by Jacquelyn Alamia

As part of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required to create the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) to study the accuracy of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and other associated risk data to improve the measures used to map flood risks in the U.S.  The appointment is a two-year term and must be submitted by December 2, 2013, 5:00 p.m. ET.

To apply for FEMA’s TMAC, submit a resume or curriculum vitae to FEMA, Federal Insurance Mitigation Administration, Risk Analysis Division by email at, or by mail at 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598–3035.  Please include the applicants full name; home and business physical addresses, phone numbers and email addresses; current title/position and organization, and membership category of interest (defined below).

  • Professional surveying association or organization 
  • Professional mapping association or organization
  • Engineering association or organization
  • Professional association or organization representing flood hazard determination firms
  • United States Geological Survey
  • Professional association or organization representing state geographic information
  • State national flood insurance coordination offices
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Regional flood and storm water management organization
  • State, Tribal, and Territorial government agencies
  • Local government agencies
  • Floodplain management association or organization
  • Risk management association or organization
  • State mitigation officer 

For additional information, go to, Docket ID FEMA-2013-0039.  Please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at if you have questions.

Contact: Arlandis Rush at, 202.942.4236 or Julie Ufner at, 202.942.4269