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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Table of Contents

Floodplain Management Requirements
A Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials

FEMA 480
February, 2005


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Adobe PDFTable of Contents

Adobe PDFUnit O: Orientation

A. Introduction
B. Study guide materials
C. Using the Study Guide
D. Acknowledgments

Adobe PDFUnit 1: Floods and Floodplain Management

A. Floods and Floodplains
B. Floodplain Development
C. Floodplain Management

Adobe PDFUnit 2: The National Flood Insurance Program

A. History
B. How the NFIP Works
C. Roles and Responsibilities
D. Community Participation

Adobe PDFUnit 3: NFIP Flood Studies and Maps

A. NFIP Flood Studies
B. Riverine Studies
C. Coastal Flood Studies
D. Shallow flooding studies
E. Approximate Studies
F. NFIP Maps

Adobe PDFUnit 4: Using NFIP Studies and Maps

A. Using FIS Reports
B. Using the Flood Maps
C. Using Profiles
D. Maintaining and Revising NFIP Maps

Adobe PDFUnit 5: The NFIP Floodplain Management Requirements

A. The NFIP's Regulations
B. Maps and Data
C. Permit Requirements
D. Encroachments
E. New Buildings in A Zones Buildings
F. New Buildings in V Zones
G. Other Requirements

Adobe PDFUnit 6: Additional Regulatory Measures

A. Taking
B. State Regulatory Standards
C. Higher Regulatory Standards
D. Flood Hazards of Special Concern
E. Environmental Protection Measures

Adobe PDFUnit 7: Ordinance Administration

A. The Ordinance
B. The Administrator
C. Development Permits
D. Inspections
E. Enforcement
F. Appeals, Special Uses and Variances
G. Records

Adobe PDFUnit 8: Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage

A. Substantial Improvement
B. Substantial Damage
C. Special Situations

Adobe PDFUnit 9: Flood Insurance and Floodplain Management

A. Flood Insurance Policies
B. Rating Buildings
C. The Community Rating System
D. The Coastal Barriers Resources System

Adobe PDFUnit 10: Disaster Operations and Hazard Mitigation

A. Disaster Operations
B. Hazard Mitigation
C. Mitigation Assistance Programs

Adobe PDFAppendix A: FEMA Regional Offices
Adobe PDFAppendix B: State Contacts
Adobe PDFAppendix C: References
Adobe PDFAppendix D: Glossary
Adobe PDFAppendix E: NFIP Regulations
Adobe PDFAppendix F: FEMA Forms
Adobe PDFAppendix G: EMI Courses
Adobe PDFAppendix H: Learning Checks and Exercises

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Adobe PDFFlood Insurance Study (FIS) (Flood County, USA)
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Adobe PDFFIRM Panel 25 (Flood County, USA)
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Adobe PDFEngineering Scale

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