ARTICLE II. RULES, GENERAL PROVISIONS, AND CONSTRUCTION AND INTERPRETATION

SECTION 2.1 RULES

When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future tense, words in the singular include the plural; words in the plural include the singular. Words or phrases used in this Regulation shall be interpreted so as to give them the meaning they have in common usage. The word "shall" is mandatory and the word "may" is permissive. No provision of this Regulation shall be construed to require written authorization for those exemptions set forth in A.R.S §48-3613 (B) nor shall the Board of Directors of the Pinal County Flood Control District prohibit said exemptions; However, those exempt uses must comply with A.R.S §48-3613(C) which states: Before any construction authorized by subsection B of this section may begin, the person must submit plans for the construction to the Board for review and comment.

SECTION 2.2 GENERAL PROVISIONS

The areas of special flood hazard identified by FEMA in a scientific and engineering report entitled "The Flood Insurance Study for Pinal County, Arizona Dated: April 18, 1983" with accompanying FIRMs, Flood Boundary and Floodway maps dated August 15, 1983, and all subsequent amendments and/or revisions, are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this ordinance. This FIS and attendant mapping is the minimum area of applicability of this ordinance and may be supplemented by studies for other areas which allow implementation of this ordinance and which are recommended to the Board of Directors by the floodplain administrator. The Board of Directors, within its area of jurisdiction, shall delineate (or may, by rule, require developers of land to delineate) for areas where development is ongoing or imminent, and thereafter as development becomes imminent, floodplains consistent with the criteria developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources. The FIS and FIRM panels are on file at the offices of Pinal County Public Works.

SECTION 2.3 CONSTRUCTION AND INTERPRETATION

This Regulation shall be liberally construed to effectuate its purposes. The requirements set out herein shall be construed as minimum requirements.

2.  Nothing contained in this Regulation shall be construed to limit or repeal any powers granted to the Pinal County Flood Control District of Pinal County under state statute. If the provisions of this Regulation conflict with or overlap with other regulations, ordinances and statutes, the regulation, ordinance or statute which imposes the more stringent requirement or restriction shall prevail.