Fee Schedule for Processing Requests for Map Changes, for Flood Insurance Study Backup Data, and for National Flood Insurance Program Map and Insurance Products, 41767-41770 [E7-14712]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Affected Public: Owners of marine portable tanks and owners/designers of non-specification portable tanks. Forms: None. Abstract: The information will be used to evaluate the safety of proposed alterations to marine portable tanks and non-specification portable tank designs used to transfer hazardous materials during off-shore operations. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains unchanged at 18 hours a year. 3. Title: Navigation Safety Information and Emergency Instructions for Certain Towing Vessels. OMB Control Number: 1625–0082. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Owners, operators, and masters of vessels. Forms: None. Abstract: Navigation safety regulations help assure the mariner piloting a towing vessel has adequate equipment, charts, maps, and other publications. For inspected towing vessels, a muster list and emergency instructions provide effective plans and references for crew to follow in an emergency situation. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 367,701 hours to 362,907 hours a year. 4. Title: Sewage and Graywater Discharge Records for Certain Cruise Vessels Operating on Alaskan Waters. OMB Control Number: 1625–0092. Type Of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Owners, operators, and masters of vessels. Forms: None. Abstract: To comply with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001, Public Law 106–554, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–315, this information collection is needed to enforce sewage and graywater discharge requirements from certain cruise ships operating on Alaskan waters. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 910 hours to 637 hours a year. Dated: July 20, 2007. D.T. Glenn, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–14696 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Fee Schedule for Processing Requests for Map Changes, for Flood Insurance Study Backup Data, and for National Flood Insurance Program Map and Insurance Products Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice contains the revised fee schedules for processing certain types of requests for changes to national Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps, for processing requests for Flood Insurance Study (FIS) technical and administrative support data, and for processing requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products. The changes in the fee schedules will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reduce further the expenses to the NFIP by recovering more fully the costs associated with processing conditional and final map change requests; retrieving, reproducing, and distributing technical and administrative support data related to FIS analyses and mapping; and producing, retrieving, and distributing particular NFIP map and insurance products. EFFECTIVE DATE: The revised fee schedules are effective for all requests dated October 1, 2007, or later. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Blanton Jr., CFM, Section Chief, Engineering Management Section, Risk Analysis Branch, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472; by telephone at (202) 646–3151 or by facsimile at (202) 646–2787 (not toll-free calls); or by e-mail at william.blanton@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice contains the revised fee schedules for processing certain types of requests for changes to NFIP maps, requests for FIS technical and administrative support data, and requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products. Effective Dates. The revised fee schedule for map changes is effective for all requests dated October 1, 2007, or later. The revised fee schedule supersedes the current fee schedule, which was established on October 30, 2005. The revised fee schedule for requests for FIS backup data also is effective for all requests dated October 1, 2007, or later. The revised fee schedule supersedes the current fee schedule, PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41767 which was established on October 30, 2005. The revised fee schedule for requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products, which are available through the FEMA Map Service Center (MSC) is effective for all written requests, on-line Internet requests made through the FEMA Flood Map Store, and all telephone requests received on or after October 1, 2007. The revised fee schedule supersedes the current fee schedule, which was established on October 30, 2005. Evaluations Performed. To develop the revised fee schedule for conditional and final map change requests, FEMA evaluated the actual costs of reviewing and processing requests for Conditional Letters of Map Amendment (CLOMAs), Conditional Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR–Fs), Conditional Letters of Map Revision (CLOMRs), Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR–Fs), and Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs). To develop the revised fee schedule requests for FIS technical and administrative support data, FEMA evaluated the actual costs of reviewing, reproducing, and distributing archived data in seven categories. These categories are discussed in more detail below. To develop the revised fee schedule for requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products, FEMA: (1) Evaluated the actual costs incurred at the MSC for producing, retrieving, and distributing those products; (2) analyzed historical sales, cost data, and product unit cost for unusual trends or anomalies; and, (3) analyzed the effect of program changes, new products, technology investments, and other factors on future sales and product costs. The products covered by this notice are discussed in detail below. Periodic Evaluations of Fees. A primary component of the fees is the prevailing private-sector rates charged to FEMA for labor and materials. Because these rates and the actual review and processing costs may vary from year to year, FEMA will evaluate the fees periodically and publish revised fee schedules, when needed, as notices in the Federal Register. Fee Schedule for