[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 86 (Monday, May 5, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 25519-25522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10158]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 64

[Docket ID FEMA-2014-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-8331]


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 I
 
Massachusetts:
    Milton, Town of, Norfolk          250245  January 14, 1974,   June 9, 2014..........  June 9, 2014.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 3,
                                               1978, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Nantucket, Town of,               250230  January 21, 1974,   ......*do.............   Do.
     Nantucket County.                         Emerg; June 3,
                                               1986, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Quincy, City of, Norfolk          255219  June 19, 1970,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               21, 1973, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
 
          Region III
 
Maryland:
    Betterton, Town of, Kent          240095  May 15, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; February
                                               2, 1983, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Chestertown, Town of, Kent        240046  September 4, 1973,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; February
                                               15, 1984, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Kent County,                      240045  March 9, 1973,      ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; December
                                               4, 1985, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Millington, Town of, Kent         240058  July 2, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; November
                                               3, 1982, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Rock Hall, Town of, Kent          240048  February 26, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               1, 1983, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
Pennsylvania:
    Clark, Borough of, Mercer         422475  July 11, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; July 30,
                                               1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Coolspring, Township of,          421863  July 11, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; September
                                               17, 1982, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Delaware, Township of,            422283  June 1, 1976,       ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; July 30,
                                               1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    East Lackawannock,                421864  March 22, 1976,     ......do..............   Do.
     Township of, Mercer                       Emerg; July 23,
     County.                                   1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Fairview, Township of,            421865  December 23, 1977,  ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; January 1,
                                               1987, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Farrell, City of, Mercer          420673  December 6, 1973,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; April 17,
                                               1978, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Findley, Township of,             421866  August 12, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; February
                                               4, 1983, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Fredonia, Borough of,             422477  May 9, 1975,        ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; November
                                               17, 1978, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    French Creek, Township of,        421867  February 17, 1977,  ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; June 1,
                                               1986, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Greene, Township of,              422478  October 17, 1975,   ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; June 30,
                                               1976, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Greenville, Borough of,           420674  August 23, 1974,    ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; July 16,
                                               1981, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Grove City, Borough of,           420675  February 5, 1974,   ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; September
                                               30, 1977, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Hermitage, City of, Mercer        421862  August 21, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               30, 1981, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Jackson Center, Borough           422479  July 25, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     of, Mercer County.                        Emerg; June 18,
                                               1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Jackson, Township of,             422480  July 28, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; December
                                               19, 1980, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Jamestown, Borough of,            422481  February 18, 1976,  ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; September
                                               10, 1982, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Jefferson, Township of,           421869  February 11, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; June 1,
                                               1986, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Lackawannock, Township of,        422482  August 28, 1975,    ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; June 30,
                                               1976, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Lake, Township of, Mercer         422483  May 4, 1979,        ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; June 18,
                                               1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Liberty, Township of,             421870  March 3, 1977,      ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; June 1,
                                               1986, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Mercer, Borough of, Mercer        420676  May 12, 1972,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; March 15,
                                               1977, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Mill Creek, Township of,          421871  June 7, 1979,       ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; December
                                               17, 1982, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    New Lebanon, Borough of,          422484  September 27,       ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            1979, Emerg;
                                               September 10,
                                               1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    New Vernon, Township of,          422485  September 7, 1979,  ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; October
                                               15, 1982, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.

