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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 Start Printed Page 59128for 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
Maryland:
Centreville, Town of, Queen Anne's County240056August 6, 1975, Emerg; September 27, 1985, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.Nov. 5, 2014Nov. 5, 2014.
Church Hill, Town of, Queen Anne's County240057August 20, 1975, Emerg; June 3, 1986, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Queen Anne, Town of, Queen Anne's County240059October 12, 1979, Emerg; December 5, 2000, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Queen Anne's County, Unincorporated Areas240054January 15, 1974, Emerg; September 28, 1984, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Queenstown, Town of, Queen Anne's County240120May 1, 1975, Emerg; September 28, 1984, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Edinburgh, Town of, Shelby County180113February 13, 1975, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Gibson County, Unincorporated Areas180434December 5, 2002, Emerg; N/A, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Griffin, Town of, Posey County180305May 23, 1975, Emerg; February 11, 1976, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Morristown, Town of, Shelby County180393April 1, 1976, Emerg; July 21, 1978, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Mount Vernon, City of, Posey County180389January 31, 1975, Emerg; January 18, 1984, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
New Harmony, Town of, Posey County180210April 14, 1975, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Posey County, Unincorporated Areas180209May 8, 1975, Emerg; January 1, 1987, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Princeton, City of, Gibson County180073March 19, 1975, Emerg; January 21, 1983, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Shelby County, Unincorporated Areas180235March 13, 1975, Emerg; October 15, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Shelbyville, City of, Shelby County180236April 14, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Wisconsin:
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Big Bend, Village of, Waukesha County550477August 19, 1974, Emerg; March 1, 1984, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Brookfield, City of, Waukesha County550478February 23, 1972, Emerg; August 19, 1986, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Butler, Village of, Waukesha County550536March 7, 1974, Emerg; May 15, 1978, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Delafield, City of, Waukesha County550479July 15, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1983, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Dousman, Village of, Waukesha County550480June 30, 1975, Emerg; April 17, 1987, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Elm Grove, Village of, Waukesha County550578May 1, 1975, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Hartland, Village of, Waukesha County550481July 25, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Lac La Belle, Village of, Waukesha County550565May 25, 1976, Emerg; January 18, 1984, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Lannon, Village of, Waukesha County550482July 18, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Menomonee Falls, Village of, Waukesha County550483November 12, 1973, Emerg; September 15, 1978, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Merton, Village of, Waukesha County550484July 21, 1975, Emerg; August 3, 1989, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Milwaukee, City of, Waukesha County550278January 30, 1974, Emerg; March 1, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Mukwonago, Village of, Waukesha County550485February 18, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Muskego, City of, Waukesha County550486April 12, 1974, Emerg; December 1, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
New Berlin, City of, Waukesha County550487May 18, 1973, Emerg; March 18, 1987, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Oconomowoc, City of, Waukesha County550488May 1, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1983, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Pewaukee, City of, Waukesha County550192N/A, Emerg; December 11, 2012, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Pewaukee, Village of, Waukesha County550489March 24, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Summit, Village of, Waukesha County550663N/A, Emerg; December 11, 2013, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Sussex, Village of, Waukesha County550490June 24, 1975, Emerg; June 19, 1989, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Waukesha, City of, Waukesha County550491April 2, 1974, Emerg; September 2, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Waukesha County, Unincorporated Areas550476May 25, 1973, Emerg; August 1, 1983, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VI
New Mexico:
Lincoln County, Unincorporated Areas350122August 15, 2005, Emerg; October 1, 2009, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Ruidoso, Village of, Lincoln County350033July 26, 1974, Emerg; March 2, 1983, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Ruidoso Downs, City of, Lincoln County350034February 18, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; November 5, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: September 9, 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. 2014-23370 Filed 9-30-14; 8:45 am]

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