Requests for Conditional Letters of Map Amendment and Conditional and Final Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA maintained the following review and processing fees, which are to be submitted with all requests: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 41768 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices Request for single-lot/single-structure CLOMA and CLOMR–F: $500. Request for single-lot/single-structure LOMR–F: $425. Request for single-lot/single-structure LOMR–F based on as-built information (CLOMR–F previously issued by FEMA): $325. Request for multiple-lot/multiplestructure CLOMA: $700. Request for multiple-lot/multiplestructure CLOMR–F and LOMR–F: $800. Request for multiple-lot/multiplestructure LOMR-F based on as-built information (CLOMR–F previously issued by FEMA): $700. Fee Schedule for Requests for Conditional Map Revisions Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA established the following review and processing fees, which are to be submitted with all requests that are not otherwise exempted under 44 CFR 72.5: Request based on new hydrology, bridge, culvert, channel, or combination thereof: $4,400. Request based on levee, berm, or other structural measure: $5,500. Fee Schedule for Requests for Map Revisions Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA established the following review and processing fees, which are to be submitted with all requests that are not otherwise exempted under 44 CFR 72.5, requesters must submit the review and processing fees shown below with requests for LOMRs dated October 1, 2007, or later that are not based on structural measures on alluvial fans. Request based on bridge, culvert, channel, hydrology, or combination thereof: $4,800. Request based on levee, berm, or other structural measure: $6,500. Request based on as-built information submitted as follow-up to CLOMR: $4,800. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Fees for Conditional and Final Map Revisions Based on Structural Measures on Alluvial Fans Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA has maintained $5,600 as the initial fee for requests for CLOMRs and LOMRs based on structural measures on alluvial fans. FEMA will also continue to recover the remainder of the review and processing costs by invoicing the requester before issuing a determination letter, consistent with current practice. The prevailing privatesector labor rate charged to FEMA ($60 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 per hour) will continue to be used to calculate the total reimbursable fees. Fee Schedule for Requests for Flood Insurance Study Backup Data Non-exempt requestors of FIS technical and administrative support data must submit fees shown below with requests dated October 1, 2007, or later. These fees are based on the complete recovery costs to FEMA for retrieving, reproducing, and distributing the data, as well as maintaining the library archives, and for collecting and depositing fees. Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA maintained the following review and processing fees from the October 30, 2005, fee schedule, which are to be submitted with all requests. All entities except the following will be charged for requests for FIS technical and administrative support data: • Private architectural-engineering firms under contract to FEMA to perform or evaluate studies and restudies; • Federal agencies involved in performing studies and restudies for FEMA (i.e., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Tennessee Valley Authority); • Communities that have supplied the Digital Line Graph base to FEMA and request the Digital Line Graph data (Category 6 below); • Communities that request data during the statutory 90-day appeal period for an initial or revised FIS for that community; • Mapped participating communities that request data at any time other than during the statutory 90-day appeal period, provided the data are requested for use by the community and not a third-party user; and • State NFIP Coordinators, provided the data requested are for use by the State NFIP Coordinators and not a thirdparty user. FEMA has established seven categories into which requests for FIS backup data are separated. These categories are: (1) Category 1—Paper copies, microfiche, or diskettes of hydrologic and hydraulic backup data for current or historical FISs; (2) Category 2—Paper or mylar copies of topographic mapping developed during FIS process; (3) Category 3—Paper copies or microfiche of survey notes developed during FIS process; (4) Category 4—Paper copies of individual Letters of Map Change (LOMCs); PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (5) Category 5—Paper copies of Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map or Flood Boundary and Floodway Map panels; (6) Category 6—Computer tapes or CD–ROMs of Digital Line Graph files, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map files, or Digital LOMR attachment files; and (7) Category 7—Computer diskettes and user’s manuals for FEMA computer programs. FEMA established the initial nonrefundable fee of $135 non-exempt requesters of FIS technical and administrative support data pay to initiate their request under Categories 1, 2, and 3 above. This fee covers the preliminary costs of research and retrieval. If the data requested are available and the request is not cancelled, the final fee due is calculated as a sum of standard per-product charge plus a per-case surcharge of $93, designed to recover the cost of library maintenance and archiving. The total costs of processing requests in Categories 1, 2, and 3 will vary based on the complexity of the research involved in retrieving the data and the volume and medium of data to be reproduced and distributed. The initial fee will be applied against the total costs to process the request, and FEMA will invoice the requester for the balance plus the percase surcharge before the data are provided. No data will be provided to a requester until all required fees have been paid. No initial fee is required to initiate a request for data under Categories 4 through 7. Requesters will be notified by telephone about the availability of the data and the fees associated with the requested data. As with requests for data under Categories 1, 2, and 3, no data will