ASFPM Association of State Floodplain Managers

POLICY & ADVOCACY

ASFPM Comments on Federal Activities

ASFPM is often asked to provide testimony to congressional committees. We also write letters or sign on to partner letters directed at legislators on key committees. Over the last months, ASFPM has provided testimony on the following issues over the current legislative session.
Chad Berginnis Testimony in Congress

Annual Legislative Activities

Jun 17, 2021

ASFPM Adds Name to Letter Urging Reinstatement of CBRA Protections

ASFPM was among the more than 30 organizations that signed onto a letter to the Department of the Interior urging the reinstatement the Coastal Barrier Resources Act’s (CBRA) protections against federally-funded sand mining in the areas protected by the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS).

May 24, 2021

Berginnis Testifies at NFIP Reauthorization Hearing, Makes the Case for Transformative Reform

In a Senate Committee hearing, Berginnis provided testimony on the importance of NFIP to helping families and communities become more resilient to flooding and offered recommendations on how it can be strengthened to better address current and future flood risk and ensure greater equity.

Mar 22, 2021

ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis Testifies on WRDA 2020

During the testimony, Berginnis explains why ASFPM is encouraged by the direction set by WRDA 2020 and outlines our recommendations for implementation.

Jan 26, 2021

ASFPM Comments on HUD Proposed Rule on Private Flood Insurance

ASFPM submitted comments on HUD’s proposed rule to implement acceptance of private flood insurance as an alternative to NFIP insurance for FHA-insured mortgages.

Nov 17, 2020

ASFPM Says USACE Proposal Would Weaken Clean Water Protections

ASFPM submitted comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposals to re-issue the Nationwide Permits and General Conditions.

Oct 20, 2020

ASFPM Comments on FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Planning Regulations

ASFPM’s Flood Mitigation Committee has responded to a request for comments on FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Planning Regulations.

Sep 28, 2020

ASFPM Makes Recommendations on Possible Joint WRDA Proposal

ASFPM has sent a letter to leaders on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with recommendations regarding a possible joint proposal for a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that could be brought before their respective bodies before the end of the year.

Aug 25, 2020

ASFPM Makes Case for Flood Risk Map Funding

ASFPM has sent a letter to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee strongly urging funding of FEMA's flood risk map program at a minimum of $263 million for FY21.

Aug 17, 2020

ASFPM Comments on FEMA State and Local Mitigation Plan Guides

The Mitigation POD Committee has submitted comments to FEMA on behalf of ASFPM in response to the agency’s announcement that it is updating both the State and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Guides this year.

Aug 11, 2020

ASFPM Comments on Fifth National Climate Assessment

In its comments, ASFPM stressed the need for all Atlas 14 volumes to be updated every five years and recommended a study to identify an appropriate methodology to update the Probable Maximum Precipitation for the nation.

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