This National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and local building codes have regulatory requirements concerning coastal construction. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has produced a series of fact sheets called the Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction Technical Fact Sheet Series (FEMA 499). Technical Fact Sheet 2 summarizes NFIP regulatory requirements and recommendations for exceeding those requirements for both (1) new construction and (2) repairs, remodeling, and additions.
The Key Issues covered in FEMA 499 Technical Fact Sheet 2 are:
* For floodplain management purposes, new construction means structures for which the start of construction began on or after the effective date of a floodplain management regulation adopted by a community. Substantial improvements, repairs of substantial damage, and some enclosures must meet most of the same requirements as new construction.
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