(A)   The City Manager shall designate a person to serve as the Floodplain Administrator to administer and implement the provisions of this chapter in all unincorporated areas.  The City Engineer, or, in his or her absence, the Director of the Planning Commission, is hereby authorized to administer and implement the provisions of this section in the city and other appropriate sections of 44 CFR (National Flood Insurance Program Regulations) pertaining to flood plain management. (`83 Code, § 12-312)
   (B)   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 application to determine whether proposed building site, 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 U.S.C. 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 hazards (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.  The person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reason-able opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in § 151.14;
      (6)   Notify adjacent communities and Oklahoma Water Resources Board prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse and submit evidence of such notification to the FEMA;
      (7)   Assure that the flood carrying capacity within the altered or relocated portion of any water-course is maintained;
      (8)   When base flood elevation data has not been provided the Floodplain Administrator shall require the developer/applicant to determine and provide the base flood elevation on a FEMA elevation certificate as well as other data as required in order to administer the provisions in § 151.13;
      (9)   Require, until a regulatory floodway is designated, that no new construction, substantial improvements, or other development (including fill) shall be permitted within zones on the Rogers County 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 at any point within the City of Claremore;
      (10)   After a disaster or other type of damage occurrence to structures in the City of Claremore, determine if the residential and non- residential structures and manufactured homes have been substantially damaged, and enforce the substantial improvement requirement;
      (11)   Maintain a record of all actions involving an appeal from a decision of the City Council;
      (12)   Maintain and hold open for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter;
      (13)   Become accredited by the OWRB in accordance with Title 82 O.S. §§ 1601 - 1618, as amended.
(`83 Code, § 12-313)  (Ord. 87-10, passed 7-20-87; Am. Ord. 2012-03, passed 2-20-12)