PENDING ORDINANCES
ORDINANCE NO. 219
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TEXT OF MALHEUR COUNTY CODE TITLE 5 CHAPTER 2 ENTITLED FLOOD CONTROL TO CONFORM WITH FEDERAL FLOODPLAIN REGULATIONS AND OREGON SPECIALTY CODES
This matter came before the Malheur County Court on October 30, 2019 and November 13, 2019 for public hearings.  The Court being fully apprised of the testimony, records and files in this matter finds: 
WHEREAS, the hearings were properly noticed according to the requirements of ORS Chapters 197 and 215; and 
WHEREAS, this ordinance is necessary to legislatively amend and update the Malheur County Code, as set forth below, with respect to Malheur County’s flood control provisions which have not been updated since they were originally codified in 1987; and 
WHEREAS, Malheur County’s current flood ordinance requires changes in order for the ordinance provisions to comply with the minimum standards for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) found in the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 60 as enforced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)), the Oregon Model Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and the Oregon Specialty Code; and 
WHEREAS, the amendments proposed in this ordinance do not limit or prohibit land uses currently allowed (therefore a Measure 56 Notice was not issued) because at this time there are no revisions to Malheur County’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM);  the "The Flood Insurance Study Of Malheur County", dated June 1985 remains unchanged and is incorporated herein by reference.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE MALHEUR COUNTY COURT ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:       
CHAPTER 2
FLOOD CONTROL
SECTION:
5-2-1:  Findings
5-2-2:  Definitions 
5-2-3:  General Provisions 
  5-2-3 B.  Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps
  5-2-3 E.  Penalties for Noncompliance   
 
5-2-4:  Administration 
  5-2-4-1:  Establishment of Development Permit
  5-2-4-2:  Local Administrator
  5-2-4-3:  Variance Requests and Appeals
 
5-2-5:  Provisions For Flood Hazard Reduction
  5-2-5-1:  General Standards 
  5-2-5-1 A:    Alteration of Watercourses 
  5-2-5-1 B:    Anchoring
  5-2-5-1 C:    Construction Materials and Methods
  5-2-5-1 D:    Utilities 
  5-2-5-1 E.    Tanks 
5-2-5-1 F.    Subdivision, Commercial, Industrial & Other Development Proposals
5-2-5-1 G.    Use of Other Flood Base Data 
5-2-5-1 H.          Structures in Multiple or Partial Flood Zones
 
  5-2-5-2:  Specific Standards
  5-2-5-2 A.      Flood Openings
  5-2-5-2 B.    Garages
  5-2-5-2 C.    Before Regulatory Floodway
  5-2-5-2 D.      Residential Construction 
  5-2-5-2 E.      Nonresidential Construction
  5-2-5-2 F.            Manufactured Dwellings
  5-2-5-2 G.    Recreational Vehicles
5-2-5-2 H.    Appurtenant (Accessory) Structures
5-2-5-2 I.      Below Grade Crawl Spaces
 
5-2-5-3:  Floodways
5-2-5-4:  Standards For Shallow Flooding Areas