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In Executive Order 13807, signed Aug.15, President Donald Trump revoked Executive Order 13690 , which was signed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 30, 2015.

Executive Order 13690 had established the Federal Flood Risk Management Standards , setting new limitations on federal projects that were located within the floodplain. The specific text in Executive Order 13807 states:

“Section 6. Executive Order 13690 of Jan. 30, 2015 (Establishing a Federal Flood Risk...

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In 1978, the Carter administration implemented an executive order (EO 11988) that provided standards for Federal projects within a floodplain. Basically, EO 11988 was an attempt to curtail federal projects from being built within the floodplain, with the floodplain being defined by the 100-year flood limits. The 100-year flood limit was established as a mapping limit for insurance purposes, but has evolved over the years to be interpreted by the public as a safety zone,...

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