Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts III

APA Virginia Chapter

#9149888

Monday, May 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5 p.m. EDT

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Overview

 

This is a four-day workshop offered by Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Floodplain Management and FEMA Region III staff for local officials involved in floodplain management, including planners, zoning administrators, building officials, emergency managers, engineers, etc.

 

This workshop will provide an advanced level training on floodplain management requirements. This course is intended to cover the following concepts in detail:

 

  • Explain floodway concept and purpose.
  • Identify regulatory requirements including higher standards.
  • Describe methodologies to comply with no-rise certification requirements and map change options for floodway modifications.
  • Identify basic rating elements including Lowest Floor Elevation and Base Flood Elevation
  • Identify compliance and rating elements for enclosures, A-Zones without BFEs, and floodproofing.
  • Identify common floodplain management compliance issues.
  • Describe effective messages, administration, and enforcement measures to gain compliance.
  • Identify resources that the local floodplain manager can use to resolve noncompliance issues.
  • Describe floodplain mapping purpose, process, and coordination.
  • Demonstrate how DFIRMs and backup data can be used.
  • Describe map change processes, impact, and cost consequences.
  • Explain Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage (SI/SD) regulations, roles, and responsibilities under the NFIP.
  • Describe how to administer SI/SD in participating communities.

Identify resources for SI/SD and mitigation assistance.

Resource URL

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/dam-safety-and-floodplains/dam-safety-and-floodplains-calendar?id=2018-01-09-17-11-55-805965-fre

Speakers

Kristin Owen, AICP

Kristin Owen is a Floodplain Program Planner for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Division of Dam Safety and Floodplain Management (DCR). Kristin works closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, state agencies, and local communities in Virginia to provide technical assistance and floodplain management trainings. Kristin assists ... Read More

Zane Hadzick

Zane Hadzick is a Mitigation Planning Specialist in the Floodplain Management and Insurance Mitigation Division at FEMA Region III, based in Philadelphia, PA. In this position, Zane routinely provides technical assistance and trainings to local communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program to ensure compliance with program requirements. Prior ... Read More

Sarah Wolfe

Sarah Wolfe is a Mitigation Planning Specialist in the Floodplain Management and Insurance Mitigation Division at FEMA Region III, based in Philadelphia, PA. In this position, Sarah routinely provides technical assistance and trainings to local communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program to ensure compliance with program requirements. Prior ... Read More

Contact Info

Kristin Owen, kristin.owen@dcr.virginia.gov