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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:

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 Start Printed Page 25583enforcement 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.

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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 III
Pennsylvania:
Berlin, Township of, Wayne County422158January 23, 1976, Emerg; July 15, 1988, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.May 16, 2013May 16, 2013
Bethany, Borough of, Wayne County422566October 31, 1975, Emerg; November 6, 1981, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Buckingham, Township of, Wayne County422159May 12, 1975, Emerg; August 19, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Canaan, Township of, Wayne County422160August 28, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1987, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Cherry Ridge, Township of, Wayne County422161November 14, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Clinton, Township of, Wayne County422162November 13, 1975, Emerg; February 4, 1983, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Damascus, Township of, Wayne County422163June 9, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1988, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Dreher, Township of, Wayne County422164May 14, 1975, Emerg; March 4, 1988, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Dyberry, Township of, Wayne County422165May 2, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1987, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Hawley, Borough of, Wayne County420863July 18, 1974, Emerg; August 19, 1991, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
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Honesdale, Borough of, Wayne County420864April 18, 1973, Emerg; November 30, 1973, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Lake, Township of, Wayne County422166September 17, 1975, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Lebanon, Township of, Wayne County422567January 18, 1980, Emerg; August 19, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Lehigh, Township of, Wayne County422167July 2, 1975, Emerg; March 4, 1988, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Manchester, Township of, Wayne County422168December 8, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1988, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Mount Pleasant, Township of, Wayne County422169July 2, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Oregon, Township of, Wayne County422170December 2, 1975, Emerg; November 5, 1982, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Palmyra, Township of, Wayne County420865April 18, 1973, Emerg; March 15, 1977, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Paupack, Township of, Wayne County421023December 10, 1973, Emerg; March 1, 1977, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Preston, Township of, Wayne County422171May 12, 1975, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Prompton, Borough of, Wayne County420866June 25, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1989, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Salem, Township of, Wayne County422172September 30, 1975, Emerg; July 15, 1988, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Scott, Township of, Wayne County422173January 27, 1976, Emerg; December 4, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
South Canaan, Township of, Wayne County422174July 29, 1975, Emerg; August 19, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Starrucca, Borough of, Wayne County420867November 26, 1975, Emerg; February 17, 1988, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Sterling, Township of, Wayne County422175May 13, 1975, Emerg; December 3, 1982, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Texas, Township of, Wayne County422176July 24, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1987, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Waymart, Borough of, Wayne County420868July 23, 1975, Emerg; October 30, 1981, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
West Virginia:
Boone County, Unincorporated Areas540007April 25, 1975, Emerg; April 16, 1991, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Region IV
Georgia:
Atlanta, City of, DeKalb and Fulton Counties135157April 30, 1970, Emerg; October 14, 1971, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Dunwoody, City of, DeKalb County130679N/A, Emerg; October 14, 2009, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Kentucky:
Augusta, City of, Bracken County210022February 26, 1975, Emerg; September 16, 1988, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Bracken County, Unincorporated Areas210021June 9, 1997, Emerg; November 1, 1997, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Bromley, City of, Kenton County210253September 19, 1974, Emerg; April 15, 1980, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Covington, City of, Kenton County210129March 19, 1974, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Crescent Springs, City of, Kenton County210450N/A, Emerg; April 20, 2011, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Crestview Hills, City of, Kenton County210451N/A, Emerg; June 11, 2009, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Edgewood, City of, Kenton County210452N/A, Emerg; November 22, 2010, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Erlanger, City of, Kenton County210378November 20, 1997, Emerg; March 16, 2009, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Fort Wright, City of, Kenton County210249October 21, 1980, Emerg; October 21, 1980, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Independence, City of, Kenton County210240October 10, 1974, Emerg; September 17, 1980, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Kenton County, Unincorporated Areas210128December 26, 1974, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
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Ludlow, City of, Kenton County210266October 29, 1974, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Ryland Heights, City of, Kenton County210389N/A, Emerg; September 18, 2001, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Taylor Mill, City of, Kenton County210246September 13, 1974, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Villa Hills, City of, Kenton County210456N/A, Emerg; May 22, 2009, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Mississippi:
Lauderdale County, Unincorporated Areas280224May 28, 1975, Emerg; September 29, 1989, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Meridian, City of, Lauderdale County280096November 19, 1971, Emerg; December 15, 1977, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Region V
Michigan:
Allendale, Charter Township of, Ottawa County260490December 30, 1977, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Georgetown, Charter Township of, Ottawa County260589December 16, 1975, Emerg; July 18, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Tallmadge, Charter Township of, Ottawa County260494September 3, 1980, Emerg; March 2, 1983, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Wisconsin:
Oneida County, Unincorporated Areas550579June 10, 1975, Emerg; August 5, 1991, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Rhinelander, City of, Oneida County550301March 25, 1975, Emerg; August 5, 1991, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VI
Arkansas:
Greene County, Unincorporated Areas050435N/A, Emerg; July 20, 2011, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Oak Grove Heights, City of, Greene County050510N/A, Emerg; July 27, 2011, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
New Mexico:
Clovis, City of, Curry County350010May 1, 1974, Emerg; February 4, 1981, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Curry County, Unincorporated Areas350127February 11, 2005, Emerg; August 5, 2010, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VIII
Colorado:
Crested Butte, Town of, Gunnison County080079June 13, 1974, Emerg; September 4, 1985, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Gunnison, City of, Gunnison County080080June 18, 1975, Emerg; April 18, 1983, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Gunnison County, Unincorporated Areas080078May 28, 1975, Emerg; September 29, 1989, Reg; May 16, 2013, Susp.......do  Do.
Marble, Town of, Gunnison County080197January 16, 1976, Emerg; October 1, 1990, Reg; May 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 27, 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. 2013-10348 Filed 5-1-13; 8:45 am]

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