Government Regulation of Special Land Types


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Because of the hazards presented by building homes in a flood zone, _____ establishes minimal construction standards for each flood hazard zone.

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1. If a builder wanted to build a housing development near a designated wetlands area, who would they contact first?

2. Jamie lives in a coastline area that hasn't flooded in five years, but has flooded often in the past. Which type of floodplain designation would FEMA likely assign to her land?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will help you assess your knowledge of government environmental controls. You will be quizzed on regulations placed on land use

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • The governmental body regulating construction standards for homes built in flood zones
  • Requirements authority for building near designated wetlands
  • Floodplain zone designations
  • Structure for regulating discharge of pollutants into waters
  • Environmental issue that may need to be rectified

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw important information from the related special land use lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define land designation for a certain type of area
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about government regulations regarding water pollutants

Additional Learning

To learn more about land use controls and regulations, review the accompanying lesson called Government Regulation of Special Land Types. This lesson addresses the following:

  • History of land use regulation in the United States
  • The importance of wetlands and the acts regulating development in these areas
  • Flood zone designations and insurance implications
  • Government agencies that are charged with protecting our natural resources