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FEMA announces fourth meeting of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council

from IAEM

FEMA announced the fourth public meeting of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), scheduled for May 12-13, 2015, in Reston, Virginia. The public meeting will be held at the United States Geological Survey Headquarters Main Auditorium on May 12 from 8:00 am-5:45 pm and May 13 from 8:00 am-5:15 pm EDT located at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, Virginia, 20192. The TMAC will discuss topics to include progress from the three TMAC subcommittees (Future Conditions; Flood Hazard Risk Generation and Dissemination; and Operations, Coordination, and Leveraging) regarding data and recommendations; voting on topics for inclusion in the Future Conditions Report and Annual Report, which are to be delivered in October 2015; and next steps for TMAC discussions and report development. Invited subject matter experts will brief TMAC members on FEMA's mapping process, reviewing detail of the process for map production from start to finish, discuss the status of FEMA’s transition to all-digital map display, and hear from experts in the lending and insurance industries to hear how maps are used to inform their efforts. A public comment period will be held during on May 12 from 5:15-5:45 pm and May 13 from 3:15-3:45 pm EDT. Those interested in speaking during the public comment period must contact FEMA by email at FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov or by calling 202-646-3432 to register as a speaker by May 7, 2015. Those not attending and wish to submit written comments can do so via the online Federal eRulemaking Portal, or by email to FEMA-RULES@fema.dhs.gov and a copy to FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. All submissions received must include the words "Federal Emergency Management Agency" and docket number, FEMA-2014-0022. Comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. more


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