Duties of the Building Official, and or his or her designee, shall include, but not be limited to:
   (A)   Review all development permits to assure that the permit requirements of this chapter have been satisfied.
   (B)   Advise permittee that additional federal or state permits may be required, and if specific federal or state permit requirements are known, require that copies of such permits be provided and maintained on file with the development permit.
   (C)   Notify adjacent communities and the State Water Resources Commission prior to any alteration or relocation of a water course, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
   (D)   Assure that maintenance is provided within the altered or relocated portion of the watercourse so that the flood carrying capacity is not diminished.
   (E)   Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved buildings, in accordance with § 152.41(B).
   (F)   Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) to which the new or substantially improved buildings have been floodproofed, in accordance with § 152.41(B).
   (G)   In coastal hazard areas (V-Zone), certification shall be obtained from a registered professional engineer or architect that the building is designed and securely anchored to adequately anchored pilings of columns in order to withstand velocity waters and hurricane wave wash.
   (H)   In coastal high hazard areas (V-Zones), the Building Official shall review plan for adequacy of breakaway walls in accordance with § 152.26(H).
   (I)   When floodproofing is utilized for a particular building, the Building Official shall obtain certification from a registered professional engineer or architect, in accordance with § 152.22.
   (J)   Where interpretation is needed as to the exact location of 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) the Building Official shall make the necessary interpretation. The person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given reasonable opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in this section.
   (K)   When base flood elevation data or floodway data have not been provided in accordance with § 152.06, then the Building Official shall obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation and floodway data available from a federal, state, or other source, in order to administer the provisions of §§ 152.20 through 152.27.
   (L)   All records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter shall be maintained in the office of the Building Official and shall be open for public inspection.
   (M)   The following documents are incorporated by reference, as amended, and may be used by the Building Official to provide further guidance and interpretation of this section as found on the website for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
      (1)   FEMA 55, Coastal Construction Manual;
      (2)   All FEMA Technical Bulletins;
      (3)   All FEMA Floodplain Management Bulletins;
      (4)   FEMA 348, Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage;
      (5)   FEMA 499, Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction Technical Fact Sheets; and
      (6)   FEMA 936, Floodproofing Non- Residential Buildings.
(‘81 Code, § 152.04 c.) (Ord. passed 3-5-88; Am. Ord. passed 6-11-91; Am. Ord. passed 5-19-92; Am. Ord. passed 1-12-93; Am. Ord. 07055, passed 9-11-07; Am. Ord. 18039, passed 6-14-18)