Floodplain Modeling, Mapping, and Regulation Seminar
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Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 – 5:00 pm
Understanding Floods, Floodplains and Floodplain Management
Flood facts and figures
Causes and types of floods
Types of floodplains
History and development of flood maps, flood insurance and flood lain management
Role of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Role of state agencies and local municipalities
Federal, State and Local Floodplain Regulation
Reviewing NFIP regulations
Understanding permit requirements
Complying with state regulations
Examining Flood Insurance and Flood-Related Claims
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
• NFIP public/private partnership
Determining when insurance is required and when it is recommended
Flood insurance coverage and exclusions
• Residential and commercial coverage
Understanding the claims process
Obtaining and Interpreting Flood Maps
Development of flood maps
• Understanding FEMA flood zone designations
• Examining Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
• Digital flood map implementation policy
• Flood map modernization and previous stumbles
• Multi-year flood hazard identification plan
Reading and interpreting flood maps
Examining the impact of flood designating and mapping
Reviewing FEMA flood hazard determinations
Requesting flood hazard determination review
Understanding Letters of Map Change (LOMC)
LOMR Model Requirements
Differences between Letters of Map Amendments (LOMAs)
and Letters of Map Revisions (LOMRs), and types of LOMRs
Navigating the submission and review processes –
engineering and administrative procedures
Selecting and using FEMA-accepted models
Hydrologic methods—which to use for your location
Floodplain modeling with HEC-RAS
Modeling bridges and culverts
Common modeling issues
Processes and cautions
Using data obtained from the model
Architects & Landscape Architects
7.0 HSW CEUs/CE Hours
7.0 AIA/CES LU|HSW
7.0 LA/CES HSW PDHs
7.0 ASFPM CECs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to engineers and 7.0 HSW CEUs/continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Missouri. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Missouri.
This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW LU|HSW (Provider No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES and the LA/CES.
HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider for engineers licensed in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 7.0 CECs for certified floodplain managers.
Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Karen FrederichHorner & Shifrin
Senior Project Manager at Horner & Shifrin
Ms. Frederich is a civil engineer experienced in flood protection and environmental projects. Typical projects of hers have included construction management, hydraulic and hydrologic analyses for flood studies, FEMA flood insurance rate map changes, sewer design and rehabilitation, combined sewer consolidation, stormwater studies, and construction/ contract management of public works projects. Ms. Frederich is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri and Illinois, and she is a Certified Floodplain Manager.
Gene Rovak PE. CFM. F.ASCE
Senior Project Manager at Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
Mr. Rovak is a professional engineer and certified floodplain manager with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of floodplain management. His work requires understanding of FEMA regulations and interpretation of FEMA Flood Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FIS). Mr. Rovak has extensive experience in Letters of Map Changes (LOMCs), particularly Letters of Map Revisions (LOMRs), which have ranged from single reaches along a channel to large areas affecting many map panels. Related studies have ensured that infrastructure improvements such as bridges or docking facilities would not cause increase in flood heights (“no-rise” studies).
Mr. Rovak’s experience has covered riverine flooding (river and creek channels) as well as level- pool environments (lakes and landlocked floodwater storage). He has performed hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of these systems working with a variety of computer models in the public domain such as Corps of Engineers and EPA, as well as proprietary programs such as ICPR and XP-SWMM. Mr. Rovak’s experience includes steady, unsteady, and network flow simulations.