News and Events for Monday, February 27, 2012

 Flood insurance workshop Tuesday

The Engineering Division of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and Region IX of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will co-sponsor a free workshop on National Flood Insurance Program elevation certificates on Tuesday on Kaua‘i.

The workshop is geared toward architects, land surveyors, engineers and county officials who submit or review FEMA’s elevation certificates, according to a DLNR news release.

An elevation certificate is used to determine flood insurance premium rates. It can be used to document elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community flood plain regulations. It can also be used to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment or Letter of Map Revision based on fill.  

The workshop will include an introduction to elevation certificates and review several case studies in Hawai‘i that were submitted to the counties for review and approval.

Participants also will learn how to complete an elevation certificate form.

The Kaua‘i workshop is scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon at Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall at 4191 Hardy St. in Lihu‘e.

For more information or to register, visit www.hawaiinfip.org and click on the 2012 Elevation Certificate Workshop Registration page, or call Kristen Akamine at (808) 587-0281.

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