What is the purpose of the floodplain code amendments?

The City of Eugene has been a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) since 1986. Eugene’s participation in the NFIP allows residents within the 1% annual chance floodplain or Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), to purchase flood insurance, allows communities to obtain federal grants and federal disaster assistance, and allows federally insured lending institutions to offer loans for property located in the floodplain. As part of NFIP participation, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determined existing City of Eugene Floodplain Development code does not meet minimum NFIP standard and will need to adopt minimum federal floodplain regulations to continue NFIP participation. the proposed code language was provided through DLCD’s Oregon’s Model Floodplain Code. The purpose of the NFIP standards and floodplain development code section is to promote public health, safety, and welfare and to reduce property damages due to flooding.

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1. What is the difference between a "floodplain" and the "SFHA"?
2. National Flood Insurance Program_explained
3. What is the purpose of the floodplain code amendments?
4. Is my property affected?
5. Who is making these updates and what is the process?
6. So what's changing?
7. What are the next steps?