Presentation on theme: "FEMA Approval of Local Hazard Mitigation Plans"— Presentation transcript:
1FEMA Approval of Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Sharon LoperHazard Mitigation Plan ManagerDHS - FEMA Region 10
244 CFR Part 201.6 Criteria Process Description Contributors Public InvolvementHazard LocationHazard ExtentPrevious OccurrencesProbabilityVulnerability to AssetsImpacts to AssetsPotential Loss Estimate (Optional)Development trend analyze (Optional)Mitigation GoalsMitigation Objectives (Optional)Mitigation Actions and Projects (for existing and future buildings, infrastructure, and critical facilities)Prioritization ProcessCost/Benefit analysisImplementation optionsAdministration processMonitoring, Evaluating, and Updating ProcessSchedule for plan maintenanceContinued public involvementIncorporation process with other plansPlan adoption (documented)
344 CFR Part 201.6 Criteria for Multi-Jurisdictional Plan ADOPTION - Requirement §201.6(c)(5) For multi-jurisdictional plans, each jurisdiction requesting approval of the plan must document that it has been formally adopted.PARTICIPATION - Requirement §201.6(a)(3) Multi-jurisdictional plans (e.g., watershed plans) may be accepted, as appropriate, as long as each jurisdiction has participated in the process…UNIQUE RISKS - Requirement §201.6(c)(2) (iii): For multi- jurisdictional plans, the risk assessment must assess each jurisdiction’s risks where they vary from the risks facing the entire planning area…SPECIFIC ACTION ITEMS - Requirement §201.6(c)(3) (iv): For multi-jurisdictional plans, there must be identifiable action items specific to the jurisdiction requesting FEMA approval or credit of the plan.
4Review Considerations Shall vs. Should“Sufficient information” to make mitigation decisionsExisting resources (best available)Plan process
5Plan Review WorksheetUtilized by FEMA Region X to review local hazard mitigation plansIdentifies each criteria contained in the regulationIdentifies the various elements of each criteriaWorksheet may be used by a local community to “self-check” their plan during development and/or prior to submitting plan to State/FEMA for review
6Criteria Scoring N – Needs Improvement S – Satisfactory A local hazard mitigation plan must receive a satisfactory scoring on all required criteria for the plan to obtain FEMA approval.
7Plan Approval Determinations ApprovedPlan meets the criteria in 44 CFR Part 201, including local plan adoption.Not Approved - Criteria Met / Plan not AdoptedCriteria MetPlan Not AdoptedPlan meets the criteria, except for adoption. Upon documentation of adoption, FEMA will approve plan.Not Approved - Criteria Not MetCriteria Not MetPlan Adopted or Not AdoptedPlan does not meet the content criteria. All criteria must receive a satisfactory rating before FEMA will approve.
8FEMA Plan Review Process State “review and coordinate”“Plans must be submitted to the State Hazard Mitigation Officerfor initial review and coordination.” 44 CFR Part 201.6(d)FEMA “review and approval”“The state will then send the plan to the appropriateFEMA Regional Office for formal review and approval.”“Regional review will be completed within 45 days afterreceipt from the state, whenever possible.”44 CFR Part 201.6(d)
9Plan Approval Process State / FEMA Approach Local plans must be submitted to SHMO for review and coordinationPRE-ADOPTION STATE/FEMA REVIEW (45 days)Notification when FEMA receives plan for reviewPlan reviewed for 44 CFR part 201 plan criteriaIf plan criteria not met, revise plan and resubmit for reviewIf plan criteria met, then…ADOPTION BY LOCAL RESOLUTIONPOST ADOPTION STATE/FEMA REVIEWPlan reviewed to verify adopt by local governing bodyNotification of plan approval – 5 year cycle
10FEMA Planning Resources Mitigation “How to Series”Getting Started: Building Support for Mitigation PlanningUnderstanding Your Risks: Identifying Hazards and Estimating LossesDeveloping a Mitigation Plan: Identifying Mitigation Measures and Implementation StrategiesBringing the Plan to Life: Ensuring the Success of the Hazard Mitigation PlanUsing Benefit-Cost Analysis in Mitigation PlanningIncorporating Historic Resources into Mitigation PlanningIntegrating Human-Caused Hazards into Mitigation PlanningMulti-Jurisdictional Approaches to Mitigation PlanningSecuring Resources for Mitigation PlanningAvailable at:FEMA Publication Warehouse:On the Web:
11FEMA Region 10 Planning Resources Hazard Mitigation Planning GuideFEMA Region 10 Plan Review Worksheet