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Settlement - FEMA to prepare and submit a biological assessment (BA) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the effect, if any

FEMA to prepare and submit a biological assessment (BA) of NFIP on species and designated critical habitat through the Rio Grande, San Juan River and other rivers throughout New Mexico.

FEMA, which has administered the NFIP since 1973, has almost never complied with the National Environmental Policy Act or the Endangered Species Act by assessing the environmental effects of providing flood insurance on river ecosystems or by ensuring that the decision to provide flood insurance does not harm endangered species.

Read the Settlement 2/10/02 (PDF)


 

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