Floodplain Management Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate Transmitting a Report.
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
I have the pleasure to transmit and commend to the Congress "A Unified National Program for Floodplain Management." This report, prepared by the Water Resources Council, sets forth a program for managing the Nation's floodplains. The need for a comprehensive and coordinated management program is underscored by recent disastrous floods and the continued degradation of wetlands and other valuable floodplain environments.
I support the approach set out in the conceptual framework and the recommended Federal and State actions and I am confident that Federal, State and local governments working together within this framework can ensure the wise use and management of the Nation's floodplains. I am asking the Council to make the report available to all levels of government and to the public at large. By Executive Order, I have already directed the agencies of the Executive Branch to take action to implement the Federal role in a unified program for floodplain management. As the program develops, I will make further recommendations for Federal action to help State and local governments carry out their key roles.
Note: This is the text of identical letters addressed to Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to Walter F. Mondale, President of the Senate.
Jimmy Carter, Floodplain Management Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate Transmitting a Report. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/250491