Tag: developers

EPA fines KY developers for violations of Section 404 of Clean Water Act

The EPA reached settlements with 23 entities in the Southeastern United States (EPA Region 4) for depositing dredged and/or fill material without a permit into waters of the US or wetlands in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The total settlements total an estimated $1.7 million. As part of the settlements, three […]

Floodplain mapping and flood insurance rates

The federal government has requested that flood insurance be self-sufficient.  New changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will increase insurance rates as much as 25% per year.  Houses built in a floodplain and constructed before 1978 are subject to the federal insurance policies.  These changes are the result of the Biggert-Waters Flood Reform […]