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December 4, 2008

Draft Flood Hazard Area Technical Manual Released with 30-Day Invitation for Comments





Dear Mayor:

On December 1, 2008, the Division of Land Use Regulation of the Department of Environmental Protection released the draft Flood Hazard Area Technical Manual, which has been completely updated to reflect the new standards and requirements of the Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules, which were adopted on November 5, 2007. The Division is interested in receiving feedback on the draft manual, and will be accepting comments via the Department’s webpage through the end of December 2008.

In order to submit comments, use the Divisions "Contact Form", at . Please fill out all of the fields marked with an asterisk before clicking on the "Send Your Message" button at the bottom of the form. (These fields are mandatory and your comment will not be received if these fields are not completed.) Also, you must type the phrase “FHA Manual” in the field entitled “Subject” in order to ensure that your comment is routed to the appropriate Division staff.

To access the draft of the manual, please go to Land Use Division website at:


                                                                        Very truly yours,


                                                                        William G. Dressel, Jr.
                                 Executive Director



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