NRDC & ASFPM Petition

Legal Filings
January 08, 2021

Through the petition, NRDC and ASFPM are requesting FEMA update the agency’s rules for building and land-use in the nation’s floodplains, and to develop flood maps that project future flood risks. FEMA, through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has a legal responsibility to set safer standards to better protect people and property from flooding. The nation can no longer rely on the NFIP’s outdated building and land-use standards; standards that are unintentionally placing people in harm’s way.