[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 152 (Tuesday, August 7, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46968-46972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19224]


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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-8241]


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

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(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 tables in 
this rule.

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 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.

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:
    Athens, Township of,              421562  November 28, 1980,  Aug. 16, 2012.........  Aug. 16, 2012.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; July 2,
                                               1982, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Beaver, Township of,              422385  January 27, 1977,   ......do*.............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               10, 1982, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.

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    Bloomfield, Township of,          421563  July 7, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               1, 1986, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Blooming Valley, Borough          421559  October 3, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     of, Crawford County.                      Emerg; November
                                               17, 1978, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Cambridge, Township of,           421564  December 10, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               10, 1984, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Cambridge Springs, Borough        420346  July 2, 1974,       ......do..............   Do.
     of, Crawford County.                      Emerg; August 2,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Centerville, Borough of,          420347  November 29, 1976,  ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; May 1,
                                               1986, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Cochranton, Borough of,           420348  September 10,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          1975, Emerg; June
                                               4, 1990, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Conneaut, Township of,            422387  November 28, 1980,  ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               10, 1984, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Conneaut Lake, Borough of,        422386  June 10, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; August 10,
                                               1979, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Conneautville, Borough of,        420349  May 28, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               18, 1987, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Cussewago, Township of,           422388  April 9, 1976,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               10, 1984, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    East Fairfield, Township          421565  May 20, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     of, Crawford County.                      Emerg; June 18,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    East Fallowfield, Township        422389  October 25, 1977,   ......do..............   Do.
     of, Crawford County.                      Emerg; September
                                               24, 1984, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    East Mead, Township of,           421566  August 5, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               1, 1986, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Fairfield, Township of,           421567  November 19, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; August 2,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Greenwood, Township of,           422390  February 21, 1980,  ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               10, 1984, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Hayfield, Township of,            421227  August 12, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; August 2,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Hydetown, Borough of,             420350  May 13, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; April 17,
                                               1985, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Linesville, Borough of,           421560  April 15, 1976,     ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 5,
                                               1985, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Meadville, City of,               420351  June 16, 1972,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 1,
                                               1977, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    North Shenango, Township          423636  December 4, 1975,   ......do..............   Do.
     of, Crawford County.                      Emerg; October 1,
                                               1986, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Oil Creek, Township of,           421568  June 27, 1974,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; August 15,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Pine, Township of,                422392  January 29, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 19,
                                               1985, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Randolph, Township of,            422393  January 28, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; July 18,
                                               1985, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Richmond, Township of,            421569  May 23, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               1, 1986, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Rockdale, Township of,            422394  November 19, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; May 1,
                                               1986, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Rome, Township of,                422395  February 11, 1976,  ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; January 7,
                                               1983, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Sadsbury, Township of,            422396  August 6, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; August 19,
                                               1991, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Saegertown, Borough of,           420352  May 12, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 18,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    South Shenango, Township          422397  October 26, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     of, Crawford County.                      Emerg; July 3,
                                               1985, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Sparta, Township of,              422398  September 10,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          1975, Emerg;
                                               January 28, 1983,
                                               Reg; August 16,
                                               2012, Susp.
    Spartansburg, Borough of,         421561  September 15,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          1975, Emerg;
                                               November 23,
                                               1979, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Spring, Township of,              421570  March 1, 1977,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               1, 1986, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Springboro, Borough of,           420353  May 23, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; September
                                               30, 1987, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Steuben, Township of,             421571  April 7, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; July 16,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Summerhill, Township of,          422399  July 16, 1980,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 25,
                                               1982, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.

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    Summit, Township of,              422400  June 27, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; May 19,
                                               1987, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Titusville, City of,              420354  July 23, 1973,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; February
                                               15, 1978, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Townville, Borough of,            422401  March 9, 1976,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; February
                                               15, 1985, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Troy, Township of,                421572  April 17, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 18,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Union, Township of,               421573  March 8, 1977,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; February
                                               15, 1985, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Venango, Borough of,              420355  March 9, 1977,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 18,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Venango, Township of,             421574  January 12, 1977,   ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; February
                                               1, 1985, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Vernon, Township of,              421575  July 24, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; July 16,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Wayne, Township of,               421576  August 21, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; July 16,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    West Fallowfield, Township        422651  May 23, 1977,       ......do..............   Do.
     of, Crawford County.                      Emerg; July 3,
                                               1985, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    West Mead, Township of,           420356  April 14, 1972,     ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 15,
                                               1977, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    West Shenango, Township           422402  April 25, 1979,     ......do..............   Do.
     of, Crawford County.                      Emerg; February
                                               1, 1985, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Woodcock, Borough of,             422403  June 14, 1979,      ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; January
                                               17, 1985, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Woodcock, Township of,            421578  July 9, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Crawford County.                          Emerg; June 18,
                                               1990, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
           Region IV
 
