- E.1: Determining if your project is in the floodplain
- E.2: Documenting alternatives to locating a project in the floodplain
- E.3: Determining if your project alters a waterway
- E.4: How to Address Adverse Effects
- E.5: How to provide helpful and relevant support documentation
Executive Order (EO) 11988, Floodplain Management, addresses concerns over about the potential loss of the natural and beneficial functions of the nation’s floodplains as well as the increased cost to Federal, state and local governments of from flooding disasters caused that are worsened by unwise development of the floodplain. When funding actions, Federal agencies are required to avoid to the extent possible the long and short- term adverse impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of floodplains and to avoid direct and indirect support of floodplain development wherever there is a practicable alternative. FEMA’s procedures for implementing this EO are found at Title 44 Part 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR 9). Section 9.6 of these procedures includes an eight-step process that decision-makers must use when considering projects that have potential impacts to or within a floodplain. The questions in this section will identify if the proposed project is in the floodplain and, if so, will provide the opportunity to justify why locating the project in the floodplain is necessary it needs to be their and identify any means to minimize the impacts.