FEMA to Update State and Local Mitigation Planning Guides

FEMA is updating both the State and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Guides this year. Plan Review Guides are the FEMA’s official interpretation of Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 201.4-7, which outlines requirements for State and Local hazard mitigation plans. Both p...

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ASFPM Comments on US Army Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Program

The US Army Corps of Engineers is developing an Engineering Circular (EC), which will outline policies and procedures for its Levee Safety Program. The guidance consolidates and formalizes the principles, policies, and key processes used by USACE in the program. During the public comment period, ...

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On-Demand Access to the ASFPM Virtual Conference Now Available

If you didn’t get a chance to join us last month for the 2020 ASFPM Virtual Conference, you can now access the entire program on-demand. That’s three plenary presentations and 54 concurrent sessions for a total of more than 150 presentations dedicated to all aspects of flooding and floodplain ma...

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NFIP Update and Clarifications Final Rule Published

Last week FEMA published the NFIP Update and Clarifications final rule in the Federal Register, setting an effective date of October 1, 2021. The NFIP Update and Clarifications final rule: Implements through regulation certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 ...

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ASFPM Offers Recommendations to TMAC Regarding FEMA Flood Mapping

ASFPM has officially responded to a request from the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) for input to help shape its recommendations to FEMA regarding the future flood hazard and flood risk identification program. The association identified four key issues that it believes are critical to d...

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