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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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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 II
New York:
Neversink, Town of, Sullivan County360828July 7, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1984, Reg; August 17, 2015, SuspAugust 17, 2015August 17, 2015.
Region III
Maryland:
Delmar, Town of, Wicomico County240186N/A, Emerg; February 28, 2007, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Fruitland, City of, Wicomico County240139March 14, 1977, Emerg; November 15, 1985, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Mardela Springs, Town of, Wicomico County240079March 13, 1975, Emerg; September 27, 1985, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Salisbury, City of, Wicomico County240080March 20, 1974, Emerg; September 28, 1984, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Sharptown, Town of, Wicomico County240081August 15, 1975, Emerg; September 27, 1985, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Wicomico County, Unincorporated Areas240078January 21, 1974, Emerg; September 28, 1984, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Willards, Town of, Wicomico County240082May 28, 1982, Emerg; May 1, 1985, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Pennsylvania:
Aliquippa, City of, Beaver County420101April 15, 1974, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Ambridge, Borough of, Beaver County420102January 14, 1975, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Baden, Borough of, Beaver County420103January 14, 1975, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Beaver, Borough of, Beaver County420104July 7, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Beaver Falls, City of, Beaver County420105December 12, 1974, Emerg; May 17, 1982, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Big Beaver, Borough of, Beaver County422307August 7, 1975, Emerg; May 17, 1982, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Bridgewater, Borough of, Beaver County420106October 24, 1974, Emerg; May 1, 1980, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Brighton, Township of, Beaver County422309April 16, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Center, Township of, Beaver County422310August 11, 1976, Emerg; June 15, 1981, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Chippewa, Township of, Beaver County422311February 18, 1976, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Conway, Borough of, Beaver County420107February 20, 1975, Emerg; November 4, 1988, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Darlington, Borough of, Beaver County421319N/A, Emerg; December 20, 2013, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Darlington, Township of, Beaver County422312March 11, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Daugherty, Township of, Beaver County422313February 4, 1976, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
East Rochester, Borough of, Beaver County420108August 8, 1978, Emerg; July 16, 1981, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Eastvale, Borough of, Beaver County422314March 16, 1982, Emerg; March 16, 1982, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Economy, Borough of, Beaver County420109February 28, 1977, Emerg; June 15, 1981, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Fallston, Borough of, Beaver County420110June 18, 1974, Emerg; September 2, 1981, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Franklin, Township of, Beaver County421065January 15, 1975, Emerg; March 16, 1989, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Freedom, Borough of, Beaver County420111May 12, 1975, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Georgetown, Borough of, Beaver County422316April 22, 1976, Emerg; February 24, 1978, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Glasgow, Borough of, Beaver County420112March 9, 1977, Emerg; August 4, 1988, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
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Greene, Township of, Beaver County422317March 9, 1976, Emerg; September 10, 1984, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Hanover, Township of, Beaver County421223April 26, 1982, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Harmony, Township of, Beaver County421038February 6, 1974, Emerg; January 3, 1979, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Homewood, Borough of, Beaver County422318September 12, 1978, Emerg; January 30, 1984, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Hookstown, Borough of, Beaver County422319May 29, 1981, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Hopewell, Township of, Beaver County421321July 29, 1974, Emerg; November 4, 1981, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Independence, Township of, Beaver County421323February 16, 1977, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Industry, Borough of, Beaver County420113February 18, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Marion, Township of, Beaver County422249August 6, 1974, Emerg; March 2, 1989, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Midland, Borough of, Beaver County422321February 18, 1976, Emerg; October 18, 1988, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Monaca, Borough of, Beaver County420114July 2, 1974, Emerg; December 4, 1979, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
New Brighton, Borough of, Beaver County420115April 17, 1975, Emerg; August 15, 1983, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
New Galilee, Borough of, Beaver County422322March 1, 1977, Emerg; September 24, 1984, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
New Sewickley, Township of, Beaver County422323December 2, 1975, Emerg; March 2, 1989, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Ohioville, Borough of, Beaver County422324August 7, 1975, Emerg; September 24, 1984, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Patterson, Township of, Beaver County422326November 28, 1975, Emerg; December 1, 1987, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Patterson Heights, Borough of, Beaver County422325August 29, 1978, Emerg; April 15, 1981, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Potter, Township of, Beaver County422327March 17, 1977, Emerg; December 2, 1988, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Pulaski, Township of, Beaver County422328December 31, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1982, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Raccoon, Township of, Beaver County421220February 18, 1976, Emerg; October 1, 1986, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Rochester, Borough of, Beaver County420116February 12, 1975, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Rochester, Township of, Beaver County421322March 11, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1981, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Shippingport, Borough of, Beaver County420117March 8, 1977, Emerg; August 19, 1991, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
South Beaver, Township of, Beaver County422329December 11, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
South Heights, Borough of, Beaver County422330May 13, 1977, Emerg; August 15, 1983, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Vanport, Township of, Beaver County421320July 2, 1974, Emerg; February 1, 1980, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
West Mayfield, Borough of, Beaver County422331December 23, 1974, Emerg; April 15, 1981, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Region V
Indiana:
Cannelton, City of, Perry County180196March 24, 1975, Emerg; July 18, 1983, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Perry County, Unincorporated Areas180195April 11, 1975, Emerg; November 1, 1995, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Tell City, City of, Perry County180197September 24, 1971, Emerg; March 1, 1977, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Troy, Town of, Perry County180198December 30, 1976, Emerg; July 5, 1983, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Region VII
Nebraska:
Diller, Village of, Jefferson County310269June 4, 2012, Emerg; N/A, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Fairbury, City of, Jefferson County310120August 28, 1974, Emerg; September 3, 1980, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
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Jefferson County, Unincorporated Areas310447July 17, 1984, Emerg; June 1, 1988, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Steele City, Village of, Jefferson County310121June 4, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1987, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp......do  Do.
Region IX
Arizona:
Show Low, City of, Navajo County040069September 15, 1975, Emerg; February 3, 1982, Reg; August 17, 2015, Susp.......do  Do.
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: July 2, 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. 2015-18272 Filed 7-24-15; 8:45 am]

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