The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate (EC) is an administrative tool used by the NFIP. It is used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances; to determine the proper insurance premium rate; and or support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) to remove a building from the Special Flood Hazard Area.
The only change that was made to this newly released version is an updated expiration date. All the text in the form and the instructions is the same as the previous version. Reissuing the previous form with a new expiration date was a a mandatory step before FEMA can revise the form and instructions. As per OMB, an expired form cannot be revised. The form and instructions can be found here.