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NAFSMA Submits Final Comments on Section 408 EC - April 9, 2018 Attached are NAFSMA’s final comments submitted to the Corps on Friday addressing the new draft EC on Section 408.  The comments will also be available on the NAFSMA website.  Many thanks to all of those members who helped develop and finalize these important comments.  NAFSMA 408 EC Final Comments
Spending Bill Enacted Through Sept 30 - NFIP Authorized Through July 31, 2018 The House by a vote of 256 to 167 yesterday, and the Senate by a vote of 65-32 early this morning, approved a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the federal government through the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30.  The bill was sent to the Oval Office and now awaits signature by President Trump.  Without enactment of the omnibus bill by midnight tonight, the federal government would shut down.
NAFSMA Alert - House and Senate Pass Two Week Federal Funding Bill - NFIP Also Extended to December 22 The House and Senate today approved a two-week continuing resolution (H. J. Res. 123) to keep the federal government funded through December 22, 2017.  The bill also extends the current authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program through the same period.  
NAFSMA Regulatory Alert - Last EPA Listening Session on WOTUS is Tuesday, Nov 21
The House by a vote of 237 to 189 today approved H.R. 2874 – The 21st Century Flood Reform Bill.  The Senate has not yet taken action on reauthorizing the NFIP, which is set to expire on December unless a reauthorization package is enacted.  The White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy yesterday supporting the substitute amendment to H.R. 2874 which was voted on in the House today.  Senate Armed Services Committee Approves ASA (CW) Nominee
NAFSMA Legislative Alert - House NFIP Reform Update NAFSMA Members - The issue of the Congressional Budget Office scoring of H.R. 2874 seems to have been resolved and the House Rules Committee is set to consider the 21st Century Flood Reform Act tonight at 5 p.m.  If the Rules Committee clears the bill, it can be put on the schedule for consideration by the full House of Representatives.  It's important to note that Tax Reform is also expected on the House floor this week. 
2017 Annual Meeting Presentations, Charleston S.C.
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.
NAFSMA Levee Subcommittee Developing New NAFSMA White Paper on Levee Issues The NAFSMA Levee Subcommittee will hold a luncheon meeting during the Annual Flood and Stormwater Management Conference on Tuesday, June 27 at the Belmond Charleston Place.  In preparation for the meeting, NAFSMA is drafting a brief white paper on levee issues.  Taking the lead on this paper will be NAFSMA Vice President Janet Bly, Flood Management Committee Co-Chair Sunny Simpkins and NAFSMA Technical Advisor Dusty Williams.
WIFIA Applications Due to EPA by April 10


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