Kentucky:
    Livingston County,                210146  August 25, 1997,    ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; March 6,
                                               2001, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Smithland, City of,               210147  November 3, 1975,   ......do..............   Do.
     Livingston County.                        Emerg; September
                                               16, 1988, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Lyon County,                      210314  January 24, 2012,   ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; N/A, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
South Carolina:
    Clinton, City of, Laurens         450123  April 4, 1974,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; June 17,
                                               1977, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Laurens, City of, Laurens         450125  December 26, 1973,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; November
                                               2, 1983, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Laurens County,                   450122  December 21, 1978,  ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; December
                                               15, 1990, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
           Region V
 
Indiana:
    Fulton County,                    180070  September 22,       ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     1976, Emerg; July
                                               3, 1985, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Rochester, City of, Fulton        180071  February 10, 1977,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 30,
                                               1984, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
Michigan:
    Beaugrand, Township of,           260646  November 10, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     Cheboygan County.                         Emerg; May 1,
                                               1992, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Cheboygan, City of,               260058  June 5, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Cheboygan County.                         Emerg; March 16,
                                               1988, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Grant, Township of,               260610  June 2, 1977,       ......do..............   Do.
     Cheboygan County.                         Emerg; January
                                               18, 1989, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
           Region VI
 
New Mexico:
    Albuquerque, City of,             350002  September 9, 1974,  ......do..............   Do.
     Bernalillo County.                        Emerg; October
                                               14, 1983, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Bernalillo County,                350001  August 26, 1974,    ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; September
                                               15, 1983, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Edgewood, Town of,                350018  N/A, Emerg;         ......do..............   Do.
     Bernalillo County.                        September 2,
                                               2011, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Los Ranchos de                    350123  June 26, 1978,      ......do..............   Do.
     Albuquerque, Village of,                  Emerg; January 3,
     Bernalillo County.                        1983, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Rio Rancho, City of,              350146  November 14, 1990,  ......do..............   Do.
     Bernalillo County.                        Emerg; April 15,
                                               1992, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
Oklahoma:

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    Arkoma, Town of, Le Flore         400343  February 3, 1977,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 19,
                                               1983, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Bokoshe, Town of, Le Flore        400350  August 17, 1976,    ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 17,
                                               1979, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Cameron, Town of, Le Flore        400271  February 8, 1977,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 19,
                                               1983, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Heavener, City of, Le             400090  May 28, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Flore County.                             Emerg; March 16,
                                               1982, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Howe, Town of, Le Flore           400091  October 21, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 15,
                                               1982, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Le Flore County,                  400484  September 6, 2002,  ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; June 1,
                                               2003, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Panama, Town of, Le Flore         400092  October 26, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               1, 1981, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Pocola, Town of, Le Flore         400432  March 7, 1978,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; July 4,
                                               1989, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Poteau, City of, Le Flore         400093  November 24, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; January
                                               20, 1982, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Spiro, Town of, Le Flore          400413  April 21, 1978,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 20,
                                               1982, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Talihina, Town of, Le             400094  April 16, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Flore County.                             Emerg; September
                                               1, 1981, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Wister, Town of, Le Flore         400095  August 6, 1971,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 14,
                                               1976, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
Texas:
    Decordova, City of, Hood          480469  November 18, 2010,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; N/A, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Granbury, City of, Hood           480357  May 16, 1979,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; January
                                               15, 1988, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Hood County,                      480356  May 11, 1979,       ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; October
                                               18, 1988, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
    Lipan, City of, Hood              481075  December 4, 2008,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; October 1,
                                               2009, Reg; August
                                               16, 2012, Susp.
    Tolar, Town of, Hood              480868  February 15, 2000,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; N/A, Reg;
                                               August 16, 2012,
                                               Susp.
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*......do =Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: July 24, 2012.
David L. Miller,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
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