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Section 1206 | Building Code and Floodplain Management Administration and Enforcement

The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA), amended Sections 402 and 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), and authorized FEMA to “provide assistance to state and local governments for building code and floodplain administration and enforcement, including inspections for substantial damage compliance” and “base and overtime wages for extra hires to facilitate the implementation and enforcement of adopted building codes for a period of not more than 180 days after the major disaster is declared.”

This policy enacted through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program implements section 1206 of DRRA by leveraging the amendments to Section 402 and Section 406. While the provisions of this policy apply only to the PA Program, assistance under section 1206 of DRRA may be available under other FEMA programs, such as FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration’s (FIMA) Substantial Damage Data Collection Contracts.

Section 1206 | Building Code and Floodplain Management Administration and Enforcement (FP 204-079-01)

This policy defines the framework and requirements for consistent and appropriate implementation of section 1206 of DRRA through the PA Program. The intent of this policy is to provide communities with the resources needed to effectively administer and enforce state and locally adopted building codes and floodplain management ordinances for a period of no longer than 180 days after the date of the major disaster declaration.

Last updated May 3, 2021