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Decoding FEMAs FIRMs - 1 hour Webinar
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
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All attendees will receive an email the morning of the class with a link to the Webinar.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM
All attendees will receive an email the morning of the class to start registering by entering your name and email. After this is done, a link to enter the Webinar will be sent to you.
1 CFM credit approved for attending this entire class/webinar. Partial credits will not be given.
Taught by: Elizabeth Fountain from JR Evens Engineering
The presentation is focused on providing an in‐depth review of the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps
(FIRMs) with specific details on the content of the maps, how to interpret the information and how to tie
to the corresponding Flood Insurance Study (FIS)‐ Transect Tables, Floodway Data Tables, Profiles, etc.
The webinar will also review in detail the various Special Flood Hazard (SFHA) designations – definitions,
applications with respect to design/construction and insurance, and specific regulatory aspects.
Distinctions will be defined between coastal floodplain designations and riverine/shallow ponding
designations. In addition, the presentation will review the newly regulated LiMWA boundary and how it
applies to new construction and substantial improvement projects.
This discussion will include a review of the FEMA Regulatory Floodway designation and what it means for
property owners, new projects, and Community Officials. The presentation will discuss No Rise
Certifications and the NFIP guidelines/requirements. There will be a brief discussion on how Floodway
Encroachments can be handled and different approaches to the No Rise Certification analysis.
With the framework of the FIRM content defined, the presentation will provide an overview of the Letter
of Map Change (LOMC) process and the different “types” of LOMCs. A description and example will be
provided for each type of LOMC: Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA), Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill
(LOMR‐F), Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR), and As‐built
(Follow‐up) LOMR. As mentioned, examples of when certain LOMCs are appropriate and/or applicable
will be described. As part of the LOMR process overview, a discussion on the Community Officials’ role
will also be provided.
Lastly, the presentation will discuss options for flood risk mitigation for existing structures/properties.
These options include proper flood venting, breakaway walls, flood panels, elevating equipment servicing
the structure, and elevating structure.
The end of the presentation will provide a brief re‐cap and outline of “Things to Remember.”
Bonus: After successfully attending the live webinar class, you will receive either the Power Point Presentation or the Live Video of the class to review for 6 months. This is only for you and not to share with others.