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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 https://www.fema.gov/​national-flood-insurance-program-community-status-book.

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 Adrienne L. Sheldon, PE, CFM, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 212-3966.

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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. FEMA has determined that the community suspension(s) included in this rule is a non-discretionary action and therefore the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) does not apply.

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 57681

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Table 3—Distance to Relevant Underwater Sound Tresholds and Areas of Ensonification

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 Jersey:
Beverly, City of, Burlington County340086February 7, 1975, Emerg; December 23, 1977, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.Dec. 21, 2017Dec. 21, 2017.
Bordentown, City of, Burlington County340087May 16, 1975, Emerg; February 17, 1982, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do *  Do.
Bordentown, Township of, Burlington County340088August 8, 1975, Emerg; April 15, 1982, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Burlington, Township of, Burlington County340090July 29, 1975, Emerg; February 17, 1982, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Chesterfield, Township of, Burlington County340091June 13, 1975, Emerg; January 21, 1983, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Cinnaminson, Township of, Burlington County340092November 19, 1971, Emerg; May 15, 1978, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Delanco, Township of, Burlington County340093June 27, 1975, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Delran, Township of, Burlington County340094March 24, 1972, Emerg; May 2, 1977, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Eastampton, Township of, Burlington County340095March 24, 1972, Emerg; September 14, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Edgewater Park, Township of, Burlington County340096December 10, 1974, Emerg; May 25, 1978, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Florence, Township of, Burlington County340098September 5, 1975, Emerg; March 1, 1982, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Hainesport, Township of, Burlington County340099June 20, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Maple Shade, Township of, Burlington County340101July 11, 1975, Emerg; December 18, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Medford, Township of, Burlington County340104June 22, 1973, Emerg; August 15, 1983, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Medford Lakes, Borough of, Burlington County340103January 3, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Moorestown, Township of, Burlington County340105February 11, 1972, Emerg; September 15, 1978, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Mount Holly, Township of, Burlington County340106March 17, 1972, Emerg; August 1, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Mount Laurel, Township of, Burlington County340107February 18, 1972, Emerg; March 2, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
New Hanover, Township of, Burlington County340108July 29, 1975, Emerg; May 11, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Riverton, Borough of, Burlington County340114March 31, 1972, Emerg; April 15, 1977, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Shamong, Township of, Burlington County340534March 28, 1975, Emerg; June 15, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Southampton, Township of, Burlington County340115January 14, 1972, Emerg; March 4, 1980, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Springfield, Township of, Burlington County340116August 16, 1976, Emerg; January 28, 1983, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Washington, Township of, Burlington County340117April 14, 1975, Emerg; December 15, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Willingboro, Township of, Burlington County340119September 15, 1972, Emerg; July 2, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Woodland, Township of, Burlington County340551February 19, 1976, Emerg; January 20, 1982, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Wrightstown, Borough of, Burlington County340120December 16, 1975, Emerg; May 11, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Region IV
Georgia:
Camden County, Unincorporated Areas130262January 20, 1976, Emerg; June 1, 1984, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Effingham County, Unincorporated Areas130076November 28, 1975, Emerg; March 18, 1987, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Kingsland, City of, Camden County130238June 23, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1984, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Rincon, City of, Effingham County130426November 5, 1976, Emerg; February 19, 1987, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Saint Marys, City of, Camden County130027May 30, 1974, Emerg; June 1, 1984, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
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Woodbine, City of, Camden County130241August 7, 1975, Emerg; June 1, 1984, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Kentucky:
Anderson County, Unincorporated Areas210002November 10, 1975, Emerg; May 15, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Berea, City of, Madison County210156April 22, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1988, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Carroll County, Unincorporated Areas210045March 26, 1997, Emerg; September 1, 1998, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Carrollton, City of, Carroll County210232March 20, 1975, Emerg; September 4, 1985, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Clark County, Unincorporated Areas210278May 13, 1976, Emerg; December 4, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Frankfort, City of, Franklin County210075April 23, 1974, Emerg; July 2, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Franklin County, Unincorporated Areas210280January 23, 1976, Emerg; September 30, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Garrard County, Unincorporated Areas210081February 27, 1987, Emerg; September 1, 1989, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Georgetown, City of, Scott County210208June 25, 1975, Emerg; February 4, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Gratz, City of, Owen County210321June 18, 1976, Emerg; August 19, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Henry County, Unincorporated Areas210110December 20, 1978, Emerg; January 1, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Jessamine County, Unincorporated Areas210125April 16, 1973, Emerg; August 1, 