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Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards 2015 Fall Maintenance Cycle
Friday, August 7, 2015

Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards 2015 Fall Maintenance Cycle

The Federal Emergency Management Agency maintains guidelines and standards to support the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. These guidelines and standards define the specific implementation of the statutory and regulatory requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program. These also outline the performance of flood risk projects, processing of Letters of Map Change and related Risk MAP activities. More information is available here.

FEMA has a maintenance plan for the Risk MAP guidelines and standards and issues updates on a semi-annual basis. This notice provides information about the fall semi-annual update, expected to be released in November 2015.

A summary of the proposed changes to standards, guidance and related documents can be viewed here. This update includes ongoing transformation of legacy guidelines and specifications to produce new guidance documents that reflect changes to FEMA standards policy. These transformation topics are also listed below.

The Policy for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping comprises the standards for practitioners of the Risk MAP program. This policy outlines FEMA's requirements to produce better overall consistency and more efficient operation of mapping activities. There are four proposed changes to the policy included in the summary of changes. FEMA published the draft changes to standards for public comment as part of the maintenance process for the Risk MAP standards. The draft change in language for the standards is included after the summary of proposed changes, and instructions for commenting on the draft language is provided.

If you have feedback about FEMA's guidelines and standards, you may submit comments or suggestions to FEMA.GS@riskmapcds.com.






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