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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