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Floodwall Protection at Lourdes Hospital
Binghamton, NY 

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Founded in 2000, NYSFSMA brings together New York State professionals to foster awareness, information exchange and cooperation in the floodplain and stormwater management fields.


 The New York State
Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association:


Promotes floodplain and stormwater management as a means of reducing flood damage and protecting, restoring and enhancing water quality;
Enhances cooperation between various related private, local, state and federal agencies;
Encourages and ensures effective, new and innovative approaches to managing NYS floodplain and stormwater systems. 

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Save the Dates
June 12 - 14, 2017

17th Annual Meeting

Workshops, Plenary Sessions, CRS Users Group, CFM Exam
FEMA and State Program Updates
Tour of Flood Mitigation Sites
So Much More!
Holiday Inn, Downtown Binghamton, NY
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Holiday Inn, Downtown Binghamton, NY

Room Block Available until May 10, 2017

Government Rate: $98 (Must have Government ID), Mention Code NYG

Regulator Group Rate:  $109, Mention Code FPS


Or Call 607-722-1212

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US Army Corp of Engineers letter re: Implementation of EO on Floodplain Mgt
Draft Engineer Circular (EC) 1165-2-217
NYSFSMA sent a letter to Dr. Stephanie Bray at US ACoE Headquarters on January 10, 2017, with comments on the implementation of Executive Orders on Floodplain Management.  NYSFSMA supports the proposed approach, but offers a few suggestions on clarification of the approach.

Please read the letter here:
NYSFSMA Letter to US ACoE re:Draft Engineer Circular (EC) 1165-2-217


HUD General Council letter re: Proposed Rule to Implement EO 13690
NYSFSMA sent a letter to Mr. Aaron Santa Anna, Assistant General Council with HUD on December 13, 2016.  The letter included NYSFSMA support for the proposed rule, as well as suggestions to help strengthen the rule.

Please read the letter here:
HUD letter re:Proposed Rule to Implement EO 13690

Powell Responds to NYSFSMA Comments on CRS
NYSFSMA sent a letter to Mr. Tom Powell, Chair of the CRS Task Force on March 31, 2016, which included comments on the Community Rating System in NYS and proposed solutions to the issues our communities face in joining the CRS.  We received a reply from Mr. Powell thanking the Association for our comments and letting us know that the CRS Task Force considered our recommendations in development of the 2017 CRS Coordinator's Manual.
Please take a few moments to read the letter that NYSFSMA sent to Mr. Powell NYSFSMA CRS Suggestions (03-31-2016)

as well as the reply from Mr. Powell Powell Response to CRS Suggestion Letter (11/04/2016)


US ACoE letter Regarding Fire Island to Montauk Point Project

NYSFSMA's letter to US ACoE Planning Division regarding the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Project suggestion to invest in the long-term sustainability of Long Island communities by supporting their adaptation to future conditions.

Read the letter here:

NYSFSMA Letter to US ACoE re: Long Island Project


FEMA Chief Council letter re: Proposed Rule to Implement EO 13690

NYSFSMA's letter to FEMA supporting Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS), and suggestions to strengthen the approach to improving flood resilience.

Read the letter here:

NYSFSMA Letter to FEMA re:Implement EO 13690


S 1679, Flood Insurance Market Parity & Modernization Act
NYSFSMA Letters to Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand regarding a bill affecting flood insurance that has passed in the House of Representatives (HR 2901) and its companion bill in the Senate (S 1679).  In its current form, will produce unintended negative results and increased cost for taxpayers.
See the letters below:

Another Successful NYSFSMA Conference!
Thank you to all who presented and attended!
Here's a picture of a stop along the Bus Tour (shared by a Member)


NYSFSMA Comments on the Community Rating System (CRS)

NYSFSMA Letter to Tom Powell, with the CRS Task Force includes suggestions intended to make the CRS more accessible and encourage increased participation.

Read the letter and suggestions here:

NYSFSMA CRS Suggestions (03-31-2016)


Letter to FEMA Regulatory Affairs Division on Establishing a Deductible for FEMA's Public Assistance Program (Docket ID FEMA-2016-0003)

NYSFSMA letter to FEMA Chief Counsel regarding concerns that administrative complexities may be involved in implementing such a program.  Suggestions included.

Please read the letter here:

FEMA Chief Council letter re:Disaster Deductible for Public Assistance


Letter from NYSFSMA to Governor Cuomo asking for his support by vetoing the Amendments to 


Georgica Beach Restoration (East Hampton, NY)
after being damaged in Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. 


Stormwater Management: Hash Pond
Suffolk County, NY