44 CFR 9.2 - Policy.
(a) FEMA shall take no action unless and until the requirements of this regulation are complied with.
(b) It is the policy of the Agency to provide leadership in floodplain management and the protection of wetlands. Further, the Agency shall integrate the goals of the Orders to the greatest possible degree into its procedures for implementing NEPA. The Agency shall take action to:
(1) Avoid long- and short-term adverse impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of floodplains and the destruction and modification of wetlands;
(2) Avoid direct and indirect support of floodplain development and new construction in wetlands wherever there is a practicable alternative;
(9) Involve the public throughout the floodplain management and wetlands protection decision-making process;
Title 44 published on 2013-10-01
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