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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 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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2. The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows: Start Printed Page 42405

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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 I
Maine:
Alna, Town of, Lincoln County230083May 6, 2004, Emerg; March 1, 2005, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.July 16, 2015July 16, 2015.
Arrowsic, Town of, Sagadahoc County230208October 19, 1979, Emerg; May 15, 1991, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.*......do  do
Bar Island, Lincoln County230916April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Bath, City of, Sagadahoc County230118March 27, 1975, Emerg; January 17, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Boothbay, Town of, Lincoln County230212September 8, 1975, Emerg; June 3, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Boothbay Harbor, Town of, Lincoln County230213January 28, 1976, Emerg; June 17, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Bowdoin, Town of, Sagadahoc County230913June 5, 2008, Emerg; September 1, 2008, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Bowdoinham, Town of, Sagadahoc County230119April 16, 1981, Emerg; May 19, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Bremen, Town of, Lincoln County230214February 19, 1976, Emerg; February 4, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Bristol, Town of, Lincoln County230215July 15, 1975, Emerg; June 19, 1989, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Damariscotta, Town of, Lincoln County230216February 4, 1976, Emerg; September 30, 1988, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Dresden, Town of, Lincoln County230084March 28, 1978, Emerg; May 19, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Edgecomb, Town of, Lincoln County230217August 5, 1997, Emerg; October 1, 2002, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Georgetown, Town of, Sagadahoc County230209April 11, 1978, Emerg; May 17, 1988, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Haddock Island, Lincoln County230918April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Hibberts Gore, Township of, Lincoln County230712June 24, 1975, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Hungry Island, Lincoln County230917April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Indian Island, Lincoln County230919April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Jefferson, Town of, Lincoln County230085July 2, 1975, Emerg; October 18, 1988, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Jones Garden Island, Lincoln County230925April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Killick Stone Island, Lincoln County230927April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Louds Island, Lincoln County230915April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Marsh Island, Lincoln County230921April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Monhegan Plantation, Lincoln County230511April 25, 1975, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Newcastle, Town of, Lincoln County230218May 18, 1999, Emerg; April 1, 2003, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Nobleboro, Town of, Lincoln County230219May 13, 1976, Emerg; November 15, 1989, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Perkins, Township of, Sagadahoc County230631April 25, 1975, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Phippsburg, Town of, Sagadahoc County230120July 29, 1975, Emerg; August 5, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Polins Ledges Island, Lincoln County230929April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Richmond, Town of, Sagadahoc County230121July 11, 1975, Emerg; June 4, 1990, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Ross Island, Lincoln County230922April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Somerville, Town of, Lincoln County230512April 25, 1975, Emerg; April 3, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
South Bristol, Town of, Lincoln County230220August 12, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1990, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
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Southport, Town of, Lincoln County230221October 23, 1975, Emerg; May 17, 1988, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Thief Island, Lincoln County230920April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Thrumcap Island, Lincoln County230928April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Topsham, Town of, Sagadahoc County230122May 30, 1975, Emerg; October 16, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Waldoboro, Town of, Lincoln County230086April 24, 1975, Emerg; April 3, 1985, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Webber Dry Ledge Island, Lincoln County230930April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
West Bath, Town of, Sagadahoc County230211June 14, 1976, Emerg; August 17, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Western Egg Rock Island, Lincoln County230926April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Westport Island, Town of, Lincoln County230222November 10, 2011, Emerg; September 1, 2013, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Wiscasset, Town of, Lincoln County230223N/A, Emerg; November 20, 1991, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Woolwich, Town of, Sagadahoc County230210April 19, 1978, Emerg; July 16, 1990, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Wreck Island, Lincoln County230924April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Wreck Island Ledge, Lincoln County230923April 4, 1979, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Massachusetts:
Acushnet, Town of, Bristol County250048April 3, 1981, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Attleboro, City of, Bristol County250049August 16, 1974, Emerg; September 29, 1978, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Berkeley, Town of, Bristol County250050February 19, 1974, Emerg; July 3, 1978, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Bridgewater, Town of, Plymouth County250260November 28, 1975, Emerg; May 17, 1982, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Dighton, Town of, Bristol County250052March 9, 1973, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
East Bridgewater, Town of, Plymouth County250264July 23, 1975, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Foxborough, Town of, Norfolk County250239June 20, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Freetown, Town of, Bristol County250056August 11, 1975, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Halifax, Town of, Plymouth County250265August 11, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Lakeville, Town of, Plymouth County250271April 15, 1975, Emerg; June 4, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Mansfield, Town of, Bristol County250057January 28, 1972, Emerg; April 1, 1977, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Middleborough, Town of, Plymouth County250275May 28, 1975, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
