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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."

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Icon for file of type application/pdfConsensus Based Codes, Specifications, and Standards for Public Assistance Interim Policy

The purpose of this policy is to define the framework and requirements for consistent and appropriate implementation of consensus-based design, construction and maintenance codes, specifications and standards for Public Assistance per Section 1235(b) of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018.

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