15.56.140 Administration--Duties and responsibilities of the floodplain administrator.
   The duties and responsibilities of the floodplain administrator shall include, but not be limited to:
   A.   Permit Review.
      1.   Review all development permits to determine that the permit requirements of this chapter have been satisfied;
      2.   All other required state and federal permits have been obtained;
      3.   The site is reasonably safe from flooding; and
      4.   The proposed development does not adversely affect the carrying capacity of areas where base flood elevations have been determined but a floodway has not been designated. For purposes of this chapter, "adversely affects" means that the cumulative effect of the proposed development when combined with all other existing and anticipated development will increase the water surface elevation of the base flood more than one foot at any point.
   B.   Use of Other Base Flood Data. When base flood elevation data has not been provided in accordance with Section 15.56.070, the floodplain administrator shall obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation and floodway data available from a federal or state agency, or other source, in order to administer Sections 15.56.150 through 15.56.220. Any such information shall be submitted to the city for adoption.
   C.   Whenever a watercourse is to be altered or relocated:
      1.   Notify adjacent communities and the California Department of Water Resources prior to such alternation or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Insurance Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency;
      2.   Require that the flood carrying capacity of the altered or relocated portion of the watercourse is maintained.
   D.   Base Flood Elevation Changes Due to Physical Alterations. Within six months of information becoming available or project completion, whichever comes first, the floodplain administrator shall submit or assure that the permit applicant submits technical or scientific data to FEMA for a letter of map revisions.
   E.   Obtain and maintain for public inspection and make available as needed:
      1.   The certification required by Section 15.56.150(C)(1);
      2.   The certification required by Section 15.56.150(C)(2);
      3.   The certification required by Section 15.56.150(C)(3);
      4.   The certification required by Section 15.56.150(C)(4)(a) or 15.56.150(C)(4)(b);
      5.   The certification of elevation required by Section 15.56.170(B);
      6.   The certification required by Section 15.56.200(A);
      7.   The reports required by Section 15.56.210(D).
   F.   Make interpretations where needed, as to the exact location of the boundaries of the areas of special flood hazards, areas of flood-related erosion hazards or areas of mudslide (i.e., mudflow) (for example, where there appears to be a conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions). The person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in Section 15.56.230.
   G.   Take action to remedy violations of this ordinance as specified in Section 15.56.080 of this chapter.
(Ord. 424-09 § 4, 2009; Ord. 70 § 1 (part), 1992: Ord. 3 § 1 (part), 1991: prior code § 2.42.170)