Suspension of Community Eligibility, 52353-52354 [2016-18510]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 64 [Docket ID FEMA–2016–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–8445] Suspension of Community Eligibility Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: 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). DATES: The effective date of each community’s scheduled suspension is the third date (‘‘Susp.’’) listed in the third column of the tables in amended § 64.6. ADDRESSES: The CSB is available at http://www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you want to determine whether a particular community was suspended on the suspension date or for further information, contact Patricia Suber, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4149. 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 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:12 Aug 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52353 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] 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. § 64.6 [Amended] 2. The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\08AUR1.SGM 08AUR1 52354 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2016 / Rules and Regulations State and location Community No. Region III Maryland: Laurel, City of, Prince George’s County. Prince George’s County, Unincorporated Areas. Pennsylvania: Lower Augusta, Township of, Northumberland County. Northumberland, Borough of, Northumberland County. Point, Township of, Northumberland County. Rockefeller, Township of, Northumberland County. Sunbury, City of, Northumberland County. Upper Augusta, Township of, Northumberland County. Effective date authorization/cancellation of sale of flood insurance in community Current effective map date Date certain Federal assistance no longer available in SFHAs 240053 September 10, 1971, Emerg; November 1, 1978, Reg; September 16, 2016, Susp. September 16, 2016 September 16, 2016. 245208 August 7, 1970, Emerg; August 4, 1972, Reg; September 16, 2016, Susp. ......*do Do. 421017 January 28, 1974, Emerg; August 1, 1979, Reg; September 16, 2016, Susp. ......do Do. 420739 June 6, 1974, Emerg; February 2, 1977, Reg; September 16, 2016, Susp. ......do Do. 421026 November 19, 1973, Emerg; May 2, 1977, Reg; September 16, 2016, Susp. ......do Do. 421152 April 12, 1974, Emerg; April 1, 1986, Reg; September 16, 2016, Susp. ......do Do. 420743 September 3, 1971, Emerg; July 18, 1977, Reg; September 16, 2016, Susp. ......do Do. 420745 January 19, 1973, Emerg; May 2, 1977, Reg; September 16, 2016, Susp. ......do Do. *do = Ditto. Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension. Michael M. Grimm, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. submarine cables, which will permit the FCC to track and analyze outage trends. The Report and Order requires all submarine cable licensees to report service outages to the FCC, defined as a failure or significant degradation in the performance of a licensee’s cable service regardless of whether the traffic can be re-routed to an alternate path. Licensees must report outages, including those caused by planned maintenance, of a portion of a submarine cable system for more than 30 minutes, or the failure or significant degradation of any fiber pair lasing for four hours or more. Lastly, the Report and Order will improve submarine cable deployment conditions and resiliency through better coordination of inter-agency permit review. 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The Federal Communications Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date for this rule. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Shroyer, Attorney Advisor, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418–1575 or peter.shroyer@ fcc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This is a summary of the Commission’s Report and Order in GN Docket No. 15–206, adopted on June 24, 2016, and released on July 12, 2016. The full text of this document is available for public inspection during regular business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Room CY–A257, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, or online at http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/ Daily_Business/2016/db0712/FCC-1681A1.pdf. In this Report and Order, the FCC adopts final rules requiring submarine cable licensees to report service outages through the network outage reporting systems (NORS). In doing so, the FCC seeks to improve overall submarine cable reliability and resiliency by enhancing the FCC’s visibility into the operational status of submarine cables, which will permit the FCC to track and analyze outage trends. The Report and Order requires all submarine cable licensees to report service outages to the FCC, defined as a failure or significant degradation in the performance of a licensee’s cable service regardless of whether the traffic can be re-routed to an alternate path. Licensees must report outages, including those caused by planned maintenance, of a portion of a submarine cable system for more than 30 minutes, or the failure or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08AUR1.SGM 08AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 64

[Docket ID FEMA-2016-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-8445]


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).

DATES: The effective date of each community's scheduled suspension is 
the third date (``Susp.'') listed in the third column of the tables in 
amended Sec.  64.6.

ADDRESSES: The CSB is available at http://www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you want to determine whether a 
particular community was suspended on the suspension date or for 
further information, contact Patricia Suber, Federal Insurance and 
Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 400 C 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4149.

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/
         State and location             Community      cancellation of sale of        Current effective map date      Date certain Federal assistance no
                                           No.      flood insurance in community                                           longer available in SFHAs
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             Region III
 
Maryland:
    Laurel, City of, Prince George's        240053  September 10, 1971, Emerg;    September 16, 2016                  September 16, 2016.
     County.                                         November 1, 1978, Reg;
                                                     September 16, 2016, Susp.
    Prince George's County,                 245208  August 7, 1970, Emerg;        ......*do                           Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                           August 4, 1972, Reg;
                                                     September 16, 2016, Susp.
Pennsylvania:
    Lower Augusta, Township of,             421017  January 28, 1974, Emerg;      ......do                            Do.
     Northumberland County.                          August 1, 1979, Reg;
                                                     September 16, 2016, Susp.
    Northumberland, Borough of,             420739  June 6, 1974, Emerg;          ......do                            Do.
     Northumberland County.                          February 2, 1977, Reg;
                                                     September 16, 2016, Susp.
    Point, Township of,                     421026  November 19, 1973, Emerg;     ......do                            Do.
     Northumberland County.                          May 2, 1977, Reg; September
                                                     16, 2016, Susp.
    Rockefeller, Township of,               421152  April 12, 1974, Emerg; April  ......do                            Do.
     Northumberland County.                          1, 1986, Reg; September 16,
                                                     2016, Susp.
    Sunbury, City of, Northumberland        420743  September 3, 1971, Emerg;     ......do                            Do.
     County.                                         July 18, 1977, Reg;
                                                     September 16, 2016, Susp.
    Upper Augusta, Township of,             420745  January 19, 1973, Emerg; May  ......do                            Do.
     Northumberland County.                          2, 1977, Reg; September 16,
                                                     2016, Susp.
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*do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


Michael M. Grimm,
Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and 
Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency.
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