be provided to requesters until all required fees are paid. A flat user fee for each of these categories of requests, shown below, will continue to be required. Request Under Category 4 (First Letter): $40. Request Under Category 4 (Each additional letter): $10. Request Under Category 5 (First panel): $35. Request Under Category 5 (Each additional panel): $2. Request Under Category 6 (per county/digital LOMR attachment shapefiles): $150. Request Under Category 7 (per copy): $25. Fee Schedule for Requests for Map and Insurance Products The MSC distributes a variety of NFIP map and insurance products to a broad range of customers, including Federal, E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 41769 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices State, and local government officials; real estate professionals; insurance providers; appraisers; builders; land developers; design engineers; surveyors; lenders; homeowners; and other private citizens. The MSC distributes the following products: • Paper (printed) copies of Conversion Letters; • Paper (printed) copies of Flood Hazard Boundary Maps (FHBMs); • Paper (printed) copies of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs); • Paper (printed) copies of Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs); • Printed copies of Flood Insurance Studies (FISs), including the narrative report, tables, Flood Profiles, and other graphics; • Paper (printed) copies of Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps (FBFMs), when they are included as an exhibit in the FIS; • Digital Q3 Flood Data files, which FEMA developed by scanning the published FIRM and vectorizing a thematic overlay of flood risks; • Digital Q3 Flood Data files for Coastal Barrier Resource Areas (CBRA Q3 Flood Data files); • Flood Map Status Information Service (FMSIS), through which FEMA provides status information for effective NFIP maps; • Letter of Map Change (LOMC) Subscription Service, through which FEMA makes certain types of LOMCs available biweekly on CD-ROM; • Paper (printed) and CD copies of NFIP Insurance Manual (Full Manual), which provides vital NFIP information for insurance agents nationwide; • Paper (printed) copies of NFIP Insurance Manual (Producer’s Edition), which is used for reference and training purposes; • Community Map Action List (CMAL), which is a semimonthly list of communities and their NFIP status codes; • Digital copies of Conversion Letters, downloadable from the web; • Digital copies of Flood maps, available on CD-ROM and downloadable from the web; which can be purchased by panel or in community, county or state kits; • Digital copies of FISs and FBFMs (where applicable), including the narrative report, tables, Flood Profiles, and other graphics, on CD–ROM and downloadable from the web; • DFIRM Database (DB), with and without orthographic photos, on CD– ROM and downloadable from the web; • FIRMette, a user-defined ‘‘cut-out’’ section of a flood map at 100% map scale designed for printing on a standard office printer. • F–MIT Basic Version 1.0, which is a view tool for map images, on CD–ROM and downloadable from the web; • DFIRM CD Viewer (formerly F–MIT Pro), which is a view tool for map images, on CD–ROM; • FEMA’s Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners on CD–ROM; and • MHIP—Multi-year Hazard Implementation Plan on CD–ROM. For more information on the map and insurance products available from the MSC, interested parties are invited to visit the MSC Web site at http:// msc.fema.gov. Based on a review of actual cost data and future trends, FEMA has revised the fee schedule for the map and insurance products that are available from the MSC. For requests for paper copies of conversion letters, FHBMs, FIRMs, DFIRMs, FBFMs, and FISs, FEMA has increased both the processing fee and the shipping cost; for digital copies of FHBMs, FIRMs, DFIRMs, FBFMs, and FISs on CD–ROM, FEMA has increased the processing fee and decreased the shipping cost; for digital copies of conversion letters, FHBMs, FIRMs, DFIRMs, FBFMs, and FISs downloadable from the web, FEMA has increased the processing fee; for DFIRM DBs (with and without orthographic photos), Q3 Flood Data Files, CBRA Flood Data Files, FMSIS, LOMC Subscription Service, FEMA’s Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners, MHIP, DFIRM CD Viewer, FEMA has changed the shipping cost on the first two CDs, but have not increased the cost of the additional CDs. Federal, State, and local governments continue to be exempt from paying fees for the map products. The revised fee schedule for the current and new products is shown in the following table. Current fee Shipping Paper: Letters ......................................................... $4.00 per letter ................................................. Maps ............................................................ $4.00 per panel ................................................ Floodways (as part of studies) .................... $4.00 per panel ................................................ Studies ........................................................ $9.00 per study ................................................ Hurry Charge (added to regular charge) .... Internet Products: FIRMettes .................................................... Letters ......................................................... Downloadable Maps .................................... Downloadable Floodways ........................... Downloadable Studies ................................ DFIRM Database (DB) ................................ CD–ROM: CD Maps ..................................................... $33.00 .............................................................. $.041 per letter for first 10 plus $0.10 for each additional letter. $.041 per panel for first 10 plus $0.10 for each additional panel. $.041 per panel for first 10 plus $0.10 for each additional panel. $5.00 per study plus $.50 for each additional study. N/A. Free .................................................................. $2.50 per letter ................................................. $2.50 per panel ................................................ $2.50 per panel ................................................ $5.00 per study ................................................ $10.00 per DB .................................................. N/A. N/A. N/A. N/A. N/A. N/A. $4.00 per panel ................................................ CD Floodways ............................................. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Product $4.00 per panel ................................................ CD Studies .................................................. $6.00 per study ................................................ DFIRM DB ................................................... $10.00 per database ........................................ DFIRM w/Orthos ......................................... $10.00 per database ........................................ $1.75 for first tional CD. $1.75 for first tional CD. $1.75 for first tional CD. $1.75 for first tional CD. $1.75 for first tional CD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi- 41770 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices Product Current fee Shipping Q3 on CD .................................................... $50.00 per CD–ROM ....................................... CBRA Q3 on CD ......................................... $50.00 per CD–ROM or $200 for all 5 Q3 CDs. $13.00 per State or $38.00 for entire USA ..... FMSIS (Individual Orders) ........................... FMSIS (Annual Subscription) ...................... LOMC Subscription Service (Individual Orders). LOMC Subscription Service (Annual Subscriptions). FEMA’s Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners on CD. MHIP—Multi-Hazard Implementation Plan View Tool: F–MIT Light on Web ................................... F–MIT Light on CD ...................................... DFIRM CD Viewer (formerly F–MIT Pro) .... Manuals: NFIP Insurance Manual (Full Manual) ........ NFIP Insurance Manual (Producer’s Edition). NFIP Insurance Manual (Full Manual) on CD. Other: Community Map Action List (CMAL) ........... Payment Submission Requirements Fee payments for non-exempt requests must be made in advance of services being rendered. These payments shall be made in the form of a check, money order, or by credit card payment. Checks and money orders must be made payable, in U.S. funds, to the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA will deposit all fees collected to the National Flood Insurance Fund, which is the source of funding for providing these services. Dated: July 17, 2007. David I. Maurstad, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–14712 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Each year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by the Write-Your- VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 $148.00 per state or $419.00 for entire USA .. $85.00 per issue .............................................. $2,000 per year ................................................ $2.60 ................................................................ $1.75 for first tional CD. $1.75 for first tional CD. $1.75 for first tional CD. N/A. $1.75 for first tional CD. N/A. 2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi2 CDs and $0.25 for each addi- $2.60 ................................................................ $1.75 for first 2 CDs and $0.25 for each additional CD. $1.75 for first 2 CDs and $0.25 for each additional CD. Free .................................................................. Free .................................................................. $30.00 per Viewer ............................................ N/A. N/A. $1.75 for first 2 CDs and $0.25 for each additional CD. $25.00 per subscription for two years ............. $15.00 per subscription for two years ............. N/A. N/A. $25.00 per subscription for two years ............. N/A. Free .................................................................. N/A. Own (WYO) program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement) to notify the private insurance companies (Companies) and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe to the Arrangement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward L. Connor, FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202–646– 3429 (phone), 202–646–3445 (facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Arrangement, approximately 90 private sector property insurers issue flood insurance policies and adjust flood insurance claims under their own names based on the Arrangement with the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) (44 CFR part 62, appendix A). The WYO insurers receive an expense allowance and remit the remaining premium to the Federal Government. The Federal Government pays WYO insurers for flood losses and pays loss adjustment expenses based on a fee schedule. Litigation costs, including court costs, attorney fees, judgments, and settlements, are paid by FIA based on submitted documentation. The Arrangement provides that under certain circumstances reimbursement for litigation costs will not be made. The complete Arrangement is published in 44 CFR part 62, appendix A. Each year PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEMA is required to publish in the Federal Register and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement. During the 2006–2007 Arrangement year FEMA published (71 FR 54678, Sept. 18, 2006) notice of the changes to the Arrangement. No changes have been made to the Arrangement since the publication of the previous notice; however changes to the arrangement are contemplated for the future. During September 2007, FEMA will send a copy of the offer for the 2007– 2008 Arrangement year, together with related materials and submission instructions, to all private insurance companies participating under the current 2006–2007 Arrangement. Any private insurance company not currently participating in the WYO Program but wishing to consider FEMA’s offer for 2007–2008 may request a copy by writing: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mitigation Division, Attn: WYO Program, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, or contact Edward Connor at 202–646–3445 (facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail). E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Fee Schedule for Processing Requests for Map Changes, for Flood 
Insurance Study Backup Data, and for National Flood Insurance Program 
Map and Insurance Products

