KAMM Updates

Kentucky Watches, Warnings or Advisories  – Weather Alerts Follow the alerts, link here

 

2017 KAMM Membership – Time to Renew

Membership is based on the calendar year.  Joining KAMM is easy!  KAMM offers three membership levels: Individual ($25) and Student ($10); and Agency/Organization ($250).  

Individual Membership:  KAMM offers two easy ways to register for Individual Membership, according to your payment method.  You can Pay by Credit Card or Pay by Check.  

Agency/Organization Membership:  Register up to 10 members as an Agency/Organization.  The Agency group payment is for public and private agencies or organizations, up to 10 people.  KAMM offers two easy ways to register for Agency/Organization Membership, according to your payment method.  For Agency Membership you can Pay by Credit Card or Pay By Check.

Learn more about KAMM Membership Benefits, link to Join KAMM.  Have questions, contact us at help@kymitigation.org.

 

Save the Date!
2017 KAMM Annual Conference!

August 28 – 31, 2017
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park – Gilbertsville, KY

 

Frequently Asked Questions on Removal of Obsolete Dams

January 2017

There is a growing awareness in the U.S. of the need to address obsolete dams that impair our waterways.  Removal of these dams has been on the rise in the United States for a variety of reasons, including ecological restoration, economic development of communities, addressing concerns with localized flooding, improvement of recreational opportunities, restoration of fish spawning and migration, and addressing safety issues for recreational users due to dangerous hydraulics.  In support of these efforts and in response to an increase in the number of inquiries regarding EPA policies, regulations, and potential funding opportunities as they relate to removal of obsolete dams, the EPA is providing the following answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Link to FAQs on Removal of Obsolete Dams (PDF) (15 pp, 524 K, December 2016, EPA-840-F-16-001).

 

FEMA Communicates Flood Risk Information to Policyholders

January 11, 2017

In January 2017, FEMA will begin the next phase of implementation of Section 28, Clear Communication of Risk, of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA), which requires the Agency to clearly communicate full flood risk determinations to individual property owners.  To meet this requirement, the NFIP reviewed the flood risk and underwriting information for every flood insurance policy, and is writing to all NFIP policyholders to communicate how their flood risk impacts their premium rate.

Policyholders will begin receiving one of seven letters, depending upon their policy, in 2017.  Policyholders who renewed policies in October 2016 through December 2016 will also receive their first mailing at this time.  The letter will continue to be mailed at each subsequent renewal.  With flood risk information varying from one policy to the next, the letter encourages each policyholder to contact their insurance agent to discuss their policy and options.  It may also be helpful to visit FEMA.gov/cost-of-flood.

In addition to Section 28, HFIAA requires gradual insurance rate increases to properties that currently receive artificially low (or subsidized) rates, rather than immediate increases to reflect the property’s full flood risk.  HFIAA requires increases to premiums for most subsidized properties by no less than 5 to 15 percent annually, but no more than 18 percent for an individual policyholder – with limited exceptions –until the premium reaches its full-risk insurance rate.  Approximately 80 percent of NFIP policyholders currently pay full-risk rates and are minimally impacted by these increases.

Information for insurance agents, copies of each category of letter, details about what each letter means, and tips for how individual policyholders can lower their flood risk (and potentially their flood insurance premiums) can be found at FEMA.gov/cost-of-flood.

 

Announcing Revised Kentucky Floodplain Administrator’s Handbook

January 11, 2017

The Division of Water announces the publication of a revised Kentucky Floodplain Admin Handbook – Revised 2016 updated to inform floodplain administrators and local officials about the NFIP, permit requirements and provides sample forms.  The Handbook outlines the floodplain management process, floodplain regulations, permit procedures, and flood mapping. 

