1341.05  DESIGNATION OF THE FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR.
   The Building and Zoning Inspector is hereby appointed to administer and implement this chapter by granting or denying development permit applications in accordance with its provisions.
   (a)    The duties and responsibilities of the Building and Zoning Inspector shall include but are not limited to: 
      (1)    Permit review.
         A.   Review all development permit applications to determine that the permit requirements of this chapter have been satisfied.
         B.   Review all development permit applications to assure that all necessary permits have been received from those federal, state or local governmental agencies from which prior approval is required. The applicant shall be responsible for obtaining such permits as required including permits issued by the Department of the Army under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act,
         C.   Review all development permit applications to determine if the proposed development is located within a designated floodway. Floodways are delineated in the Flood Boundary and Floodway Map or the Flood Insurance Rate Map of the Flood Insurance Study. Floodways may also be delineated in other sources of flood information. If the proposed development is located within a designated floodway, assure that the encroachment provision of Section 1341.07(b)(7) is met.
         D.   Inspect all development projects before, during, and after construction to ensure proper elevation of the structure and to ensure compliance with all provisions of this chapter.
      (2)    Use of other base flood elevation and floodway data. Areas of special flood hazard where base flood elevation data have not been provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in accordance with Section 1341.03 (b), Basis for Establishing the Areas of Special Flood Hazard, are designated as Zone A on the Flood Insurance Rate Map. Within these areas, the Building and Zoning Inspector shall obtain, review and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation and floodway data available from a federal, state, or other source, including data obtained under Section 1341.07 (b)(6), Specific Standards, Subdivisions and Large Developments, in order to administer Section 1341.07(b)(1), Specific Standards, Residential Construction; 1341.07(b)(2), Specific Standards, Nonresidential Construction; and where floodway data are available, administer Section 1341.07(b)(7), Floodways.
      (3)    Information to be obtained and maintained. Where base flood elevation data are utilized within areas of special flood hazard on the City's Flood Insurance Rate Map, regardless of the source of such data, the Building and Zoning Inspector shall:
         A.   Obtain and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor, including basement, of all new or substantially improved structures, and record whether or not such structures contain an enclosure below the lowest floor;
         B.   For all new or substantially-improved floodproofed nonresidential structures:
            1.   Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) to which the structure was floodproofed; and,
            2.   Maintain the floodproofing certifications required in Section 1341.04(a)(3).
         C.   Maintain for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter, including base flood elevation data, Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps, variance documentation, Conditional Letters of Map Revision, Letters of Map Revision, Letters of Map Amendment, and as-built elevations.
      (4)    Alteration of watercourses.
         A.   Notify adjacent communities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water, prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A watercourse is considered to be altered if any change occurs within its banks.
         B.   Maintain engineering documentation required in Section 1341.04 (a) that the flood carrying capacity of the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse will not be diminished.
         C.   Require that necessary maintenance will be provided for the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse so that the flood carrying capacity will not be diminished.
      (5)    Interpretation of Flood Boundaries. Make interpretations, where 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.) Where a map boundary and field elevations disagree, the elevations delineated in the flood elevation profile from the Flood Insurance Study shall prevail. The person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in Section 1341.06, Variance Procedure.
      (6)    Alteration of Community Boundaries. Upon occurrence, notify FEMA in writing wherever the boundaries of the City of Maumee have been modified by annexation or the community has assumed authority over an area, or no longer has authority to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations for a particular area. In order that the City's Flood Insurance Rate Map accurately represent the City's boundaries, include within such notification a copy of a map of the City of Maumee suitable for reproduction, clearly delineating the new corporate limits or the new area for which the City has assumed or relinquished floodplain management regulatory authority.
         (Ord. 106-2000. Passed 7-17-00.)