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Loans In Areas Having Special Flood Hazards

March 30, 1999


SUBJECT: Revised Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revised its Standard Flood Hazard termination Form (SFHDF). The amended SFHDF was published in the attached Federal Register notice.

The form was revised to comply with the Office of Management and Budget requirements established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The changes clarify the instructions for completing the SFHDF and incorporate minor editorial changes to the form. Beginning April 21, 1999, the revised form must be used for noting determinations on whether a property is located within a Special Flood Hazard area. Until then, the existing form may be used.

You may download the revised SFHDF from FEMA's Web site at The form is also available through FEMA's "Fax-on-Demand" service at (202) 646-FEMA (request document #23103). FEMA requests that the revised form be reproduced locally by users of the form.

For questions about the revised form, please contact:

  • Lena Thompson at FEMA on (202) 646-3441;
  • Ken Baebel, Senior Review Examiner in the FDIC's Division of Compliance and Consumer Affairs, on (202) 942-3086 or by e-mail,; or
  • Mark Mellon, Counsel in the FDIC's Legal Division, on (202) 898-3854 or by e-mail,

  Ronald F. Bieker
  Acting Director

Attachment (January 20, 1999, Federal Register, Vol. 64, No.12, pages 3104-3108) HTML PDF (311 Kb - PDF help or hard copy)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 07/17/1999

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