ASFPM is pleased FEMA is undertaking a major review of the NFIP with the intent to present Congress with options for NFIP Reform. This effort will also inform FEMA leadership and staff what actions can be taken through rules or guidance by the agency to improve implementation of the NFIP. ASFPM understands this effort is long term, and while it has been underway for about a year now, will need to continue to the summer of 2011, when FEMA plans to present a report and some options to the Administration and Congress. The effort will need to continue beyond that in order to provide Congress with more analysis and data to inform Congressional efforts if the needed significant Reform of the NFIP is to occur.
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ASFPM will continue to provide input and ideas to the NFIP Reform effort as it moves forward. Questions or comments on this paper can be sent to Larry Larson, ASFPM Executive Director, Larry@floods.org