Unlock Efficiency by Using eLOMA for Streamlined LOMA Applications

David Mummert, eLOMA Coordinator, Michael Baker International

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Electronic Letter of Map Amendment (eLOMA) tool provides licensed land surveyors and professional engineers with a web-based system to submit a variety of LOMA requests as a faster alternative to the standard application process. The eLOMA tool offers users the advantage of swiftly generating an official FEMA determination document, significantly reducing the usual processing period of 30 to 60 days for a standard LOMA. eLOMA enables users to submit applications for individual structures, a portion of a recorded property, or entire legally recorded parcels of land, provided no fill has been placed to raise the elevations of the subject structure or property. The eLOMA tool is available to any licensed professional who registers through FEMA's Mapping Information Platform, which is located online at https://hazards.fema.gov. This presentation will:
  • Provide a summary of the eLOMA tool;
  • Highlight plans for a comprehensive eLOMA Technical Guidance document and future trainings and web-based learning opportunities;
  • Provide insight into how the accuracy of eLOMA submittals correlates directly with audit frequency; and
  • Discuss the steps necessary to achieve an eLOMA Super User status to reduce the number of audited submittals.

Author Bio

David Mummert has over 22 years of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) experience with Michael Baker International in the MT-1 (LOMA) Group. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a degree in Biology with a specialization in Environmental Science. He is currently the Flood Map Amendment Services (FMAS) contract eLOMA Coordinator for all 10 FEMA Regions and Subject Matter Expert for LOMA and eLOMA processing through FEMA’s Mapping Information Platform (MIP) website.