Subd. 1.   The flood plain designation on the official zoning map shall not be removed from flood plain areas unless it can be shown that the designation is in error or that the area has been filled to or above the elevation of the flood protection elevation and is contiguous to lands outside the flood plain. Special exceptions to this rule may be permitted by the Commissioner of Natural Resources if he or she determines that, through other measures, lands are adequately protected for the intended use.
   Subd. 2.   All amendments to this chapter, including amendments to the official zoning map, shall be submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of Natural Resources prior to adoption.
   Subd. 3.   Changes in the official zoning map must meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) technical conditions and criteria and must receive prior FEMA approval before adoption. The Commissioner of Natural Resources must approve the amendment prior to community approval.
(`80 Code, § 12.28) (Ord. 602, passed 8-19-13)