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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 Bret Gates, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4133.

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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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[Amended]
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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
Delaware:
Ardentown, Village of, New Castle County100058N/A, Emerg; January 28, 1997, Reg; February 4, 2015, SuspFebruary 4, 2015February 4, 2015.
Delaware City, City of, New Castle County100022December 17, 1973, Emerg; February 16, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do*  Do.
Elsmere, Town of, New Castle County100023October 2, 1974, Emerg; December 31, 1976, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Middletown, Town of, New Castle County100024June 13, 1974, Emerg; January 7, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
New Castle County, Unincorporated Areas105085June 6, 1970, Emerg; December 3, 1971, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Newark, City of, New Castle County100025June 5, 1970, Emerg; March 29, 1974, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Newport, Town of, New Castle County100054May 28, 1974, Emerg; June 15, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
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Odessa, Town of, New Castle County100066N/A, Emerg; April 27, 2012, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Wilmington, City of, New Castle County100028December 19, 1973, Emerg; May 2, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Maryland:
Crisfield, City of, Somerset County240062April 28, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Princess Anne, Town of, Somerset County240063January 28, 1974, Emerg; April 20, 1979, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Somerset County, Unincorporated Areas240061May 8, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Greentown, Town of, Howard County180513September 14, 1995, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Howard County, Unincorporated Areas180414March 6, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Kokomo, City of, Howard County180093February 19, 1975, Emerg; August 3, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Russiaville, Town of, Howard County180427September 15, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1979, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Michigan: Aetna, Township of, Mecosta County261448March 18, 2010, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Big Rapids, City of, Mecosta County260136May 14, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Big Rapids, Township of, Mecosta County260135August 20, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1988, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Colfax, Town of, Mecosta County260903October 2, 1992, Emerg; May 1, 1994, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Deerfield, Township of, Mecosta County261451March 18, 2010, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Fork, Township of, Mecosta County260633September 3, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1984, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Green, Charter Township of, Mecosta County260951March 11, 1996, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Mecosta, Township of, Mecosta County260698October 7, 1976, Emerg; September 4, 1986, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Morley, Village of, Mecosta County260585October 12, 1976, Emerg; July 16, 1987, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Morton, Township of, Mecosta County261454August 5, 2009, Emerg; N/A, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Wisconsin:
Fort Atkinson, City of, Jefferson County555554November 13, 1970, Emerg; August 6, 1971, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Jefferson, City of, Jefferson County555561April 23, 1971, Emerg; May 26, 1972, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Jefferson County, Unincorporated Areas550191April 2, 1971, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Johnson Creek, Village of, Jefferson County550194February 13, 1976, Emerg; September 30, 1982, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Lake Mills, City of, Jefferson County550195September 10, 1975, Emerg; July 2, 1987, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Palmyra, Village of, Jefferson County550196May 13, 1975, Emerg; May 3, 1990, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Sullivan, Village of, Jefferson County550197July 10, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1985, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Waterloo, City of, Jefferson County550198July 25, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1985, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Watertown, City of, Jefferson and Dodge Counties550107May 23, 1975, Emerg; April 1, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Region VII
Missouri:
Ballwin, City of, Saint Louis County290328July 8, 1975, Emerg; January 2, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Bella Villa, City of, Saint Louis County290329June 18, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1979, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Bellefontaine Neighbors, City of, Saint Louis County290330December 10, 1973, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
