LOMA forms questionPosted by holy-cow on December 29, 2022 at 5:05 pm
Have a LOMA applicaion for a single residential tract. Go out to get the correct MT-EZ form. The form provided says the instructions were updated in October 2021 but the form shows that it expired in February 2014.
Is this the correct form?
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- MemberDecember 29, 2022 at 5:23 pm
I got an email regarding some elevation certificate changes a few weeks ago. Not sure if this is applicable to your situation but maybe it’ll help.
Floodplain Administrators, Surveyors, & Engineers,
FEMA??s Elevation Certificate, & Dry Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures are set to expire today, November 30, 2022. The documents are under review at The White House-Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Until the OMB review process is complete, you are instructed to continue using the existing forms, which remain available on FEMA??s website. Upon OMB approval, FEMA will issue a memorandum highlighting changes to the forms and update the website for immediate use of the newly approved forms with the new expiration date.
FEMA Region X created a couple placeholder webinar dates/times for a FEMA Region X-delivered training on the updates.
If the new forms come out at least a week before those dates, then they plan to hold the webinars (hopefully they can be recorded). And if they come out after that timeline, FEMA will reschedule the dates for another time.
You can register for the webinars at the links below.
They will be the same material, so you only need to attend one.
- Wednesday, December 14 from 10:00am-12:00pm Pacific Time:
- Thursday, December 15 from 1:30-3:30pm Pacific Time:
Some highlights of the changes to the elevation certificate include:
- Section A will require photographs for any elevation certificate, not just those to support flood insurance rating, and will remove the phrase ??if the Certificate is being used to obtain flood insurance?
- Adding lines in Section A8 and A9 for buildings that use both engineered and non-engineered flood openings
- Space in Section C for a surveyor to identify if a conversion factor was used to convert vertical datums for added transparency
- In Section D, Section F, and the new Section I, there will be a line for email contact information
- Section E will feature boxes for ??construction drawings,? ??building under construction,? and ??finished construction? to indicate which building stage the measurements in a Zone AO or A were taken during
- Section G will add a question to identify if a variance was granted for the building
- New Section H and Section I will be added to help rate a flood insurance policy using the new Risk Rating 2.0 details
- These sections will ask about ??first floor? elevations and mechanical and electrical locations to help determine if a building can receive mitigation discounts to lower a flood insurance rate
- Sections H & I will be exclusively for flood insurance use, not for compliance with floodplain management regulations
Once the new forms are issued, they will be implemented immediately for permitting processes, and the older version will no longer be used. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].
Maureen O??Shea, AICP, CFM
State Floodplain Coordinator
Idaho Dept. of Water Resources
322 E. Front Street, PO Box 83720,
Boise, ID 83720-0098
Office # 208-287-4928
Cell # 208-830-4174
- MemberDecember 30, 2022 at 12:41 am
I called the magic FEMA help line number. Explained what I needed. A minute or two later I received an email. It gave me the forms to use. Both expired February 28, 2014. What a joke!
- MemberDecember 30, 2022 at 3:10 am
I always download the form before the start of each project, and I’ve seen the note. I think it is weird, and I’ve always just ignored it with no problem. After all it is the only form that is available.
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