NAFSMA Submits Comments on Corps EC to Implement Floodplain Management EO 13690
NAFSMA submitted comments on April 29 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on the draft engineering circular (EC) released for review in December 2016. Comments had originally been due on January 30th, however, the comment period was extended to May 1, 2017.
Key to the approach proposed by USACE to implement the new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) established by the Obama Administration’s Executive Order 13690 was the use of Climate Informed Science as the first option of choice. Copies of NAFSMA’s comments submitted on April 28th, are available at www.nafsma.org with a link provided under Latest News.
NAFSMA has also commented on FEMA’s guidance for implementation of the FFRMS as well as the approach proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.