How to Obtain, Interpret, and Change a FEMA Flood Map
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12:00 – 3:15 pm CST
William Nechamen CFM
History and types of flood maps
• Levels of detail
• Flood zones
• Flood mapping planning and needs
Reading and interpreting flood maps
• Map panel and index information
• Map features
Flood insurance studies
• Purpose and contents
• Floodway data table
• Stream profiles
Obtaining and using flood maps
Letters of map change
• Introduction to and purpose of LOMCs
• Letters of Map Amendment
• Letters of Map Revision based on Fill
• Letters of Map Revision
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3.0 HSW CE Hours
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3.0 HSW CE Hours
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3.0 ASFPM CECs
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William Nechamen CFM
Principal and Owner of Nechamen Consulting, LLC
Mr. Nechamen, principal and owner of Nechamen Consulting, LLC, was the floodplain coordinator for the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation for 21 years. During that period, he helped to promote higher floodplain standards in New York, including enacting a two foot “freeboard” requirement in New York’s building code, saving property owners millions of dollars in flood losses and flood insurance premiums.
One of the founders of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA), a professional association with over 500 active members, Mr. Nechamen was their first chair and currently serves the Association as its treasurer and membership coordinator.
Mr. Nechamen has been a Board member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) at various times for 13 years. ASFPM represents over 15,000 professionals across the United States and internationally and is a key national voice in policies designed to reduce flood risk while preserving the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. Mr. Nechamen served as chair (2013-2015), vice-chair (2011-2013) and treasurer (2008-2010) and is currently co-chair of the Floodplain Regulations Committee as well as an active board member. He has received the ASFPM Meritorious Lifetime Achievement in Floodplain Management Award.
In his capacity as floodplain coordinator, Mr. Nechamen has led workshops and training sessions on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), floodplain management and regulations, understanding and interpreting flood maps, flood insurance and the Community Rating System.
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Course Title: How to Obtain, Interpret, and Change a FEMA Flood Map
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the history and types of flood maps, reading and interpreting flood maps, flood insurance studies, obtaining and using flood maps, and working with letters of map change.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference the history and types of flood maps.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to read and interpret flood insurance studies to identify high-risk areas.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to obtain and use flood maps to determine if a property is in a flood-hazard area.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference map determinations, and describe the various types of Letters of Map Change and when they are warranted.
LUs: 3.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site evaluations and site development planning
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/09/2024
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