Course Description: A community’s floodplain management portfolio must have an official record that shows new buildings and substantial improvements in all identified Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) are properly elevated. This elevation information is required to show compliance with the floodplain management ordinance. FEMA released the new Elevation Certificate (EC) during 2016. The workshop focuses on revisions in the new EC and the proper completion of the EC. Also, learn how to submit for Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA), Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR – F), Conditional Letters of Map Revision (CLOMR), and Letters of Map Revision (LOMR).
Kristen Martinenza is a Senior Civil Engineer for the Mitigation Division at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She has been with the Region IV office in Atlanta, Georgia since December 2008. Kristen currently serves as the Acting Branch Chief of Risk Analysis and is the Program Lead for the Region IV Cooperating Technical Partners (CTPs). She manages project status of studies and provides technical and regulatory guidance to the CTP partners. In addition, she is the lead of the BCA team which includes reviewing mitigation projects for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch. She also conducts training on Risk MAP, Benefit Cost Analysis and technical and mapping issues for States and Local communities throughout Region IV. She is registered as a Professional Engineer and a Certified Floodplain Manager.