CFR Part: "44 CFR Part 64"
Citation: "85 FR 58294"
Document Number: "Docket ID FEMA-2020-0005; Internal Agency Docket No.
Page Number: "58294"
"Rules and Regulations"
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
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 Adrienne L. Sheldon, PE, CFM,
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
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.
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
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:
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.
2. The tables published under the authority of
State and location Community Effective date Current effective map date Date certain No. authorization/cancellation of sale of Federal assistance no flood insurance in community longer available in SFHAs Region VII
Iowa: Allamakee County, Unincorporated Areas 190005 N/A, Emerg; July 19, 2011, Reg; September 18, 2020 September 18, 2020. September 18, 2020, Susp Harpers Ferry, City of, Allamakee 190316 November 19, 1993, Emerg; July 1, 1997, ......do Do. County Reg; September 18, 2020, Susp Lansing, City of, Allamakee County 190006 N/A, Emerg; October 4, 2010, Reg; ......do Do. September 18, 2020, Susp Postville, City of, Allamakee County 190641 N/A, Emerg; October 4, 2010, Reg; ......do Do. September 18, 2020, Susp Waterville, City of, Allamakee County 190317 N/A, Emerg; May 30, 2012, Reg; ......do Do. September 18, 2020, Susp Region IX Arizona: Goodyear, City of, Maricopa County 040046 August 8, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1979, ......do Do. Reg; September 18, 2020, Susp Region X Alaska: Fairbanks North Star, Borough of, 025009 May 15, 1970, Emerg; May 15, 1970, Reg; ......do Do. Fairbanks North Star September 18, 2020, Susp Juneau, City and Borough of 020009 May 22, 1970, Emerg; February 4, 1981, ......do Do. Reg; September 18, 2020, Susp Washington: Chehalis Reservation, Confederated 530334 November 28, 1997, Emerg; February 3, ......do Do. Tribes of, Grays Harbor County 2017, Reg; September 18, 2020, Susp Elma, City of, Grays Harbor County 530060 July 29, 1975, Emerg; August 19, 1985, ......do Do. Reg; September 18, 2020, Susp Grays Harbor County, Unincorporated 530057 April 24, 1974, Emerg; September 29, ......do Do. Areas 1986, Reg; September 18, 2020, Susp Montesano, City of, Grays Harbor County 530063 June 12, 1975, Emerg; May 10, 1977, ......do Do. Reg; September 18, 2020, Susp Oakville, City of, Grays Harbor County 530064 November 11, 1975, Emerg; June 19, ......do Do. 1985, Reg; September 18, 2020, Susp *......do and Do = Ditto. Code for reading third column: Emerg. -Emergency; Reg. -Regular; Susp. -Suspension.
Assistant Administrator for Mitigation,
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