Finding NFIP Regulations Online
The laws guiding Federal Emergency Management and Assistance can be found in Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), published in the Federal Register. Several sections of the 44 CFR National Flood Insurance Program Regulations are now available online through the FEMA library.
Flood Control Restoration Zones
Section 65.14 of the NFIP Regulations states the requirements of remapping areas where the local flood protection systems no longer provide 1-percent-annual-chance flood protection. This section describes the procedures and the information required to designate flood control restoration zones.
Rate Adjustment for Progress in Flood Protection System Construction
When adequate progress has been made on a flood protection system involving Federal funds, NFIP premium rates are adjusted. Section 61.12 of the NFIP Regulations provides information on NFIP rates in this situation.
Floodplain Management Criteria
Section 60.3 of the NFIP Regulations provides floodplain management criteria for flood-prone areas. This includes permitting and other community requirements.
Definitions of NFIP Terms
Section 59.1 of the NFIP Regulations provides definitions of NFIP terms, from “breakaway walls” to “water surface elevation.”
Visit the FEMA library online to view a wide collection of FEMA information resources, including CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio tapes, disability resources, posters and display items, brochures, publications, guidance and policy papers, program regulations and guidelines, forms, slide presentations, and documents. Since this collection continues to increase as more materials are placed online, check periodically to see what has been added.