ASFPM Comments on Federal Activities

ASFPM is often asked to provide testimony to congressional committees. We also write letters or sign on to partner letters directed at legislators on key committees. Over the last months, ASFPM has provided testimony on the following issues over the current legislative session.
Chad Berginnis Testimony in Congress

Annual Legislative Activities

Jan 26, 2021

ASFPM Comments on HUD Proposed Rule on Private Flood Insurance

ASFPM submitted comments on HUD’s proposed rule to implement acceptance of private flood insurance as an alternative to NFIP insurance for FHA-insured mortgages.

Nov 17, 2020

ASFPM Says USACE Proposal Would Weaken Clean Water Protections

ASFPM submitted comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposals to re-issue the Nationwide Permits and General Conditions.

Oct 20, 2020

ASFPM Comments on FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Planning Regulations

ASFPM’s Flood Mitigation Committee has responded to a request for comments on FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Planning Regulations.

Sep 28, 2020

ASFPM Makes Recommendations on Possible Joint WRDA Proposal

ASFPM has sent a letter to leaders on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with recommendations regarding a possible joint proposal for a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that could be brought before their respective bodies before the end of the year.

Aug 25, 2020

ASFPM Makes Case for Flood Risk Map Funding

ASFPM has sent a letter to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee strongly urging funding of FEMA's flood risk map program at a minimum of $263 million for FY21.

Aug 17, 2020

ASFPM Comments on FEMA State and Local Mitigation Plan Guides

The Mitigation POD Committee has submitted comments to FEMA on behalf of ASFPM in response to the agency’s announcement that it is updating both the State and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Guides this year.

Aug 11, 2020

ASFPM Comments on Fifth National Climate Assessment

In its comments, ASFPM stressed the need for all Atlas 14 volumes to be updated every five years and recommended a study to identify an appropriate methodology to update the Probable Maximum Precipitation for the nation.

Jul 28, 2020

ASFPM Comments on US Army Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Program

During the public comment period, which ended July 27, 2020, ASFPM submitted comments on the proposed guidance on the US Army Corps of Engineers levee safety program.

Jul 27, 2020

ASFPM Offers Recommendations to TMAC Regarding FEMA Flood Mapping

ASFPM has officially responded to a request from the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) for input to help shape its recommendations to FEMA regarding the future flood hazard and flood risk identification program.

May 1, 2020

ASFPM comments to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Committee Draft 2020 Water Resources Development Act “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020”

Letter to Chairman Barrasso, Ranking Member Carper and Members of the Committee ASFPM comments on relevant sections of AWIA 2020 discussion draft Author AS FPM -

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