Local Floodplain Administrators will find the following of specific interest:

  • Introduction & overview of the NFIP program
  • Administration & duties for local floodplain managers
  • Definitions and acronyms
  • Floodplain regulations at the Federal, State, & Local levels
  • Overview of Executive Order 13690, Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, and the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014
  • Overview of flood maps and the Risk MAP Program, including Letters of Map Change (LOMC)
  • Introduction to the Community Rating System (CRS)

The revised Appendix includes:

  • Sample local floodplain application & locally issued permit
  • List of required permits
  • Elevation Certificate & Floodproofing Certificates
  • Floodway ‘No-Rise’ Certification
  • Letter of Map Change forms
  • Links FEMA’s Technical Bulletins 

For more information: contact Alex VanPelt, CFM; NFIP Coordinator, Division of Water, Alex.VanPelt@ky.gov.

 

FEMA Seeks Comments on a Public Assistance Deductible Concept

Establishing a Deductible for FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

January 12, 2017

In response to calls from members of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, and the DHS Office of Inspector General over the last several years, FEMA is working to reform the way the federal government supports states following disasters.  FEMA is committed to a transparent stakeholder engagement effort to explore how the program might move forward.  In 2016, FEMA sought public comments on the basic concept of a deductible through www.Regulations.gov under docket ID FEMA-2016-0003.

The agency continues to actively explore the concept of a deductible, specifically leveraging the Public Assistance Program.  Individual Assistance programs, such as direct aid to households after a disaster, would remain unchanged.

A Public Assistance deductible concept could incentivize mitigation investments, promote risk-informed decision-making, and build resilience, including to catastrophic events.  As communities increase disaster resiliency, they reduce the cost of future events for both the states and the federal government.  A deliberate effort to reduce risk at all levels of government will enhance disaster response and post-disaster recovery capabilities nationwide.

After considering the 150 comments received, FEMA developed a conceptual model framework that is now available for public comment until April 12, 2017.  This Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available for 90-days on www.Regulations.gov under docket ID FEMA-2016-0003 at this link:  FEMA_FRDOC_0001.

 

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

USDA Accepting Proposals for Federal Funding through the RCPP

January 12, 2017

USDA is now accepting proposals for Fiscal Year 2018 RCPP funding; pre-proposals are due April 21.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today invited potential conservation partners, including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Through this fourth RCPP Announcement for Program Funding (APF), USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will award up to $252 million dollars to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat, and protect agricultural viability.  Applicants must match or exceed the federal award with private or local funds.

RCPP projects in every state are demonstrating the ways in which locally-led initiatives can meet some of our most pressing natural resource concerns.  Created by the 2014 Farm Bill, RCPP connects partners with producers and private landowners to design and implement voluntary conservation solutions that benefit natural resources, agriculture, and the economy.  By 2018, NRCS and its more than 2,000 conservation partners will have invested at least $2.4 billion in high-impact RCPP projects nationwide.

NRCS encourages partners to consider conservation finance and environmental markets as they develop RCPP project applications.

For more information on applying:  visit the RCPP website.

 

$1 Billion in Loans Now Available for Water Infrastructure Projects through the WIFIA Program

January 10, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.  This financing will help support approximately $2 billion in total infrastructure investment.   EPA estimates that the U.S. needs about $660 billion in investments for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure over the next 20 years.

EPA’s WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guarantees to creditworthy water projects. WIFIA provides another option for financing large infrastructure projects – generally at least $20 million – in addition to the State Revolving Funds and bond market. WIFIA is available to state, local, and tribal governments; private entities; partnerships; and State Revolving Fund programs. EPA estimates that funds appropriated to the WIFIA program can be leveraged at a ratio greater than 50 to one, which means the $17 million program budget could allow EPA to make approximately $1 billion in loans and stimulate about $2 billion in total infrastructure investment.

Some of the projects that WIFIA enables EPA to provide assistance for include:

  • drinking water treatment and distribution projects
  • wastewater conveyance and treatment projects
  • enhanced energy efficiency projects at drinking water and wastewater facilities
  • desalination, aquifer recharge, alternative water supply, and water recycling projects
  • drought prevention, reduction, or mitigation projects

EPA will evaluate projects using criteria such as the extent to which the project is nationally or regionally significant, helps maintain or protect public health or the environment, protects against extreme weather, and serves regions with significant water resource challenges. EPA will make selections on a competitive basis.

