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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. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at http://www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.
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.
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.
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:
1. The authority citation for Part 64 continues to read as follows:
2. The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows:
|State and location||Community No.||Effective date authorization/Cancellation of sale of flood insurance in community||Current effective map date||Date certain Federal assistance no longer available in SFHAs|
|Ceredo, Town of, Wayne County||540232||September 25, 1975, Emerg; May 17, 1989, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||January 2, 2013||January 2, 2013|
|Fort Gay, Town of, Wayne County||540202||April 29, 1975, Emerg; January 3, 1979, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do*||Do.|
|Kenova, City of, Wayne County||540221||April 9, 1975, Emerg; May 17, 1989, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Wayne County, Unincorporated Areas||540200||October 31, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1987, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Magoffin County, Unincorporated Areas||210158||December 18, 1978, Emerg; March 4, 1986, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Salyersville, City of, Magoffin County||210159||July 8, 1975, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Hobart, City of, Kiowa County||400084||November 14, 1975, Emerg; June 29, 1982, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Kiowa County, Unincorporated Areas||400543||September 20, 1994, Emerg; N/A, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Lone Wolf, Town of, Kiowa County||400085||November 16, 1976, Emerg; June 29, 1982, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Mountain Park, Town of, Kiowa County||400086||November 3, 1976, Emerg; August 3, 1982, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Mountain View, Town of, Kiowa County||400087||October 30, 1975, Emerg; December 12, 1978, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Roosevelt, Town of, Kiowa County||400088||November 12, 1976, Emerg; March 23, 1982, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Snyder, City of, Kiowa County||400089||March 18, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1980, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Lubbock, City of, Lubbock County||480452||May 24, 1973, Emerg; September 2, 1982, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Lubbock County, Unincorporated Areas||480915||April 16, 2002, Emerg; October 11, 2002, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Wolfforth, City of, Lubbock County||480918||N/A, Emerg; October 25, 2002, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Baldwin Park, Village of, Cass County||290880||July 19, 1979, Emerg; August 5, 1985, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Belton, City of, Cass County||290062||September 3, 1974, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Cass County, Unincorporated Areas||290783||April 21, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1982, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Creighton, City of, Cass County||290063||August 3, 1979, Emerg; June 30, 1980, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Drexel, City of, Cass County||290064||June 23, 1975, Emerg; April 8, 1977, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Lake Annette, City of, Cass County||290953||N/A, Emerg; June 25, 2004, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Peculiar, City of, Cass County||290878||April 19, 1979, Emerg; September 10, 1984, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Pleasant Hill, City of, Cass County||295269||April 30, 1971, Emerg; September 15, 1972, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Raymore, City of, Cass County||290070||February 4, 1976, Emerg; May 15, 1986, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|Riverview Estates, Village of, Cass County||290957||N/A, Emerg; October 22, 2008, Reg; January 2, 2013, Susp||......do||Do.|
|*-do- = Ditto.|
|Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.|
Dated: December 7, 2012.
David L. Miller,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-31106 Filed 12-21-12; 4:15 pm]
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