Procedure Memorandum No. 43 - Guidelines for Identifying Provisionally Accredited Levees
This Procedure Memorandum provides FEMA staff, contractors, and mapping partners with guidance for identifying Provisionally Accredited Levees (PALs) and mapping levee-affected areas. Also included is a fact sheet, prepared in question-and-answer format, that provides detailed information regarding National Flood Insurance Program procedures for the evaluation and mapping of levee systems with emphasis on Procedure Memorandum No. 43 and PAL systems. This fact sheet was designed for a more technical audience. Additional documents include flowcharts and sample letters for different levee scenarios. For additional information on levee notation on flood maps, see Procedure Memorandum No. 45 (www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3281).