In the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) (regulations.gov, Docket No. EPA_FRDOC_0001) the WIFIA program solicits Letters of Interest from prospective borrowers seeking credit assistance from EPA. The NOFA outlines the process that prospective borrowers must follow to be considered for WIFIA credit assistance and establishes relative weights for the selection criteria. Letters of interest from prospective borrowers seeking credit assistance will be accepted from January 10, 2017 until midnight on April 10, 2017. 

The WIFIA program website has been updated to include resources to assist prospective borrowers seeking credit assistance, including:

Webinars:  The WIFIA program will host two webinars for prospective borrowers that will provide a short overview of the WIFIA program and explain the process for submitting and evaluating WIFIA letters of interest.

  • Thursday, February 9 at 2:00-3:30 pm ET and
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2016 at 1:00-2:30 pm ET.

To access the webinars, register in advance for either the February 9 or March 7 webinar.  Following the webinars, EPA will post a copy of the presentation and a recording of the webinar on the WIFIA website.  For more information, visit www.epa.gov/wifia

 

Apply for Urban Waters Restoration Grants

November 10, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently announced a request for proposals  through the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant program, funded in part by EPA. This public-private partnership seeks to develop community stewardship of local natural resources, preserving these resources for future generations and enhancing habitat for local wildlife.

Priority will be given to projects that advance water quality goals in environmental justice communities such as neighborhoods with minority or low-income populations. Applications are due January 31, 2017.

 

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Accepting Applications

November 10, 2016

EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants program provides financial assistance to community-based organizations, and local and tribal governments working on projects to address environmental and public health concerns. EPA awards grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities and to identify ways to address environmental and public health concerns at the local level.   View a list of the 2015 award recipients with project descriptions.

Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at up to $30,000 each nationwide. Applications are due January 31, 2017.

 

HMGP UPDATES

Link to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) Recovery Branch website for detailed information.  http://kyem.ky.gov/recovery/Pages/default.aspx.

 

WATER QUALITY

EPA Approves of Kentucky’s 303(d) List of Surface Water

November 22, 2016

On Dec. 4, 2015, the KDOW submitted the 2014 Integrated Report to Congress on the Condition of Water Resources in Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Volume II of the 2014 Integrated Report to Congress, 303(d) List of Surface Waters, requires approval from the E.P.A. The Division is pleased to announce on October 13, 2016, the E.P.A approved Kentucky’s 2014 Section 303(d) list.

The 2014 Integrated Report to Congress on the Condition of Water Resources in Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II is located on the Division’s website water.ky.gov.

 

EPA’s National Lakes Assessment Finds Nutrient Pollution is Widespread in Lakes

December 8, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the results of a national assessment showing that nutrient pollution is widespread in the nation’s lakes, with 4 in 10 lakes suffering from too much nitrogen and phosphorus.  Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms, lower oxygen levels, degraded habitat for fish and other life, and lower water quality for recreation.  The National Lakes Assessment also found an algal toxin – microcystin – in 39 percent of lakes but below levels of concern.  Low concentrations of the herbicide atrazine were found in 30 percent of lakes.  

“America’s lakes and reservoirs provide many environmental and public health benefits; we use lakes for drinking water, energy, food and recreation, and our fish, birds, and wildlife depend on lakes for habitat,” said Joel Beauvais, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at EPA.  “The National Lakes Assessment provides us with valuable information to help protect and restore our lakes across the country.”

The assessment is part of a series of National Aquatic Resource Surveys designed to provide information about the condition of water resources in the U.S.  The surveys are conducted in partnership with states and tribes to provide national-scale assessments of the nation’s waters.  An earlier National Lakes Assessment was conducted in 2007, but this latest study is expanded to include smaller lakes and increase the number of lakes assessed.  Lake managers can use the new interactive dashboard to evaluate site-specific information and to explore population-level results.  Conducted on a five-year basis, future lake surveys will help water resource managers assess broad-scale differences in the data and perform trends analysis. 

Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread and costly environmental and public health challenges.  EPA is working on many fronts to reduce the severity, extent, and impacts of nutrient pollution in our nation’s lakes and other waters.  These efforts involve overseeing regulatory programs, conducting outreach and engaging partners, providing technical and programmatic support to states, financing nutrient reduction activities, and conducting research and development.  In September, EPA called upon states and stakeholders to intensify their efforts to reduce nutrient pollution in collaboration with EPA.    

For more information: https://www.epa.gov/national-aquatic-resource-surveys/nla.

 

Protecting Drinking Water from Harmful Algal Blooms

August 2016

Algal toxins are a growing problem in the US. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) produce algal toxins that can cause fish kills and contaminate drinking water supplies.  EPA has released a comprehensive strategic plan outlining actions to address algal toxins in drinking water.  Solving this complex challenge to our drinking water will require action at all levels of government and approaches that are collaborative, innovative, and persistent.

The KDOW continues to monitor Kentucky’s waters for Harmful Algal Blooms

 

Training Opportunities

Links on KAMM’s Website

 

NFIP 101 Webinar – January 31

Kentucky Emergency Management and the Kentucky Division of Water invite you to participate in the upcoming training webinar:  National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 101.  This training will provide an introduction to the NFIP and introduce concepts of floodplain management.  KDOW NFIP Coordinator Alex VanPelt who will be leading this interactive two (2) hour training session.

The webinar will focus on the key elements of NFIP, such as:  NFIP goals and requirements, floodplain maps and flood studies, local ordinances, floodplain permitting basics, elevation certificates, tools available to floodplain managers, best practices, Community Rating System (CRS) basics.

This training will be beneficial for the following:  local floodplain managers, local emergency management personnel, elected officials such as judge/executives, magistrates, mayors, councilpersons, local and area development district planners, hazard mitigation grant managers, and county and city applicant agents for FEMA Public Assistance Recovery grants.

The two hour webinar is Tuesday, January 3110:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central).   To register for the Webinar, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3384307065733764866.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information for how to join the webinar.*

* Please note:  If you are attending the webinar from a .mil network, access may be limited.  A non .mil connection is recommended.

 

EMI 2017 Training Course Schedule

Link to  Training Opportunities for several course schedules for training at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI).  

 

Applications Open for Integrated Emergency Management Courses

FEMA’s EMI conducts Integrated Emergency Management Courses (IEMC) throughout the year and across the country. The four-and-a-half day training course is designed specifically for communities, providing both lecture and exercise-based training focused on response operations for a disaster or emergency that could happen in their area.

IEMC courses simulate realistic crisis situations that emergency operations center personnel and community leadership/elected officials may encounter during disasters or other events. Also, the course enhances the skills of participating officials and provides a forum to evaluate the effectiveness of their specific emergency policies, plans, and procedures to protect life and property. The course’s target audience includes:  state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government personnel; their SLTT elected and appointed officials; supervisory, operations, and emergency support personnel; nonprofit organizations; the private sector; law enforcement personnel; firefighters; attorneys; public information officers; planners; and more.

IEMC classes are principally delivered at FEMA’s EMI at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland; however, delivery may also occur in the community. If your jurisdiction is interested in applying for the program and obtaining information on the application process and its timeline, please visit http://training.fema.gov/iemc/. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017. Questions should be directed to FEMA-EMI-IEMB@fema.dhs.gov.

 

Kentucky Business One Stop – Update

The Kentucky Business One Stop Portal is here to create an easy-to-use environment where Kentucky’s businesses can find the requirements and tools they need to own and operate a business in Kentucky.  The mission of the Kentucky Business One Stop is to promote economic development and job creation, and at the same time create efficiencies for both businesses and government.

Environmental Licenses/Permits:  You may be required by state and federal law or regulation to have an environmental permit to operate in Kentucky.  The Kentucky Business One Stop Portal is a great resource for identifying which environmental permits are required:  http://onestop.ky.gov/start/Pages/environmental.aspx.

