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Suspension of Community Eligibility

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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 Start Printed Page 59124publication 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 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:
Alba, Borough of, Bradford County420166August 26, 1975, Emerg; July 23, 1982, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.Oct. 16, 2014Oct. 16, 2014.
Albany, Township of, Bradford County421047August 26, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do*  Do.
Asylum, Township of, Bradford County421048June 10, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Athens, Borough of, Bradford County420167November 17, 1972, Emerg; March 15, 1977, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
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Athens, Township of, Bradford County420976January 30, 1974, Emerg; April 1, 1980, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Burlington, Borough of, Bradford County420168August 7, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Burlington, Township of, Bradford County421054September 14, 1983, Emerg; September 5, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Canton, Borough of, Bradford County420169August 21, 1974, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Canton, Township of, Bradford County421397May 10, 1976, Emerg; June 11, 1982, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Columbia, Township of, Bradford County421059August 20, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Franklin, Township of, Bradford County421398March 12, 1976, Emerg; September 24, 1982, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Granville, Township of, Bradford County421066October 28, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
LeRaysville, Borough of, Bradford County422334October 10, 1979, Emerg; February 20, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
LeRoy, Township of, Bradford County421076March 16, 1976, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Litchfield, Township of, Bradford County421400August 6, 1975, Emerg; October 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Monroe, Borough of, Bradford County420170April 5, 1973, Emerg; July 16, 1980, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Monroe, Township of, Bradford County421083June 30, 1976, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
New Albany, Borough of, Bradford County420172August 14, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
North Towanda, Township of, Bradford County421087August 6, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Orwell, Township of, Bradford County421401January 7, 1981, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Overton, Township of, Bradford County421402May 31, 1979, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Pike, Township of, Bradford County421403December 3, 1979, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Ridgebury, Township of, Bradford County420173May 29, 1973, Emerg; April 1, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Rome, Borough of, Bradford County420174August 22, 1975, Emerg; February 1, 1985, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Rome, Township of, Bradford County422639January 6, 1976, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Sayre, Borough of, Bradford County420175February 19, 1974, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Sheshequin, Township of, Bradford County421102April 22, 1975, Emerg; January 2, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Smithfield, Township of, Bradford County421104December 5, 1980, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
South Creek, Township of, Bradford County421105October 15, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
South Waverly, Borough of, Bradford County420176September 11, 1974, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Springfield, Township of, Bradford County421109September 30, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Standing Stone, Township of, Bradford County421406March 9, 1977, Emerg; September 18, 1987, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Stevens, Township of, Bradford County421407April 8, 1981, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Sylvania, Borough of, Bradford County420177February 5, 1974, Emerg; April 3, 1978, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Terry, Township of, Bradford County421111November 28, 1975, Emerg; June 18, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Towanda, Borough of, Bradford County420178May 27, 1975, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Towanda, Township of, Bradford County421113April 4, 1977, Emerg; August 17, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Troy, Borough of, Bradford County420179July 11, 1975, Emerg; January 1, 1982, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Troy, Township of, Bradford County421114August 22, 1975, Emerg; December 15, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
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Tuscarora, Township of, Bradford County421116March 22, 1976, Emerg; October 22, 1982, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Ulster, Township of, Bradford County421218July 29, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1987, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Warren, Township of, Bradford County421408March 1, 1977, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Wells, Township of, Bradford County421121October 10, 1974, Emerg; September 5, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
West Burlington, Township of, Bradford County421122September 11, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Wilmot, Township of, Bradford County421124March 23, 1976, Emerg; July 16, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Windham, Township of, Bradford County421409March 22, 1976, Emerg; July 3, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Wyalusing, Borough of, Bradford County420180August 7, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Wyalusing, Township of, Bradford County421126March 9, 1976, Emerg; July 16, 1990, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Wysox, Township of, Bradford County420977September 26, 1973, Emerg; February 1, 1978, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Bluffton, City of, Wells County180289May 13, 1975, Emerg; July 18, 1983, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Corydon, Town of, Harrison County180086January 30, 1975, Emerg; July 18, 1983, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Crandall, Town of, Harrison County180416March 18, 1975, Emerg; December 7, 1984, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Ferdinand, Town of, Dubois County180484September 10, 1980, Emerg; March 22, 1982, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Harrison County, Unincorporated Areas180085March 19, 1975, Emerg; November 1, 1995, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Huntingburg, City of, Dubois County180362April 1, 1976, Emerg; September 16, 1988, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Jasper, City of, Dubois County180055June 24, 1971, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Lanesville, Town of, Harrison County180420April 28, 1975, Emerg; January 4, 1985, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Markle, Town of, Huntington and Wells Counties180457N/A, Emerg; November 7, 1991, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Mauckport, Town of, Harrison County180403February 20, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1983, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
New Amsterdam, Town of, Harrison County180308March 6, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1983, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Ossian, Town of, Wells County180290April 14, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1978, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Vera Cruz, Town of, Wells County180293August 7, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1988, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Wells County, Unincorporated Areas180288April 12, 1976, Emerg; June 1, 1983, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Michigan: Bay Mills, Township of, Chippewa County260374September 10, 1982, Emerg; July 3, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Bruce, Township of, Chippewa County260375November 25, 1986, Emerg; September 30, 1988, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
DeTour, Township of, Chippewa County260775September 26, 1986, Emerg; September 30, 1987, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Drummond Island, Township of, Chippewa County260803April 16, 1987, Emerg; April 3, 2001, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Raber, Township of, Chippewa County260786December 16, 1986, Emerg; September 30, 1988, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Sault Sainte Marie, City of, Chippewa County260059January 15, 1975, Emerg; May 4, 1988, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Soo, Township of, Chippewa County260378November 13, 1986, Emerg; January 6, 1988, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Superior, Township of, Chippewa County260380November 25, 1986, Emerg; September 1, 1988, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Whitefish, Township of, Chippewa County260321November 22, 1974, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
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Region VI
Texas:
Calhoun County, Unincorporated Areas480097March 19, 1971, Emerg; March 19, 1971, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Point Comfort, City of, Calhoun County480098March 14, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1982, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Port Lavaca, City of, Calhoun County480099August 27, 1971, Emerg; August 27, 1971, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VII
Iowa:
Ames, City of, Story County190254July 25, 1974, Emerg; January 2, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Cumming, City of, Warren County190946N/A, Emerg; January 24, 2000, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Des Moines, City of, Polk and Warren Counties190227September 6, 1974, Emerg; February 4, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Norwalk, City of, Warren County190631March 3, 1993, Emerg; November 20, 1998, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Story County, Unincorporated Areas190907June 1, 1978, Emerg; June 1, 1983, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
Warren County, Unincorporated Areas190912November 19, 1990, Emerg; July 1, 1991, Reg; October 16, 2014, Susp.......do  Do.
* do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg. —Emergency; Reg. —Regular; Susp. —Suspension.
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Dated: September 12, 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. 2014-23396 Filed 9-30-14; 8:45 am]

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