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Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Analysis Policies
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January 14, 2015
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  • National Dam Safety Program Guidance and Application Kit

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency proposes to award fifty-one (51) Grants for an estimated $7,399,100 with 50 States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for the development and maintenance of their dam safety programs. By supporting State governments, FEMA hopes to protect the citizens of the United States and Puerto Rico from dam failure. The purpose of the guidance in this document is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing grant activities.

  • Procedure Memorandum No. 56 - Guidelines for Implementation of Coordinated Needs Management Strategy (CNMS)

    This Procedure Memorandum provides guidelines for the implementation of CNMS for operational management of mapping needs during Risk MAP. The PM outlines the objectives of CNMS implementation including the components, nomenclature, and validation categories and the complete CNMS lifecycle management process.

  • Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Notice of Funding Opportunity

    The purpose of the CTP Program is to provide, through a Cooperative Agreement, funds to ensure that partners can perform program management and technical mapping-related activities. This document contains descriptions of funding opportunities, grant award information, and eligibility information.

  • Summary: Procedure Memorandum No. 65 - Flood Risk Database

    This guidance provides the database standards for the Flood Risk Database. It also contains additional definitions and descriptions for enhanced flood risk datasets which were not previously defined. The guidance provides detailed attribute definitions and database components (tables, datasets, rasters, etc.) that are both required and optional for the Flood Risk Database.

  • Revision to Figure D.2.8-3, Wave Runup Guidance for Vertical Wall, From Shore Protection Manual (USACE, 1984)

    For all new detailed coastal study starts in Fiscal Year 2010 making use of this procedure for estimating wave runup on vertical structures, the coefficient listed for the uppermost curve is redefined to be 1.50, consistent with the Shore Protection Manual. Letters of map revision submitted for studies initiated or completed prior to issuance of this procedure memorandum shall use the redefined coefficient of 1.50. A corrected Figure D.2.8-3 contains these changes.

  • Federal Register Vol 58, No 176, p47996, Memorandum of Understanding between Federal Emergency Management Agnecy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, September 14, 1993

     Appendix A to part 353- Momorandum of understanding Between Federal Emergency Management Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission

     The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Relating To Radiological Emergency Planning and Preparedness. This supersedes a memorandum entered into on November 1, 1980 (published December 16, 1980, 45 FR 82713), revised April 9, 1985 (published April 18, 1985, 50 FR 15485), and published as Appendix A to 44 CFR part 353. The substantive changes in the new MOU are: (1) Self-initiated review by the NRC; (2) Early Site Permit process; (3) adoption of FEMA exercise time-frames; (4) incorporation of FEMA definition of exercise deficiency; (5) NRC commitment to work with licensees in support of State and local governments to correct exercise deficiencies; (6) correlation of FEMA actions on withdrawal of approvals under 44 CFR part 350 and NRC enforcement actions; and (7) disaster-initiated reviews in situations that affect offsite emergency infrastructures. The text of the MOU follows.

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Nrc and Fema Relating to Radiological Emergency Planning and Preparedness  

    I. Background and Purposes


  • Guidelines and Standards Policy

    The Policy for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping comprises the standards for practitioners of FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Program. The standards define the specific implementation of the statutory and regulatory requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood risk analysis and mapping and address the performance of flood risk projects, processing of Letter of Map Changes (LOMC), and related Risk MAP activities. Standards are published separately from guidance as standalone statements that outline the required elements of the Risk MAP Program.

  • Procedure Memorandum 57 Expanded Appeals Process Nov 2011

    Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-234), hereafter referred to as the Act, is intended to ensure an equitable balancing of all interests involved in the setting of new and modified Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevation (BFE) determinations. The Act provides for an explicit process of notification and appeals for community officials and for private persons prior to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) making the BFE determinations final. “Community” as used in the Act and in this Procedure Memorandum means a community participating in, or in the process of joining, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  • Coastal Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Process

    FEMA identifies coastal flood hazards, assesses flood risks, and provides accurate flood risk data to help drive communities toward mitigation actions and achieve greater resilience. This infographic presents the coastal flood hazard analysis and mapping process, used to conduct flood hazard analysis and mapping studies to produce FIRMs (Flood Insurance Rate Maps). These flood maps are used to administer the National Flood Insurance Program  and they provide information to communities for the adoption and enforcement of floodplain management measures to help mitigate the effects of flooding.

  • Region VII: Surpassing a High Bar for Cooperating Technical Partner

    This page describes the successes that came from planning and executing an engaging, three-day Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) Rendezvous event that deepened the participants’ understanding and awareness of Risk MAP. It is intended for state and community officials, mitigation and urban planners and other individuals interested in how the Risk MAP program and project cycle can benefit their community in identifying and mitigating flood hazards.

    In 2014, FEMA Region VII held its first ever CTP Rendezvous event, which brought together the state CTP providers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. While the three-day event covered topics from Risk MAP to best practices and was considered an overall success, survey feedback found that many Region VII CTPs felt that there was an inconsistent understanding and delivery in executing Risk MAP. This concern was especially focused around the Key Decision Points (KDPs) process. So when planning began for the 2015 CTP Rendezvous, the planners faced a challenge of how to make the session engaging and also deepen the understanding and awareness of Risk MAP.

  • Region VIII: The Value of Listening in Cache County, Utah

    This page describes the success that resulted from early engagement with key partners to bridge gaps, build trust, and strengthen the relationship between FEMA and the communities involved. It is intended for FEMA staff, along with state and community officials, mitigation and urban planners, and other individuals interested in how the Risk MAP program and project cycle can benefit their community by addressing the issues the community cares about the most.

    Region VIII faced a challenge when going back to Cache County, Utah, to begin a new Risk MAP project due to a strained relationship with these communities that had occurred over four years earlier. The State and FEMA regional staff began to reach out to the affected communities and local officials before the Discovery phase even began in order to establish themselves as partners that could be trusted by the communities throughout the Risk MAP process.

  • Risk Communication Guidebook - Template Documents

    The templates in this container are part of the Risk Communication Guidebook and are available for local officials to use in outreaching to their community.  The prime purpose of the guidebook is to provide strategies and resources to raise awareness of flood risk within a community.