Process Administration & Letters of Map Change

Full acceptance of certfiied documents for LOMCs

FEMA should accept data that is certified by a licensed surveyor or engineer without question. The eLOMA tool allows surveyors to input data, with periodic audits, to get determinations relatively fast. FEMA should open this tool to users who aren't licensed professionals if they have documentation that was stamped. That way homeowners would be able to get quick LOMAs if the data is there. Why is an additional review needed? The IRS has a system like this. If you make a mistake or lie on your taxes it could be found in an audit and the appropriate pentalities would apply. Along those same lines, if an engineer submitted a LOMR, FEMA should approve it based on the fact that it was stamped by a licensed professional.

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