The purpose of the Coastal Hazard Mailing List is to provide up-to-date coastal flood hazard information pertinent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Flood Insurance Program. Subscribers will receive new mailings on a monthly basis.

FEMA-Accepted Coastal Numerical Models Websites

As presented in the June 2001 Bulletin, FEMA maintains a list of coastal models accepted by FEMA for NFIP usage.

FEMA Technical Bulletins

Technical Bulletins issued by the FEMA Flood Insurance and Mitigation Administration provide guidance concerning the building performance standards of the NFIP, which are contained in Title 44 of the U.S. Code of Federal regulations, Section 60.3. The bulletins are intended for use primarily by state and local officials responsible for interpreting and enforcing NFIP regulations and by members of the development community, such as design professionals and builders. The bulletins do not create regulation; rather, they provide specific guidance for complying with the minimum requirements of existing NFIP regulations.

The Technical Bulletins can be downloaded from the following websites, or by contacting the FEMA Publications Service Center at 1-800-480-2520.

Technical Bulletins which are applicable to coastal areas include:

Additional information is contained in the Residential Coastal Construction Manual, which will be described in more detail in the June 2002 Bulletin.

Environmental Laws and Executive Orders Relating to FEMA-Assisted Coastal Projects

Federal Environmental Laws and Executive Orders Relating to FEMA-Assisted Coastal Projects are aimed at protecting our nation's water, air, coastal, wildlife, land, agricultural, historical, and cultural resources. FEMA must ensure that federally subsidized projects are in compliance with these laws and orders prior to implementation. The laws and orders listed below are those most commonly encountered for FEMA-assisted coastal projects. Also listed are laws and orders relating to water, waterways, and wetlands.


  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Coastal Barriers Resources

Water, Waterways, and Wetlands

  • Clean Water Act
  • Rivers and Harbors Act
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
  • Executive Order 11988 - Floodplain Management
  • Executive Order 11990 - Protection of Wetlands

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