Suspension of Community Eligibility, 61696-61697 [2017-28182]

Download as PDF 61696 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Rules and Regulations SUMMARY: PART 165—SPECIFIC REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T08–1077 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T08–1077 Safety Zone; Fireworks Display Lower Mississippi River mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5, Baton Rouge, LA. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 229.5 to mile marker 230.5 Above Head of Passes, Baton Rouge, LA. (b) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) To seek permission to enter, vessels must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The designated representative can be contacted on VHF–FM Channel 16 or 67, or through the Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge Officer of the Day at 225–281–4789. (3) Persons and vessels permitted to enter this temporary safety zone must transit at the slowest speed and comply with all lawful directions issued by the COTP or the designated representative. (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 11:30 p.m. on December 31, 2017, through 1 a.m. on January 1, 2018. Dated: December 22, 2017 K.M. Luttrell, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans. [FR Doc. 2017–28145 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES 44 CFR Part 64 [Docket ID FEMA–2017–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–8511] Suspension of Community Eligibility AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:22 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFO!http:// www.regulations.gov. Smallthat the community will be stating Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness ActRMA enables property owners to purchase suspended unless the required Federal flood insurance that is not floodplain management measures are otherwise generally available from met prior to the effective suspension private insurers. In return, communities date. Since these notifications were agree to adopt and administer local made, this final rule may take effect floodplain management measures aimed within less than 30 days. at protecting lives and new construction National Environmental Policy Act. from future flooding. Section 1315 of FEMA has determined that the the National Flood Insurance Act of community suspension(s) included in 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4022, this rule is a non-discretionary action prohibits the sale of NFIP flood and therefore the National insurance unless an appropriate public Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 body adopts adequate floodplain U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) does not apply. Regulatory Flexibility Act. The management measures with effective Administrator has determined that this enforcement measures. The communities listed in this document no rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because longer meet that statutory requirement the National Flood Insurance Act of for compliance with program 1968, as amended, Section 1315, 42 regulations, 44 CFR part 59. U.S.C. 4022, prohibits flood insurance Accordingly, the communities will be coverage unless an appropriate public suspended on the effective date in the body adopts adequate floodplain third column. As of that date, flood management measures with effective insurance will no longer be available in the community. We recognize that some enforcement measures. The communities listed no longer comply of these communities may adopt and with the statutory requirements, and submit the required documentation of after the effective date, flood insurance legally enforceable floodplain 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 https:// www.fema.gov/national-floodinsurance-program-community-statusbook. 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. 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This rule does not involve any collection of information for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. 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. List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 64 § 64.6 Flood insurance, Floodplains. Accordingly, 44 CFR part 64 is amended as follows: ■ Community No. State and location PART 64—[AMENDED] Region VI Louisiana: Beauregard Parish, Unincorporated Areas. DeRidder, City of, Beauregard and Vernon Parishes. Merryville, Town of, Beauregard Parish 220026 220027 220028 [Amended] 2. The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows: Current effective map date Effective date authorization/ cancellation of sale of flood insurance in community September 25, 1979, Emerg; May 3, 1990, Reg; January 5, 2018, Susp. September 9, 1974, Emerg; October 19, 1982, Reg; January 5, 2018, Susp. November 1, 1974, Emerg; February 1, 1987, Reg; January 5, 2018, Susp. Date certain Federal assistance no longer available in SFHAs January 5, 2018 January 5, 2018 ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. -do- = Ditto. Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension. Dated: December 14, 2017. Eric Letvin, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–28182 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 9110–12–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:22 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 249 (Friday, December 29, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 61696-61697]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-28182]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 64

[Docket ID FEMA-2017-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-8511]


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 https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-status-book.

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, Federal 
Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 212-3966.

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. FEMA has determined that the 
community suspension(s) included in this rule is a non-discretionary 
action and therefore the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) does not apply.
    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

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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 VI
 
Louisiana:
    Beauregard Parish,                 220026  September 25,      January 5, 2018.......  January 5, 2018
     Unincorporated Areas.                      1979, Emerg; May
                                                3, 1990, Reg;
                                                January 5, 2018,
                                                Susp.
    DeRidder, City of,                 220027  September 9,       ......do..............   Do.
     Beauregard and Vernon                      1974, Emerg;
     Parishes.                                  October 19,
                                                1982, Reg;
                                                January 5, 2018,
                                                Susp.
    Merryville, Town of,               220028  November 1, 1974,  ......do..............   Do.
     Beauregard Parish.                         Emerg; February
                                                1, 1987, Reg;
                                                January 5, 2018,
                                                Susp.
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-do- = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: December 14, 2017.
Eric Letvin,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and 
Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2017-28182 Filed 12-28-17; 8:45 am]
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