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Rule

Suspension of Community Eligibility

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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. Information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's CSB available at www.fema.gov/​flood-insurance/​work-with-nfip/​community-status-book. Please note that per Revisions to Publication Requirements for Community Eligibility Status Information Under the National Flood Insurance Program, notices such as this one for scheduled suspension will no longer be published in the Federal Register as of June 2021 but will be available at National Flood Insurance Community Status and Public Notification | FEMA.gov. Individuals without internet access will be able to contact their local floodplain management official and/or State NFIP Coordinating Office directly for assistance.

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) 674-1087. Details regarding updated publication requirements of community eligibility status information under the NFIP can be found on the CSB section at www.fema.gov.

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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, new and substantially improved construction, and development in general 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 NFIP regulations, 44 CFR part 59. Accordingly, the communities will be suspended on the effective date listed in the third column. As of that date, flood insurance will no longer be available in the community. FEMA recognizes communities may adopt and submit the required documentation 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. Their current NFIP participation status can be verified at anytime on the CSB section at fema.gov.

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 published FIRM 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 Start Printed Page 24740communities 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:

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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 3
Pennsylvania:
Barry, Township of, Schuylkill County421997August 5, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.May 18, 2021May 18, 2021.
Eldred, Township of, Schuylkill County422005August 5, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do *  Do.
Foster, Township of, Schuylkill County422006April 21, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Frackville, Borough of, Schuylkill County420771July 9, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Girardville, Borough of, Schuylkill County420772April 29, 1975, Emerg; February 2, 1990, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Mahanoy, Township of, Schuylkill County422011August 20, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Middleport, Borough of, Schuylkill County420777September 27, 1974, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Minersville, Borough of, Schuylkill County420778April 4, 1974, Emerg; March 2, 1989, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
New Castle, Township of, Schuylkill County422012December 3, 1979, Emerg; August 13, 1982, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
North Union, Township of, Schuylkill County422014July 11, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Norwegian, Township of, Schuylkill County422015April 21, 1975, Emerg; July 9, 1982, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Pottsville, City of, Schuylkill County420785June 28, 1973, Emerg; July 5, 1977, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Reilly, Township of, Schuylkill County422017April 7, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Schuylkill, Township of, Schuylkill County422020May 27, 1975, Emerg; March 11, 1983, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Shenandoah, Borough of, Schuylkill County420788May 16, 1973, Emerg; May 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Tower City, Borough of, Schuylkill County420790April 29, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.May 18, 2021May 18, 2021.
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Tremont, Borough of, Schuylkill County420791April 26, 1973, Emerg; June 4, 1980, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Tremont, Township of, Schuylkill County422023March 19, 1975, Emerg; September 5, 1979, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Union, Township of, Schuylkill County422024July 24, 1975, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Wayne, Township of, Schuylkill County422027November 13, 1979, Emerg; September 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Region 6
Oklahoma:
Hammon, Town of, Custer and Roger Mills Counties400386April 21, 1978, Emerg; July 13, 1982, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Roger Mills County, Unincorporated Areas400542June 20, 1994, Emerg; August 9, 2000, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Region 7
Iowa:
Clermont, City of, Fayette County190374September 14, 1983, Emerg; March 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Elgin, City of, Fayette County190125June 18, 1975, Emerg; August 4, 1987, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Fayette, City of, Fayette County190376April 27, 1978, Emerg; September 1, 1987, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Fayette County, Unincorporated Areas190866November 27, 1990, Emerg; July 1, 1991, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Maynard, City of, Fayette County190377September 29, 1976, Emerg; August 1, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Oelwein, City of, Fayette County190126October 14, 1975, Emerg; July 4, 1988, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Waucoma, City of, Fayette County190381July 15, 1983, Emerg; September 29, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
West Union, City of, Fayette County190706N/A, Emerg; December 17, 2012, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.May 18, 2021May 18, 2021.
Region 8
Colorado:
Fort Morgan, City of, Morgan County080131February 4, 1982, Emerg; February 5, 1986, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Morgan County, Unincorporated Areas080129April 22, 1980, Emerg; September 29, 1989, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
Otis, Town of, Washington County080178June 23, 1978, Emerg; August 19, 1985, Reg; May 18, 2021, Susp.......do  Do.
* do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension.
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Eric J. Letvin,

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

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[FR Doc. 2021-09860 Filed 5-7-21; 8:45 am]

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