Guidance for FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning

Guidance documents provide vetted recommended approaches for FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Program. These guidance documents support current FEMA standards and facilitate effective, efficient implementation of the program. All guidance documents were written to support FEMA standards and align with current regulations, but are not mandatory. Alternate approaches that comply with standards and support program objectives are acceptable.

Guidance: Base Map and FIRM Panel Layout (November 2019)

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Key Decision Point (KDP) Process

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Quality Management for Flood Risk Projects

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL)

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Levees

Guidance for Stakeholder Engagement: Project Planning and Discovery Process

Guidance for Stakeholder Engagement: Preliminary Production Process

Guidance for Stakeholder Engagement: Introduction and Key Terms

Guidance for Stakeholder Engagement: Post-Preliminary Due Process

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Post-Flood Hazard Verification/Recovery Tools

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Notice to User Corrections

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: MT-2 Requests

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Riverine Mapping and Floodplain Boundaries Guidance

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: MT-1 Technical Guidance

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Metadata

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Floodway Analysis and Mapping

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Determination of Wave Characteristics

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Flood Insurance Rate Map

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Data Capture - Workflow Details

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Coastal Wave Runup and Overtopping

Last updated May 4, 2022