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice contains the revised fee schedules for processing 
certain types of requests for changes to national Flood Insurance 
Program (NFIP) maps, for processing requests for Flood Insurance Study 
(FIS) technical and administrative support data, and for processing 
requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products. The changes in 
the fee schedules will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) to reduce further the expenses to the NFIP by recovering more 
fully the costs associated with processing conditional and final map 
change requests; retrieving, reproducing, and distributing technical 
and administrative support data related to FIS analyses and mapping; 
and producing, retrieving, and distributing particular NFIP map and 
insurance products.

Effective Date: The revised fee schedules are effective for all 
requests dated October 1, 2007, or later.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Blanton Jr., CFM, Section 
Chief, Engineering Management Section, Risk Analysis Branch, 500 C 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472; by telephone at (202) 646-3151 or by 
facsimile at (202) 646-2787 (not toll-free calls); or by e-mail at 
william.blanton@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice contains the revised fee 
schedules for processing certain types of requests for changes to NFIP 
maps, requests for FIS technical and administrative support data, and 
requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products.
    Effective Dates. The revised fee schedule for map changes is 
effective for all requests dated October 1, 2007, or later. The revised 
fee schedule supersedes the current fee schedule, which was established 
on October 30, 2005.
    The revised fee schedule for requests for FIS backup data also is 
effective for all requests dated October 1, 2007, or later. The revised 
fee schedule supersedes the current fee schedule, which was established 
on October 30, 2005.
    The revised fee schedule for requests for particular NFIP map and 
insurance products, which are available through the FEMA Map Service 
Center (MSC) is effective for all written requests, on-line Internet 
requests made through the FEMA Flood Map Store, and all telephone 
requests received on or after October 1, 2007. The revised fee schedule 
supersedes the current fee schedule, which was established on October 
30, 2005.
    Evaluations Performed. To develop the revised fee schedule for 
conditional and final map change requests, FEMA evaluated the actual 
costs of reviewing and processing requests for Conditional Letters of 
Map Amendment (CLOMAs), Conditional Letters of Map Revision Based on 
Fill (CLOMR-Fs), Conditional Letters of Map Revision (CLOMRs), Letters 
of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-Fs), and Letters of Map Revision 
(LOMRs).
    To develop the revised fee schedule requests for FIS technical and 
administrative support data, FEMA evaluated the actual costs of 
reviewing, reproducing, and distributing archived data in seven 
categories. These categories are discussed in more detail below.
    To develop the revised fee schedule for requests for particular 
NFIP map and insurance products, FEMA: (1) Evaluated the actual costs 
incurred at the MSC for producing, retrieving, and distributing those 
products; (2) analyzed historical sales, cost data, and product unit 
cost for unusual trends or anomalies; and, (3) analyzed the effect of 
program changes, new products, technology investments, and other 
factors on future sales and product costs. The products covered by this 
notice are discussed in detail below.
    Periodic Evaluations of Fees. A primary component of the fees is 
the prevailing private-sector rates charged to FEMA for labor and 
materials. Because these rates and the actual review and processing 
costs may vary from year to year, FEMA will evaluate the fees 
periodically and publish revised fee schedules, when needed, as notices 
in the Federal Register.

