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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 Start Printed Page 61767column 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
Maryland:
Calvert County, Unincorporated Areas240011July 5, 1973, Emerg; September 28, 1984, Reg; November 19, 2014, SuspNovember 19, 2014November 19, 2014
Chesapeake Beach, Town of, Calvert County240100September 15, 1975, Emerg; November 1, 1984, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Leonardtown, Town of, Saint Mary's County240065April 14, 1975, Emerg; September 28, 1984, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
North Beach, Town of, Calvert County240012August 30, 1974, Emerg; September 28, 1984, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Saint Mary's County, Unincorporated Areas240064April 28, 1975, Emerg; February 19, 1987, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Pennsylvania:
Ashland, Borough of, Schuylkill County420765August 20, 1974, Emerg; August 1, 1990, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Auburn, Borough of, Schuylkill County420766July 29, 1975, Emerg; May 17, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Barry, Township of, Schuylkill County421997August 5, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Blythe, Township of, Schuylkill County420767March 30, 1973, Emerg; June 15, 1977, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Branch, Township of, Schuylkill County421998December 2, 1975, Emerg; June 4, 1982, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Butler, Township of, Schuylkill County421999September 15, 1975, Emerg; November 16, 1990, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Cass, Township of, Schuylkill County422000December 8, 1975, Emerg; May 17, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Cressona, Borough of, Schuylkill County420769May 23, 1973, Emerg; August 1, 1977, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Deer Lake, Borough of, Schuylkill County422640January 22, 1976, Emerg; February 2, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Delano, Township of, Schuylkill County422001April 30, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
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East Brunswick, Township of, Schuylkill County422002April 9, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
East Norwegian, Township of, Schuylkill County422003August 7, 1975, Emerg; August 3, 1984, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
East Union, Township of, Schuylkill County422004April 21, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp  Do.  Do.
Eldred, Township of, Schuylkill County422005August 5, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Foster, Township of, Schuylkill County422006April 21, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Frackville, Borough of, Schuylkill County420771July 9, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Gilberton, Borough of, Schuylkill County421007August 18, 1972, Emerg; May 2, 1977, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Girardville, Borough of, Schuylkill County420772April 29, 1975, Emerg; February 2, 1990, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Gordon, Borough of, Schuylkill County420773September 6, 1974, Emerg; November 15, 1978, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Hegins, Township of, Schuylkill County422008July 15, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Hubley, Township of, Schuylkill County422009October 15, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Kline, Township of, Schuylkill County422010December 26, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Landingville, Borough of, Schuylkill County420774June 28, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1977, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Mahanoy, Township of, Schuylkill County422011August 20, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
McAdoo, Borough of, Schuylkill County420776June 6, 1973, Emerg; April 17, 1978, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Mechanicsville, Borough of, Schuylkill County421994May 12, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Middleport, Borough of, Schuylkill County420777September 27, 1974, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Minersville, Borough of, Schuylkill County420778April 4, 1974, Emerg; March 2, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Mount Carbon, Borough of, Schuylkill County421995August 28, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
New Castle, Township of, Schuylkill County422012December 3, 1979, Emerg; August 13, 1982, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
New Philadelphia, Borough of, Schuylkill County420779May 25, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1977, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
New Ringgold, Borough of, Schuylkill County421996August 22, 1975, Emerg; November 15, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
North Manheim, Township of, Schuylkill County422013September 29, 1975, Emerg; November 15, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
North Union, Township of, Schuylkill County422014July 11, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Norwegian, Township of, Schuylkill County422015April 21, 1975, Emerg; July 9, 1982, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Orwigsburg, Borough of, Schuylkill County421204May 15, 1974, Emerg; March 2, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Palo Alto, Borough of, Schuylkill County420780December 13, 1974, Emerg; August 3, 1984, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Pine Grove, Borough of, Schuylkill County420781April 17, 1973, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Pine Grove, Township of, Schuylkill County420782June 14, 1973, Emerg; April 16, 1990, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Port Carbon, Borough of, Schuylkill County420783September 15, 1972, Emerg; January 19, 1978, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Port Clinton, Borough of, Schuylkill County420784December 15, 1972, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Porter, Township of, Schuylkill County422016August 18, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Pottsville, City of, Schuylkill County420785June 28, 1973, Emerg; July 5, 1977, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Reilly, Township of, Schuylkill County422017April 7, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Ringtown, Borough of, Schuylkill County422505May 27, 1975, Emerg; June 25, 1976, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
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Rush, Township of, Schuylkill County422018April 21, 1975, Emerg; January 7, 1983, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Ryan, Township of, Schuylkill County422019April 7, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1983, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Schuylkill, Township of, Schuylkill County422020May 27, 1975, Emerg; March 11, 1983, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Shenandoah, Borough of, Schuylkill County420788May 16, 1973, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
South Manheim, Township of, Schuylkill County422022August 6, 1975, Emerg; May 4, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Saint Clair, Borough of, Schuylkill County420786November 24, 1972, Emerg; March 15, 1977, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Tamaqua, Borough of, Schuylkill County425389January 29, 1971, Emerg; December 3, 1971, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Tower City, Borough of, Schuylkill County420790April 29, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Tremont, Township of, Schuylkill County422023March 19, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Union, Township of, Schuylkill County422024July 24, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Walker, Township of, Schuylkill County422026March 19, 1975, Emerg; December 5, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Washington, Township of, Schuylkill County422506April 4, 1979, Emerg; February 2, 1990, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Wayne, Township of, Schuylkill County422027November 13, 1979, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
West Brunswick, Township of, Schuylkill County422028August 1, 1979, Emerg; July 17, 1989, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
West Mahanoy, Township of, Schuylkill County420792May 16, 1973, Emerg; April 1, 1983, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
West Penn, Township of, Schuylkill County422029April 3, 1979, Emerg; February 2, 1990, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Virginia:
Gloucester County, Unincorporated Areas510071March 25, 1974, Emerg; August 4, 1987, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Brownstown, Town of, Jackson County180317January 29, 1976, Emerg; January 3, 1985, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Carmel, City of, Hamilton County180081August 7, 1975, Emerg; May 19, 1981, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Cicero, Town of, Hamilton County180320March 24, 1975, Emerg; January 2, 1980, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Crothersville, Town of, Jackson County180378September 23, 1976, Emerg; January 3, 1985, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Hamilton County, Unincorporated Areas180080December 15, 1988, Emerg; December 16, 1988, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Jackson County, Unincorporated Areas180405December 13, 1974, Emerg; January 5, 1984, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Medora, Town of, Jackson County180098May 11, 1976, Emerg; January 5, 1984, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Noblesville, City of, Hamilton County180082June 12, 1975, Emerg; March 2, 1981, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Seymour, City of, Jackson County180099April 3, 1975, Emerg; November 2, 1983, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Sheridan, Town of, Hamilton County180516N/A, Emerg; June 1, 2004, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Westfield, City of, Hamilton County180083August 15, 1975, Emerg; March 16, 1981, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Minnesota:
Albert Lea, City of, Freeborn County270135October 17, 1974, Emerg; May 3, 1982, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Emmons, City of, Freeborn County270657March 25, 1977, Emerg; May 3, 1982, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Freeborn County, Unincorporated Areas270134April 16, 1974, Emerg; May 3, 1982, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
Glenville, City of, Freeborn County270137May 2, 1974, Emerg; May 3, 1982, Reg; November 19, 2014, Susp.....do  Do.
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Twin Lakes, City of, Freeborn County270139September 22, 1977, Emerg; May 3, 1982, Reg; November 19, 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 29, 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. 2014-24417 Filed 10-14-14; 8:45 am]

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