Compilation and dissemination
In recognition of the increasing use and development of the flood plains of the rivers of the United States and of the need for information on flood hazards to serve as a guide to such development, and as a basis for avoiding future flood hazards by regulation of use by States and political subdivisions thereof, and to assure that Federal departments and agencies may take proper cognizance of flood hazards, the Secretary of the Army, through the Chief of Engineers, is hereby authorized to compile and disseminate information on floods and flood damages, including identification of areas subject to inundation by floods of various magnitudes and frequencies, and general criteria for guidance of Federal and non-Federal interests and agencies in the use of flood plain areas; and to provide advice to other Federal agencies and local interests for their use in planning to ameliorate the flood hazard, to avoid repetitive flooding impacts, to anticipate, prepare, and adapt to changing climatic conditions and extreme weather events, and to withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruption due to the flood hazards. Surveys and guides will be made for States and political subdivisions thereof only upon the request of a State or a political subdivision thereof, and upon approval by the Chief of Engineers, and such information and advice provided them only upon such request and approval.
[Pub. L. 86–645, title II, § 206], July 14, 1960, [74 Stat. 500]; [Pub. L. 89–298, title II, § 220], Oct. 27, 1965, [79 Stat. 1089]; [Pub. L. 89–789, title II, § 206], Nov. 7, 1966, [80 Stat. 1422]; [Pub. L. 91–611, title II, § 225], Dec. 31, 1970, [84 Stat. 1832]; [Pub. L. 93–251, title I, § 64], Mar. 7, 1974, [88 Stat. 30]; [Pub. L. 101–640, title III, § 321], Nov. 28, 1990, [104 Stat. 4643]; [Pub. L. 106–53, title II], §§ 202, 216, Aug. 17, 1999, [113 Stat. 285], 293; [Pub. L. 109–295, title VI, § 612(c)], Oct. 4, 2006, [120 Stat. 1410]; [Pub. L. 113–121, title I, § 1030(h)], June 10, 2014, [128 Stat. 1232]; [Pub. L. 116–260, div. AA, title I, § 111(a)], Dec. 27, 2020, [134 Stat. 2625].)