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Presenter: Karen Frederich, PE, CFM and 1 more

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Recording Location: St Louis, MO

Type: USB MP3+Manual

Product Code: 16887

Product Number: 20 MOFLDMMR 2 6 USBM WL

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 5:00 pm

Understanding Floods, Floodplains and Floodplain Management

   Flood facts and figures
   Causes and types of floods
   Types of floodplains
   Understanding floodways
   History and development of flood maps, flood insurance and flood lain management
   Role of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
   Role of state agencies and local municipalities

Federal, State and Local Floodplain Regulation

   Reviewing NFIP regulations
   Understanding permit requirements
   Analyzing encroachments
   Complying with state regulations

Examining Flood Insurance and Flood-Related Claims

   National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
      • NFIP public/private partnership
   Determining when insurance is required and when it is recommended
   Flood insurance coverage and exclusions
      • Residential and commercial coverage
   Understanding the claims process

Obtaining and Interpreting Flood Maps

   Development of flood maps
      • Understanding FEMA flood zone designations
      • Examining Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
      • Digital flood map implementation policy
      • Flood map modernization and previous stumbles
      • Multi-year flood hazard identification plan
   Reading and interpreting flood maps
   Examining the impact of flood designating and mapping
   Reviewing FEMA flood hazard determinations
   Requesting flood hazard determination review
   Understanding Letters of Map Change (LOMC)

LOMR Model Requirements

   Differences between Letters of Map Amendments (LOMAs)
      and Letters of Map Revisions (LOMRs), and types of LOMRs
   Navigating the submission and review processes -
      engineering and administrative procedures

Modeling Floodplains

   Selecting and using FEMA-accepted models
   Hydrologic methods—which to use for your location
   Floodplain modeling with HEC-RAS
   Modeling bridges and culverts
   Floodways—encroachment analyses
   Common modeling issues
   Processes and cautions
   Using data obtained from the model


Karen Frederich, PE, CFM

Senior Project Manager at Horner & Shifrin

Ms. Frederich is a civil engineer experienced in flood protection and environmental projects. Typical projects of hers have included construction management, hydraulic and hydrologic analyses for flood studies, FEMA flood insurance rate map changes, sewer design and rehabilitation, combined sewer consolidation, stormwater studies, and construction/ contract management of public works projects. Ms. Frederich is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri and Illinois, and she is a Certified Floodplain Manager.

Gene Rovak, PE, CFM, F.ASCE

Senior Project Manager at Horner & Shifrin

Professional engineer and certified floodplain manager with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of floodplain management. His work requires understanding of FEMA regulations and interpretation of FEMA Flood Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FIS). Mr. Rovak has extensive experience in Letters of Map Changes (LOMCs), particularly Letters of Map Revisions (LOMRs), which have ranged from single reaches along a channel to large areas affecting many map panels. Related studies have ensured that infrastructure improvements such as bridges or docking facilities would not cause increase in flood heights (“no-rise” studies).

Mr. Rovak’s experience has covered riverine flooding (river and creek channels) as well as level-pool environments (lakes and landlocked floodwater storage). He has performed hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of these systems working with a variety of computer models in the public domain such as Corps of Engineers and EPA, as well as proprietary programs such as ICPR and XP-SWMM. Mr. Rovak’s experience includes steady, unsteady, and network flow simulations.