North Attleborough, Town of, Bristol County250059February 10, 1975, Emerg; September 14, 1979, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Norton, Town of, Bristol County250060March 20, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1979, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Plainville, Town of, Norfolk County250249October 29, 1974, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Raynham, Town of, Bristol County250061June 23, 1975, Emerg; July 2, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Rochester, Town of, Plymouth County250280September 8, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1982, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Seekonk, Town of, Bristol County250063July 25, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Taunton, City of, Bristol County250066July 11, 1973, Emerg; June 18, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Region IIIApril 25, 1975, Emerg; April 30, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Maryland:
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Berlin, Town of, Worcester.240141March 21, 1978, Emerg; September 18, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Ocean City, Town of, Worcester County245207June 30, 1970, Emerg; June 18, 1971, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Pocomoke City, City of, Worcester County240084November 27, 1974, Emerg; September 3, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Snow Hill, Town of, Worcester County240086June 5, 1975, Emerg; May 15, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Worcester County, Unincorporated Areas.240083January 29, 1971, Emerg; February 15, 1979, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Pennsylvania:
Bloss, Township of, Tioga County422094July 29, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Blossburg, Borough of, Tioga County420817April 17, 1973, Emerg; July 16, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Brookfield, Township of, Tioga County421171July 29, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Charleston, Township of, Tioga County421172December 26, 1974, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Chatham, Township of, Tioga County421173July 29, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Clymer, Township of, Tioga County421174March 13, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Covington, Township of, Tioga County421175May 16, 1974, Emerg; July 16, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Deerfield, Township of, Tioga County421176February 16, 1984, Emerg; June 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Delmar, Township of, Tioga County421177May 2, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1990, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Duncan, Township of, Tioga County422095November 28, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Elk, Township of, Tioga County421154April 15, 1974, Emerg; May 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Elkland, Borough of, Tioga County420818April 18, 1973, Emerg; September 28, 1990, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Farmington, Township of, Tioga County422097November 18, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Gaines, Township of, Tioga County421005January 15, 1974, Emerg; September 1, 1978, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Hamilton, Township of, Tioga County421178August 20, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Jackson, Township of, Tioga County420820July 27, 1973, Emerg; September 1, 1978, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Knoxville, Borough of, Tioga County420819August 20, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Lawrence, Township of, Tioga County421006April 16, 1973, Emerg; September 3, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Lawrenceville, Borough of, Tioga County420821April 4, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Liberty, Borough, Tioga County420822August 26, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Liberty, Township of, Tioga County422098August 11, 1975, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Mansfield, Borough of, Tioga County420823March 16, 1973, Emerg; August 24, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Middlebury, Township of, Tioga County421179August 21, 1975, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Morris, Township of, Tioga County421155April 15, 1974, Emerg; September 3, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Nelson, Township of, Tioga County421181June 5, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Osceola, Township of, Tioga County421182March 18, 1975, Emerg; August 19, 1991, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Putnam, Township of, Tioga County420824August 29, 1973, Emerg; July 2, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Richmond, Township of, Tioga County420825August 1, 1973, Emerg; July 2, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Roseville, Borough of, Tioga County420826February 17, 1981, Emerg; August 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
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Rutland, Township of, Tioga County422099March 14, 1975, Emerg; August 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Shippen, Township of, Tioga County422100May 23, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1986, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Sullivan, Township of, Tioga County421183December 20, 1974, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Tioga, Borough of, Tioga County420827February 9, 1973, Emerg; May 1, 1988, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Tioga, Township of, Tioga County420828April 17, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1980, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Union, Township of, Tioga County421184August 7, 1975, Emerg; February 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Ward, Township of, Tioga County422101August 8, 1975, Emerg; July 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Wellsboro, Borough of, Tioga County420829December 26, 1973, Emerg; April 15, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Westfield, Borough of, Tioga County422093April 22, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Westfield, Township of, Tioga County421185March 11, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1987, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Virginia:
Hopewell, City of, Independent City.510080May 27, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Region IV
Florida:
Okeechobee, City of, Okeechobee County120178July 2, 1975, Emerg; August 26, 1977, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Okeechobee County, Unincorporated Areas.120177May 1, 1975, Emerg; February 4, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
Region IX
California:
Burlingame, City of, San Mateo County065019March 19, 1971, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
San Mateo, City of, San Mateo County060328December 26, 1974, Emerg; March 30, 1981, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
San Mateo County, Unincorporated Areas.060311August 27, 1975, Emerg; July 5, 1984, Reg; July 16, 2015, Susp.......do  do
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: June 25, 2015.

Roy E. Wright,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-17526 Filed 7-16-15; 8:45 am]

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