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    Otter Creek, Township of,         422486  June 2, 1976,       ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; December
                                               1, 1986, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Perry, Township of, Mercer        422487  April 14, 1976,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; December
                                               17, 1982, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Pine, Township of, Mercer         422284  November 3, 1975,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; February
                                               25, 1983, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Pymatuning, Township of,          422285  September 17,       ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            1975, Emerg; June
                                               1, 1989, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Salem, Township of, Mercer        421872  April 6, 1976,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; May 1,
                                               1986, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Sandy Creek, Township of,         421873  November 18, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; October 1,
                                               1986, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Sandy Lake, Borough of,           420677  August 1, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; March 18,
                                               1991, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Sharon, City of, Mercer           420678  November 19, 1973,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; October
                                               17, 1978, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Sharpsville, Borough of,          420682  March 11, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; May 25,
                                               1978, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Shenango, Township of,            421875  November 7, 1975,   ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; September
                                               4, 1991, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    South Pymatuning, Township        421876  July 28, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     of, Mercer County.                        Emerg; March 18,
                                               1991, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Springfield, Township of,         421877  July 2, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; July 16,
                                               1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Stoneboro, Borough of,            420679  June 18, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; March 18,
                                               1991, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Sugar Grove, Township of,         422489  May 4, 1979,        ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; September
                                               17, 1982, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    West Middlesex, Borough           420680  February 19, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     of, Mercer County.                        Emerg; September
                                               4, 1991, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    West Salem, Township of,          422490  March 18, 1976,     ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; January
                                               21, 1983, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Wheatland, Borough of,            420681  February 15, 1974,  ......do..............   Do.
     Mercer County.                            Emerg; February
                                               15, 1978, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Worth, Township of, Mercer        422492  July 31, 1979,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; February
                                               4, 1983, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
           Region IV
 
Mississippi:
    Jackson, City of, Hinds,          280072  April 19, 1973,     ......do..............   Do.
     Madison and Rankin                        Emerg; April 1,
     Counties.                                 1980, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
 
           Region V
 
Indiana:
    Anderson, City of, Madison        180150  November 7, 1974,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; December
                                               4, 1979, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Austin, City of, Scott            180233  December 30, 1976,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               1, 1988, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Chesterfield, Town of,            180151  February 14, 1975,  ......do..............   Do.
     Madison County.                           Emerg; May 1,
                                               1980, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Ingalls, Town of, Madison         180155  March 24, 1975,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; July 15,
                                               1988, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Madison County,                   180442  October 23, 1990,   ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; February
                                               1, 1994, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Pendleton, Town of,               180156  December 26, 1974,  ......do..............   Do.
     Madison County.                           Emerg; May 3,
                                               1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Scott County,                     180474  March 5, 1993,      ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; November
                                               1, 1995, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Scottsburg, City of, Scott        180234  April 7, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; August 19,
                                               1985, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Sharpsville, Town of,             180527  June 19, 2007,      ......do..............   Do.
     Tipton County.                            Emerg; N/A, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Tipton, City of, Tipton           180255  October 29, 1975,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; March 5,
                                               1996, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Tipton County,                    180475  November 1, 1979,   ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; September
                                               1, 1988, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
 
           Region VI
 
Texas:
    Harris County,                    480287  May 14, 1970,       ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; May 26,
                                               1970, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.

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    Hilshire Village, City of,        480295  December 13, 1974,  ......do..............   Do.
     Harris County.                            Emerg; June 28,
                                               1979, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Humble, City of, Harris           480297  October 25, 1974,   ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; September
                                               16, 1982, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Hunter's Creek Village,           480298  November 27, 1973,  ......do..............   Do.
     City of, Harris County.                   Emerg; November
                                               5, 1980, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
    Jersey Village, City of,          480300  October 9, 1974,    ......do..............   Do.
     Harris County.                            Emerg; March 15,
                                               1982, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
    Spring Valley Village,            480313  July 31, 1974,      ......do..............   Do.
     City of, Harris County.                   Emerg; June 4,
                                               1980, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
 
          Region VII
 
Iowa:
    Riverdale, City of, Scott         190245  July 7, 1975,       ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; January 5,
                                               1978, Reg; June
                                               9, 2014, Susp.
 
           Region IX
 
California:
    Vallejo, City of, Solano          060374  March 19, 1971,     ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; October
                                               17, 1978, Reg;
                                               June 9, 2014,
                                               Susp.
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*-do- = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: April 22, 2014.
David L. Miller,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
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