Process Administration & Letters of Map Change

FEMA processes updates and revisions to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA’s statutory and regulatory authorities provide specific administrative requirements for map updates and revisions, but FEMA welcomes suggestions for improving the delivery of its program services and products. Please share your thoughts on how we could deliver these products more efficiently and in a more time effective manner.

The processing of Letters of Map Change is also an area where FEMA is committed to finding new ways to use technology to help the Agency reduce the time to process requests while maintaining the quality of the products. Please share your ideas on ways to make the process easier and more accessible without sacrificing quality.

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Process Administration & Letters of Map Change

Eliminate LOMCs

There are many (perhaps most) LOMCs that have no bearing on the maps and are simply used for property owners to waive mandatory purchase of flood insurance. Eliminate the LOMC process for these and rely exclusively on a LODR type action - basically put it in the hands of the insurance side of the house. Flood maps and flood risk change - the focus should be on whether these single parcel determinations are susceptible... more »

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LOMC processing as a single, non A&E contract

The current LOMC process is inefficient, full of cost redundancy, creates operational inconsistencies and is not cost effective for the program. LOMC processing is more fundamentally aligned with proven commercial practices in GIS technology, flood zone determination and application batch processing than A&E centric DFIRM production. The majority of LOMC cases require an out of the box analysis that needs no advanced... more »

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Non-AE Contractor for Process Administration

FEMA should consider using a non-AE contractor for regulatory and other process administration tasks to gain efficiencies and decrease costs, as these tasks don't require engineering credentials or expertise to complete (such as product distribution, meetings prep and execution, correspondence, tracking, coordination, etc).

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