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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameTechnical Mapping Advisory Council (FEMA)Agency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number2474
Original Establishment Date7/29/2013Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.fema.gov/technical-mapping-advisory...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date7/22/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Program Specialist
Date Of Renewal Charter7/22/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Michael
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM
Specific Termination AuthorityNoneDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Nakagaki
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixMr
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 100215 of Public Law 112-141; 42 USC 4101aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*202-212-2148
Effective Date Of Authority*7/29/2013Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*michael.nakagaki@fema.dhs.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Provides recommendations to the Administrator on certain aspects of FEMA's flood risk mapping activities:A.) How to improve in a cost-effective manner the: 1.) Accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps and risk data; and 2.)Performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States.B.) Mapping standards and guidelines for: 1.)Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs); and 2.)Data accuracy, data quality, data currency, and data eligibility;C.) How to maintain, on an ongoing basis, FIRMs and flood risk identification; andD.) Procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping partners.
How is membership balanced?*Pursuant to section 100215(b)(1), the TMAC includes four members designated by statute and sixteen appointed members. The four designated members of the Council serve as Regular Government Employees and consist of:1) The Administrator or the designee thereof; 2) The Secretary of the Interior or the designee thereof; 3) The Secretary of Agriculture or the designee thereof;4) The Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere or the designee thereof.The sixteen additional members of the Council are appointed by the Administrator or designee. These members are appointed based on their demonstrated knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, the membership of the Council will have a balance of Federal, State, local, tribal and private members, and include geographic diversity including representation from areas with coastline on the Gulf of Mexico and other States containing areas identified by the Administrator as at high risk for flooding or as areas having special flood hazard areas. These members are selected from among the following professional associations or organizations:a.) One member of a recognized professional surveying association or organization; b.) One member of a recognized professional mapping association or organization; c.) One member of a recognized professional engineering association or organization;d.) One member of a recognized professional association or organization representing flood hazard determination firms;e.) One representative of the United States Geological Survey;f.) One representative of a recognized professional association or organization representing State geographic information;g.) One representative of State national flood insurance coordination offices;h.) One representative of the Corps of Engineers;i.) One member of a recognized regional flood and storm water management organization;j.) Two representatives of different State government agencies that have entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the Administrator and have demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs;k.) Two representatives of different local government agencies that have entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the Administrator and have demonstrated the capability to produce flood insurance maps;l.) One member of a recognized floodplain management association or organization;m.) One member of a recognized risk management association or organization;n.) One State mitigation officer.The non-Federal members in a., b., c., d., i., l., m., and n. serve as Special Government Employees as defined in Title 18, United States Code, section 202(a). The members in e., and h., serve as Regular Government Employees. The non-Federal members in f., g., j., and k. serve as representatives of their respective associations or organizations and are not Special Government Employees as defined in Title 18 of United States Code, section 202(a). The sixteen appointed members serve terms of office of two years. However, up to half (eight) of those initially appointed to the Council may serve one-year terms to allow for staggered turnover. Appointments may be renewed once for a full two-year term. A member appointed to fill an unexpired term shall serve the remainder of that term and may be reappointed once for up to a full two-year term. In the event the Council terminates, all appointments to the Council will terminate.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 6 Estimated
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*As mandated by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, and the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, The TMAC will be responsible for delivering three reports to the FEMA Administrator, including: Flood Mapping Review Report: A review report related to flood mapping in support of the NFIP. Summer or Fall of 2016.•Future Conditions Risk Assessment and Modeling Report: A report with recommendations on how to ensure that Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) incorporate the best available climate science to assess flood risks and ensure that FEMA uses the best available methodology to consider the impact of the rise in sea level and future development on flood risk. An Annual Report: A report with recommendations on how to improve elements of the flood mapping program including the mapping products themselves, program performance metrics, standards, guidelines, map maintenance, delegation, and how to improve interagency and intergovernmental coordination.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*50Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback CommentNot ApplicableNarrative Description*FEMA’s Mission Statement:“FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.”FROM FEMA’s Strategic Plan: • Strategic Priority 4, Enable Disaster Risk Reduction Nationally.o Objective 4.1: provide credible and actionable data and tools to support risk-informed decision-making. “…FEMA will also ensure that future risks, including those influenced by climate change, are effectively integrated into the Agency’s risk assessment resources and processes.”o Objective 4.3: Enhance the Effectiveness, financial stability, and affordability of the National Flood Insurance Program. “…The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) and the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 affect all the major components of the NFIP, including…flood hazard mapping.” “…To improve its solvency, the NFIP will explore ways to develop and implement more accurate methods of calculating risk.”How the TMAC supports the agency's mission and its strategic plan: Flooding is one of the costliest natural hazards in the United States. A significant portion of the costs associated with flooding is offset by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is administered by FEMA. The NFIP is estimated to save the Nation 1.6 billion annually in avoided flood losses. A key component of the NFIP is Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). FIRMs are used inform communities about the local flood risk and help set minimum floodplain standards to enable communities to build safely and resiliently. FIRMs are also used to set premiums for flood insurance under the NFIP. The Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), authorized by BW-12, will review the technical credibility of FIRMs (as required by the Homeowner Affordability Act of 2014); and provide recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on (1) ways to improve the flood mapping process, and (2) how to consider the impacts of future flooding conditions caused by climate change and future development (required by BW-12).
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031684Communicating Uncertainty Subcommittee2019
 COM-032371Floodplain Management & Mitigation Subcommittee2019
 COM-031554Future Conditions Subcommittee2019
 COM-032363Increasing Coverage Subcommittee2019
 COM-032362Prioritizing Unmapped Areas Subcommittee2019
 COM-032393Residual Risk Subcommittee2019
 COM-031693Subcommittee on the Annual Report2019
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032829Technical Mapping Advisory Council (FEMA)2018
 COM-001277Technical Mapping Advisory Council (FEMA)2017
 COM-003001Technical Mapping Advisory Council (FEMA)2016
 COM-003420Technical Mapping Advisory Council (FEMA)2015
 COM-005142Technical Mapping Advisory Council (FEMA)2014
 COM-005518Federal Emergency Management Agency Technical Mapping Advisory Council2013