IS-1120: Letters of Map Revision Answers

1

A property owner wants to expand a manufactured home park to include a parcel of land that has an existing stream running through the middle of it. He needs to provide evidence that the effect of the proposed development, when combined with all other existing and anticipated development, will not result in a “cumulative rise” in the base flood elevation of more than one foot at any point within the community. Which is the appropriate document to request?

  • Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)
  • Letter of Map Revision – Based on Fill (LOMR-F)
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision – Based on Fill (CLOMR-F)
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR)
2

A new development is proposed in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), and the area has been elevated with fill, but it is not clear how the fill will affect the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Which is the appropriate document to request?

  • Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)
  • Letter of Map Revision – Based on Fill (LOMR-F)
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision – Based on Fill (CLOMR-F)
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR)
3

How can a tribal or local community floodplain administrator (FPA) communicate the need for continued flood insurance coverage to a property owner who has obtained a Letter of Map Revision–Based on Fill (LOMR-F)?

  • Explain that, even with a Letter of Map Revision–Based on Fill (LOMR-F) , flood risk remains and homeowner’s insurance does not cover damages from floods.
  • Reassure owners that Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs) will never need to be updated.
  • Institute a tribal or local requirement to maintain insurance after Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) approval.
  • Point out that Preferred Risk Policies may also be available.
4

Which document serves as FEMA’s comment on a proposed project within the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?

  • Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)
  • Letter of Map Revision – Based on Fill (LOMR-F)
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision – Based on Fill (CLOMR-F)
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR)
5

Which question can a FEMA Reviewer ask to determine if the data submitted for the application conforms to federal standards?

  • Has the appropriate fee been submitted?
  • Have all topographic work maps been certified?
  • Do hydrologic and hydraulic analyses use methods acceptable to FEMA?
  • Are all the submitted analyses in metric units?
6

Which step in the FEMA Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) Review Process allows the application to proceed to a detailed technical review?

  • Complete review of application package
  • Request additional data to support application
  • Complete map revision determination
  • Determination if submittal is complete
7

Which question can a FEMA Reviewer ask to determine if Preliminary Base Flood Elevation (BFE) data has been used in a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) application?

  • Is the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) included in the application?
  • Has notice been given to all affected property owners if the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) changes?
  • Did the applicant develop a corrected Base Flood Elevation (BFE) model prior to estimating new changes?
  • Does the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) match the effective BFE in the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) or Flood Insurance Study (FIS)?
8

Which is a responsibility of FEMA in the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) process?

  • Ensure all permits are obtained
  • Coordinate Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) proposals with other departments
  • Review, approve or deny, or request additional data to support a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) application
  • Conduct surveys to collect metes and bounds data
9

Which is an implication of the issuance of a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR)?

  • It shields a project from future violations, if built as designed.
  • It guarantees that a project, if built as designed, will receive a final Letter of Map Revision (LOMR).
  • It provides evidence that a project, if built as designed, will meet all final Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) requirements.
  • It prevents a developer from making modifications to a project design.
10

Common areas in a townhome subdivision develop extensive ponding after sustained rains. What is the probability and risk of this event?

  • Low probability and low consequence
  • High probability and low consequence
  • High probability and high consequence
  • Low probability and high consequence

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