1978, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Lawrenceburg, City of, Anderson County210003August 21, 1975, Emerg; December 14, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Fayette County210067August 17, 1973, Emerg; September 28, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Madison County, Unincorporated Areas210342September 19, 1989, Emerg; September 28, 1990, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Mercer County, Unincorporated Areas210306November 22, 1974, Emerg; October 18, 1988, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Midway, City of, Woodford County210477N/A, Emerg; September 17, 2008, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Monterey, City of, Owen County210295April 20, 1976, Emerg; August 5, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Nicholasville, City of, Jessamine County210126June 11, 1975, Emerg; April 17, 1989, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Owen County, Unincorporated Areas210186May 2, 1997, Emerg; July 1, 1999, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Prestonville, City of, Carroll County210047August 2, 1976, Emerg; September 18, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Richmond, City of, Madison County210157June 20, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1985, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Scott County, Unincorporated Areas210207August 14, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Versailles, City of, Woodford County210231April 21, 1989, Emerg; May 1, 1990, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Wilmore, City of, Jessamine County210311January 17, 1975, Emerg; November 5, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Woodford County, Unincorporated Areas210230March 30, 1973, Emerg; June 1, 1978, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Worthville, City of, Carroll County210049May 24, 1976, Emerg; July 17, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Mississippi:
Biloxi, City of, Harrison County285252June 30, 1970, Emerg; September 11, 1970, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Gautier, City of, Jackson County280332November 13, 1986, Emerg; November 13, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Gulfport, City of, Harrison County285253May 29, 1970, Emerg; September 11, 1970, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Harrison County, Unincorporated Areas285255July 17, 1970, Emerg; June 15, 1978, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Jackson County, Unincorporated Areas285256June 30, 1970, Emerg; April 3, 1978, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
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South Carolina:
Anderson, City of, Anderson County450014November 2, 1973, Emerg; December 16, 1980, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Anderson County, Unincorporated Areas450013July 2, 1975, Emerg; January 2, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Arcadia Lakes, Town of, Richland County450171May 27, 1975, Emerg; November 19, 1980, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Blythewood, Town of, Fairfield and Richland Counties450258N/A, Emerg; November 30, 2011, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Cayce, City of, Lexington and Richland Counties450131February 5, 1974, Emerg; May 1, 1980, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Clemson, City of, Anderson and Pickens Counties450238September 22, 1980, Emerg; February 17, 1988, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Colleton County, Unincorporated Areas450056June 18, 1975, Emerg; April 17, 1987, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Columbia, City of, Lexington and Richland Counties450172January 16, 1974, Emerg; September 2, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Cottageville, Town of, Colleton County450253N/A, Emerg; July 10, 2012, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Eastover, Town of, Richland County450173June 26, 1975, Emerg; September 30, 1988, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Edisto Beach, Town of, Colleton County455414March 19, 1971, Emerg; April 9, 1971, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Forest Acres, City of, Richland County450174July 19, 1974, Emerg; November 5, 1980, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Pickens, City of, Pickens County450169October 7, 1974, Emerg; June 25, 1976, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Pickens County, Unincorporated Areas450166April 2, 1974, Emerg; July 19, 1982, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Pendleton, Town of, Anderson County450019October 7, 1975, Emerg; May 15, 1980, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Richland County, Unincorporated Areas450170September 20, 1974, Emerg; November 4, 1981, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Seneca, City of, Oconee County450158July 24, 1975, Emerg; December 16, 1977, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Six Mile, Town of, Pickens County450178N/A, Emerg; May 8, 2008, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Walhalla, City of, Oconee County450159May 2, 1975, Emerg; June 17, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Walterboro, City of, Colleton County450058April 2, 1975, Emerg; April 17, 1987, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Williams, Town of, Colleton County450059February 3, 1976, Emerg; July 17, 1986, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Region VI
Louisiana: Saint Bernard Parish, Unincorporated Areas225204March 12, 1970, Emerg; March 13, 1970, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Texas:
Bowie County, Unincorporated Areas481194February 17, 1981, Emerg; September 27, 1991, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Fort Bend County, Unincorporated Areas480228March 19, 1987, Emerg; March 19, 1987, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Kendleton, City of, Fort Bend County481551N/A, Emerg; September 15, 2001, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Leary, City of, Bowie County481142May 28, 2010, Emerg; October 19, 2010, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Nash, City of, Bowie County480058April 7, 1975, Emerg; June 21, 1977, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Rosenberg, City of, Fort Bend County480232July 21, 1975, Emerg; December 4, 1984, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Texarkana, City of, Bowie County480060February 18, 1972, Emerg; March 1, 1979, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
Wake Village, City of, Bowie County480061September 24, 1974, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; December 21, 2017, Susp.......do  Do.
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Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Dated: November 22, 2017.

Eric Letvin,

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

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