New Environmental Assessment eGuide Available,
FEMA Accepting Public Comments
New resources have been developed to help responsible entities, recipients, applicants, and partners prepare their environmental assessments. These resources provide guidance on the factors that should be considered before a project begins and explain how to assess the environmental impact from and on the project. Learn more about these resources.
Environmental Assessment: Factors and Categories eGuide
This guide includes best practices for conducting an environmental assessment and provides helpful guidance on the four categories of an environmental assessment:
- Land Development
- Community Facilities and Services
- Natural Features
Under each category, the eGuide describes how a project can affect or is affected by various factors, such as water availability or noise levels.
Environmental Assessment: Online Resources
Responsible entities, recipients, applicants, and partners can use these resources to identify environmental issues and statutory compliance responsibilities, organize environmental studies and data, assess the different categories of review, and explore mitigation options before a project begins.
Environmental Assessment: Factors Case Study
This case study demonstrates how an environmental assessment should consider the different factors and categories that may be affected.
FEMA Requesting Public Comment on National Flood Insurance Program Standards Through Dec. 13, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Request for Information to receive the public's input on two topics. First, FEMA seeks the public's input on revising the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) floodplain management standards for land management and use regulations to better align with the current understanding of flood risk and flood risk reduction approaches.
Specifically, FEMA is seeking input from the public on the floodplain management standards that communities should adopt to result in safer, stronger, and more resilient communities. Additionally, FEMA seeks input on how the NFIP can better promote protection of and minimize any adverse impact to threatened and endangered species, and their habitats.