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Webinar: New Model Code-Coordinated Floodplain Ordinance

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Friday, 19 March 2021, 12:00

Friday, March 19, 2021. Webinar: New Model Code-Coordinated Floodplain Ordinance. Kenya Lovill and Rebecca Jones, NJDEP NFIP. Sponsored by the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management. More information here.

New Jersey has recently developed a new Model Code-Coordinated Ordinance which all 552 participating communities will have to adopt to remain in good standing with the NFIP. This ordinance incorporates New Jersey Flood Hazard Area Control Act higher floodplain standards and required NFIP regulatory requirements with Statewide Uniform Construction Code flood resistant design requirements. In its post-Sandy recommendations, FEMA suggested that New Jersey move towards code-coordinated ordinances to clarify how each of these regulations and the individuals charged with implementing them at the local level work together to prevent flood damage. These ordinances also address gaps in previous model ordinance language noted in a recent FEMA audit and provide more specific information on how development should be designed, permitted, and constructed to ensure compliance with the NFIP. Floodplain Administrators, CRS Coordinators, Construction Officials, Township Engineers, Zoning Officials, and Township Planners and other interested local officials are encouraged to attend.

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