Pew Comments on HUD’s Proposed Implementation of Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

Strategically investing federal resources will pay long-term benefits

The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted comments Dec. 26 on a proposed rule by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement Executive Order 13690, which established the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard. The standard requires federal agencies to consider current and future risk when taxpayer dollars are used to build or rebuild in flood plains. Pew supports HUD’s proposal and offers several recommendations, such as taking steps to more fully incorporate the best available information on the changing nature of flood risk.