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Floodplain Management - Article V
Review of Flood Hazard Development Permit Applications
A.      Review all applications for the Flood Hazard Development Permit to assure that proposed building sites are reasonably safe from flooding and to determine that all pertinent requirements of Article VI (Development Standards) have, or will be met:

B.      Utilize, in the review of all Flood Hazard Development Permit applications, the base flood data contained in the “Flood Insurance Study-Town of Sebago, Maine,” as described in Article I.  In special flood hazard areas where base flood elevation data are not provided, the Code Enforcement Officer shall obtain, review and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation, and floodway data from federal, state, or other sources, including information obtained pursuant to Article III.G.1.b.; Article VI. I; and Article VIII.D, in order to administer Article VI of this Ordinance;

C.      Make interpretations of the location of boundaries of special flood hazard areas shown on the maps described in Article I of this Ordinance;

D.      In the review of Flood Hazard Development Permit applications, determine that all necessary permits have bee obtained from those federal, state, and local government agencies from which prior approval is required by federal or state law, including but not limited to Section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, 33 U.S.C. 1334;

E.      Notify adjacent municipalities, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Maine Office of Community Development prior to any alteration or relocation of a water course;

F.      Issue a two part Flood Hazard Development Permit for elevated structures.  Part I shall authorize the applicant to built a structure to and including the first horizontal floor only above the base flood level.  AT that time the applicant shall provide the Code Enforcement Officer with an application for Part II of the Flood Hazard Development Permit and shall include an Elevation Certificate completed by a registered Maine surveyor for compliance with the elevation requirements of Article VI, paragraphs F,G,H, and K.  Following review of the application, which review shall take place within 72 hours of receipt of the application, the Code Enforcement Officer shall issue Part II of the Flood Hazard Development Permit.  Part II shall authorize the applicant to complete the construction project; and;

G.      Maintain, as a permanent record, copies of all Flood Hazard Development Permits issued and data relevant thereto, including reports of the Board of Appeals on variances granted under the provisions of Article IX of this Ordinance, and copies of Elevation Certificates and Certificates of Compliance required under the provisions of Article VII of this Ordinance.