Fee Schedule for Requests for Conditional Letters of Map Amendment and 
Conditional and Final Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill

    Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and 
Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA maintained the following review and processing 
fees, which are to be submitted with all requests:

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    Request for single-lot/single-structure CLOMA and CLOMR-F: $500.
    Request for single-lot/single-structure LOMR-F: $425.
    Request for single-lot/single-structure LOMR-F based on as-built 
information (CLOMR-F previously issued by FEMA): $325.
    Request for multiple-lot/multiple-structure CLOMA: $700.
    Request for multiple-lot/multiple-structure CLOMR-F and LOMR-F: 
$800.
    Request for multiple-lot/multiple-structure LOMR-F based on as-
built information (CLOMR-F previously issued by FEMA): $700.

Fee Schedule for Requests for Conditional Map Revisions

    Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and 
Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA established the following review and processing 
fees, which are to be submitted with all requests that are not 
otherwise exempted under 44 CFR 72.5:
    Request based on new hydrology, bridge, culvert, channel, or 
combination thereof: $4,400.
    Request based on levee, berm, or other structural measure: $5,500.

Fee Schedule for Requests for Map Revisions

    Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and 
Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA established the following review and processing 
fees, which are to be submitted with all requests that are not 
otherwise exempted under 44 CFR 72.5, requesters must submit the review 
and processing fees shown below with requests for LOMRs dated October 
1, 2007, or later that are not based on structural measures on alluvial 
fans.
    Request based on bridge, culvert, channel, hydrology, or 
combination thereof: $4,800.
    Request based on levee, berm, or other structural measure: $6,500.
    Request based on as-built information submitted as follow-up to 
CLOMR: $4,800.

Fees for Conditional and Final Map Revisions Based on Structural 
Measures on Alluvial Fans

    Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and 
Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA has maintained $5,600 as the initial fee for 
requests for CLOMRs and LOMRs based on structural measures on alluvial 
fans. FEMA will also continue to recover the remainder of the review 
and processing costs by invoicing the requester before issuing a 
determination letter, consistent with current practice. The prevailing 
private-sector labor rate charged to FEMA ($60 per hour) will continue 
to be used to calculate the total reimbursable fees.

Fee Schedule for Requests for Flood Insurance Study Backup Data

    Non-exempt requestors of FIS technical and administrative support 
data must submit fees shown below with requests dated October 1, 2007, 
or later. These fees are based on the complete recovery costs to FEMA 
for retrieving, reproducing, and distributing the data, as well as 
maintaining the library archives, and for collecting and depositing 
fees. Based on a review of actual cost data for Fiscal Year 2005 and 
Fiscal Year 2006, FEMA maintained the following review and processing 
fees from the October 30, 2005, fee schedule, which are to be submitted 
with all requests.
    All entities except the following will be charged for requests for 
FIS technical and administrative support data:
     Private architectural-engineering firms under contract to 
FEMA to perform or evaluate studies and restudies;
     Federal agencies involved in performing studies and 
restudies for FEMA (i.e., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological 
Survey, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Tennessee Valley 
Authority);
     Communities that have supplied the Digital Line Graph base 
to FEMA and request the Digital Line Graph data (Category 6 below);
     Communities that request data during the statutory 90-day 
appeal period for an initial or revised FIS for that community;
     Mapped participating communities that request data at any 
time other than during the statutory 90-day appeal period, provided the 
data are requested for use by the community and not a third-party user; 
and
     State NFIP Coordinators, provided the data requested are 
for use by the State NFIP Coordinators and not a third-party user.
    FEMA has established seven categories into which requests for FIS 
backup data are separated. These categories are:
    (1) Category 1--Paper copies, microfiche, or diskettes of 
hydrologic and hydraulic backup data for current or historical FISs;
    (2) Category 2--Paper or mylar copies of topographic mapping 
developed during FIS process;
    (3) Category 3--Paper copies or microfiche of survey notes 
developed during FIS process;
    (4) Category 4--Paper copies of individual Letters of Map Change 
(LOMCs);
    (5) Category 5--Paper copies of Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate 
Map or Flood Boundary and Floodway Map panels;
    (6) Category 6--Computer tapes or CD-ROMs of Digital Line Graph 
files, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map files, or Digital LOMR 
attachment files; and
    (7) Category 7--Computer diskettes and user's manuals for FEMA 
computer programs.
    FEMA established the initial non-refundable fee of $135 non-exempt 
requesters of FIS technical and administrative support data pay to 
initiate their request under Categories 1, 2, and 3 above. This fee 
covers the preliminary costs of research and retrieval. If the data 
requested are available and the request is not cancelled, the final fee 
due is calculated as a sum of standard per-product charge plus a per-
case surcharge of $93, designed to recover the cost of library 
maintenance and archiving. The total costs of processing requests in 
Categories 1, 2, and 3 will vary based on the complexity of the 
research involved in retrieving the data and the volume and medium of 
data to be reproduced and distributed. The initial fee will be applied 
against the total costs to process the request, and FEMA will invoice 
the requester for the balance plus the per-case surcharge before the 
data are provided. No data will be provided to a requester until all 
required fees have been paid.
    No initial fee is required to initiate a request for data under 
Categories 4 through 7. Requesters will be notified by telephone about 
the availability of the data and the fees associated with the requested 
data.
    As with requests for data under Categories 1, 2, and 3, no data 
will be provided to requesters until all required fees are paid. A flat 
user fee for each of these categories of requests, shown below, will 
continue to be required.
    Request Under Category 4 (First Letter): $40.
    Request Under Category 4 (Each additional letter): $10.
    Request Under Category 5 (First panel): $35.
    Request Under Category 5 (Each additional panel): $2.
    Request Under Category 6 (per county/digital LOMR attachment 
shapefiles): $150.
    Request Under Category 7 (per copy): $25.

