ARTICLE XIV. OTHER FLOOD HAZARD ZONES

SECTION 14.1 FLOODPLAIN USE PERMIT.

This article regulates uses located in flood hazard zones designated by the Floodplain Administrator not specifically regulated elsewhere in this Regulation including but not limited to Erosion Control Zones, Watercourse Master Plans, Area Master Drainage Studies, Moveable Bed Watercourses and other special flood related designations determined based upon authorized studies.

New uses and substantial improvement to existing uses shall require a Floodplain Use Permit issued by the Floodplain Administrator and subject to the following provisions. Issuance of a Floodplain Use Permit does not exempt the holder of the Floodplain Use Permit from any additional requirements necessary to obtain flood insurance.

Uses for which a Floodplain Use Permit may be granted are: Uses permitted elsewhere in this Regulation provided the applicant submits technical information which demonstrates that neither the use nor the specific flood hazard shall be adversely affected by such use.

SECTION 14.2 FLOOD HAZARD DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.

1.  Standards adopted for development contained in a Watercourse Master Plan, Area Drainage Master Plan or other hydrologically oriented master plan shall be consistent with sound floodplain management practices and this Regulation.

2.  The applicant for any proposed use may be required to provide against encroachment into or protection from the delineated flood hazard.

3.  The placement of fill material or extraction of materials may require Floodplain Administrator approval of plans prepared by an Arizona Registered Professional Engineer.

4.  Whenever a proposed use is located within a delineated floodplain regulated elsewhere in this Regulation as well as another designated flood hazard zone regulated by this article, the article with the most stringent requirements shall take precedence.

5.  The standards, provisions, criteria and requirements for development in flood hazard zones imposed by an authorized master plan shall meet or exceed the requirements of this Ordinance.