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					                        Table 22.1 Federal Agency Responsibilities in Floodplain Management
            Topic                                 Significant Federal Law(s)

Navigation                      Commerce Clause – Constitution
Flood Damage Reduction          1- Flood Control Act of 1917
                                2- Flood Control Act of 1936
                                3- Flood Control Act of 1960
                                4- E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management
                                5- Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
                                Act
Flood Insurance                 1- National Flood Insurance Act of 1968
                                2- Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973
Stream Bank Erosion Control     Flood Control Act of 1946
Hydroelectric Power             1- Federal Power Act of 1920
                                2- Electric Consumers Protection Act of 1986
Water Supply                    Water Supply Act of 1958

Water Pollution and Quality     1- Water Pollution Control Act of 1948
                                2- Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972
                                3- Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974
                                4- Clean Water Act of 1977
                                5- Water Quality Act of 1987
Fish and Wildlife               1- Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934
                                2- Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956
                                3- Endangered Species Act of 1973
                                4- Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1980
Wetlands Conservation           1- Water Resources Development Act of 1976 Section 150
                                2- E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands 1977

Environmental Quality           1- National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
                                2- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation Liability
                                At of 1980 (a.k.a. “Superfund”)
Watershed Protection            1- Conservation of Watersheds Act of 1911
                                2- Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954
Wild and Scenic Rivers          Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968

Community Development           Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
Reclamation                     Reclamation Act of 1902
Dams                            Dam Safety Act of 1972
Recreation                      1- “The Fletcher Act” of 1932
                                2- Water Project Recreation Act of 1965

Abbreviations in Table 22.1: USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers); FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency); USBR (United States Bureau of Reclamation); FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commissio
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency); FWS (Fish and Wildlife Service); SCS (Soil Conservation Service).
 Management
            Federal Agencies with
             Lead Responsibility
            USACE
            USACE
            FEMA
            USBR
            FEMA




            USACE
            FERC

            USACE
            USBR
            EPA




            FWS



            USACE


            EPA


            SCS

            Forest Service
            National Park Service
            HUD
            USBR
            USACE
            USACE
            USBR

MA (Federal Emergency
 al Energy Regulatory Commission);
oil Conservation Service).

				
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