FIRM Map Revisions – Technical/Administrative Aspects

Centennial, Colorado
Thursday, July 26, 2018

FIRM Map Revisions – Technical/Administrative Aspects
Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, July 27, 2018 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

7000 S. Yosemite Street
Suite 120
Centennial, Colorado 80122
United States

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When: See information above.     

Where: See information above. 

Cost:   Cost for this two-day class is $790.00.  
              Early registration fee is $725.00 is available unit June 29th
              CASFM member fee is $740.00 .
              Early registration fee is $695.00 until June 29th
              This rate is available to CASFM members only, entries will be checked.
This lower fee for everyone and the CASFM discount is possible because
this class is sponsored by Urban Drainage & Flood Control District.

CEU’s: You will be eligible to receive 1.5 CEU’s or 15 PDH’s for this course. 
               You will receive 12 ASFPM Core CEC’s toward CFM certification.

What you will learn:
You will thoroughly learn about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) revision process from the most experienced instructors on this topic.  The course will provide valuable information relating to the preparation of map revision submittals for both Conditional Letters of Map Revisions (CLOMRs) and Letter of Map Revisions (LOMRs).  As part of the course you will gain an understanding of basic FEMA revision requirements and regulations,  how to fill out the FEMA MT-2 forms, applicable forms to include with your submittals, current fee requirements, requirements for both Community Officials and Engineers,  hydrologic and hydraulic requirements, mapping requirements,  and regulatory compliance and notification procedures.  Additionally, as part of the course, you will learn about many of the administrative aspects involved with the map revision process to gain a more complete understanding as to how the submitted information is incorporated into the effective FEMA documentation.

Course Coverage:
DAY 1: Introduction to the Map Revision ProcessHistory of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 

  • Flood Insurance Studies (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) 
  • Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)
  • NFIP Regulations
  • Impacts of Levees and Non-Levee Embankments on Maps
  • Types of Map Revisions
  • Submittal Procedures
  • Map Revision Fees
  • Acceptable Hydrologic and Hydraulic Models
  • Obtaining Effective H&H Information
  • Administrative Procedures
  • Requirements of the Community and Engineers
  • Procedures for Revisions to FIRMs and FIS Studies
  • Regulation Compliance
  • Map Modernization and RiskMap  
  • Colorado Floodplain Rules and Regulations  

DAY 2: Map Revision Preparation

  • Impacts of Maps and Map Changes on Flood Insurance
  • FEMA MT-2 Forms
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Data Submissions
  • Effective, Corrective Effective, Existing (Pre-project), Revised (Post-project) Conditions
  • Tie-ins to the Effective FEMA Information 
  • Floodplain and Floodway Mapping Requirements
  • Notification Procedures and Requirements
  • Effective Dates and Appeal Periods
  • Revisions to FIRMs, Profiles, and Floodway Data Tables
  • Submittal Notebooks
  • Recommended Submittal Procedures 

Craig D. Jacobson P.E. CFM, Associate Principal – ICON Engineering, Inc., Centennial, CO, is an associate principal with the firm and has 16 years of experience in hydrology and hydraulic analysis and design and the FEMA process.  With ICON, Mr. Jacobson has managed numerous FEMA related studies throughout FEMA Region VIII, including projects in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota.  Additionally, Mr. Jacobson currently serves as ICON’s project manager for the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District’s (UDFCD’s) Letter of Map Change (LOMC) review program for which over 400 LOMC cases have been processed for the UDFCD and FEMA since 2001.  Previously, Mr. Jacobson has presented on LOMC related procedures and submittals at a variety of annual conferences including the UDFCD Conference, Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers (CASFM) Conference, and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Conference.  Mr. Jacobson has also served as an instructor for the Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) course and examination for CASFM.  Mr. Jacobson graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1997.    

Kevin Houck, P.E., CFM,
 Engineer – Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver, CO, serves as a Senior Engineer for the Flood Protection Section of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, where he has worked since August 2003.  His duties include assistance with flood mapping studies, engineering project management, general technical assistance, and public outreach regarding the flood hazards in the state.  Prior to his role at the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Kevin served as a consulting engineer for eight years in the Denver area.  His work included hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and design, urban stream restoration, reservoir analysis and design, and transportation hydraulics.  Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado – Denver.  He is registered as a professional engineer in the states of Colorado, California, and Louisiana.  He is the immediate past Chair for the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers (CASFM).  He has served as Treasurer for the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).  In addition, he served as the Arid Regions Committee Liaison for ASFPM.  In recent years, he has also served on the Boards of Directors for the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Colorado Section and the American Public Works Association (APWA) Colorado Section. 

Justen Hamann P.E., Project Engineer – ICON Engineering, Inc., Centennial, CO, has over 14 years of engineering experience in floodplain mapping and drainage design.  Mr. Hamann has been involved in LOMC preparation since 2002.  After 2006, he has served as ICON’s primary review lead responsible for the technical review and production for each case.  Mr. Hamann is on the forefront of knowledge regarding current LOMC requirements, policies, and procedures.  Mr. Hamann co-authored the UDFCD’s Guidelines for Digital Letters of Map Change (DLOMC) and has directly been responsible for the completion of many of ICON’s challenging floodplain studies for FEMA and the CWCB.  

Some comments from students of this class last year:
"Thorough presentation in short time. Good instructor presentation & good Q & A opportunities." 
Very informative, important info, good experience and examples."
"Good information, presented in easy to understand way."
"Very helpful split of 1/2 regulation and 1/2 technical."

"Good instructors, good student interaction."   

Computers:  Bring your own computer for this class.
You may need to access the internet to see the download sources.

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The size of the classroom will be limited to approximately 24 students.  To assure a space for yourself we suggest registering early by clicking on the "Register Now" button above.

For more information, call us at 303-728-4449 and ask for Ben, or e-mail him at


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