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AGENCY:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

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. 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.

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.

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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.

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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 Start Printed Page 17131shown 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.

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List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 64

  • Flood insurance
  • Floodplains
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Accordingly, 44 CFR Part 64 is amended as follows:

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PART 64—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for Part 64 continues to read as follows:

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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.

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2. The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows:

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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 IV
Florida:
Live Oak, City of, Suwannee County120334November 14, 1974, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; April 16, 2013, SuspApril 16, 2013April 16, 2013.
Suwannee County, Unincorporated Areas120300February 14, 1975, Emerg; January 6, 1988, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do*  Do.
Kentucky:
Coal Run Village, City of, Pike County210263April 14, 1977, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Dover, City of, Mason County210167February 11, 1976, Emerg; May 15, 1986, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Lewis County, Unincorporated Areas210141March 2, 1977, Emerg; February 19, 1987, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Mason County, Unincorporated Areas210259June 30, 1997, Emerg; November 1, 1997, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Maysville, City of, Mason County210168May 14, 1975, Emerg; June 30, 1976, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Pike County, Unincorporated Areas210298July 20, 1977, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Pikeville, City of, Pike County210193May 13, 1975, Emerg; March 2, 1981, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Vanceburg, Town of, Lewis County210142August 7, 1975, Emerg; February 19, 1987, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
North Carolina:
Ayden, Town of, Pitt County370189March 4, 1975, Emerg; August 4, 1987, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Black Creek, Town of, Wilson County370549April 25, 2002, Emerg; November 4, 2004, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Craven County, Unincorporated Areas370072October 19, 1973, Emerg; May 4, 1987, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Farmville, Town of, Pitt County370190October 15, 1974, Emerg; April 1, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Fountain, Town of, Pitt County370631N/A, Emerg; May 18, 2005, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Franklin County, Unincorporated Areas370377February 21, 1997, Emerg; May 1, 2000, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Franklinton, Town of, Franklin County370497July 30, 1997, Emerg; January 19, 2001, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Granville County, Unincorporated Areas370325N/A, Emerg; February 20, 1997, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
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Greene County, Unincorporated Areas370378N/A, Emerg; June 12, 1995, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Greenville, City of, Pitt County370191January 15, 1974, Emerg; July 3, 1978, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Grifton, Town of, Pitt County370192April 10, 1975, Emerg; February 17, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Hookerton, Town of, Greene County370326N/A, Emerg; November 24, 1999, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Jones County, Unincorporated Areas370379April 28, 1975, Emerg; August 16, 1988, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Kinston, City of, Lenoir County370145November 7, 1974, Emerg; June 15, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
La Grange, Town of, Lenoir County370579August 12, 2002, Emerg; July 2, 2004, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Lenoir County, Unincorporated Areas370144July 7, 1980, Emerg; January 6, 1983, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Louisburg, Town of, Franklin County370098June 17, 1975, Emerg; March 4, 1988, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Lucama, Town of, Wilson County370537March 6, 2001, Emerg; November 3, 2004, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Middlesex, Town of, Nash County370445N/A, Emerg; March 19, 1999, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Nash County, Unincorporated Areas370278January 10, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1978, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Pitt County, Unincorporated Areas370372September 22, 1980, Emerg; January 6, 1983, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Snow Hill, Town of, Greene County370110December 24, 1974, Emerg; January 20, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Stantonsburg, Town of, Wilson County370371August 19, 1988, Emerg; September 1, 1989, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Vance County, Unincorporated Areas370366N/A, Emerg; October 22, 1997, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Wake County, Unincorporated Areas370368February 26, 1975, Emerg; November 15, 1978, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Wake Forest, Town of, Wake County370244March 14, 1974, Emerg; July 2, 1978, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Wayne County, Unincorporated Areas370254N/A, Emerg; September 16, 1991, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Wilson, City of, Wilson County370270March 21, 1975, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Wilson County, Unincorporated Areas370370January 12, 1983, Emerg; January 12, 1983, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Youngsville, Town of, Franklin County370494June 30, 1997, Emerg; January 19, 2001, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Region VII
Iowa:
Avoca, City of, Pottawattamie County190233May 20, 1974, Emerg; December 16, 1980, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Council Bluffs, City of, Pottawattamie County190235April 11, 1973, Emerg; June 15, 1978, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Minden, City of, Pottawattamie County190781N/A, Emerg; December 7, 1988, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Neola, City of, Pottawattamie County190493N/A, Emerg; December 17, 1990, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Oakland, City of, Pottawattamie County190237May 30, 1975, Emerg; August 3, 1981, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Pottawattamie County, Unincorporated Areas190232N/A, Emerg; August 3, 1993, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Underwood, City of, Pottawattamie County190494October 28, 1977, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Walnut, City of, Pottawattamie County190676N/A, Emerg; December 31, 2009, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Nebraska:
Bennet, Village of, Lancaster County310251August 3, 1976, Emerg; March 2, 1981, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Ceresco, Village of, Lancaster County310197July 18, 1975, Emerg; July 3, 1986, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Firth, Village of, Lancaster County310135July 22, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1981, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
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Hickman, City of, Lancaster County310136May 27, 1975, Emerg; February 3, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Lancaster County, Unincorporated Areas310134February 16, 1979, Emerg; February 3, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Lincoln, City of, Lancaster County315273April 17, 1970, Emerg; April 23, 1971, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Malcolm, Village of, Lancaster County310500N/A, Emerg; March 30, 2009, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Raymond, Village of, Lancaster County310138April 18, 1985, Emerg; April 18, 1985, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Sprague, Village of, Lancaster County310495October 18, 1996, Emerg; September 21, 2001, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
Waverly, City of, Lancaster County310140June 13, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1982, Reg; April 16, 2013, Susp......do  Do.
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: March 8, 2013.

David L. Miller,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-06320 Filed 3-19-13; 8:45 am]

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