Federal Flood Risk Management Guideline Revisions Released
Tuesday October 27, 2015 08:09 am
On January 30, 2015, the President signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, which amended E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management, issued in 1977. After eight public listening sessions the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group provided the Water Resources Council with recommendations.
On October 8, 2015, the Water Resources Council considered the recommendations of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group and approved issuing revised Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, and Executive Order 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input. A summary found on pages 3-5 identify the “Version Highlights” of the guidance. Link: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1444319451483-f7096df2da6db2adfb37a1595a9a5d36/FINAL-Implementing-Guidelines-for-EO11988-13690_08Oct15_508.pdf
FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have produced fact sheets in response to several frequently asked questions regarding the intended scope of the President’s Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) and the anticipated impacts to many of the programs of these agencies.
The Applicability of Executive Order 136090 Fact Sheet responds to several frequently asked questions regarding the intended scope of the President’s FFRMS and the potential impacts to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Link: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/106303
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers produced talking points and a fact sheet, Applicability of Floodplain Management and FFRMS Executive Orders to USACE Permitting Authorities, in response to questions about Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. Link: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/109365
HUD’s Implementation of E.O. 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard addresses the application (or not) of the FFRMS to single-family home mortgages for acquisition or refinancing of existing homes under the Federal Housing Administration or any other programs.