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FEMAFEMA has recently updated the fee schedule for processing map change requests effective February 20, 2015. All Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) requests submitted after the effective date are subject to the new fee schedule. Certain exceptions apply, and more information, including the new fee schedule, can be found on the FEMA website: http://www.fema.gov/forms-documents-and-software/flood-map-related-...

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has posted updated MT-1 and MT-2 Forms and Instructions to their website, effective October 31, 2014. These forms are used to submit Letters of Map Change (LOMC) to FEMA via mail. Expiring on September 31, 2017, MT-1 Forms should be used to request that FEMA remove structures or parcels of land from a designated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). MT-2 forms are used by community officials or individuals via community officials to request that FEMA revise the effective National Flood Insurance Program map and Flood Insurance Study report for a...

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http://www.fema.gov/cooperating-technical-partners-program/guidelines-specifications-flood-hazard-mapping-partners

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently developed a set of 450 standards for the National Flood Insurance program (NFIP) which will serve as a replacement for all the standards listed in the current document, Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners.

Although a majority of...

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Freese and Nichols continues to follow the Congressional budget situation and its impact on the annual Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation grant programs. As we reported in October 2012 and March 2013, FEMA has delayed the release of its annual Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs, including Pre-Disaster Mitigation, Flood Mitigation Assistance, Repetitive Flood Claims, and Severe Repetitive Loss, for FY2013.

FEMA has indicated that they plan to merge and rename several grant programs. They also have indicated that they will adjust the local match and program...

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The FEMA Risk Map Outreach Team recently released the following statement regarding new capabilities to their Online Letter of Map Change:

We are pleased to announce that FEMA has successfully launched new capabilities to the Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC)! Requestors may now submit both Amendment and Revision applications through Online LOMC. This convenient web tool is now an alternative to the paper MT-EZ, MT-1, and MT-2 forms.

There are many benefits to applying for a LOMC online:

  • Submit, pay, and upload supporting documentation for
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Typically, this time of year is “grant season” for many of our stormwater projects. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors a number of annual grants that can be used for stormwater projects. All FEMA annual grant programs have been delayed until the Congressional budget is finalized. The expectation is that the budget will be finalized following the Presidential election in November, which will likely open the grant application period in December or January. However, there is a slim chance that funding could be made available in October if Congress approves a six-month...

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In March 2011, FEMA agreed to end its policy of disregarding non-accredited levees and flood structures in the process of updating FIRMs. This “all or nothing” approach to evaluating levees and the flood risks behind them affects levee owners who cannot or will not develop technical data for FEMA accreditation of their levees.

New Rules Proposed, Now Being Finalized
FEMA has now proposed new rules for “Analysis and Mapping Procedures for Non-Accredited Levees.” These rules were provided for public review, and the comment period ended January 30. FEMA is now...

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FIRMs Under Review With a Focus on Levees
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina demonstrated that levees are not created equally, nor do they all age gracefully. Prior to the breach of the Mississippi River levee in New Orleans, flood delineations shown on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) indicated that the areas behind levees were protected – that is, outside the flood limits of the base flood. Motivated by the impacts of Hurricane Katrina and other storm events throughout the U.S., FEMA is now reviewing and revising (as appropriate)...

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