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File #: 2009-0473    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2009 In control: Physical Environment Committee
On agenda: 10/26/2009 Final action: 10/26/2009
Enactment date: 11/3/2009 Enactment #: 16686
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program; and amending Ordinance 10870, Section 138, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.06.490, Ordinance 10870, Section 470, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.24.230, Ordinance 10870, Section 471, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.24.240, Ordinance 10870, Section 472, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.24.250 and Ordinance 10870, Section 474, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.24.270.
Sponsors: Jane Hague, Julia Patterson, Reagan Dunn, Larry Gossett, Dow Constantine, Bob Ferguson, Larry Phillips, Kathy Lambert, Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Flood Control
Code sections: 21A.06.490 - , 21A.24.230 - , 21A.24.240 - , 21A.24.250 - , 21A.24.270 -
Attachments: 1. 16686.pdf, 2. 2009-0473 Att 2 (amendment 1).doc, 3. 2009-0473 Adoption Notice.doc, 4. 2009-0473 Attachment 1 to Transmittal Letter--Fiscal Note.xls, 5. 2009-0473 Attachment 2 to Transmittal Letter--Summary of Changes.doc, 6. 2009-0473 Attachment 3 to Transmittal Letter--Environmental Checklist.pdf, 7. 2009-0473 Attachment 4 to Transmittal Letter--SEPA DNS for Amendments to KC Floodplain Regulations.pdf, 8. 2009-0473 Attachment 5 to Transmittal Letter--CTED 60-Day Notice.pdf, 9. 2009-0473 Attachment 6 to Transmittal Letter--CTED Letter Dated May 21, 2009.pdf, 10. 2009-0473 Attachment 7 to Transmittal Letter--News Release.doc, 11. 2009-0473 Attachment 8 to Transmittal Letter--Notice of Public Hearing.doc, 12. 2009-0473 Hearing Notice.doc, 13. 2009-0473 Hearing Notice.doc, 14. 2009-0473 Revised Staff Report - flood ins revised.doc, 15. 2009-0473 Staff Report - flood ins.doc, 16. 2009-0473 Transmittal Letter.doc, 17. Amendment #1 10-26-09.pdf
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program; and amending Ordinance 10870, Section 138, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.06.490, Ordinance 10870, Section 470, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.24.230, Ordinance 10870, Section 471, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.24.240, Ordinance 10870, Section 472, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.24.250 and Ordinance 10870, Section 474, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.24.270.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. King County and nearly twenty-one thousand other communities across the United States and its territories participate in the National Flood Insurance Program by adopting and enforcing floodplain management regulations to reduce future flood damage.
2. The National Flood Insurance Program makes federally backed flood insurance available to homeowners, renters and business owners in these communities.
3. Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program is voluntary; however federally-backed flood insurance is not available in communities that do not participate in the National Flood Insurance Program.
4. The Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA"), or state agency acting on behalf of FEMA, conducts Community Assistance Visits to provide technical assistance to communities and to determine if the community is in compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program.
5. The Washington State Department of Ecology, acting on behalf of FEMA, conducted a Community Assistance Visit for King County on January 15, 2009.
6. The Community Assistance Visit identified issues with King County flood regulations that must be corrected in order for King County's regulations to be in compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program.
7. The issues identified generally related to performance standards for the AO ("shallow flooding") flood zone. In addition, King County flood regulations allow a Professional Engineer to prepare a Federal Emergency Management Agency Elevation Certificate; only Professional Lan...

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