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To pursue most Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants, the applicant must have a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP). This plan is also referred to as a “Local Mitigation Plan”, “Local Mitigation Action Plan”, and “Mitigation Plan”. Multiple names are used to describe the same plan that must be approved by FEMA.

Freese and Nichols recently assisted two clients in obtaining a FEMA grant to develop HMAPs: Little Elm and Trophy Club. Our team is working with these clients to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters before they happen. Once these...

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An op-ed in last week's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, written by concerned individuals and organizations from across Texas, sends a clear message to our legislators:

“The 83rd Legislature has a real shot at helping protect us from drought by making a one-time investment in our State Water Plan. But less than six weeks remain in the legislative session, and consensus has not emerged. Without consensus, the future of our state’s water supply – arguably the most

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An op-ed in today's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, written by concerned individuals and organizations from across Texas, sends a clear message to our legislators:

“The 83rd Legislature has a real shot at helping protect us from drought by making a one-time investment in our State Water Plan. But less than six weeks remain in the legislative session, and consensus has not emerged. Without consensus, the future of our state’s water supply –

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is hosting an online survey seeking input from those who have pursued and/or used TWDB grant and/or loan programs. Responses are anonymous. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VVGGWS8. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on April 26. 

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is hosting an online survey seeking input from those who have pursued and/or used TWDB grant and/or loan programs. Responses are anonymous. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VVGGWS8. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on April 26. 

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A bill, HB 3289, has been introduced in the Texas Legislature regarding “the licensing of professionals engaged in Texas pollutant discharge elimination system-related stormwater activity.” This bill would amend Chapter 26, Water Code, to create a licensing program for TPDES (Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) stormwater professionals.

This bill is currently in the Natural Resources House Committee and is being watched closely by the majority of water agencies in Texas.

In the North Texas region, NCTCOG may discuss this piece of legislation at the Regional...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a request for research topics for its 2013 Water Research Grant Program. The intent of the program is to study potential topics related to conserving and developing water resources that are of interest or benefit to the entire state.

Topics are due to the TWDB by 4:30 PM on Friday, April 26, 2013.

After the TWDB selects the topics for this year’s program, the agency will publish a request for qualifications. Please note that topic selection does not guarantee that the applicant submitting the topic will be selected...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a request for research topics for its 2013 Water Research Grant Program. The intent of the program is to study potential topics related to conserving and developing water resources that are of interest or benefit to the entire state.

Topics are due to the TWDB by 4:30 PM on Friday, April 26, 2013.

After the TWDB selects the topics for this year’s program, the agency will publish a request for qualifications. Please note that topic selection does not guarantee that the applicant submitting the topic will be selected...

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