FEMA Public Review Announcement – Comments due by July 31, 2020

The official comment period is now open from the CTP Community of Practice for the “standards” portion of the Guidance and Standards updates for this November. Please take a look at this information and be sure that you respond as directed with any comments by JULY 31, 2020.

*Please note, the Guidance portion of the review will take place in August and you will receive another reminder when that time frame is open for public review and comment.



FEMA maintains guidelines and standards to support the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. These specifically define how to apply the statutory and regulatory requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These standards also outline how to use Flood Risk Projects, how to process Letters of Map Change (LOMCs), and related Risk MAP activities. More information is available on FEMA.gov.

FEMA has a maintenance plan for these guidelines and standards and is updated annually. This summary relates to the 2020 update, which FEMA will release in November 2020.

A summary of the planned changes was published in June 2020. Those changes are SHOWN IN THE PDF LINK ABOVE.

How to Submit Comments to FEMA

You may provide comments via email at: FEMA-GS@fema.dhs.gov. Comments received prior to July 31, 2020, will be reviewed and addressed as appropriate before the standards are finalized.