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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) enables property owners to purchase flood insurance that is generally not otherwise available. In return, communities agree to adopt and implement local floodplain management regulations that contribute to protecting lives and reducing the risk of property damage from future flooding. Section 1315 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4022), prohibits flood insurance coverage authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (42 U.S.C. 4001-4128) unless an appropriate public body adopts adequate floodplain management measures with effective administration and enforcement processes.
The community listed in this notice currently has floodplain management regulations that are scheduled to lapse October 31, 2012. If the regulations lapse as scheduled, the community will no longer meet the NFIP requirements set forth at 44 CFR Part 59
FEMA will not suspend the City; however, if the community submits the documentation required by 44 CFR 59.24(d) to show that it has corrected the deficiencies and remedied the violations identified in the Suspension letter to the maximum extent possible. This documentation must be received by FEMA before the actual suspension date. If the City successfully demonstrates its compliance with NFIP regulations, FEMA will continue its eligibility for the sale of NFIP insurance. In the interim, if you wish to determine whether FEMA has suspended the City on the suspension date, please contact the FEMA Region III office at (215) 931-5532. Additional information may also be found at
FEMA identified the special flood hazard areas (SFHAs) in this community by publishing a Flood Insurance Rate Map. The effective date of this map is indicated in the last column of the table. By law, no Federally regulated entity may provide financial assistance for acquisition or construction purposes for property located in a SFHA unless the community in which the property is located is participating in the NFIP (42 U.S.C. 4106(a)). The prohibition against certain types of Federal disaster assistance also becomes effective for the City on the date shown in the fourth column (42 U.S.C. 4106(b)).
The Administrator finds that notice and public comment procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is impracticable and unnecessary because the community listed in this final rule has been adequately notified. The community received a Letter from FEMA Region III Administrator on March 2, 2012, advising the City it must submit compliant ordinance by May 31, 2012. The city submitted its ordinance; however, it has a sunset clause dated for
FEMA addressed these notifications to the Mayor of the City Council indicating that we will suspend the City unless the City takes the required corrective actions before the scheduled suspension date. Because we have made these notifications, this final rule may take effect immediately on November 1, 2012.
Flood insurance, Floodplains.
Accordingly, 44 CFR part 64 is amended as follows:
42 U.S.C. 4001