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Section 1235(b) | Consensus-Based Codes and Standards

As amended by Section 1235(b) of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA), Section 406(e) requires FEMA to fund repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement in conformity with "the latest published editions of relevant consensus-based codes, specifications, and standards that incorporate the latest hazard-resistant design and establish minimum acceptable criteria for the design, construction, and maintenance of residential structures and facilities that may be eligible for assistance under this Act for the purposes of protecting the health, safety, and general welfare of a facility’s users against disasters."

Interim Policy: Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and standards for Public Assistance (Version 2)

The purpose of the Recovery Interim Policy FP-104-009-11, Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications, and Standards for Public Assistance (Policy) is to define the framework and requirements for consistent and appropriate implementation of the consensus-based design, construction and maintenance codes, specifications and standards for Public Assistance (PA) to promote resiliency and achieve risk reduction under the authority of the Stafford Act §§ 323 and 406(e) (42 U.S.C. §§ 5165a and 5172) and 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 206, subpart M.

DRRA 1235(b) | Job Aid

This document defines the roles and responsibilities to implement the Recovery Interim Policy FP-104-009-11, Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for Public Assistance (Interim Policy).

DRRA 1235(b) | Consensus-Based Codes and Standards FAQs

As amended by Section 1235(b) of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA), Section 406(e) requires FEMA to fund repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement in conformity with "the latest published editions of relevant consensus-based codes, specifications, and standards that incorporate the latest hazard-resistant design and establish minimum acceptable criteria for the design, construction, and maintenance of residential structures and facilities that may be eligible for assistance under this Act for the purposes of protecting the health, safety, and general welfare of a facility’s users against disasters."

Last updated July 28, 2020