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A. Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer Serve As: The city building inspector/code enforcement officer is hereby appointed the floodplain administrator to administer and implement the provisions of this chapter and other appropriate sections of 44 CFR (national flood insurance program regulations) pertaining to floodplain management. (Ord. 603, 4-13-1999; amd. 2002 Code)
B. Duties And Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities of the floodplain administrator shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. Maintain and hold open for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter.
2. Review permit applications to determine whether proposed building sites, including the placement of manufactured homes, will be reasonably safe from flooding.
3. Review, approve or deny all applications for development permits required by adoption of this chapter.
4. Review permits for proposed development to assure that all necessary permits have been obtained from those federal, state or local governmental agencies (including section 404 of the federal water pollution control act amendments of 1972, 33 USC 1334) from which prior approval is required.
5. Where interpretation is needed as to the exact location of the boundaries of the areas of special flood hazard (for example, where there appears to be a conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions) the floodplain administrator shall make the necessary interpretation.
6. Notify, in riverine situations, adjacent communities and the state coordinating agency which is the New Mexico state engineer, prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the federal emergency management agency.
7. Assure that the flood carrying capacity within the altered or relocated portion of any watercourse is maintained.
8. When base flood elevation data has not been provided in accordance with section 11-1-8 of this chapter, the floodplain administrator shall obtain, review and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation data and floodway data available from a federal, state or other source in order to administer the provisions of sections 11-1-10 through 11-1-14 of this chapter. (Ord. 603, 4-13-1999)
9. When a regulatory floodway has not been designated, the floodplain administrator must require that no new construction, substantial improvements or other development (including fill) shall be permitted within zones A1-30 and AE on the city's FIRM, unless it is demonstrated that the cumulative effect of the proposed development, when combined with all other existing and anticipated development, will not increase the water surface elevation of the base flood more than one foot (1') at any point within the city.
10. Under the provisions of 44 CFR chapter 1, section 65.12 of the national flood insurance program regulations, the city may approve certain development in zones A1-30, AE, AH on the city's FIRM which increases the water surface elevation of the base flood by more than one foot (1'); provided, that the city first applies for a conditional FIRM revision through FEMA. (Ord. 603, 4-13-1999; amd. 2002 Code)