[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 36 (Monday, February 24, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 10014-10016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03762]


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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-8323]


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 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: Baltimore, City of,          240087  December 3, 1971,  April 2, 2014.........  April 2, 2014.
 Independent City.                              Emerg; March 15,
                                                1978, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
Virginia:
    Albemarle County,                  510006  May 9, 1973,       ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                      Emerg; December
                                                16, 1980, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Scottsville, Town of,              510007  April 12, 1973,    ......do..............   Do.
     Albemarle and Fluvanna                     Emerg; September
     Counties.                                  5, 1979, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
 
            Region V
 
Wisconsin:
    Columbia County,                   550581  July 31, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                      Emerg; April 15,
                                                1980, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Portage, City of, Columbia         550063  June 11, 1974,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                    Emerg; August
                                                15, 1983, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
 
           Region VI
 
Texas:
    Arcola, City of, Fort Bend         481619  September 26,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                    1988, Emerg;
                                                September 26,
                                                1988, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Brazos County,                     481195  January 13, 1986,  ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                      Emerg; July 2,
                                                1992, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Bryan, City of, Brazos             480082  May 2, 1974,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                    Emerg; May 19,
                                                1981, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    College Station, City of,          480083  August 16, 1974,   ......do..............   Do.
     Brazos County.                             Emerg; July 2,
                                                1981, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Fairchilds, Village of,            481675  N/A, Emerg; May    ......do..............   Do.
     Fort Bend County.                          28, 1996, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    First Colony Levee                 481583  December 9, 1982,  ......do..............   Do.
     Improvement District                       Emerg; November
     (L.I.D.), Fort Bend County.                19, 1987, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Fort Bend County,                  480228  March 19, 1987,    ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                      Emerg; March 19,
                                                1987, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Fort Bend County L.I.D.            481485  June 27, 1977,     ......do..............   Do.
     2, Fort Bend                      Emerg; February
     County.                                    15, 1985, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Fort Bend County L.I.D.            481594  September 6,       ......do..............   Do.
     7, Fort Bend                      1985, Emerg;
     County.                                    August 5, 1986,
                                                Reg; April 2,
                                                2014, Susp.
    Fort Bend County Municipal         481272  June 25, 1976,     ......do..............   Do.
     Utility District (M.U.D.)                  Emerg; November
     2, Fort Bend                      15, 1984, Reg;
     County.                                    April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Fort Bend County M.U.D.            481590  June 11, 1985,     ......do..............   Do.
     23, Fort Bend                     Emerg; August 5,
     County.                                    1986, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Fort Bend County M.U.D.            481570  May 29, 1981,      ......do..............   Do.
     25, Fort Bend                     Emerg; February
     County.                                    4, 1987, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Fort Bend County M.U.D.            481520  September 10,      ......do..............   Do.
     34, Fort Bend                     1984, Emerg;
     County.                                    August 5, 1986,
                                                Reg; April 2,
                                                2014, Susp.
    Fort Bend County M.U.D.            481519  July 20, 1984,     ......do..............   Do.
     35, Fort Bend                     Emerg; August 5,
     County.                                    1986, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Fort Bend County M.U.D.            481591  June 27, 1985,     ......do..............   Do.
     41, Fort Bend                     Emerg; August 5,
     County.                                    1986, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Fort Bend County M.U.D.            481605  May 11, 1987,      ......do..............   Do.
     42, Fort Bend                     Emerg; May 11,
     County.                                    1987, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Fulshear, City of, Fort            481488  April 3, 1981,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; July 31,
                                                1981, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Houston, City of, Fort             480296  September 14,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bend, Harris and                           1973, Emerg;
     Montgomery Counties.                       December 11,
                                                1979, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Katy, City of, Fort Bend,          480301  February 13,       ......do..............   Do.
     Harris and Waller Counties.                1975, Emerg;
                                                March 2, 1981,
                                                Reg; April 2,
                                                2014, Susp.
    Kendleton, City of, Fort           481551  N/A, Emerg;        ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               September 15,
                                                2001, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Kingsbridge M.U.D., Fort           481567  July 21, 1980,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bend and Harris Counties.                  Emerg; August 5,
                                                1986, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Missouri City, City of,            480304  August 29, 1973,   ......do..............   Do.
     Fort Bend and Harris                       Emerg; January
     Counties.                                  6, 1982, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Needville, City of, Fort           480820  February 8, 1980,  ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; July 31,
                                                1981, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Pearland, City of,                 480077  December 19,       ......do..............   Do.
     Brazoria, Fort Bend and                    1973, Emerg;
     Harris Counties.                           July 5, 1984,
                                                Reg; April 2,
                                                2014, Susp.
    Pecan Grove M.U.D., Fort           481486  June 27, 1977,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; August 4,
                                                1987, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Pleak, Village of, Fort            481615  May 31, 1988,      ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; May 31,
                                                1988, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.

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    Richmond, City of, Fort            480231  March 31, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; January
                                                9, 1987, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Rosenberg, City of, Fort           480232  July 21, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; December
                                                4, 1984, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Simonton, City of, Fort            481564  March 4, 1980,     ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; August 4,
                                                1987, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
    Sugar Land, City of, Fort          480234  March 31, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; November
                                                4, 1981, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Thompsons, Town of, Fort           481642  January 29, 1992,  ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               Emerg; September
                                                30, 1992, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    West Keegans Bayou                 481602  August 18, 1986,   ......do..............   Do.
     Improvement District, Fort                 Emerg; August
     Bend and Harris Counties.                  18, 1986, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Weston Lakes, City of, Fort        481197  N/A, Emerg; April  ......do..............   Do.
     Bend County.                               28, 2009, Reg;
                                                April 2, 2014,
                                                Susp.
    Willow Fork Drainage               481603  September 8,       ......do..............   Do.
     District, Fort Bend and                    1986, Emerg;
     Harris Counties.                           September 8,
                                                1986, Reg; April
                                                2, 2014, Susp.
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*-do- = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: January 27, 2014.
David L. Miller,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
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