Amendment of Reference Standard for Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Comment By: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule



This rule amends the Reference Standard FEMA FIRM 360497, as identified in Section BC G402 of the building code.  The FEMA FIRMs are the Flood Insurance Rate Maps published by FEMA, and are referenced in the building code for the purpose of enforcement of the construction standards of the National Flood Insurance Program.


This rule updates the FEMA FIRMs to incorporate a Letter of Map Amendment approved by FEMA for La Guardia Airport in Queens.  This amendment ensures New York City’s continued compliance with and eligibility to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program.


The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 28-103.19 of the New York City Administrative Code.


New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]





Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

No contact

Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 4th floor conference room
New York, NY 10007