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Floodplain Management Seminar
Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Meeting Room A
Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
This seminar will give a broad overview of various aspects of the NFIP as it relates to Floodplain Management. Attendees will gain a working knowledge of tools related to managing development in the Special Flood Hazard Area (e.g. Letter of Map Amendment Process, Substantial Damage determinations, Flood Insurance, and the Community Ratings System).
Seminar Agenda: August 7, 2018
1:00 pm to 1:15 Introductions and orientation
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
LOMAs and LOMR-Fs – Beyond Being In or Out of the Floodplain
Letters of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill provide a mechanism for property owners to remove their structures and/or property from the Special Flood Hazard Area. This session will provide a behind the scenes look at processing LOMA and LOMR-F applications. Attendees will also learn about the floodplain management requirements that surround LOMAs and LOMR-Fs as well as what happens when an application is denied or flagged as a potential violation of the floodplain management regulations.
Shandi Teltschik, P.E., CFM, Senior Natural Hazards Program Specialist, FEMA Region VII
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Substantial Damage Determinations in a Post Disaster Environment
Communities that participate in the NFIP must determine whether proposed work qualifies as a substantial improvement or repair of substantial damage (referred to as an “SI/SD determination”). If work on buildings constitutes SI/SD, then structures must be brought into compliance with NFIP requirements for new construction, including the requirement that lowest floors be elevated to or above the base flood elevation (BFE). This session will provide an overview of the Substantial Damage Determination process and how to apply it in a post disaster environment.
Todd Tucker, AICP, Natural Hazards Program Specialist, FEMA Region VII
Break: 2:45 pm to 3:00 pm
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
FEMA’s Community Rating System in Region VII
The Community Rating System offers the opportunity for Communities to be recognized for the actions that are a higher level than the basic NFIP requirements. Through the action of the State and its Communities homeowners can receive a discount on their insurance premiums. This class will cover the requirements and discuss the actions which could lead to higher percentages of discounts and the actions that lead to safer and more resilient communities.
Speaker: Andy Megrail, Natural Hazards Program Specialist, FEMA Region VII
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Flood Insurance Overview
This presentation will give a broad overview of various aspects of the NFIP as it relates to Flood Insurance Policies. Attendees will gain a basic working knowledge of NFIP rating, claim coverages, and mitigation techniques. Emphasis will be on how map changes and mitigation impacts insurance rates.
Speaker: Chris Parsons, NFIP Specialist, FEMA Region VII