ABSTRACT

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Key Decision Point (KDP) Process Guidance Document   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Introduction: "The Key Decision Point (KDP) process is a formal method to document the decision to advance forward in a Flood Risk Project's life cycle at six distinct points and to document the rationale behind these decisions. This guidance document outlines the expectations and actions required at each of the six KDPs and describes the process FEMA Regions and Headquarters will follow to document, review, and approve each KDP. The KDPs and their documentation add a level of formality to the existing Risk MAP [Mapping, Assessment, and Planning] planning and decision-making processes already in use and provide a system of record for these decisions. The KDPs document answers to the following questions: [1] KDP 0: Is FEMA ready to initiate this Flood Risk Project? [2] KDP 1: Is FEMA ready to continue this Flood Risk Project? [3] KDP 2: Is FEMA ready to develop a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for this Flood Risk Project? [4] KDP 3: Is FEMA ready to issue the Preliminary FIRM and FIS to the community for this Flood Risk Project? [5] KDP 4: Is FEMA ready to initiate an Appeal Period for this Flood Risk Project? [6] KDP 5: Is FEMA ready to issue the Letter of Final Determination (LFD) for this Flood Risk Project?"

Report Number:
Guidance Document 35
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Date:
2018-02
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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