FEMA has released the revised 2012 Elevation Certificate and 2012 Floodproofing Certificate. DEM has done a word-for-word review and determined there are no revisions that change any meaning or in any way alter the information that is collected. However, we encourage you to start reminding builders and surveyors that the revised certificates are now available.
FEMA announced that it will permit a “phase-in” of the revised Elevation Certificate on a voluntary basis. During the 12-month transition period beginning August 1, 2012, FEMA will accept either the new form or the old form. This voluntary transition period will allow for sufficient time for the coordination and training of all affected NFIP stakeholders. Elevations certified after the last day of the transition period must be submitted on the new Elevation Certificate form with the expiration date of July 31, 2015.