(1)The Director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (Department) shall require that the location of the security on all loan applications received by the Department is reviewed and a determination made as to whether flood insurance will be required as a condition of the loan.
(2)A flood determination fee will be charged to the borrower equal to the amount charged by the flood determination reporting company at the time the application is submitted.
(3)All flood determinations are to be provided for the duration of the loan while it exists in the Department’s portfolio (more commonly referred to as life-of-loan tracking).
(4)The flood determination company must meet the qualifications as determined by the Department by applying relevant industry standards.
(5)Based on the determination that the security for the loan is located in an area classified as a special flood hazard area, the Director shall require the borrower to purchase flood insurance as a requirement of the loan.
(6)If following loan closing, it is determined that the security is located within a flood hazard area as defined by the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (42 USCS 3701-4370a), the borrower may be required to purchase flood hazard insurance at no cost to the Department. If flood hazard insurance is not voluntarily acquired, the Director may force place said insurance and:
(a)Disburse all costs associated with the acquisition of the coverage from the escrow account; or
(b)If there is no established escrow account, disperse all costs of the acquisition and establish an escrow account to cover the cost; and
(c)Loan payments will be increased to repay the amount advanced.
Rule 274-045-0280 — Flood Insurance,