Compliance and Enforcement. FEMA Region V. Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater and Coastal Managers Annual Conference November 4, 2010. Objectives. Tools FEMA Region V uses to determine compliance problems Standard Remediation Process
Compliance and Enforcement
FEMA Region V
Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater and Coastal Managers Annual Conference
November 4, 2010
General Remediation Process
Patterns of non-compliance
When is a CAF required?
The Community Acknowledgement Form must be completed and signed by the community official responsible for floodplain management in the community.
Review the LOMC proposal
Ensure the proposal meets a series of conditions
Sign the Community Acknowledgement Form if the proposal is acceptable
Forwards the LOMC request to FEMA
Guidance from Technical Bulletin 10-01
What is “Reasonably Safe from Flooding”?
Compliance with TB 10-01
Simplified Approach (page 15-18)
Engineered Basement Option
Professional Soil Scientist or
Other qualified design professional
Signature by the community acknowledges the community’s acceptance of a revision to the regulatory floodway within the community.
Have (or will) all Federal, State, and local permits been (be) obtained by the requester?
Has (or will) a floodplain development permit been (be) issued?
The Community FPA signs the Community Acknowledgment form and submits the LOMA request to DHS-FEMA.
Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) request submitted to Community Floodplain Administrator’s (FPA) Office for review.
Does the request comply with all of the community floodplain management requirements, including the requirement that no fill be placed in the regulatory floodway, and that all necessary Federal, State, and local permits have been, or will be obtained?
Has it been determined that the land and any existing or proposed structures to be removed from the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) are, or will be, reasonably safe from flooding as defined in 44 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) §65.2(c), and that upon request by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security, all analyses and documentation used to make this determination will be available?
Julia McCarthy, CFM
FEMA Region V - Mitigation Division
Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch
Natural Hazards Program Specialist
536 South Clark Street, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661