New Jersey Adopts FEMA Flood Maps; DEP Releases FAQs on the Stringent Requirements for Rebuilding Along the Shore
On January 24, 2013, Governor Chris Christie adopted the advisory flood maps released last December by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which establish new, tougher standards for rebuilding along the Jersey Shore, including higher elevations of homes and buildings located in such flood-prone areas. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acted quickly to amend New Jersey’s Flood Hazard Area Control Act regulations in light of the latest information contained in the FEMA flood maps.
On Monday, the DEP released a frequently asked questions page to assist property owners in determining whether the rules apply to them and what their obligations are. You can access the FAQ page here. For the Governor’s outline of the regulations, click here. A more comprehensive blog article to follow.
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