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Latest Flood Hazard Mapping News 01.02.2003

Updated standard DFIRM database specifications; MT-1 and MT-2 forms; and a new coastal flood hazard technical resources page.

Map Modernization: Standard DFIRM Database Specifications Updated

The specifications for the Standard DFIRM Database have been revised in anticipation of an upcoming update to Appendix L of FEMA's Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners. The update includes the specifications document, its Table Relationship Diagrams, sample blank database templates, and a prototype data set. A summary of changes document is available to help users identify updated or revised content.

Forms, Documents, and Software: Updated MT-1 and MT-2 Forms Now Available

The updated MT-1 and MT-2 application packages are now available for download on the FHM Web site. The application packages were designed to assist requesters (community officials, individual property owners, and others) in gathering the information FEMA needs to determine whether parcel(s) of land or structure(s) are likely to be flooded as a result of a base (1-percent-annual-chance) flood.

The forms in the MT-1 package shall be used to request Letters of Map Amendment (LOMAs), Conditional Letters of Map Amendment (CLOMAs), Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-Fs), and Conditional Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR-Fs).

Mapping Coastal Flood Hazards: Coastal Flood Hazard Technical Resources Page Now Available

The Coastal Flood Hazard Technical Resources Page is now available as a resource for all coastal flood hazard information pertinent to FEMA and the NFIP. This page provides access to coastal flood hazard information, including technical modeling and mapping applications and requirements, such as FEMA's Guidelines and Specifications, FEMA accepted coastal models, and the Coastal Hazard Analysis Modeling Program (CHAMP). This site will be updated with additional topics in the near future, so check back frequently.

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