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LEED ND: Project | v1.0 pilot

Floodplain avoidance

SLLp6 | Required

Intent

Protect life and property, promote open space and habitat conservation, and enhance water quality and natural hydrological systems.

Requirements

Option 1- For sites with no 100-yr floodplains

Locate on a site that does not contain any land within the 100-year floodplain as defined and mapped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or state or local floodplain management entity, whichever has been done most recently;

OR
Option 2- For infill and previously developed sites

Locate the project on an infill site or a previously developed site and follow the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for developing any portions of the site that lie within the 100-year floodplain as defined and mapped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or state or local floodplain management entity, whichever has been done most recently;

OR
Option 3- For all other sites

For projects where part(s) of the site is located within the 100-year floodplain as defined and mapped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or state or local floodplain management entity, whichever has been done most recently, develop only on portions of the site that are not in the 100-year floodplain or on portions that have been previously developed. Previously developed portions in the floodplain must be developed according to the NFIP requirements.

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