Process Administration & Letters of Map Change

Reduce Number of LOMCs

Flood Studies that involve base map changes should include a budget item for detailed review of map panels, especially for populated areas. A detailed review is needed so that any perceived shifting of the properties can be identified and large scale LOMA determinations can be made (contingent upon availability of appropriate LiDAR data) at the time of revalidation of LOMCs. This will reduce the number of LOMCs that FEMA receives from property owners living in some of these areas In addition, more outreach effort is needed to help communities prepare adequately for the discovery meeting. All issues should be addressed and FEMA should receive any existing engineering data at the discovery meeting. Communities often provide existing engineering studies around the time of LFD issuance or before the maps go effective, resulting in the incorporation of these studies as LOMCs.

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Idea No. 1322