...a 60-day notice in the form of a press release to local media.
If the community fails to take remedial measures during the probationary period, the Regional Director may recommend suspension from the NFIP. A community may also be reinstated on probationary status after having been suspended. 8
While these penalties are designed to accommodate dedicated use of floodplain management techniques, they also serve to meet one of FEMA’s own criteria for codes and standards: enforceability. Not only are floodplain management codes and standards not optional, they are enforceable by the same agency that may eventually aid in their implementation as part of a flood- related Public Assistance recovery.
To obtain continually updated information about maintaining and applying proper floodplain management practices, please visit www.floodsmart.gov . 8 www.fema.gov.