Process Administration & Letters of Map Change

Eliminate LOMR-F

Letters of Map Revision based on Fill (LOMR-F) should be eliminated because they promote the loss of floodplain functions and development of the floodplain fringe. Fill in the fringe impacts adjacent floodplain areas and structures built on that fill still have flood risks and erosion risks. Elimination of the LOMR-F provision would ensure that basements are prohibited in filled areas and that property owners are subject to the same insurance requirements as structures elevated by other means. Although federal standards allow fill in the fringe, it should not be encouraged due to the impact that elimination of floodplain functions has on flood elevations and flood velocities.

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Idea No. 1445