[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 21, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9856-9859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3887]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 64

[Docket ID FEMA-2012-0003; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-8219]


Suspension of Community Eligibility

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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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.

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you want to determine whether a 
particular community was suspended on the suspension date or for 
further information, contact David Stearrett, Federal Insurance and 
Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2953.

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 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 their eligibility for the sale 
of insurance. A notice withdrawing the suspension of the 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 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, 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.

List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 64

    Flood insurance, Floodplains.

    Accordingly, 44 CFR part 64 is amended as follows:

PART 64--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 64 continues to read as follows:

    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.


Sec.  64.6  [Amended]

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2. The tables published under the authority of Sec.  64.6 are amended 
as follows:

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                                                Effective date
                                                authorization/
                                  Community     cancellation of    Current effective map   Date certain Federal
      State and location             No.         sale of flood             date            assistance no longer
                                                 insurance in                               available in SFHAs
                                                   community
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          Region III
Pennsylvania:
    Allegheny, Township of,           420961  November 5, 1973,   March 2, 2012.........  March 2, 2012.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; April 3,
                                               1985, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Altoona, City of, Blair           420159  September 26,       ......do*.............   Do.
     County.                                   1973, Emerg;
                                               March 2, 1983,
                                               Reg; March 2,
                                               2012, Susp.
    Antis, Township of, Blair         421385  July 30, 1975,      ......do*.............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; February
                                               4, 1981, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Bedford, Borough of,              421228  July 17, 1974,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               2, 1988, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Bedford, Township of,             421331  July 30, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; October
                                               17, 1989, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Bellwood, Borough of,             420160  May 18, 1976,       ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; June 1,
                                               1979, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Blair, Township of, Blair         421386  August 1, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; January
                                               18, 1984, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Bloomfield, Township of,          421332  March 19, 1984,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; October 5,
                                               1984, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Broad Top, Township of,           421333  August 7, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; June 4,
                                               1990, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Catharine, Township of,           420962  October 4, 1973,    ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; August 1,
                                               1980, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Coaldale, Borough of,             420118  June 16, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; April 16,
                                               1990, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Colerain, Township of,            421334  March 20, 1984,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; October 5,
                                               1984, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Cumberland Valley,                421335  July 23, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Township of, Bedford                      Emerg; October
     County.                                   15, 1985, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Duncansville, Borough of,         420161  August 22, 1974,    ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; September
                                               28, 1984, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    East Providence, Township         421336  June 17, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     of, Bedford County.                       Emerg; June 19,
                                               1989, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    East Saint Clair, Township        421337  March 3, 1977,      ......do..............   Do.
     of, Bedford County.                       Emerg; June 19,
                                               1989, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Everett, Borough of,              420119  January 13, 1975,   ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; November
                                               16, 1990, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Frankstown, Township of,          421387  August 16, 1974,    ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; June 15,
                                               1981, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Freedom, Township of,             421388  July 31, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; September
                                               16, 1981, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Greenfield, Township of,          421389  July 28, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; April 1,
                                               1982, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Harrison, Township of,            421338  October 24, 1975,   ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; July 4,
                                               1989, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Hollidaysburg, Borough of,        420162  March 30, 1973,     ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; June 1,
                                               1982, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Hopewell, Borough of,             420120  July 3, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               15, 1989, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Hopewell, Township of,            421339  July 28, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               6, 1989, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Huston, Township of, Blair        422332  February 6, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               30, 1980, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Hyndman, Borough of,              420121  April 29, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; December
                                               15, 1989, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Juniata, Township of,             421340  September 4, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; December
                                               16, 1977, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Juniata, Township of,             421390  February 3, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; September
                                               16, 1981, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Kimmel, Township of,              421341  July 2, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; October
                                               15, 1985, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    King, Township of, Bedford        421342  May 11, 1984,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; August 15,
                                               1990, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Liberty, Township of,             421343  May 28, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               30, 1988, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Lincoln, Township of,             421344  August 21, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               30, 1988, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Logan, Township of, Blair         421391  November 24, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               28, 1984, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Londonderry, Township of,         421345  August 12, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; July 17,
                                               1989, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.

