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Don't miss your chance to provide input that can change the federal, minimum floodplain standards that all NFIP participating communities must adopt and enforce. Comment until Jan. 27.

Read What Others Are Saying

A sample of comments from the FEMA NFIP Federal Register Open Comment period on minimum floodplain standards

"Require disclosure of claims at the time of sale and provide claims data annually to communities." -Flood Control District in Arizona

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"Ensure that FEMA flood maps, modeling and calculations take account of climate change. Take account of future development and land use change when creating and updating maps."  -Florida Resident

"Local level jurisdictions/agencies are responsible for implementing and enforcing regulations without dedicated sources of funding. They are working the duties into their existing work programs but I feel if you provided specific administrative monies, the agencies could dedicate additional personnel resources toward their program which aims to mitigate losses due to flooding." -Anonymous

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"Let’s invest in improving the flood RESILIENCE of our communities. Residential structures can easily last 50 to 200 years. We need leaders that are interested in seeing that their communities are still viable and desirable places to live for the next 10 to 200 years. " -Anonymous

Submit Your Own Comments

If you have not already, comment as soon as you can on the NFIP’s minimum floodplain management standards that communities should adopt to result in safer, stronger, and more resilient communities, and how the NFIP can better promote the protection of and minimize any adverse impact to threatened and endangered species, and their habitats. Click here to view and comment on the request for information, which includes a non-exhaustive list of questions that commenters can consider in formulating their comments.

Any interested person can submit written comments to the Federal Register notice. Written comments can be submitted until Jan. 27, 2022, which is an extension from the initial Dec. 13, 2021 deadline.