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Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance
2007 Edition of FEMA Booklet
December 6, 2007

Summary: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released an updated electronic edition of its booklet Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines.


  • The 2007 edition of FEMA's flood insurance booklet has been released and can be downloaded at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2954. A print version of the booklet can be ordered by calling 1-800-480-2520.
  • This booklet clarifies some of the complex issues that have arisen since the 1999 edition. It also highlights certain program changes, including:
    • Processing of Letters of Map Change.
    • Options for purchasing coverage for buildings under construction.
    • Coverage under Residential Condominium Building Association Policies (RCBAP).
    • A new requirement to list the Replacement Cost Value on the declarations page of each RCBAP.
    • Updated Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program information.

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
Compliance Officer
Loan Officers

Mira Marshall, Sr. Policy Analyst (Compliance), at
MMarshall@FDIC.gov or (202) 898-3912

Printable Format:
FIL-106-2007 - PDF (PDF Help)

FDIC financial institution letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2007/index.html.

To receive FILs electronically, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/fil.html.

Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Room E 1002, Arlington, VA 22226 (1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200).

Last Updated 12/6/2007 communications@fdic.gov

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