FP1.2: Gain understanding of the social, economic & political factors affecting floodplain habitat
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Gain a better understanding of the social, economic, and political factors currently affecting floodplain habitat.
Desired Outcome - Enhanced understanding of regulations, land use, flood-risk and associated costs improves multi-benefit floodplain planning for protection and restoration.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Verify and map existing land use designations in the floodplain.
- Investigate the role of local, state, and federal standards on the incentives and regulations in floodplain development.
- Investigate the long-term cost of disaster response and levee repairs.
- Understand the role of and barriers to implementation of the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, Clean Water Act Section 404, levee standards, Shoreline Management Act, and Growth Management Act on floodplain management.
- Identify opportunities to improve stringency, efficiency, and effectiveness of regional permitting processes in floodplains.
- Develop cost subsidy analyses that show the cost of developing in a floodplain.
- If focusing on regulation, describe the process you will use to identify opportunities for alignment or efficiencies of existing plans, permitting processes, or regulations.
- Describe how data collection will be used to improve decision-making.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.