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Comments needed for FEMA's draft policy on Agriculture Structures in the Floodplain
Thursday, December 13, 2018
FEMA recently released a draft policy that potentially affects many, if not most, communities. The FEMA draft policy on Floodplain Management Requirements for Agricultural Structures and Accessory Structures is available at: https://www.fema.gov/floodplain-management.

ASFPM encourages members to review and comment to FEMA by the Jan. 21, 2019 deadline. ASFPM will also submit comments. Please send a copy of your comments to us by Jan. 14 at InsuranceCorner@floods.org, so we can summarize and reinforce the concerns and recommendations of our membership.

Humbly yours,
Your Flood Insurance Committee Co-chairs
Bruce A. Bender and Steve Samuelson
&
Floodplain Regulations Committee Co-chairs
Bill Nechamen and Stacey Ricks

FEMA Releases New Residential Tornado Safe Room Doors Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides graphics and useful information about selecting adequate door assemblies for residential safe rooms.

Proposed Changes to Coastal Barrier Resources System in CT, MD, NY, RI and VA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a notice in the Federal Register Dec. 18 to announce the availability of draft revised boundaries for 310 Coastal Barrier Resources System units (256 existing units and 54 proposed new units) located in Connecticut, Maryland, New York (Long Island), Rhode Island (including a minor portion of a unit that is located in Westport, Massachusetts) and Virginia for public review and comment. The proposed boundaries are accessible via the CBRS Projects Mapper (located on the right side of the page). Additional information related to the proposed changes and instructions for providing comments and participating in virtual public meetings are available on the USFWS’s webpage for the Hurricane Sandy Remapping Project.

The proposed boundaries were produced through a multi-year effort funded by the Department of the Interior to comprehensively modernize the maps of the CBRS for nine states most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The modernization effort will correct mapping errors affecting property owners, add new qualifying areas to the CBRS, and provide the public with more accurate and accessible CBRS data and maps. Please review the draft boundaries and provide input before the deadline April 17, 2019. You may submit written comments by one of the following methods:

Electronically: Go to Docket FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0034 on the Federal e–Rulemaking Portal

By hard copy: Submit by mail or hand–delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0034; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: BPHC; Falls Church, VA 22041-3808.

Following the close of the public comment period, USFWS will make any appropriate changes and then prepare final recommended maps for congressional consideration. The final recommended maps will become effective only if they are adopted by Congress through legislation.





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