Suspension of Community Eligibility, 34052-34053 [2018-15372]

Download as PDF 34052 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 64 [Docket ID FEMA–2018–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–8537] 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). The CSB is available at https:// www.fema.gov/national-floodinsurance-program-community-statusbook. SUMMARY: 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:04 Jul 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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\19JYR1.SGM 19JYR1 34053 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Community No. State and location Effective date authorization/cancellation of sale of flood insurance in community Current effective map date Date certain Federal assistance no longer available in SFHAs July 19, 2018. Region I Massachusetts: Haverhill, City of, Essex County. Region V Ohio: Fairfield County, Unincorporated Areas 250085 April 30, 1974, Emerg; February 16, 1983, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp July 19, 2018 .... 390158 ......do * ............. Do. Lancaster, City of, Fairfield County ....... 390161 ......do ............... Do. Pickerington, City of, Fairfield and Franklin Counties. Region VI Oklahoma: Billings, Town of, Noble County ............ 390162 March 21, 1977, Emerg; April 17, 1989, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp July 28, 1975, Emerg; May 1, 1980, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp June 11, 1976, Emerg; August 5, 1991, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. 400347 Tribe of Ponca Indians of Oklahoma, Noble and Kay Counties. Red Rock, Town of, Noble County ....... 400239 400135 Region IX California: Elk Grove, City of, Sacramento County 060767 Folsom, City of, Sacramento County .... 060263 Rancho Cordova, City of, Sacramento County. Sacramento County, Unincorporated Areas. 060772 060262 September 8, 1983, Emerg; June 19, 1985, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp N/A, Emerg; July 15, 2008, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp June 12, 1975, Emerg; May 25, 1978, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp N/A, Emerg; October 15, 2001, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp March 10, 1977, Emerg; January 6, 1982, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp N/A, Emerg; September 15, 2004, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp March 31, 1972, Emerg; March 15, 1979, Reg; July 19, 2018, Susp do = Ditto. Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension. Dated: June 29, 2018. Michael M. Grimm, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. personnel and contractors who conduct safety audits and examinations of transit systems and for transit agency personnel and contractors who are directly responsible for safety oversight. The revised requirements reduce the number of training hours required by the interim training program. [FR Doc. 2018–15372 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration 49 CFR Part 672 [Docket No. FTA–2015–0014] RIN 2132–AB25 Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES AGENCY: The Federal Transit Administration is issuing a final rule for the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program to provide revised minimum training requirements for Federal and State SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:04 Jul 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 I. Executive Summary In the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) (Pub. L. 112–141, July 6, 2012), Congress directed FTA to establish a comprehensive Public Transportation Safety Program (codified at 49 U.S.C. 5329), one element of which is the Public Transportation Safety DATES: The effective date of this rule is Certification Training Program August 20, 2018. (PTSCTP). As a first step to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For implementing the PTSCTP, FTA program issues, contact FTA, Office of developed requirements for the interim Transit Safety and Oversight (telephone: safety certification training program 202–366–1783 or email: (interim training program) which FTASafetyPromotion@dot.gov). For legal became effective on May 28, 2015 (see issues, contact Bruce Walker, FTA, 80 FR 10619). FTA then published a Office of Chief Counsel (telephone: 202– notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 366–9109 or email: Bruce.Walker@ in the Federal Register on December 3, dot.gov). Office hours are Monday 2015 (80 FR 75639), which generally through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. proposed to adopt the interim training (EST), except Federal holidays. program requirements for the PTSCTP final rule. As noted in Appendix A, the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: requirements in this final rule reduce I. Executive Summary the number of required training hours A. Statutory Authority from a total of 181 hours (22.625 days) B. Summary of Major Provisions to 143 hours (17.875 days). C. Costs and Benefits More recently, Congress enacted the II. Rulemaking Background Fixing America’s Surface Transportation III. Summary of NPRM Comments and FTA Act (‘‘FAST’’) (Pub. L. 114–94, Dec. 4, Responses 2015). FAST did not make any IV. Revised Regulatory Evaluation amendments to 49 U.S.C. 5329(c)(1), the V. Regulatory Analyses and Notices PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\19JYR1.SGM 19JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34052-34053]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

44 CFR Part 64

[Docket ID FEMA-2018-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-8537]


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 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: Haverhill, City        250085  April 30, 1974,     July 19, 2018.........  July 19, 2018.
 of, Essex County.                             Emerg; February
                                               16, 1983, Reg;
                                               July 19, 2018,
                                               Susp
           Region V
Ohio:
    Fairfield County,                 390158  March 21, 1977,     ......do *............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; April 17,
                                               1989, Reg; July
                                               19, 2018, Susp
    Lancaster, City of,               390161  July 28, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     Fairfield County.                         Emerg; May 1,
                                               1980, Reg; July
                                               19, 2018, Susp
    Pickerington, City of,            390162  June 11, 1976,      ......do..............   Do.
     Fairfield and Franklin                    Emerg; August 5,
     Counties.                                 1991, Reg; July
                                               19, 2018, Susp
           Region VI
Oklahoma:
    Billings, Town of, Noble          400347  September 8, 1983,  ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; June 19,
                                               1985, Reg; July
                                               19, 2018, Susp
    Tribe of Ponca Indians of         400239  N/A, Emerg; July    ......do..............   Do.
     Oklahoma, Noble and Kay                   15, 2008, Reg;
     Counties.                                 July 19, 2018,
                                               Susp
    Red Rock, Town of, Noble          400135  June 12, 1975,      ......do..............   Do.
     County.                                   Emerg; May 25,
                                               1978, Reg; July
                                               19, 2018, Susp
           Region IX
California:
    Elk Grove, City of,               060767  N/A, Emerg;         ......do..............   Do.
     Sacramento County.                        October 15, 2001,
                                               Reg; July 19,
                                               2018, Susp
    Folsom, City of,                  060263  March 10, 1977,     ......do..............   Do.
     Sacramento County.                        Emerg; January 6,
                                               1982, Reg; July
                                               19, 2018, Susp
    Rancho Cordova, City of,          060772  N/A, Emerg;         ......do..............   Do.
     Sacramento County.                        September 15,
                                               2004, Reg; July
                                               19, 2018, Susp
    Sacramento County,                060262  March 31, 1972,     ......do..............   Do.
     Unincorporated Areas.                     Emerg; March 15,
                                               1979, Reg; July
                                               19, 2018, Susp
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do = Ditto.
Code for reading third column: Emerg.--Emergency; Reg.--Regular; Susp.--Suspension.


    Dated: June 29, 2018.
Michael M. Grimm,
Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and 
Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency.
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