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Final LOMC Files for NFIP Communities

When map revisions are concurred to by a community, the submittal is sent to FEMA for review. Prior to FEMA approval there are usually cycles of comments and revisions which do not always involve the community. Once approved, the final FEMA approved mapping and analyses can differ significantly from the community approved analyses and mapping that the community has on file. There is no requirement currently that the ...more »

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Final LOMC Files for NFIP Communities

When map revisions are concurred to by a community, the submittal is sent to FEMA for review. Prior to FEMA approval there are usually cycles of comments and revisions which do not always involve the community. Once approved, the final FEMA approved mapping and analyses can differ significantly from the community approved analyses and mapping that the community has on file. There is no requirement currently that the ...more »

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Eliminate Federal Register Notifications for FIRM Updates

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map updates require a Federal Register publication as part of the due process phase of the update. Getting the FR publication approved and published is a black box and has taken as much as 9 months to publish. No one reads the Federal Register to know if BFEs are changing in their community, so it is an ineffective communication tool, and it lengthens the study update process considerably, ...more »

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Eliminate Federal Register Notifications for FIRM Updates

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map updates require a Federal Register publication as part of the due process phase of the update. Getting the FR publication approved and published is a black box and has taken as much as 9 months to publish. No one reads the Federal Register to know if BFEs are changing in their community, so it is an ineffective communication tool, and it lengthens the study update process considerably, ...more »

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