MS-AL Sea Grant Legal Program Holds Workshop on Biggert-Waters Act

NFIP CRS Workshop Biloxi 012 niki group 2On August 14, 2013, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program co-hosted a workshop on changes to the National Flood Insurance Program as a result of the Biggert-Waters Act and the new Community Rating System. Niki Pace, senior research counsel for Sea Grant, gave an overview of pending legislative proposals seeking to reforming the Biggert-Waters Act and led discussion groups aimed at finding solutions for local governments wrestling with the new changes. The workshop was targeted to Mississippi coastal floodplain managers and local elected officials. It was co-hosted by Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and NOAA.