WHEREAS, I have declared a flood emergency pursuant to my authority under Chapter 44, RSMo; and
WHEREAS, it is essential that state policy be directed to minimize the risk of future devastation; and
WHEREAS, proper management of areas in the flood plain, including development, rebuilding, and other post-flood projects, require proper attention to sound long-range policy;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby establish the Task Force on Flood Plain Management. The task force shall be composed of two members of the House of Representatives, who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House; two members of the Missouri Senate, who shall be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and the directors (or their designees) of the Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Conservation, Highways and Transportation, Economic Development, Public Safety, the Office of Administration, and four persons designated by the Governor; the executive director of the Missouri Housing and Development Commission or his designee; the state Treasurer or his designee; one representative of the Missouri Municipal League; and one representative of the Missouri Association of Counties.
The task force members shall be designated within ten days of this order.
The Governor shall designate one of the members of the task force to serve as chair.
The task force shall review and make recommendations to the governor, the General Assembly, and agencies of state government, as appropriate, on the following matters:
- The building, rebuilding or relocation of levees.
- State highway and road projects in flood plains.
- Expenditures of public funds for projects in flood plains which require state action or approval.
The task force will review plans by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the construction or reconstruction of levees in order to develop the state's position on such projects.
The task force will mediate any issues that arise between and among different agencies of state government and recommend resolution of such issues to the Governor. The task force will also make recommendations on the state's role in implementing federal flood insurance programs.
The task force will make recommendations to the Governor regarding proposed legislation and long-term policy regarding development of housing and other private and public structures in flood plain areas.
The chair of the task force will advise representatives of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Department of Agriculture, Soil and Conservation Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency of its meetings and deliberations and invite the federal agencies to participate.
||IN WITNESS 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 22nd day of October, 1993.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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