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Duties of the administrator shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
A. Permit Review:
1. Review and approve or deny all applications for floodplain development permits required by the adoption of this chapter.
2. Review all development permits to determine that the permit requirements of this chapter have been satisfied.
3. Review all development permits to determine that all necessary permits have been obtained from those federal, state, or local governmental agencies from which prior approval is required.
4. Review all development permits to determine whether proposed building sites, including the placement of manufactured homes, will be reasonably safe from flooding.
B. Use Of Other Base Flood Data: When base flood elevation data has not been provided in accordance with subsection 12-1-4B, "Basis For Establishing Special Flood Hazard Areas", of this chapter, the administrator shall obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation data available from a federal, state, or other source as criteria for requiring that new construction, substantial improvements, or other development in zone A are administered in accordance with section 12-1-11, "Specific Standards", of this chapter.
C. Information To Be Obtained And Maintained:
1. 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 whether or not the structure contains a basement.
2. For all new or substantially improved floodproofed structures:
a. Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) to which the structure has been floodproofed.
b. Maintain the floodproofing certifications required in section 12-1-7, "Permit Procedures", of this chapter.
3. Maintain for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter.
D. Alteration Of Watercourses:
1. Notify adjacent communities, the Utah state division of water rights, and the Utah state division of water resources prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit copies of such notification to the federal emergency management agency.
2. Assure that the flood carrying capacity within the altered or relocated portion of any watercourse is maintained.
E. Interpretation Of FIRM Boundaries: Make interpretations where needed, as to the exact location of the boundaries of the special flood hazard areas (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 12-1-8, "Appeal Procedure", of this chapter.
F. Construction When No Regulatory Floodway Has Been Designated: When a regulatory floodway has not been designated, the administrator must require that no new construction, substantial improvements, or other development (including fill) shall be permitted within zones A1-30 and AE on the city's FIRM, except that:
1. The administrator may grant such approval in zones A1-30 and AE if 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 (1') at any point within the community; or
2. The administrator may approve certain development in zones A1-30, AE, and AH, on the community's FIRM which increases the water surface elevation of the base flood by more than one foot (1'), provided the administrator has applied for and been granted a conditional FIRM revision through FEMA, under the provisions of 44 CFR chapter 1, section 65.12, of the national flood insurance regulations. (Ord. 07-16, 7-10-2007)