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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 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.

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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: Start Printed Page 43669

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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
Virginia:
Bridgewater, Town of, Rockingham County510134February 19, 1974, Emerg; December 15, 1983, Reg; August 18, 2014, SuspAugust 18, 2014August 18, 2014
Mount Crawford, Town of, Rockingham County510224July 18, 1975, Emerg; June 5, 1985, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......*do  Do.
Rockingham County, Unincorporated Areas510133July 2, 1974, Emerg; September 29, 1986, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Region IV
Florida:
Broward County, Unincorporated Areas125093December 18, 1970, Emerg; October 20, 1972, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Coconut Creek, City of, Broward County120031April 17, 1974, Emerg; April 2, 1979, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Cooper City, City of, Broward County120032October 18, 1973, Emerg; June 1, 1977, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Coral Springs, City of, Broward County120033March 16, 1973, Emerg; January 17, 1978, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Dania Beach, City of, Broward County120034September 8, 1972, Emerg; February 15, 1978, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Davie, Town of, Broward County120035November 10, 1972, Emerg; July 13, 1976, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Fort Lauderdale, City of, Broward County125105November 20, 1970, Emerg; November 3, 1972, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Hallandale Beach, City of, Broward County125110September 17, 1971, Emerg; November 24, 1972, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Hillsboro Beach, Town of, Broward County120040February 5, 1974, Emerg; April 17, 1978, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Hollywood, City of, Broward County125113June 4, 1971, Emerg; November 3, 1972, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Town of, Broward County125123February 21, 1971, Emerg; October 27, 1972, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Lauderdale Lakes, City of, Broward County120043May 29, 1973, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Lauderhill, City of, Broward County120044October 27, 1972, Emerg; June 15, 1978, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
North Lauderdale, City of, Broward County120049July 5, 1974, Emerg; April 2, 1979, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Parkland, City of, Broward County120051January 13, 1976, Emerg; April 2, 1979, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Pembroke Park, Town of, Broward County120052July 24, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1979, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Pembroke Pines, City of, Broward County120053October 27, 1972, Emerg; December 15, 1977, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Plantation, City of, Broward County120054October 13, 1972, Emerg; September 15, 1977, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Sunrise, City of, Broward County120328May 3, 1974, Emerg; March 15, 1979, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
West Park, City of, Broward County120222N/A, Emerg; April 25, 2006, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Weston, City of, Broward County120678N/A, Emerg; June 29, 1998, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
South Carolina: Fountain Inn, City of, Greenville and Laurens Counties450209June 2, 1977, Emerg; June 17, 1986, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Greenville, City of, Greenville County450091January 15, 1974, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Greenville County, Unincorporated Areas450089February 12, 1974, Emerg; December 2, 1980, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Greer, City of, Greenville and Spartanburg Counties450200March 27, 1974, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Mauldin, City of, Greenville County450198August 16, 1974, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Simpsonville, City of, Greenville County450092January 23, 1974, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
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Travelers Rest, City of, Greenville County450264N/A, Emerg; April 3, 1997, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Region VI
Texas:
Conroe, City of, Montgomery County480484March 8, 1974, Emerg; May 16, 1977, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Cut and Shoot, City of, Montgomery County481279February 22, 1988, Emerg; February 22, 1988, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Magnolia, City of, Montgomery County481261November 12, 1980, Emerg; January 3, 1985, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Montgomery, City of, Montgomery County481483N/A, Emerg; September 30, 1997, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Montgomery County, Unincorporated Areas480483October 15, 1973, Emerg; August 1, 1984, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Oak Ridge North, City of, Montgomery County481560October 4, 1979, Emerg; December 18, 1984, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Panorama Village, City of, Montgomery County481263June 2, 1977, Emerg; August 1, 1984, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Patton Village, City of, Montgomery County480486April 15, 1985, Emerg; April 15, 1985, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Roman Forest, City of, Montgomery County481538January 11, 1979, Emerg; August 1, 1984, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Shenandoah, City of, Montgomery County481256June 5, 1975, Emerg; May 26, 1978, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Splendora, City of, Montgomery County480488February 27, 1987, Emerg; February 27, 1987, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Willis, City of, Montgomery County480942June 8, 1984, Emerg; August 1, 1984, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Woodbranch, City of, Montgomery County480694February 19, 1974, Emerg; August 15, 1984, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Woodloch, Town of, Montgomery County481168December 19, 1974, Emerg; January 3, 1985, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Region VIII
Montana:
Broadwater County, Unincorporated Areas300145June 3, 1981, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Townsend, City of, Broadwater County300131August 18, 1976, Emerg; September 29, 1986, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
Region IX
California: Perris, City of, Riverside County060258March 21, 1975, Emerg; April 16, 1979, Reg; August 18, 2014, Susp......do  Do.
*do...... = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp—Suspension.
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Dated: July 10, 2014.

David L. Miller,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-17621 Filed 7-25-14; 8:45 am]

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