[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 20, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17133-17135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06323]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 64

[Docket ID FEMA-2013-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-8277]


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:  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 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

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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 p0061rt 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:
    Barrett, Township of, Monroe        421884  December 26, 1975,  May 2, 2013..........  May 2, 2013
     County.                                     Emerg; September
                                                 2, 1988, Reg; May
                                                 2, 2013, Susp.
    Chesnuthill, Township of,           421885  December 23, 1977,  .....do*.............   Do.
     Monroe County.                              Emerg; February
                                                 17, 1988, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Coolbaugh, Township of,             421886  March 8, 1977,      .....do..............   Do.
     Monroe County.                              Emerg; November
                                                 4, 1988, Reg; May
                                                 2, 2013, Susp.
    Delaware Water Gap, Borough         420690  March 3, 1980,      .....do..............   Do.
     of, Monroe County.                          Emerg; August 16,
                                                 1988, Reg; May 2,
                                                 2013, Susp.
    East Stroudsburg, Borough           420691  March 26, 1974,     .....do..............   Do.
     of, Monroe County.                          Emerg; September
                                                 29, 1978, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Eldred, Township of, Monroe         421887  July 20, 1977,      .....do..............   Do.
     County.                                     Emerg; February
                                                 17, 1988, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Hamilton, Township of,              421888  March 31, 1978,     .....do..............   Do.
     Monroe County.                              Emerg; February
                                                 4, 1988, Reg; May
                                                 2, 2013, Susp.
    Jackson, Township of, Monroe        421889  January 22, 1981,   .....do..............   Do.
     County.                                     Emerg; July 2,
                                                 1982, Reg; May 2,
                                                 2013, Susp.
    Middle Smithfield, Township         421890  October 3, 1975,    .....do..............   Do.
     of, Monroe County.                          Emerg; December
                                                 16, 1988, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Paradise, Township of,              421891  January 30, 1980,   .....do..............   Do.
     Monroe County.                              Emerg; September
                                                 2, 1988, Reg; May
                                                 2, 2013, Susp.
    Pocono, Township of, Monroe         421892  July 29, 1975,      .....do..............   Do.
     County.                                     Emerg; August 5,
                                                 1986, Reg; May 2,
                                                 2013, Susp.
    Polk, Township of, Monroe           421893  December 18, 1975,  .....do..............   Do.
     County.                                     Emerg; September
                                                 30, 1987, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Price, Township of, Monroe          421894  September 29,       .....do..............   Do.
     County.                                     1975, Emerg;
                                                 September 2,
                                                 1988, Reg; May 2,
                                                 2013, Susp.
    Ross, Township of, Monroe           421895  June 1, 1976        .....do..............   Do.
     County.                                     Emerg; February
                                                 17, 1988, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Smithfield, Township of,            421896  November 8, 1974,   .....do..............   Do.
     Monroe County.                              Emerg; March 4,
                                                 1988, Reg; May 2,
                                                 2013, Susp.
    Stroud, Township of, Monroe         420693  May 9, 1973,        .....do..............   Do.
     County.                                     Emerg; April 15,
                                                 1977, Reg; May 2,
                                                 2013, Susp.
    Stroudsburg, Borough of,            420694  August 25, 1972,    .....do..............   Do.
     Monroe County.                              Emerg; December
                                                 31, 1976, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Tobyhanna, Township of,             421897  March 18, 1976,     .....do..............   Do.
     Monroe County.                              Emerg; December
                                                 16, 1988, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Tunkhannock, Township of,           421898  April 23, 1980,     .....do..............   Do.
     Monroe County.                              Emerg; September
                                                 4, 1985, Reg; May
                                                 2, 2013, Susp.
 
            Region V
 
    Ohio:.......................
    Allen County, Unincorporated        390758  July 20, 1977,      .....do..............   Do.
     Areas.                                      Emerg; November
                                                 15, 1989, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.

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    Bluffton, Village of, Allen         390004  June 19, 1975,      .....do..............   Do.
     and Hancock Counties.                       Emerg; September
                                                 20, 1995, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Delphos, City of, Allen and         390005  July 25, 1975,      .....do..............   Do.
     Van Wert Counties.                          Emerg; August 5,
                                                 1991, Reg; May 2,
                                                 2013, Susp.
    Elida, Village of, Allen            390656  October 7, 1992,    .....do..............   Do.
     County.                                     Emerg; N/A, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
    Fort Shawnee, Village of,           390611  August 12, 1975,    .....do..............   Do.
     Allen County.                               Emerg; August 15,
                                                 1984, Reg; May 2,
                                                 2013, Susp.
    Lima, City of, Allen County.        390006  January 28, 1974,   .....do..............   Do.
                                                 Emerg; February
                                                 15, 1979, Reg;
                                                 May 2, 2013, Susp.
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* -do- = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: March 8, 2013.
David L. Miller,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-06323 Filed 3-19-13; 8:45 am]
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