EXECUTIVE ORDER
81-12


PROVISIONS FOR THE NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE STATE COORDINATION AND PARTICIPATION WITH THE FEDERAL INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE ACT OF 1968, AS AMENDED, AND RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER.

WHEREAS, expanding uses of the State's floodplains frequently involving high value developments and high density human dwellings, are occurring and potential flood losses are increasing despite substantial efforts to control floods; and

WHEREAS; studies of areas and property subject to flooding indicate a further increase in flood damage potential and flood losses, even with continuing investment in flood protection structures; and

WHEREAS, the State of Missouri has continuing programs for the construction of buildings, roads, and other facilities and annually acquires and disposes of land, all of which activities significantly influence patterns of commercial, residential, and industrial development; and

WHEREAS, the availability of programs for Federal loans and mortgage insurance, State and Federal financial assistance are determining factors in the utilization of land; and

WHEREAS, the availability of flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, is dependent upon state coordination of Federal, State and local aspects of floodplain, mudslide (i. e. , mudflow) area and flood-related erosion area management activities in the State; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Insurance Administration has promulgated and adopted rules and regulations governing eligibility of State and local communities to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, which participation depends on State coordination and the designation of an agency in the State of Missouri to be responsible for coordinating Federal, State and local aspects of floodplain, mudslide (i.e., mudflow) area and flood-related erosion area management activities in the State of Missouri; and

WHEREAS, the State of Missouri is required to designate a State Coordinating Agency to be responsible for State coordination.

NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Missouri, it is hereby ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. The State of Missouri will encourage a broad and unified effort to insure that future uses and development of the State's floodplains are analyzed and conducted in a manner to lessen the risk of flood losses, particularly in connection with State lands and installations and State financed or supported improvements. Specifically:

(1) The coordinator of the Disaster Planning Operation Office within the Department of Public Safety is hereby designated as the State coordinator as described in Section 60.25 of the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Insurance Administration.
(2) In accordance with Section 60.12 of the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Insurance Administration, and under the leadership and direction of the Office of Administration, Division of Design and Construction, all State agencies directly responsible for the construction of buildings, or other structures shall make every effort to preclude the hazardous, unnecessary or unwise use of flood plains in connection with such construction.
(3) All State agencies responsible for the administration of grant or loan programs involving the construction of buildings or other structures, shall evaluate flood hazards in connection with such structures and, in order to minimize the exposure of facilities to potential flood damage and the need for future state expenditures for flood protection and flood disaster relief, shall make every effort to preclude the hazardous, unnecessary or unwise use of flood plains in connection with such construction.
(4) All State agencies shall take flood hazards into account when evaluating programs, plans and projects and shall provide for measures to prevent or guard against such hazards, appropriate to the degree of hazard involved.

SECTION 2. State Flood Plain Management Regulations for State Property are attached hereto and are hereby made a part of this Executive Order. These regulations may be amended from time to time by the State coordinator so long as such amendments remain within the scope and purpose of this order.

SECTION 3.This order shall take effect immediately and shall supercede all previous Executive Orders on the same subject.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri in the City of Jefferson on this 25th day of June, 1981.

 

[Christopher S. Bond's signature]

GOVERNOR

ATTEST:

[James Kirkpatrick's signature]

SECRETARY OF STATE

 

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