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Upcoming Events 2014

 

July 16 and 23 - (Webinar) Infiltration Basins - Does your design hold water? Part One & Part Two

August 12-15 - FEMA L-273 Workshop - "Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP"

September 10-12 - INAFSM Annual Conference (Nashville, IN)

October 3 - EnviroCert Exams (CESSWI, CPESC, CMS4S, CPSWQ)

 


See the Calendar of Events for more information about these and other events

Email us at info@inafsm.net

Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management

Rule 13 Good Housekeeping & Pollution Prevention - Audit Preparation Workshops

INAFSM has partnered with IDEM to conduct Rule 13 audit preparation workshops around the state in June and July. IDEM is planning to begin audits in early 2015 on Minimum Control Measure 6 (MCM 6) for Municipal Operations Good Housekeeping and Pollution Prevention. You may download a copy of the workshop presentation and information about the workshops here.

FEMA L-273 Workshop - "Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP"

INAFSM is pleased to announce that FEMA is once again state-deploying course L-273, "Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP" in Indiana. Indiana will host this course August 26-29, 2014. See additional information and registration instructions.

2014 Annual Conference Information

Registration for the 2014 Conference is now open! Register early for savings, and guarantee your room at the Abe Martin Lodge. Rooms usually sell out, so don't delay! Go to the Registration Page for more information and to begin the Registration Process.

2014 EnviroCert Exams (CESSWI, CPESC, CMS4S, CPSWQ)

The Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (with EnviroCert International, a non-profit organization) is once again, organizing and offering all 4 certification Exams. Dates and Registration Information can be found on the Stormwater Committee Page.

Meet the New Executive Director of INAFSM

Recently, INAFSM held interviews for the position of Exectuive Director of INAFSM. We are happy to announce that Karen Avery was selected for the position.

Karen Avery has served as Director of Public Relations for the Association of Indiana Counties since 2006. Avery also worked for nine years in broadcast journalism, working in radio news markets in several Indiana communities. She worked for WIBC/Network Indiana in Indianapolis, WRZQ in Columbus, Karen AveryInd., and WTTS/WGCL in Bloomington, Ind. Avery will earn her master’s degree in public relations from Indiana University this summer, and looks forward to using her public relations skills and association management experience to enhance the INAFSM member experience.

Avery resides in Brown County with her husband, Bob, and dog, Bud E. Avery also enjoys volunteer activities. She currently serves on the Brown County Community Foundation Board of Trustees and has volunteered for a variety of other Brown County community organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Mother’s Cupboard Community Kitchen. She also may be seen on occasion playing her djembe drum on Sunday mornings at Nashville Christian Church. She also enjoys skydiving.

You can contact Karen via email at kavery@inafsm.net or by telephone at 317-829-3656.

IDEM NPDES General Permit Process Changes

IDEM is currently working on an enabling rulemaking (#10-659) which will allow the agency to issue expedited NPDES general permits outside of the current IAC process. Stakeholders and permittees are encouraged to be involved in this rulemaking. For more information, please review the overview and detailed Fact Sheets on the Stormwater Committee page.

Battling Nature's Fury - Middle school students develop projects to help during floods

A very interesting article about students taking a proactive approach to floodplain management...click here. This article appeared in the Kokomo Tribune on November 8, 2013 and is reprinted in its entirety with permission from the author.

2014 EnviroCert Exams (CESSWI, CPESC, CMS4S, CPSWQ)

The Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (with EnviroCert International, a non-profit organization) is once again, organizing and offering all 4 certification Exams. Dates and Registration Information can be found on the Stormwater Committee Page.

2014 Watershed Leadership Acadamy

Learn to be a Leader in Watershed Management

If you're interested in water quality and watersheds, consider applying for the 2014 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. Please visit the IWLA page for more information and enrollment instructions.

EnviroCert Review Courses and Exam Dates

If you are interested in obtaining a professional stormwater certification, INAFSM is organizing an offering of the EnviroCert International programs. If you wish to begin the process, please assemble all of your materials so you can submit them for pre-approval to sit for one of the exams listed on the Stormwater Page.

Preferred Risk Policy Extension Eligibility

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has implemented a new Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) flood insurance option that may provide temporary financial relief to property owners affected by recent flood map changes in their community. Starting October 1, 2010, the Write Your Own companies and the NFIP Servicing Agent will begin notifying certain policyholders of their potential eligibility for this extension. As a result, many policyholders may turn to local floodplain managers for assistance in documenting the location of their buildings. As a floodplain manager, your assistance in not only fulfilling the requests for current and prior flood map documentation, but also providing residents with information will help them better understand the new policy option and whether or not they are eligible.

Please see a list of materials to assist you in these efforts.