Kentucky Environmental Protection eForms – Update

January 2017

In December, Kentucky’s Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that submitting eForms would soon require a user account through Kentucky OneStop Business Portal.  For more information regarding this change, please see the Naturally Connected blog post from Dec. 14, 2017.

What is the update?  At this time, eForms will not be available through OneStop during the previously anticipated release date of Jan. 13, 2017.  The release has been postponed until the evening of Feb. 6, 2017.

Until the evening of Feb. 6, there will not be a way to access DEP eForms through OneStop.  Please continue to submit eForms through prior avenues.  When the change does occur, you will be prompted to log in through OneStop.  Additional notices will be provided in the form of a Naturally Connected blog post.

If you have already established an account in Kentucky OneStop Business Portal – you are prepared!  For assistance with establishing an account, please contact Kentucky One Stop Business Portal at 502-782-8930 or email KYBOS.SUPPORT@ky.gov.

Where can I get more information?  Frequently asked questions about this change, how to create an account with Kentucky One Stop Business Portal and DEP’s implementation of the CROMERR requirements are available at https://dep.gateway.ky.gov/eForms/eFormsFAQs.htm.

 

Mitigation Publications – 2017

For more mitigation resources and other publications, go to KAMM’s Mitigation Resources page.

Follow the links ….

APA updates 19-year-old “Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas” January 2017.  The American Planning Association’s (APA) latest Planning Advisory Service report, “Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas”, elaborates on new information and tools and outlines a series of planning and design principles.  The report stresses an integrated approach to planning for natural hazards by improving regulations and design.

During a 2015 APA symposium—which included subject matter experts and staff from APA, FEMA and ASFPM—participants developed an over-arching vision for subdivision design in flood hazard areas: Adopt a comprehensive and integrated approach to protecting floodplains and other natural areas, and aligning development with community goals to increase community resiliency and reduce flood risks.  Subdivision design in flood hazard areas has become increasingly important due to the high social and physical costs associated with flood damage.  More than ever, communities must adapt to the ever-growing threat of human-made and natural disasters.

General Principles:  These five general principles lay the foundation for mitigating flood hazards within subdivision design:

  1. Maintain natural and beneficial functions of the floodplain.
  2. Adopt a No Adverse Impact approach to floodplain management.
  3. Avoid new development in the floodplain whenever feasible.
  4. Focus on data-driven decision making, using only the best available data to assess risk and inform decisions.
  5. Consider future conditions of the floodplain, including development impacts and climate change.

NEHRP Present Two new Publications. January 2017.  The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of FEMA Building Science Branch is pleased to present two new publications, FEMA P-1051 CD: 2015 NEHRP Provisions: Design Examples and FEMA P-1052 CD: 2015 NEHRP Provisions: Training and Instructional Materials. These publications are developed as educational and training resources to support users of the 2015 Edition of the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures (FEMA P-1050) and ASEC/SEI 7-17 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures.

FEMA P-1051: 2015 NEHRP Provisions: Design Examples provides selected technical design examples that apply the new methods, concepts, and procedures adopted in the 2015 NEHRP ProvisionsFEMA P-1052: 2015 NEHRP Provisions: Training and Instructional Materials provides presentations covering the new changes in the 2015 NEHRP Provisions and key points for the corresponding design examples in FEMA P-1051.  These two publications are intended for a technical audience including engineers and architects, members of the codes and standards organizations, building code professionals, research institutes, universities, material industries, and others who will benefit from a good understanding of the new changes in the 2015 NEHRP Provisions and their corresponding code changes in the upcoming ASCE/SEI 7-17.

Both publications are available to the public for download and on CD.  To access digitally, visit the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. 2015 Edition FEMA Library page.  To order CDs, contact the FEMA Distribution Center via email, FEMA-Publications-Warehouse@dhs.gov, or phone, 1-800-480-2520.

