FEMA publishes Notice of Proposed Modification in Base Floodplain Elevation

Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps to be adopted

Thursday, April 28, 2011

On April 21 and 28, 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a Notice of Proposed Modification in Base Floodplain Elevation (BFE) for portions of Eastern Montgomery County, including Springfield Township.  The proposed BFE's will become the basis for floodplain management measures, including revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps, that must be adopted by Springfield Township in order to remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

The proposed BFE's may be appealed if received by FEMA or the local municipality within 90 days following the date of second publication of the Notice of Propsed Modification.  All appeals must include such scientific or technical data that negates or contradicts FEMA's findings.  The 90-day appeal period is statuatory and may not be extended.

Springfield Township property owners who wish to file an appeal may do so in written form only.  All appeals should be directed to the office of the Township Manager, 1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor, PA  19038.  Springfield Township will promptly forward all appeals to FEMA.