NFIP Workshop for

Substantial Improvement and SubstaNtial Damage

February 5, 2019
9:00AM—5:00PM (Mountain Time)

State Emergency Operation Center (EOC)

Utah State Capitol

350 North State Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Map to State Office Building

Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage (SI/SD) are important aspects of the NFIP regulations.  They both require standards for new construction and improvements.

When buildings undergo repair or improvement, it is an opportunity for local floodplain management programs to reduce flood damage to existing structures. More than 21,000 communities participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To participate in the NFIP, communities must adopt and enforce regulations and codes that apply to new development in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). Local floodplain management regulations and codes contain minimum NFIP requirements that apply not only to new structures, but also to existing structures which are “substantially improved (SI)” or “substantially damaged (SD).” Enforcing the SI/SD requirements is a very important part of a community’s floodplain management responsibilities. There are many factors that local officials will need to consider and several scenarios they may encounter while implementing the SI/SD requirements.

This workshop will review comprehensive guidance for regulating SI/SD in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).

CFM CEC’s for course: 7

You will gain knowledge in the following:
·         SI/SD regulations under the NFIP.
·         SI/SD roles and responsibilities.
·         How to administer SI/SD in participating communities.
·         The significance of making SI/SD determinations.
·         Identifying resources for SI/SD and mitigation assistance.

 Please register by May 31, 2018 Class is limited.

Please see the announcement for further information.

To Register, please visit Eventbrite

upcoming Events, Activities, and training

2019 ASFPM

ARID Regions Conference

Water Issues in the Arid Southwest

April 16-19, 2019


Hotel Albuquerque

800 Rio Grande Blvd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

Sponsorship Information

If you would also like to participate by being a sponsor, sponsorship information can be found on the conference site:

Registration Information

To register for the conference or for general information, please visit


Contact Alandren Etlantus at

2019 Trainings and Events