, Grundy County170873June 24, 1981, Emerg; July 9, 1982, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Gardner, Village of, Grundy County170261April 8, 1985, Emerg; April 8, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Grundy County, Unincorporated Areas170256June 11, 1974, Emerg; July 18, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mazon, Village of, Grundy County170262August 12, 1975, Emerg; September 27, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Minooka, Village of, Grundy County171019N/A, Emerg; March 12, 1992, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Morris, City of, Grundy County170263July 25, 1974, Emerg; December 18, 1984, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Seneca, Village of, Grundy County170407May 9, 1975, Emerg; February 1, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
South Wilmington, Village of, Grundy County171013March 4, 1988, Emerg; March 4, 1988, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Indiana:
Boonville, City of, Warrick County180273June 25, 1982, Emerg; June 25, 1982, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Chandler, Town of, Warrick County180274April 2, 1976, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Newburgh, Town of, Warrick County180276January 12, 1973, Emerg; May 17, 1982, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Tennyson, Town of, Warrick County180350N/A, Emerg; November 13, 2008, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Warrick County, Unincorporated Areas180418April 11, 1975, Emerg; May 17, 1982, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VI
Texas:
Mineral Wells, City of, Palo Pinto and Parker Counties480517March 3, 1972, Emerg; December 1, 1977, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mingus, City of, Palo Pinto County480518January 28, 1998, Emerg; September 1, 2004, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Palo Pinto County, Unincorporated Areas480516November 6, 1981, Emerg; December 19, 1984, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Strawn, City of, Palo Pinto County480965May 20, 1987, Emerg; November 1, 1989, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VII
Iowa:
Fertile, City of, Worth County190301March 19, 1976, Emerg; August 4, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Hanlontown, City of, Worth County190833August 3, 2011, Emerg; N/A, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Manly, City of, Worth County190834June 15, 2001, Emerg; May 1, 2011, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Worth County, Unincorporated Areas190916August 4, 2011, Emerg; N/A, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Missouri:
Aurora, City of, Lawrence County290199December 3, 1974, Emerg; September 15, 1978, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Cobalt Village, Village of, Madison County290601February 12, 1985, Emerg; July 2, 1987, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Mount Vernon, City of, Lawrence County290202April 14, 1975, Emerg; February 4, 1981, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Pierce City, City of, Lawrence County290203May 6, 1975, Emerg; December 28, 1993, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VIII
Utah:
Salt Lake City, City of, Salt Lake County490105May 28, 1974, Emerg; August 1, 1983, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
South Salt Lake, City of, Salt Lake County490219May 23, 1975, Emerg; December 18, 1985, Reg; August 2, 2012, Susp.......do  Do.
*do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.

Dated: July 11, 2012.

David L. Miller,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-17810 Filed 7-20-12; 8:45 am]

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