Fee Schedule for Requests for Map and Insurance Products

    The MSC distributes a variety of NFIP map and insurance products to 
a broad range of customers, including Federal,

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State, and local government officials; real estate professionals; 
insurance providers; appraisers; builders; land developers; design 
engineers; surveyors; lenders; homeowners; and other private citizens. 
The MSC distributes the following products:
     Paper (printed) copies of Conversion Letters;
     Paper (printed) copies of Flood Hazard Boundary Maps 
(FHBMs);
     Paper (printed) copies of Flood Insurance Rate Maps 
(FIRMs);
     Paper (printed) copies of Digital Flood Insurance Rate 
Maps (DFIRMs);
     Printed copies of Flood Insurance Studies (FISs), 
including the narrative report, tables, Flood Profiles, and other 
graphics;
     Paper (printed) copies of Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps 
(FBFMs), when they are included as an exhibit in the FIS;
     Digital Q3 Flood Data files, which FEMA developed by 
scanning the published FIRM and vectorizing a thematic overlay of flood 
risks;
     Digital Q3 Flood Data files for Coastal Barrier Resource 
Areas (CBRA Q3 Flood Data files);
     Flood Map Status Information Service (FMSIS), through 
which FEMA provides status information for effective NFIP maps;
     Letter of Map Change (LOMC) Subscription Service, through 
which FEMA makes certain types of LOMCs available biweekly on CD-ROM;
     Paper (printed) and CD copies of NFIP Insurance Manual 
(Full Manual), which provides vital NFIP information for insurance 
agents nationwide;
     Paper (printed) copies of NFIP Insurance Manual 
(Producer's Edition), which is used for reference and training 
purposes;
     Community Map Action List (CMAL), which is a semimonthly 
list of communities and their NFIP status codes;
     Digital copies of Conversion Letters, downloadable from 
the web;
     Digital copies of Flood maps, available on CD-ROM and 
downloadable from the web; which can be purchased by panel or in 
community, county or state kits;
     Digital copies of FISs and FBFMs (where applicable), 
including the narrative report, tables, Flood Profiles, and other 
graphics, on CD-ROM and downloadable from the web;
     DFIRM Database (DB), with and without orthographic photos, 
on CD-ROM and downloadable from the web;
     FIRMette, a user-defined ``cut-out'' section of a flood 
map at 100% map scale designed for printing on a standard office 
printer.
     F-MIT Basic Version 1.0, which is a view tool for map 
images, on CD-ROM and downloadable from the web;
     DFIRM CD Viewer (formerly F-MIT Pro), which is a view tool 
for map images, on CD-ROM;
     FEMA's Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard 
Mapping Partners on CD-ROM; and
     MHIP--Multi-year Hazard Implementation Plan on CD-ROM.
    For more information on the map and insurance products available 
from the MSC, interested parties are invited to visit the MSC Web site 
at http://msc.fema.gov.
    Based on a review of actual cost data and future trends, FEMA has 
revised the fee schedule for the map and insurance products that are 
available from the MSC. For requests for paper copies of conversion 
letters, FHBMs, FIRMs, DFIRMs, FBFMs, and FISs, FEMA has increased both 
the processing fee and the shipping cost; for digital copies of FHBMs, 
FIRMs, DFIRMs, FBFMs, and FISs on CD-ROM, FEMA has increased the 
processing fee and decreased the shipping cost; for digital copies of 
conversion letters, FHBMs, FIRMs, DFIRMs, FBFMs, and FISs downloadable 
from the web, FEMA has increased the processing fee; for DFIRM DBs 
(with and without orthographic photos), Q3 Flood Data Files, CBRA Flood 
Data Files, FMSIS, LOMC Subscription Service, FEMA's Guidelines and 
Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners, MHIP, DFIRM CD 
Viewer, FEMA has changed the shipping cost on the first two CDs, but 
have not increased the cost of the additional CDs. Federal, State, and 
local governments continue to be exempt from paying fees for the map 
products. The revised fee schedule for the current and new products is 
shown in the following table.

