Six-Month Adoption Period/Related Activities
After the appeals process and subsequent revisions to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) were completed, the Preliminary FIRM and Flood Insurance Study underwent final quality assurance and quality control review by FEMA.
Upon completion of that review, FEMA finalized the Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study, (now called “Pending” products) and notified the County of Loudoun and the incorporated towns in writing that the map and study were finalized and that in six months (February 17, 2017) they would become effective (replace the existing map and study).
FEMA also indicated that by February 17, 2017, the county and towns would have to adopt the new Flood Insurance Rate Map to remain in compliance with requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program.
In accordance with its Zoning Ordinance, Loudoun County conducts two sets of public hearings on the proposed revisions to the Zoning Ordinance to adopt the new Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study. One public hearing is by the Planning Commission and one is by the Board of Supervisors. Additional information on adoption of the map and public hearings is available here