Biggert-Water Act of 2014
https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/hfira-2014.jsp

The Preliminary New Maps are available for review at the borough building.  Please review the Bigert-Waters Act of 2014.  You can also "mouseclick" on the below "PDF's" to review the preliminary new/revised floodplain maps. The preliminary maps will replace the current 1982 maps sometime in 2017.

The Borough received a letter dated October 3, 2014 from FEMA, regarding the ongoing implementation of the new "Flood Insurance Rate Map" (FIRM) for our community.  On September 3, 2014Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a Community Coordination and Outreach (CCO) Meeting in Fayette County.  It was suggested as community leaders we undertake the following three activities.
    1. Our community should review the preliminary digital FIRM and suggest corrections or comments as soon as possible.
    2. As community leaders we are responsible to reach out to those citizens affected by the changes on the digital FIRM and inform them of the potential flood insurance implications.
    3. Our community must adopt a new or amended floodplain ordinance that meets the NFIP minimum requirements or face possible suspension from the NFIP.  On December 16, 2014 the borough mailed a copy of our existing floodplain ordinance to the appropriate agency.

Borough Council will continue to monitor and comply with all necessary required revisions.  Please continue to monitor this page for updates regarding this issue.

Following the recent mailing of the preliminary digital FIRM to the Borough of Perryopolis, there is a 30-day comment period, followed by a regulatory 90-day appeal period.  In a few months, an ordinance preparation period lasting for 6 months will be initiated that culminates with the digital FIRM effective date.  If no delays occur in these processes, our digital FIRM will be published and become effective in 2017.  At that point the new maps will replace our current effective FIRM.


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Frank Masney Jr.,
Feb 15, 2015, 9:19 AM
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Frank Masney Jr.,
Feb 15, 2015, 9:11 AM