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Downey Brand LLP

No Long-Term Reauthorization Yet; NFIP Extended Through November 30, 2018

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In a last minute move to avert a mini-financial disaster, yesterday the Senate passed, and the president signed, a bill to extend the NFIP until November 30, 2018. The House had previously passed a companion bill....more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

FDIC Penalizes Two Banks for Flood Insurance Violations

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The FDIC recently assessed civil money penalties against a Michigan-based and a Wisconsin-based bank for allegedly violating the Flood Disaster Protection Act and the National Flood Insurance Act. Specifically, the FDIC...more

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FEMA and New York City are Redrawing the City’s Flood Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York City have announced that they will be working together to update the City’s flood flood-300x200maps. The need for updating FEMA’s flood maps has become more than...more

Harris Beach PLLC

FEMA Flood Map Changes

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As reported by the New York Times earlier this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) is “for the first time in three decades” redrawing flood maps in the state of New York. As noted, New York has over 500...more

Robinson+Cole The F.L.U.D. Zone Florida Land...

Miami Voters Approve "Sea Level Rise" Bond Initiative

Yesterday, Miami voters approved a $400 million dollar general obligation bond initiative with nearly half of the bond money ($192 million) going toward infrastructure projects to specifically, “Reduce Flooding Risks; Improve...more

Gray Reed & McGraw

Washed Away: What Rights Do You Have When Your Home is Flooded?

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Bill Deron bought a 100-acre tract next to a creek outside the City of Houston. Deron planned to build a subdivision where some of the homes abut a creek. The other homes would sit about 15 feet higher than the creekside...more

Downey Brand LLP

Flooding in Houston: Can We – Should We? – Plan for Such Massive Flooding Events?

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All eyes are appropriately on Houston right now, where record rainfall has led to catastrophic flooding, loss of life, inestimable damages, and years if not decades of recovery and re-building. Around the country, many...more

Perkins Coie

Executive Order Aims to Speed Up Environmental Reviews of Infrastructure Projects

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President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13807, on August 15, 2017, which is intended to accelerate the environmental review and permitting for infrastructure projects that require an environmental impact statement...more

Downey Brand LLP

James Dalton, Director of Civil Works at USACE, Offers Valuable Perspectives at Annual NAFSMA Conference

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One of the best ways to learn about the direction of national flood risk management is to attend the annual conference of the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA). The NAFSMA conference is...more

Downey Brand LLP

New Guidance from USACE Could Streamline Processes

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A June 21, 2017 Memorandum issued by James Dalton, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Director of Civil Works, is designed to streamline a number of USACE processes, including...more

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Higher Temperatures, Rising Water Levels and Preparing for a Sea Change in Real Estate

Climatologists predict that sea levels will continue to rise in the coming years and that temperatures will increase, causing the frequency and intensity of hurricane-like storms to grow. These scenarios present challenges...more

Downey Brand LLP

The FY2017 Budget Continues to Support Army Corps Activities

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On Friday May 5 President Trump signed the budget deal that allows the Federal government to move from its one week continuing resolution to an adopted budget for the 2017 Fiscal Year....more

Downey Brand LLP

The Governor Writes a Letter, and Roundup on Flooding Issues Around the State

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Here’s our Saturday morning update on flood control issues in the Central Valley and beyond. Things have been quieter this week at Oroville Dam, but there’s plenty to report on from around the state....more

Pierce Atwood LLP

2015 Summary of Key Maine Environmental Legislation

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The Pierce Atwood Environmental and Land Use Practice Group is pleased to provide the 2015 Summary of Key Maine Environmental Legislation enacted or carried over in the First Regular Session of Maine's 127th Legislature...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Federal Agencies Finalize Flood Insurance Rules

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Federal regulators have finalized a joint rule that amends regulations relating to loans secured by properties in special flood hazard areas. The final rule implements changes to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973...more

Dentons

Seeking clearer waters? EPA aims to clarify federal jurisdiction in the new "Waters of the United States" rule

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On May 27, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a final rule, "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United States'" (the Rule). The Rule, which becomes...more

Polsinelli

A Watershed Moment for Business, Industry, and Agriculture: EPA Releases Final Clean Water Rule

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On May 27, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a final rule clarifying what bodies of water are subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water...more

McCarter & English: Climate Change &...

Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars

Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst...more

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Recent Decision Finds No Business Income Coverage Where Flood Caused Order of Civil Authority

When Super Storm Sandy struck the Northeast on October 29, 2012, states, cities, municipalities and towns up and down the East Coast ordered hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate from their homes and businesses. In the...more

Williams Mullen

Williams Mullen Construction Industry Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2015

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In this Issue: - Welcome - Williams Mullen Announces Coastal Flooding Practice - Federal Government Contracts - New Challenges - Green Certification - Bankruptcy and Virginia...more

Williams Mullen

Coastal Flooding and Resiliency: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Commercial Real Estate and Finance Industry

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Virginia, North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic coastal communities are no strangers to severe weather and related storm surges and flooding. However, many of these communities are experiencing storm surges and tidal and...more

Baker Donelson

Colorado's New Flood Impact Rules and the Effect on State or Local Control of the Oil and Gas Industry

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On Monday, March 2, 2015, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) adopted new rules to limit the impact of spills in flood-prone areas of Colorado, like the ones that occurred in the Front Range and eastern...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), October 2014

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In an effort to summarize the highlights of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper are providing this...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Flood Insurance Rule

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Five federal regulatory agencies on October 24 announced the approval of a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend regulations pertaining to loans secured by property located in special flood hazard areas. The proposed...more

Goodwin

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - October 2014 #5

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In this issue: - In preliminarily denying two exemption requests, the SEC takes a stand for market transparency in ETFs and upholds the arbitrage mechanism that allows market prices to closely track NAVs. -...more

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