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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook January 2009

    Date: January 2009

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Collecting Elevation Certificates, maintaining records for public inspection, making records accessible, and length of time to keep records.

    Keywords: Building laws, Elevation Certificate, Variance, Record retention, Flood damage prevention


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook July 2017

    Date: July 2017

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Historic structures – the benefits of processing applications as variances rather than applying the “definition approach.” To not be subject to Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage rules, historic structures must retain their historic designation. Highlighting the difference between variances and waivers.

    Keywords: Historic structures, Variance, Waiver, Buildings--Additions


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook March 2011

    Date: March 2011

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Historic structures – the benefits of processing applications as variances rather than applying the “definition approach.” To not be subject to Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage rules, historic structures must retain their historic designation – a determination that should be left to the historic preservation professionals.

    Keywords: Flood insurance--Law and legislation--United States, Historic structures, Variance


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook March 2012

    Date: March 2012

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: The importance of terms and very specific meanings that can get lost through casual use: damages; disaster; habitable; Zone A; floodplain; 100-year floodplain; flood insurance; flood opening; variance; nonconforming; exemption

    Keywords: Floodplain management, Damages, Disaster, Habitable, Zone A, Floodplains, 100-year floodplain, Terminology


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook September 2015

    Date: September 2015

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Where to turn when you have questions? FEMA publications (short list of the best), NFIP State Coordinators, and FEMA Building Science Helpline. Highlighting the terms "nonconforming" (not the same as "noncompliant") and "variance" (not the same as "waiver").

    Keywords: Flood control--Law and legislation, Building laws, State coordinator, Helpline, Nonconforming, Noncompliant, Variance, Waiver


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