NHMA Policy Positions
Note to NHMA on the Disaster Deductible proposal from FEMA:
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HEADLINE FOR THOSE PRESSED FOR TIME (Who isn’t?) GOOD IDEA BUT A LOT OF ISSUES IN HOW TO DO IT.
There is considerable pressure to reduce Federal spending on disaster relief, (e.g. the Heritage Foundation has short postings on their website and a long report as well, urging cuts). They follow the GAO reports which are said to call for changing the threshold for a disaster declaration by increasing the measure of capacity of states to pay. FEMA has instead proposed a “DISASTER DEDUCTIBLE” which would be an incentive to mitigate risks. This was in 2016 and again in 2017 with a much more detailed model.
For the full detail, the docket for the Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-making (SANPRM) 463 results for comments from the 2016 Advance Notice and the 2017 Supplemental Advance Notice. https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&so=DESC&sb=commentDueDate&po=50&dct=PS&D=FEMA-2016-0003 Establishing a Deductible for FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
Community Resilience Indicators Draft Report
December 30, 2016
Letter opposing Section 5606, Senate Supplemental- levees on buy-out land: December 13, 2012