Circular
Agencies Release Revised Interagency Questions and Answers and Propose New Questions Regarding Flood Insurance
July 21, 2009
Circular No. 12120

The federal bank, thrift, credit union and Farm Credit System regulatory agencies have released revised interagency questions and answers regarding flood insurance and requested public comment on several new ones.

The Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (2009) supersedes the 1997 interagency questions and answers document and supplements other guidance or interpretations issued by the agencies and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
 
The Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (2009) consists of 77 questions and answers, which were revised based in part on comments received during the public comment period.

The agencies are also proposing for public comment five new questions and answers on determining insurable value in calculating the maximum limit of coverage available for the particular type of property and the timing of force placement of required flood insurance by lenders.

After receiving and considering public comment on the five new proposed questions and answers, the agencies intend to incorporate them into the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (2009).

See the press release for full details.

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