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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook January 2018

    Date: January 2018

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Who signs elevation certificates and design certifications depends on state rules, not what the NFIP or FEMA says. Explaining the difference between structure and buildings, and when it matters. Explaining why the definition "start of construction" includes the parenthetical about Coastal Barrier Resources Act (it's an insurance thing). And highlighting the disclosure provisions in the Maryland Realtors association brokerage agreement.

    Keywords: Engineer, Architect, Surveyor, Buildings, Structures, United States. Coastal Barrier Resources Act, Disclosure, Registered design professional, Start of construction


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook May 2010

    Date: May 2010

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Highlighting some differences between the NFIP minimums and ASCE 24, the standard referenced by the Internationbal Codes, including freeboard, engineered openings, and requirements for fill, Coastal A Zone, Zone V foundations, and dry floodproofing.

    Keywords: Flood damage prevention, ASCE 24, Freeboard, Engineered openings, Fill, Coastal A Zone, Foundation, Dry floodproofing


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook May 2014

    Date: May 2014

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Advice about citing FEMA guidance publications in local regulations, completing Elevation Certificates in Coastal A Zones, and explaining that 'mean sea level' isn't the same as a geodetic datum.

    Keywords: Federal Emergency Management Agency publications, Elevation Certificate, Coastal A Zone, Sea level, Coastal zone management


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook May 2015

    Date: May 2015

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Building codes have requirements for buildings in flood zones -- a fact not often known by floodplain managers (and some building officials!). Advice on coordinating and a cautionary tale of liability with that doesn't happen. Highlighting how the 2015 International Codes exceed NFIP minimums (freeboard, Coastal A Zone; critical facilites).

    Keywords: Building laws, Liability for flood damages, Freeboard, Coastal A Zone, Critical facility, National Flood Insurance Program


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