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PIA Provides Comments on Guidelines for Floodplain Management

On January 30, 2015, the President signed Executive Order 13690, directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on behalf of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group, to publish for public comment draft revised Floodplain Management Guidelines to provide guidance to agencies on the implementation of Executive Order 11988, as amended, consistent with a new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard...
April 27, 2015

On January 30, 2015, the President signed Executive Order 13690, directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on behalf of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group, to publish for public comment draft revised Floodplain Management Guidelines to provide guidance to agencies on the implementation of Executive Order 11988, as amended, consistent with a new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard. PIA participated in listening sessions and provided comments on the guidelines, expressing concern regarding undefined terms and the need for consensus between federal, state and local stakeholders. PIA's comments can be found here, and the proposed guidelines can be found here.

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