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FAQ ESA Compliance for Levee Construction and Maintenance, 12-19-12

This is a list of frequently asked questions about levee maintenance. Some of the questions follow:

  • What is the National Marine Fisheries Service 2008 Biological Opinion?
  • What are the new species-protective standards that apply to floodplain development permits?
  • What are the new species-protective standards that apply to levee construction and maintenance?
  • How does FEMA "recognize" levees?
  • Does FEMA prohibit vegetation on levees?
  • How does FEMA ensure that any levee construction or maintenance performed in Puget Sound communities is ESA-compliant?
  • How does FEMA ensure that any new levees are constructed in a manner that is ESA-compliant?