Effective date of FEMA change to community flood status and notice methods
FEMA has published a final rule [85 FR 68782] in today's Federal Register modernizing regulations regarding publication requirements of community eligibility status information under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA is replacing outdated regulations that require publication of community loss of eligibility notices in the Federal Register with a requirement that FEMA publish this information on the internet or by another comparable method. FEMA is also replacing its requirement that the agency maintain a list of communities eligible for flood insurance in the Code of Federal Regulations with a requirement that FEMA publish this list on the internet or by another comparable method.
FEMA will post community suspension notices in the Community Status Book (CSB) area of its website for a minimum of one year after they are issued, and update the CSB regularly to reflect current community status information. Affected communities will continue to receive the 90-day and 30-day letters they have always received during the suspension process.
The rule will be effective December 2, 2020.