• Executive Order 13690 Requires Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change in Determining a Higher Flood Elevation and Expanded Flood Hazard Area
  • April 17, 2015 | Authors: F. Rivers Lelong; Robert W. Scheffy
  • Law Firms: Jones Walker LLP - New Orleans Office ; Jones Walker LLP - Baton Rouge Office
  • Pursuant to EO 13690, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) drafted for public comment the Revised Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management (“the Guidelines”). The Guidelines maintain the existing eight-step decision-making process currently in place under EO 11988 and its implementing regulations, while incorporating elements of the revised EO 11988 (EO 13690) within certain steps. The public comment period for the Guidelines began on February 5, 2015, and will end on April 6, 2015, unless extended.