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FEMA P-993 FPM Bulletin Variance - Variances and the National Flood Insurance Program

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) variances procedures are designed to help local governments protect their citizens and property from flood damages. Allowing variances to the local floodplain management standards may significantly increase the property’s flood insurance rate and decreased the community’s resilience. Therefore, by implementing the NFIP variance procedures, a community will ensure that alternative actions are taken that protect and encourage safe development in the floodplain. This publication outlines the floodplain management variance criteria as set forth in Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Criteria for Land Management and Use, Subpart A – Requirements for Floodplain Management Regulations, Section 60.6 (44 CFR §60.6).

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) variances procedures are designed to help local governments protect their citizens and property from flood damages. Allowing variances to the local floodplain management standards may significantly increase the property’s flood insurance rate and decreased the community’s resilience. Therefore, by implementing the NFIP variance procedures, a community will ensure that alternative actions are taken that protect and encourage safe development in the floodplain. This publication outlines the floodplain management variance criteria as set forth in Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Criteria for Land Management and Use, Subpart A – Requirements for Floodplain Management Regulations, Section 60.6 (44 CFR §60.6).

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