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Planning for a Resilient Community Fact Sheet

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Planning for a Resilient Community Student Guide

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Mitigation Best Practice - Manitou Springs Plan, Manitou Community meeting, Manitou Springs, CO

Manitou Springs, CO - Plan Manitou: A Small Community Demonstrates Large-Scale Planning
Mitigation Best Practice - Manitou Springs Plan, Manitou Community meeting, Manitou Springs, CO

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TMAC 2018 Annual Report

In 2018, FEMA tasked the Council to address the topics of how to communicate uncertainty, prioritize unmapped areas, and increase flood insurance coverage, the 2018 Annual Report is in progress. In September 2018, the Council provided an open comment period for the public to review the insights, concepts and potential recommendations in the 2018 Annual Report for delivery to the FEMA Administrator. The 2018 Annual Report Summary represents the content reviewed by the TMAC subcommittees to date. Based on further discussion by the Council and public input, these concepts and recommendations may be further refined and the final report submitted to the FEMA Administrator may have additional information and/or certain sections reduced or omitted.

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TMAC 2019 Annual Report

In 2019 FEMA tasked the TMAC with reviewing past recommendations and identifying topics to be further explored by the Council in future years. This tasks refers to the four components the Risk Management Directorate identified as core elements for the future of flood hazard mapping program. Due to time limitations in 2019 for the Council to work on the annual report, FEMA did request a full Annual Report to be published; rather, a request came to the Council to provide topics for future consideration in the form of a memorandum

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Non-Congregate Sheltering Delegation of Authority Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide Waive

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FEMA P-2139: Short-Period Building Collapse Performance and Recommendations for Improving Seismic Design

Recent analytical studies investigating a wide range of modern seismic-force-resisting systems have predicted collapse rates for short-period buildings that are significantly larger than those observed in earthquakes during the past 50 years. This gap between analytically predicted and historically observed collapse rates in known as the short-period building seismic performance paradox. Additionally, analytically predicted collapse rates for short-period buildings are generally larger than maximum collapse rates used in national model codes and standards to establish seismic design requirements. The FEMA P-2139 series of reports documents a multi-year investigation of the response behavior and collapse performance of different structural systems to identify causes and develop solutions for the short-period building seismic performance paradox. Studies investigated three structural systems: wood light-frame, special reinforced masonry shear wall, and steel special concentrically braced frame systems. Volume 1 summarizes results, conclusions, and recommendations from the three-system specific studies and presents a common understanding of the seismic response and collapse performance of short-period buildings. Volume 2 summarizes results, conclusions, and recommendations from the study of wood light-frame systems. Volume 3 summarizes results, conclusions, and recommendations from the study of special reinforced masonry shear wall systems. Volume 4 summarizes results, conclusions, and recommendations from the study of steel special concentrically braced frame systems.

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Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) Members 2019

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Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) Charter 2019

Pursuant to section 100215 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, Public Law 112-141, 126 Stat. 924, 42 U.S.C. § 4101a (“the Act”), this charter establishes the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC or Council). This committee is established in accordance with and operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix).

The TMAC Charter outlines the principles and functions of the Council, including objectives and scope of TMAC activities, description of duties, member composition, frequency of meetings, and other pertinent items relating the council's establishment and operation.

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Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) Bylaws 2019

The TMAC provides advice and recommendations to the Administrator of FEMA to improve the preparation of flood insurance rate maps (FIRM). Among its specified statutory responsibilities, TMAC will examine performance metrics, standards and guidelines, map maintenance, delegation of mapping activities to State and local mapping partners, interagency coordination and leveraging, and other requirements mandated by the authorizing BW-12 legislation. In addition, TMAC provides advice and recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on future risks from climate change, rising sea levels, and FIRM development, as mandated by BW-12.

The TMAC Bylaws establishes and describes rules of conduct, regulations, and procedures regarding Council membership and operation.