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(A) Application for permit. Permit applications must be submitted to the Zoning Administrator on forms provided by the Zoning Administrator. The permit application must include the following as applicable:
(1) A site plan showing all pertinent dimensions, existing or proposed buildings, structures, and significant natural features having an influence on the permit;
(2) Location of fill or storage of materials in relation to the stream channel;
(3) Copies of any required municipal, county, state or federal permits or approvals; and
(4) Other relevant information requested by the Zoning Administrator as necessary to properly evaluate the permit application.
(B) Certification. The applicant is required to submit certification by a registered professional engineer, registered architect, or registered land surveyor that the finished fill and building elevations were accomplished in compliance with the provisions of this subchapter. Floodproofing measures must be certified by a registered professional engineer or registered architect as being in compliance with applicable floodproofing standards in in the State Building Code. Accessory structures designed in accordance with § 151.65(B)(2) of this subchapter are exempt from certification, provided sufficient assurances are documented. Any development in established floodways must not cause any increase in flood elevations or damages, as certified by a registered professional engineer.
(C) Certificate of zoning compliance for a new, altered or nonconforming use. No building, land or structure may be occupied or used in any manner until a certificate of zoning compliance has been issued by the Zoning Administrator stating that the use of the building or land conforms to the requirements of this subchapter.
(D) Recordkeeping of certifications and as-built documentation. The Zoning Administrator must maintain records in perpetuity documenting:
(1) All certifications referenced in division (B)(2) of this section as applicable; and
(2) Elevations complying with § 151.65(B)(1) of this subchapter. The Zoning Administrator must also maintain a record of the elevation to which structures and alterations to structures are constructed or floodproofed.
(E) Notifications for watercourse alterations. Before authorizing any alteration or relocation of a river or stream, the Zoning Administrator must notify adjacent communities. If the applicant has applied for a permit to work in public waters pursuant to M.S. § 103G.245, as it may be amended from time to time, this will suffice as adequate notice. A copy of the notification must also be submitted to the Chicago Regional Office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
(F) Notification to FEMA when physical changes increase or decrease base flood elevations. As soon as is practicable, but not later than six months after the date such supporting information becomes available, the Zoning Administrator must notify the Chicago Regional Office of FEMA of the changes by submitting a copy of the relevant technical or scientific data.
(Ord. 10-18-01, passed - -2018) Penalty, see § 151.99