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    Mann, Township of, Bedford        421346  August 26, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               1, 1978, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Manns Choice, Borough of,         421325  March 2, 1977,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               6, 1989, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Martinsburg, Borough of,          421384  February 9, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; April 20,
                                               1979, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Monroe, Township of,              421347  June 10, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; October
                                               15, 1985, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Napier, Township of,              421348  January 20, 1978,   ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               6, 1989, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    New Paris, Borough of,            421326  May 12, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; July 21,
                                               1978, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Newry, Borough of, Blair          422333  March 10, 1976,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; January
                                               18, 1984, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    North Woodbury, Township          421392  February 6, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     of, Blair County.                         Emerg; September
                                               16, 1981, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Pavia, Township of,               421352  April 29, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; June 1,
                                               1989, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Pleasantville, Borough of,        421327  March 8, 1977,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               30, 1988, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Rainsburg, Borough of,            420122  April 29, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; May 27,
                                               1977, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Roaring Spring, Borough           420163  September 4, 1973,  ......do..............   Do.
     of, Blair County.                         Emerg; September
                                               1, 1977, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Saxton, Borough of,               420123  September 26,       ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           1974, Emerg;
                                               January 26, 1983,
                                               Reg; March 2,
                                               2012, Susp.
    Snake Spring, Township of,        421349  February 28, 1977,  ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; July 4,
                                               1988, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Snyder, Township of, Blair        421393  June 10, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; February
                                               2, 1983, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    South Woodbury, Township          421350  June 5, 1985,       ......do..............   Do.
     of, Bedford County.                       Emerg; February
                                               19, 1986, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Southampton, Township of,         421351  July 13, 1984,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               1, 1987, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Taylor, Township of, Blair        421394  July 2, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               30, 1980, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Tyrone, Borough of, Blair         420164  July 9, 1973,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; May 2,
                                               1983, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Tyrone, Township of, Blair        421395  December 17, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; June 18,
                                               1980, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    West Providence, Township         421353  November 11, 1974,  ......do..............   Do.
     of, Bedford County.                       Emerg; July 4,
                                               1989, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    West Saint Clair, Township        421354  April 22, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     of, Bedford County.                       Emerg; July 17,
                                               1989, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Williamsburg, Borough of,         420165  August 7, 1973,     ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             Emerg; March 1,
                                               1978, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Woodbury, Borough of,             421330  July 5, 1978,       ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; September
                                               24, 1984, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Woodbury, Township of,            421355  August 9, 1982,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bedford County.                           Emerg; August 24,
                                               1984, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
    Woodbury, Township of,            420963  September 26,       ......do..............   Do.
     Blair County.                             1973, Emerg; May
                                               15, 1980, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
West Virginia:
    Reedy, Town of, Roane             540184  September 11,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   1974, Emerg;
                                               December 1, 1978,
                                               Reg; March 2,
                                               2012, Susp.
    Roane County,                     540183  January 20, 1978,   ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; September
                                               10, 1984, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Spencer, City of, Roane           540185  November 25, 1974,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; January 3,
                                               1979, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
 
           Region IV
 
Mississippi: Anguilla, Town           280153  May 14, 1973,       ......do..............   Do.
 of, Sharkey County.                           Emerg; July 3,
                                               1986, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
 
           Region VI
 
Arkansas: Sebastian County,           050462  January 27, 1983,   ......do..............   Do.
 Unincorporated Areas.                         Emerg; April 1,
                                               1988, Reg; March
                                               2, 2012, Susp.
 
          Region VII
 
Missouri: Canton, City of,            290204  March 25, 1974,     ......do..............   Do.
 Lewis County.                                 Emerg; February
                                               1, 1977, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
 

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          Region VIII
 
North Dakota:
    Hettinger County,                 380293  July 7, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; February
                                               19, 1987, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
 
    Mott, City of, Hettinger          380038  October 20, 1972,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; December
                                               15, 1976, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Regent, City of, Hettinger        380198  August 5, 1975,
     County.                                   Emerg; January
                                               30, 1984, Reg;
                                               March 2, 2012,
                                               Susp.
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*do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: February 7, 2012.
David L. Miller,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
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