|Posted:||August 25, 2016 02:45 PM|
|From:||Senator David G. Argall|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Resolution asking Congress and the President to review changes to federal floodplain management standards|
|In the near future, I will introduce a resolution calling on Congress and the President to review changes that were made to federal floodplain management standards by executive order in January 2015.
While the changes to these standards are designed to enhance the safety and protection of citizens during floods and to diminish the risk of flood loss, the modifications that were made to the floodplain management standards have negatively impacted our communities with regard to redevelopment and repurposing of older, blighted properties.
Under the executive order, federal agencies must apply the standards to all federal actions including:
My resolution will ask Congress and the President to thoroughly review the changes to the floodplain management standards and to determine if exceptions to prospective building projects should be made so applications can be submitted to PHFA for consideration.
Introduced as SR421