[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 211 (Thursday, October 31, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 65212-65214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25520]


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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-8303]


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

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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
 
Maryland:
    Howard County,                    240044  October 22, 1971,   Nov. 6, 2013..........  Nov. 6, 2013.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; March 15,
                                               1977, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
West Virginia:
    Parkersburg, City of, Wood        540214  July 1, 1974,       ......* do............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               4, 1986, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Vienna, City of, Wood             540215  June 12, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; December
                                               18, 1985, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Wood County,                      540213  February 16, 1977,  ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; March 4,
                                               1985, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
           Region IV
 
Florida:
    Arcadia, City of, DeSoto          120073  August 12, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; June 3,
                                               1988, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Bowling Green, City of,           120104  December 2, 1974,   ......do..............   Do.
     Hardee County.                            Emerg; May 4,
                                               1988, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    DeSoto County,                    120072  August 26, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; June 3,
                                               1988, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Hardee County,                    120103  April 1, 1976,      ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; May 4,
                                               1988, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp

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    Wauchula, City of, Hardee         120105  July 28, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; June 25,
                                               1976, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Zolfo Springs, Town of,           120106  July 2, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Hardee County.                            Emerg; May 4,
                                               1988, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
           Region V
 
Indiana:
    LaPorte, City of, LaPorte         180490  April 28, 1983,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 1,
                                               1993, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    LaPorte County,                   180144  January 15, 1976,   ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; January 1,
                                               1987, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Long Beach, Town of,              185177  October 8, 1971,    ......do..............   Do.
     LaPorte County.                           Emerg; March 23,
                                               1973, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Michiana Shores, Town of,         180505  N/A, Emerg;         ......do..............   Do.
     LaPorte County.                           November 12,
                                               1991, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Michigan City, City of,           180147  March 20, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     LaPorte County.                           Emerg; August 17,
                                               1981, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
           Region VI
 
Louisiana:
    Iberville Parish,                 220083  April 20, 1973,     ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; June 1,
                                               1978, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Maringouin, Town of,              220085  April 23, 1973,     ......do..............   Do.
     Iberville Parish.                         Emerg; September
                                               1, 1981, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Plaquemine, City of,              220086  April 23, 1973,     ......do..............   Do.
     Iberville Parish.                         Emerg; August 26,
                                               1977, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Saint Gabriel, City of,           220402  N/A, Emerg; July    ......do..............   Do.
     Iberville Parish.                         12, 2001, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    White Castle, Town of,            220088  April 23, 1973,     ......do..............   Do.
     Iberville Parish.                         Emerg; December
                                               16, 1977, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
          Region VIII
 
Montana:
    Billings, City of,                300085  January 15, 1974,   ......do..............   Do.
     Yellowstone County.                       Emerg; January 2,
                                               1981, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Laurel, City of,                  300086  March 19, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Yellowstone County.                       Emerg; January 6,
                                               1983, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
    Yellowstone County,               300142  July 28, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; November
                                               18, 1981, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
           Region X
 
Alaska:
    Homer, City of, Kenai             020107  N/A, Emerg; June    ......do..............   Do.
     Peninsula Borough.                        2, 2003, Reg;
                                               November 6, 2013,
                                               Susp
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*-do- =Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: September 20, 2013.
David L. Miller,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-25520 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]
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