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HUD/HUDSEC RIN: 2501-AD62 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands; Minimum Property Standards for Flood Hazard Exposure; Building to the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FR-5717) 

As communities begin to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, HUD has determined that it is important to recognize lessons learned to employ mitigation actions that ensure that structures located in floodplains are built or rebuilt stronger, safer, and less vulnerable to future flooding events. This commitment to resiliency is now required of all agencies that use federal funds for construction under Executive Order 13690 (Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard) and the associated "Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order 11988 (Floodplain Management) and Executive Order 13690."

Based on Executive Order 13690 and the Guidelines, this rule requires, as part of the decisionmaking process established to ensure compliance with Executive Order 11988 (Floodplain Management) that new construction or substantial improvement in a floodplain be elevated or floodproofed 2 feet above the base flood elevation for non-critical actions and 3 feet above the base flood elevation for critical actions based on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's best available data. This rule also revises a categorical exclusion available when HUD performs the environmental review by making it consistent with changes to a similar categorical exclusion that is available to HUD grantees or other responsible entities when they perform the environmental review. 

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 50    24 CFR 55   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 3535(d)    42 U.S.C. 3001, et seq.    E.O. 11990    E.O. 11988   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/28/2016  81 FR 74967   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/27/2016 
Final Action  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Danielle Schopp
Director, Office of Environment and Energy, Office of Community Planning and Development
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of the Secretary
451 7th Street SW.,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 708-1201