Effective July 1, 2022, House Bill 4295 transferred the State Office of the National Flood Insurance Program (SONFIP) from the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) to the Emergency Management Division (EMD) of the Department of Homeland Security. For more information on SONFIP, please visit the website: https://emd.wv.gov/.
The Acting Coordinator for the SONFIP is Lonnie Bryson, Chief of Preparedness for the Emergency Management Division. The SONFIP is responsible for issuing rules or regulations, guidance, and instructions as necessary to effectively administer the program. The SONFIP conducts trainings and may adopt adequate land use and development criteria that are consistent with the minimum standards established by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
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