NJ Formally Adopts FEMA Flood Maps, But Skeptics Remain

Law360, New York (May 07, 2013, 8:59 PM ET) -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on Monday finalized its adoption of federal flood maps as it tried to quell lingering concerns from homeowners that the maps requiring the elevation of structures in coastal flood zones are based on faulty, outdated data.

The DEP published its final rule in Monday’s New Jersey Register, formalizing the state’s adoption of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood-insurance maps, which were issued in January and adopted by the DEP in March following Gov. Chris Christie’s provision adoption in January....
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