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Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards 2015 Fall Maintenance Cycle

Aug 7, 2015 | News & Views

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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