Senate Bill 313

  • March 01, 2017 8:09 AM
    Message # 4641271
    Lisa Oedewaldt (Administrator)

    SB 313 creates a categorical exemption that would remove “stream restoration” projects from the review and permitting requirements of floodplain management ordinances. This is inconsistent with the minimum federal requirements and therefore local communities will be unable to satisfy the demand of having an ordinance that complies with both federal and state requirements. The result of this action could be devastating. Please understand that flood insurance is required for any federally backed mortgage on property in the 100-year floodplain. The worst-case scenario is that insurance through the NFIP would no longer be available in Montana. This is incredibly important because homeowners in communities like Three Forks or Miles City where large portions of the community are within the floodplain would lose their NFIP flood insurance. This could in turn require banks to call loans on these properties, causing financial harm to the individual property owners and economic instability within the community. (Credit Sean O'Callahan; Gallatin County)

    Read SB313 & the combined AMFM Opposition Letter HERE

    Last modified: March 01, 2017 8:27 AM | Lisa Oedewaldt (Administrator)
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