(a) The purpose of this part is to comply with section 206 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4107) by establishing procedures for flood elevation determinations of Zones A1-30, AE, AH, AO and V1-30, and VE within the community so that adequate consultation with the community officials shall be assured.
(b) The procedures in this part shall apply when base flood elevations are to be determined or modified.
(c) The Federal Insurance Administrator or his delegate shall:
(1) Specifically request that the community submit pertinent data concerning flood hazards, flooding experience, plans to avoid potential hazards, estimate of historical and prospective economic impact on the community, and such other appropriate data (particularly if such data will necessitate a modification of a base flood elevation).
(2) Notify local officials of the progress of surveys, studies, investigations, and of prospective findings, along with data and methods employed in reaching such conclusions; and
(3) Encourage local dissemination of surveys, studies, and investigations so that interested persons will have an opportunity to bring relevant data to the attention of the community and to the Federal Insurance Administrator.
(4) Carry out the responsibilities for consultation and coordination set forth in § 66.5 of this part.