FEMA encourages design and building practices that address earthquake hazards and minimize the resulting risk of damage and injury.  The NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, 2015 Edition (FEMA P-1050) is another step forward to improve the seismic safety of construction in our country.  FEMA engages with codes and standards organizations to incorporate these developments into building codes, and provides publications, such as FEMA P-1051 CD and P-1052 CD, to support best practices in engineering designs.

USGS publishes “Identifying and preserving high-water mark data: techniques and methods 3-A24”  March 18, 2016.  The report serves as a field guide for identifying high-water marks and presents guidance and proper techniques for preserving, evaluating, and recording the data collected for use in surface-water modelling, flood documentation and much more.

Incorporating Environmental Justice into Regulatory Efforts. EPA recently issued its first-ever Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis. This guidance represents a significant step towards ensuring the impacts of EPA regulations on vulnerable populations are understood and considered in the decision-making process.  The EJ Technical Guidance improves our ability to perform some of the most important work we do. Better integrating environmental justice in EPA’s core regulatory function is essential to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or income level, have access to clean water, clean air, and healthy communities.

New EPA Web Portal Helps Communities Prepare for Climate Change.  October 2016.  The EPA launched a new online portal that will provide local leaders in the nation’s 40,000 communities with information and tools to increase resilience to climate change. Using a self-guided format, the Adaptation Resource Center (ARC-X) provides users with information tailored specifically to their needs, based on where they live and the particular issues of concern to them.

Recent statistics from the Office of Management and Budget show the federal government has incurred more than $357 billion in direct costs due to extreme weather and fire alone over the last 10 years. Climate change is also expected to pose significant financial and infrastructural challenges to communities in coming decades. EPA designed ARC-X to help all local government official address these challenges – from those with extensive experience and expertise dealing with the impacts of climate change, to those working in underserved communities who are just beginning to meet those challenges.

Building on climate adaptation training for local governments EPA launched last year, ARC-X provides another important resource for building climate resiliency.  The system guides users through all steps of an adaptation process, providing information on the implications of climate change for particular regions and issues of concern; adaptation strategies that can be implemented to address the risks posed by climate change; case studies that illustrate how other communities with similar concerns have already successfully adapted, along with instructions on how to replicate their efforts; potential EPA tools to help implement the adaptation strategies; and sources of funding and technical assistance from EPA and other federal agencies. To access ARC-X: www.epa.gov/ARC-X.  For climate adaptation training: www.epa.gov/communityhealth/local-government-climate-adaptation-training

Stormwater Planning: Community Solutions for Voluntary Long-Term Stormwater Planning.  October 27, 2016.  EPA announced a draft guide, toolkit, and technical assistance to promote comprehensive, community-wide planning approaches to manage stormwater. EPA considers this guide a draft that will be supplemented with an integrated online tool to assist communities in implementing the planning process, piloted through community-based technical assistance efforts, and updated over time with feedback from users.

The draft guide, Community Solutions for Stormwater Management: A Guide for Voluntary Long-Term Planning, is designed to assist states and local governments in developing and implementing effective long-term stormwater plans.  The document describes how to develop a comprehensive long-term community stormwater plan that integrates stormwater management with communities’ broader plans for economic development, infrastructure investment and environmental compliance. Through this approach, communities can prioritize actions related to stormwater management as part of capital improvement plans, integrated plans, master plans or other planning efforts.  Early and effective stormwater planning and management by communities as they develop will provide significant long-term cost savings while supporting resilience, economic growth and quality of life.

 

 

 

KAMM was formed in order to promote natural hazard mitigation and management in Kentucky.  Our members represent local floodplain coordinators, planning and zoning officials, engineers, surveyors, GIS specialists, hydrologists, public safety and emergency managers.

Purpose of KAMM: To provide a forum for floodplain coordinators, emergency and mitigation managers, engineers, code enforcement officials and surveyors.

 

KAMM mailing address: KAMM, PO Box 1016, Frankfort, KY 40602-1016.

Have questions, contact us at help@kymitigation.org

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