[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 9 (Monday, January 14, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 2622-2624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00526]


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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-8265]


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. 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 following 
tables.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  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 
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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 I
 
Connecticut:
    Clinton, Town of,                 090061  March 2, 1973,      Feb. 6, 2013..........  Feb. 6, 2013.
     Middlesex County.                         Emerg; September
                                               30, 1980, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Essex, Town of, Middlesex         090065  February 9, 1973,   ......do*.............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; July 16,
                                               1980, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Fenwick, Borough of,              090187  July 10, 1979,      ......do..............   Do.
     Middlesex County.                         Emerg; July 10,
                                               1979, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Killingworth, Town of,            090174  July 15, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Middlesex County.                         Emerg; March 15,
                                               1982, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Old Saybrook, Town of,            090069  March 31, 1972,     ......do..............   Do.
     Middlesex County.                         Emerg; July 3,
                                               1978, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Westbrook, Town of,               090070  March 9, 1973,      ......do..............   Do.
     Middlesex County.                         Emerg; December
                                               1, 1982, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
          Region III
 
West Virginia:
    Clay County,                      540022  July 24, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas..                    Emerg; March 18,
                                               1991, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Clay, Town of, Clay County        540023  March 25, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
                                               Emerg; March 18,
                                               1991, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
           Region IV
 
Georgia:
    Grantville, City of,              130443  N/A, Emerg; June    ......do..............   Do.
     Coweta County.                            26, 2006, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Moreland, Town of, Coweta         130300  December 16, 1976,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               27, 1985, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Newnan, City of, Coweta           130062  May 12, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; November
                                               15, 1978, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Senoia, City of, Coweta           130301  December 15, 1986,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; July 1,
                                               1987, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Turin, Town of, Coweta            130475  N/A, Emerg; June    ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   26, 2006, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
South Carolina:
    Darlington, City of,              450061  April 29, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Darlington County.                        Emerg; July 1,
                                               1991, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Darlington County,                450060  May 15, 1989,       ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; June 3,
                                               1991, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Hartsville, City of,              450062  June 20, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Darlington County.                        Emerg; September
                                               1, 1987, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Lamar, Town of, Darlington        450063  June 16, 1995,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; February
                                               1, 2002, Reg;
                                              February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
Tennessee:
    Arlington, Township of,           470262  September 10,       ......do..............   Do.
     Shelby County.                            1981, Emerg;
                                               September 10,
                                               1981, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Bartlett, City of, Shelby         470175  December 28, 1973,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; June 15,
                                               1981, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Collierville, Town of,            470263  September 29,       ......do..............   Do.
     Shelby County.                            1975, Emerg;
                                               September 30,
                                               1981, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.

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    Germantown, City of,              470353  October 1, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Shelby County.                            Emerg; January
                                               20, 1982, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Lakeland, City of, Shelby         470402  N/A, Emerg; June    ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   20, 2002, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Memphis, City of, Shelby          470177  August 23, 1974,    ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; December
                                               1, 1982, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Millington, City of,              470178  November 1, 1974,   ......do..............   Do.
     Shelby County.                            Emerg; March 16,
                                               1981, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Shelby County,                    470214  May 15, 1974,       ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; December
                                               1, 1982, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
           Region V
 
Indiana:
    Attica, City of, Fountain         180065  July 28, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               1, 1988, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Covington, City of,               180066  July 1, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Fountain County.                          Emerg; September
                                               1, 1988, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Fountain County,                  180064  December 21, 1978,  ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; November
                                               1, 2001, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Hillsboro, Town of,               180328  June 29, 1976,      ......do..............   Do.
     Fountain County.                          Emerg; June 8,
                                               1984, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
          Region VII
Iowa:
    McIntire, City of,                190458  December 8, 2000,   ......do..............   Do.
     Mitchell County.                          Emerg; May 1,
                                               2011, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Mitchell County,                  190892  January 8, 1999,    ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; March 1,
                                               2000, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Stacyville, City of,              190461  February 18, 2011,  ......do..............   Do.
     Mitchell County.                          Emerg; N/A, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
          Region VIII
Colorado:
    Berthoud, Town of, Larimer        080296  October 28, 1977,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; May 26,
                                               1978, Reg;
                                              February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Larimer County,                   080101  July 2, 1974,       ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; April 2,
                                               1979, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Loveland, City of, Larimer        080103  September 18,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   1975, Emerg;
                                               September 1,
                                               1978, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
Montana:
    Lake County,                      300155  April 19, 1978,     ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; December
                                               17, 1987, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Polson, City of, Lake             300119  N/A, Emerg;         ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   January 15, 1999,
                                               Reg; February 6,
                                               2013, Susp.
    Ronan, City of, Lake              300122  May 16, 1986,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; December
                                               17, 1987, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
    Saint Ignatius, Town of,          300123  N/A, Emerg; May 8,  ......do..............   Do.
     Lake County.                              1997, Reg;
                                               February 6, 2013,
                                               Susp.
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* -do- =Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: January 2, 2013.
David L. Miller,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-00526 Filed 1-11-13; 8:45 am]
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