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2/4/2019 - 2/7/2019 
E0284 Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts III
Location:  Emmitsburg, MD

This is a 4 day resident course

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD  21727
Admissions: 301-447-1035

This advanced floodplain management course is a dynamic and interactive course covering Floodway Standards, Disconnects between NFIP Regulations and Insurance, Common Noncompliance Issues, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) and Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage. Each topic is designed to be discussed and reviewed in detail.

  • Explain floodway concept and purpose
  • Identify regulatory requirements including higher standards
  • Describe methodologies to comply with no-rise certification requirements and map change options for floodway modifications.
  • Identify basic rating elements including Lowest Floor Elevation and Base Flood Elevation (LFE/BFE).
  • Identify compliance and rating elements for enclosures, A-Zones without BFEs, and flood proofing.
  • Identify common floodplain management compliance issues.
  • Describe effective messages, administration, and enforcement measures to gain compliance.
  • Identify resources that the local floodplain manager (FPM) can use to resolve noncompliance issues.
  • Describe floodplain mapping purpose, process, and coordination.
  • Demonstrate how DFIRMs and backup data can be used.
  • Describe map change processes, impact, and cost consequences.
  • Explain Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage (SI/SD) regulations, roles, and responsibilities under the NFIP.
  • Describe how to administer SI/SD in participating communities.
  • Identify resources for SI/SD and mitigation assistance.
Selection Criteria: Certified floodplain managers or community officials with 2 years of full-time floodplain management experience. Federal, state, local, and tribal officials will take precedence.

Recommended Prerequisites: Participants should have completed E0273, Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

CECs: 12 CECs for CFMs
CEUs: 2.6

Course attendance is free, but registration is required. If admitted to the course, FEMA will reimburse local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees for transportation to attend the course, provide free lodging on campus, and free shuttle to/from nearby airports to the EMI campus. The only out of pocket cost for local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees to participate will be for their time, and the on-campus meal ticket (approximately $110/week).

Register here, create a FEMA Student Identification Number (if you don't already have one), then follow instructions to apply for an on-campus course. Applications should be submitted a least 4 weeks prior to the course date.
Admissions: 301-447-1000, Applicants should wait for their confirmation letter from EMI with their admission status prior to making travel arrangements.

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