Region III: Mitigation Division

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Eugene Gruber, Division Director

FEMA's Region III Mitigation Division strives to create safer communities by reducing the risks to loss of life and property.  Mitigation measures enable individuals to recover more quickly from floods and other disasters and lessen the financial impact of disasters on the nation.

To best accomplish its mission, the division encompasses of three major components: Risk Analysis, Floodplain Management and Insurance, and Hazard Mitigation Assistance.

Risk Analysis Branch

Jon Janowicz, Branch Chief

Risk analysis promotes disaster resilience by enabling individuals and communities to recover more rapidly from floods and other disasters through effective risk analysis and hazard mitigation planning. Among the programs administered by this branch:

Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch

Nicole Lick, Branch Chief

The Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch administers the floodplain management and insurance aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  These programs focus on state and local building codes and zoning regulations to assure that new development and substantial improvements located in a floodplain are constructed to prevent or minimize future flood damage.  Under the insurance part of the program, this office provides oversight of flood insurance training programs and outreach efforts for insurance agents, lenders and property owners throughout the region. The following program areas are within the Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch:

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch

Nancy Carpenter, Branch Chief

Risk reduction creates safer communities by proactively reducing risk and enhancing the capability of states and local communities to reduce their risk from natural hazards. FEMA has authority for five Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs with unique statutory authorities, program requirements and triggers for funding. The programs are the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL), and Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC). They all share a common goal-to assist state and local communities in their efforts to reduce the loss of life and property from future natural hazard events.

State Hazard Mitigation Officer Contacts

Homeowners interested in having their property considered for a mitigation project under these programs should contact their local community official or state contact listed below:

District of Columbia

Ms. Patrice White
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
2720 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 727-6161
Fax: (202) 715-7288
E-Mail: Patrice.White@dc.gov
Web Page: http://dcema.dc.gov

Delaware

Michael Powell
Department of Natural Resources / Environmental Control
Division of Soil / Water Conservation
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-9921
Fax: (302) 739-6724
E-Mail: Michael.Powell@state.de.us
Web Page: www.swc.dnrec.delaware.gov

Maryland

Mark James
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
State Emergency Operations Center
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: (410) 517-3624
Fax: (410) 517-3610
E-Mail: mjames@mema.state.md.us
Web Page: www.mema.state.md.us

Pennsylvania

Thomas S. Hughes
PEMA State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation
PA Emergency Management Agency
2605 Interstate Drive | Hbg PA 17110
Phone: 717.651.2726 | Fax: 717.651.2150
E-mail: thughes@state.pa.us
Web Page: www.pema.state.pa.us

Commonwealth of Virginia

Matthew W. Wall
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
10501 Trade Court
Richmond, VA 23236
Phone: (804) 897-6500
Fax: (804) 897-6526
Email: Matthew.Wall@vdem.virginia.gov 
Web page: http://www.vaemergency.com

West Virginia

Tim Keaton, CFM
West Virginia Division of Homeland Security/Emergency Management
Building 1, Room EB-80
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25306-0360
Phone: (304) 558-5380
Fax: (304) 344-4538
Email: Tim.W.Keaton@wv.gov 
Web page: http://www.wvdhsem.gov

FEMA Region III Point-of-Contact

Program related questions can be addressed by contacting the regional staff listed below:

Richard J. Sobota, CFM, CPCU
Insurance Specialist
Mitigation Division
Region III
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
One Independent Mall, Sixth Floor
615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Phone: (215) 931-5514
Fax: (215) 931-5501
E-Mail: Richard.Sobota@dhs.gov

Richard Rein
Hazard Mitigation Officer
Mitigation Division
Region III
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
One Independent Mall, Sixth Floor
615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Phone: (215) 931-5532
Fax: (215) 931-5501
E-Mail: richard.rein@dhs.gov

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) Program

Amanda Ciampolillo, Acting Regional Environmental Officer

The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) program integrates the protection and enhancement of environmental, historic, and cultural resources into FEMA's mission, programs and activities. It ensures that FEMA's activities including facility management, its Public and Individual Assistance programs, and all Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness grants comply with federal environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders. EHP also provides environmental and historic preservation technical assistance to FEMA staff, local, sate and federal partners.

Draft Environmental Assessments

Point-of-Contact

Amanda Ciampolillo
Acting Regional Environmental Officer
Region III
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
One Independent Mall, Sixth Floor
615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Phone: (215) 931-5651
Fax: (215) 931-5501
E-Mail: amanda.ciampolillo@dhs.gov

Last Updated: 
09/03/2013 - 11:21
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