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           Product                 Current fee            Shipping
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Paper:
    Letters.................  $4.00 per letter....  $.041 per letter for
                                                     first 10 plus $0.10
                                                     for each additional
                                                     letter.
    Maps....................  $4.00 per panel.....  $.041 per panel for
                                                     first 10 plus $0.10
                                                     for each additional
                                                     panel.
    Floodways (as part of     $4.00 per panel.....  $.041 per panel for
     studies).                                       first 10 plus $0.10
                                                     for each additional
                                                     panel.
    Studies.................  $9.00 per study.....  $5.00 per study plus
                                                     $.50 for each
                                                     additional study.
    Hurry Charge (added to    $33.00..............  N/A.
     regular charge).
Internet Products:
    FIRMettes...............  Free................  N/A.
    Letters.................  $2.50 per letter....  N/A.
    Downloadable Maps.......  $2.50 per panel.....  N/A.
    Downloadable Floodways..  $2.50 per panel.....  N/A.
    Downloadable Studies....  $5.00 per study.....  N/A.
    DFIRM Database (DB).....  $10.00 per DB.......  N/A.
CD-ROM:
    CD Maps.................  $4.00 per panel.....  $1.75 for first 2
                                                     CDs and $0.25 for
                                                     each additional CD.
    CD Floodways............  $4.00 per panel.....  $1.75 for first 2
                                                     CDs and $0.25 for
                                                     each additional CD.
    CD Studies..............  $6.00 per study.....  $1.75 for first 2
                                                     CDs and $0.25 for
                                                     each additional CD.
    DFIRM DB................  $10.00 per database.  $1.75 for first 2
                                                     CDs and $0.25 for
                                                     each additional CD.
    DFIRM w/Orthos..........  $10.00 per database.  $1.75 for first 2
                                                     CDs and $0.25 for
                                                     each additional CD.

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    Q3 on CD................  $50.00 per CD-ROM...  $1.75 for first 2
                                                     CDs and $0.25 for
                                                     each additional CD.
    CBRA Q3 on CD...........  $50.00 per CD-ROM or  $1.75 for first 2
                               $200 for all 5 Q3     CDs and $0.25 for
                               CDs.                  each additional CD.
    FMSIS (Individual         $13.00 per State or   $1.75 for first 2
     Orders).                  $38.00 for entire     CDs and $0.25 for
                               USA.                  each additional CD.
    FMSIS (Annual             $148.00 per state or  N/A.
     Subscription).            $419.00 for entire
                               USA.
    LOMC Subscription         $85.00 per issue....  $1.75 for first 2
     Service (Individual                             CDs and $0.25 for
     Orders).                                        each additional CD.
    LOMC Subscription         $2,000 per year.....  N/A.
     Service (Annual
     Subscriptions).
    FEMA's Guidelines and     $2.60...............  $1.75 for first 2
     Specifications for                              CDs and $0.25 for
     Flood Hazard Mapping                            each additional CD.
     Partners on CD.
    MHIP--Multi-Hazard        $2.60...............  $1.75 for first 2
     Implementation Plan.                            CDs and $0.25 for
                                                     each additional CD.
View Tool:
    F-MIT Light on Web......  Free................  N/A.
    F-MIT Light on CD.......  Free................  N/A.
    DFIRM CD Viewer           $30.00 per Viewer...  $1.75 for first 2
     (formerly F-MIT Pro).                           CDs and $0.25 for
                                                     each additional CD.
Manuals:
    NFIP Insurance Manual     $25.00 per            N/A.
     (Full Manual).            subscription for
                               two years.
    NFIP Insurance Manual     $15.00 per            N/A.
     (Producer's Edition).     subscription for
                               two years.
    NFIP Insurance Manual     $25.00 per            N/A.
     (Full Manual) on CD.      subscription for
                               two years.
Other:
    Community Map Action      Free................  N/A.
     List (CMAL).
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Payment Submission Requirements

    Fee payments for non-exempt requests must be made in advance of 
services being rendered. These payments shall be made in the form of a 
check, money order, or by credit card payment. Checks and money orders 
must be made payable, in U.S. funds, to the National Flood Insurance 
Program.
    FEMA will deposit all fees collected to the National Flood 
Insurance Fund, which is the source of funding for providing these 
services.

    Dated: July 17, 2007.
David I. Maurstad,
Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E7-14712 Filed 7-30-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P