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A presentation for Local Government Floodplain Administrators, Building Officials, Planners, and Inspectors to explain the requirements, roles, processes, and documents necessary for Floodplain ...

A presentation for Local Government Floodplain Administrators, Building Officials, Planners, and Inspectors to explain the requirements, roles, processes, and documents necessary for Floodplain Management.

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  • FLOODPLAIN ADMINSTRATOR DAILY GRIND Roles, Process, Review Key Elements In TheFloodplain Management ProcessSharon Caton, M.S., AICP, FPA, CSWM,CPI, CEPSC, CECDS TN AFPM Middle TN Regional Representative Alan M. (Mike) Armstrong, CFM, FPA, CSWM TN AFPM Chairman
  • TERMS• FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency• NFIP – National Flood Insurance Program• FPA – Floodplain Administrator• SFHA – Special Flood Hazard Area• FIRM – Flood Insurance Rate Map• FIS – Flood Insurance Study• Floodplain• Floodway• Flood Zones − LOMC – Letter of Map Change − LOMR – Letter of Map Revision − CLOMR – Conditional Letter of Map Revision − LOMA – Letter of Map Amendment
  • Flooding, Stormwater Management & Watershed Protection• Regulations• Key Players• Key Player Roles• Floodplain Management Minimum Control Measures• Floodplain Management Process• Floodplain Development Review
  • Regulations• FEMA – Floodplain Management (NFIP)• Local Government Ordinances – Regulations• Federal, State, and Local Project Review Program• TN Department of Environment & Conservation• EPA – Clean Water Act – NPDES - ARAP
  • Key Players• Floodplain Management stakeholders are: − Federal, State, & Local Government Legislatures, Departments, Agencies − Watershed & Environmental Groups, Developers, Real Estate Brokers, Bankers, Insurers, Contractors, Citizens• Multiple Entity Interaction in: − Management & Protection Program − Development Review Proposal
  • Federal Entities - Roles US 44 CFR 59 & 60 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS EPA US ARMY CORPS FEMA OF & & ENGINEERS FLOODPLAIN &FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT FLOODPLAINMANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT
  • Local Entities - Roles LOCAL GOVERNMENT ROLE JOIN NFIP SIGN CONTRACT ADOPT ORDINANCEENGINEER/PLANNER FLOODPLAIN BUILDING INSPECTOR ROLE ADMINISTRATOR ROLE ROLE & &DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROJECT REVIEW TRAINING/CERTIFICATION REVIEW DOCUMENTATION INSPECTIONS LAND USE RECORDKEEPING DOCUMENTATION CONSIDERATIONS ENFORCEMENT
  • TN States Entities - Roles TN LEGISLATURE & FLOODPLAIN STATUTES MODEL ORDINANCE TDEC MTAS - CTAS TN AFPM & & &WATER POLLUTION FLOODPLAIN INFORMATION – CONTROL MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
  • Floodplain Management Program• Integrated approach, working with Federal, State, Local agencies, departments, & personnel• A consistent, fair review of proposed development• Deliberate, defensible review decisions• Record keeping to justify decisions• Training for Officials, Boards, Citizens• Inspection of development• Enforcement of regulations to achieve compliance
  • 44 CFR 60.3 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS(1) Require permits for all proposed construction or other development in the community, so that it may determine whether such construction or other development is proposed within flood-prone areas;(2) Review proposed development to assure that all necessary permits have been received from those governmental agencies from which approval is required by Federal or State law.(3) Review all permit applications to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding.(4) Review subdivision proposals and other proposed new development, including manufactured home parks or subdivisions, to determine whether such proposals will be reasonably safe from flooding.(5) Require within flood-prone areas new and replacement water supply systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems; and(6) Require within flood-prone areas (i) new and replacement sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems into flood waters and (ii) onsite waste disposal systems to be located to avoid impairment to them or contamination from them during flooding.
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT TOOLS• Floodplain Guidance Manual• Local Government Floodplain Ordinance• Floodplain Development Permit• Technical Design Guidelines, Specifications• Development Project Review Process• Documentation & Recordkeeping Local Inspection, Maintenance & Enforcement
  • Floodplain Management Overview• Floodplain Management, while sole responsibility of Floodplain Administrator (FPA), cannot be accomplished in a vacuum.• Proper floodplain management may involve multiple factors, agencies and departments including Planning Commissions, Stormwater, BOZA, Public Works• In choosing advisors role, the FPA should consider floodplain issues in conjunction with zoning and subdivision regulations, site plans, plats, and other review requirements
  • FPA Considerations• FLOODPLAIN ORDINANCE• LAND USE CONTROLS• ZONING REGULATIONS• SPECIAL DISTRICTS• PERMITTING AUTHORITIES• IEV REQUIREMENTS• SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS• SPECIAL SFHA REQUIREMENTS• FEMA LAND SURVEY REQUIREMENTS• TRAINING COUNCIL/COMMISSION, ZONING APPEALS BOARD, PLANNING COMMISSION
  • DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS• PLANS• DRAWINGS• MAPS• SURVEYS• ELEVATION CERTIFICATES• ENGINEERING STUDIES• OTHER AGENCY PERMITS
  • FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT RESOURCES1. FEMA – NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP)2. FPA TRAINING – FEMA, TN AFPM, ASFPM, TN EDC LPO, FEMA Legal Issues Video3. L 273 – Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP4. US Army Corps of Engineers – Floodplain Management Training and Resources5. Other FPAs
  • FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW EXERCISE • Process for Development Review • Where to Begin? • Floodplain Development Checklist
  • FEMA DFIM MAP
  • Exercise 1 –Parcel Map
  • Exercise 1 –Contour Map
  • Exercise 1 –Flood Map
  • Exercise 1 –ZONING MAP
  • Exercise 1 –Aerial Map
  • Exercise 1 –FloodplainDevelopmentApplication
  • Exercise 1 –FloodplainDevelopmentApplication
  • Exercise 1 –FloodplainDevelopmentApplication
  • FEMA DFIRM
  • LOCAL GIS FLOOD MAP
  • RSDE REPORT
  • WHAT’S NEXT•Use Checklist •Permits•Elevation Certificate •Reports•Damage Assessment •Who DecidesReport •Appeals•Determine Project •File DocumentationScope •Inspections•Plans, Drawings •Insurance
  • FPA’s Responsibilities• Require Floodplain Development Application• Require Technical Data & Reports• Review Project• Consult with Property Owner, Contractor• Document File• Report to Local, State, and Federal Agencies• Floodplain Administrator Checklist
  • Questions, Comments???
  • INFORMATION, RESOURCES, LINKS• TN AFPM Annual Conference 17 – 23 July, 2011• FEMA NFIP Contacts: − Roy McClure roy.mcclure@dhs.gov − Susan Wilson Susan.Wilson@dhs.gov − Kurt Pickering kurt.pickering@dhs.gov• State NFIP Contact: − Stanley Harrison Stanley.Harrison@tn.gov• TN Association of Floodplain Management