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Bel-Ridge, Village of, Saint Louis County290333June 11, 1975, Emerg; February 18, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Berkeley, City of, Saint Louis County290335November 15, 1973, Emerg; August 1, 1979, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Black Jack, City of, Saint Louis County290336July 2, 1974, Emerg; January 2, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Breckenridge Hills, City of, Saint Louis County290337July 18, 1975, Emerg; October 15, 1980, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Brentwood, City of, Saint Louis County290338September 7, 1973, Emerg; May 16, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Bridgeton, City of, Saint Louis County290339December 10, 1973, Emerg; September 1, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Chesterfield, City of, Saint Louis County290896September 3, 1971, Emerg; September 15, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Clarkson Valley, City of, Saint Louis County290340May 27, 1975, Emerg; April 8, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Clayton, City of, Saint Louis County290341December 23, 1971, Emerg; February 14, 1976, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Cool Valley, City of, Saint Louis County290342December 11, 1973, Emerg; May 16, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Crestwood, City of, Saint Louis County290343June 18, 1973, Emerg; May 2, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Creve Coeur, City of, Saint Louis County290344March 27, 1974, Emerg; August 1, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Dellwood, City of, Saint Louis County290346July 19, 1974, Emerg; June 27, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Des Peres, City of, Saint Louis County290347December 26, 1973, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Ellisville, City of, Saint Louis County290348February 5, 1975, Emerg; September 9, 1980, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Eureka, City of, Saint Louis County290349January 23, 1974, Emerg; July 5, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Fenton, City of, Saint Louis County290350February 25, 1972, Emerg; January 19, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Ferguson, City of, Saint Louis County290351May 3, 1973, Emerg; January 19, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Florissant, City of, Saint Louis County290352June 11, 1973, Emerg; February 4, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Frontenac, City of, Saint Louis County290353March 31, 1975, Emerg; February 18, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Grantwood Village, Town of, Saint Louis County290355May 20, 1974, Emerg; January 16, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Green Park, City of, Saint Louis County290668N/A, Emerg; August 12, 1998, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Hazelwood, City of, Saint Louis County290357November 27, 1973, Emerg; April 1, 1980, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Hillsdale, Village of, Saint Louis County290358August 27, 1975, Emerg; August 24, 1984, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Huntleigh, City of, Saint Louis County290359N/A, Emerg; December 30, 1998, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Jennings, City of, Saint Louis County290360December 19, 1973, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Kirkwood, City of, Saint Louis County290362November 5, 1973, Emerg; April 3, 1987, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Ladue, City of, Saint Louis County290363October 22, 1971, Emerg; March 16, 1976, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Mackenzie, Village of, Saint Louis County290365April 5, 1973, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Manchester, City of, Saint Louis County290366September 3, 1975, Emerg; October 15, 1980, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Maplewood, City of, Saint Louis County295266May 21, 1971, Emerg; November 23, 1973, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Maryland Heights, City of, Saint Louis County290889April 4, 1986, Emerg; September 30, 1988, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Northwoods, City of, Saint Louis County290372April 12, 1974, Emerg; December 2, 1980, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
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Oakland, City of, Saint Louis County290373June 5, 1975, Emerg; January 16, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Olivette, City of, Saint Louis County290374February 19, 1974, Emerg; July 3, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Overland, City of, Saint Louis County290375May 22, 1974, Emerg; October 15, 1980, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Richmond Heights, City of, Saint Louis County290380September 5, 1973, Emerg; May 16, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Riverview, Village of, Saint Louis County290381January 3, 1977, Emerg; April 17, 1979, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Rock Hill, City of, Saint Louis County290382May 29, 1973, Emerg; May 16, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Saint Ann, City of, Saint Louis County290383July 19, 1974, Emerg; July 16, 1979, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Saint John, City of, Saint Louis County290384May 9, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Saint Louis County, Unincorporated Areas290327September 3, 1971, Emerg; September 15, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Shrewsbury, City of, Saint Louis County290386December 19, 1974, Emerg; January 16, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Sunset Hills, City of, Saint Louis County290387June 28, 1973, Emerg; September 1, 1977, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
University City, City of, Saint Louis County290390April 20, 1973, Emerg; June 1, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Valley Park, City of, Saint Louis County290391June 23, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1982, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Webster Groves, City of, Saint Louis County290394January 23, 1974, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Wellston, City of, Saint Louis County290395May 2, 1975, Emerg; May 19, 1981, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Wildwood, City of, Saint Louis County290922N/A, Emerg; February 28, 1997, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Woodson Terrace, City of, Saint Louis County290398May 14, 1974, Emerg; June 20, 1976, Reg; February 4, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: January 20, 2015.

Edward L. Connor,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-01237 Filed 1-22-15; 8:45 am]

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