Chapter 30.43C
FLOOD HAZARD PERMITS

Sections:

30.43C.010    Purpose and applicability.

30.43C.020    Flood hazard permit.

30.43C.030    Additional submittal requirements.

30.43C.040    No liability.

30.43C.050    Time limitation of application.

30.43C.100    Decision criteria - flood hazard permit.

30.43C.200    Permit expiration.

30.43C.010 Purpose and applicability.

The purpose of this chapter is to set forth the procedures and decision criteria for flood hazard permits. This chapter applies to all development in a special flood hazard area as provided in chapter 30.65 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.43C.020 Flood hazard permit.

Prior to any development within a special flood hazard area, a flood hazard permit shall be obtained. The department shall have the authority to approve, approve with conditions, or deny a flood hazard permit using a Type 1 administrative decision. The flood hazard permit is exempt from the notice provisions set forth in SCC 30.70.050 and SCC 30.70.060(2) except that the notice shall be provided in compliance with 30.70.045(4)(d) when applicable. If the permit is accompanied by a concurrent Type 2 application, the flood hazard permit application may, at the applicant’s request, be processed concurrently with the Type 2 permit application. In order to be considered concurrent, the Type 2 application must be submitted to the county at the same time as the flood hazard permit application.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 07-005, February 21, 2007, Eff date March 4, 2007)

30.43C.030 Additional submittal requirements.

All persons applying for a flood hazard permit shall make application to and shall meet the submittal requirements established by the department pursuant to SCC 30.70.030. Additional submittal requirements shall include the following:

(1) Name of the stream or body of water associated with the floodplain in which the development is proposed;

(2) General location of the proposed development, including direction and distance from the nearest town or intersection;

(3) Site plan map showing:

(a) Site boundaries;

(b) Location and dimensions of the proposed development or structure;

(c) Location and volume of any proposed fill material; and

(d) Location of existing structures;

(4) Topographic, engineering, and construction information necessary to evaluate the proposed project that may be requested by the department through the preapplication process or during the initial review for completeness of the application; and

(5) Additional information when required pursuant to chapter 30.65 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.43C.040 No liability.

The granting of a permit for any development or use shall not constitute a representation, guarantee, or warranty of any kind or nature by the county, or any official or employee thereof, of the practicality or safety of any structure or use proposed and shall create no liability upon, or cause of action against, such public body, official, or employee for any damage that may result thereto.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.43C.050 Time limitation of application.

An application for a flood hazard permit shall expire pursuant to SCC 30.70.140.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)

30.43C.100 Decision criteria - flood hazard permit.

The department may approve or approve with conditions a flood hazard permit when the following is met:

(1) The requirements of chapter 30.65 SCC are met, including, but not limited to

(a) Floodproofing requirements;

(b) Floodway encroachment provisions;

(c) Density fringe area provisions; and

(d) Requirements relating to the alteration or relocation of a watercourse; and

(2) Permits from those agencies for which prior approval is required have been issued; and

(3) The permit is in accordance with this code and other applicable local, state, and federal regulations; and

(4) Development authorized by the permit will not:

(a) Significantly increase the level of flooding on any lands;

(b) Threaten the preservation of those natural conditions which are conducive to the maintenance of constant rates of water flow throughout the year by:

(i) creating or exacerbating rapid water runoff conditions which contribute to increased downstream flooding; and

(ii) eliminating natural groundwater absorption areas essential for reducing surface flood flows downstream. In-kind on-site mitigation may be used to achieve this requirement; and

(c) Materially pollute or contribute to the turbidity of flood waters.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 07-005, February 21, 2007, Eff date March 4, 2007)

30.43C.200 Permit expiration.

The flood hazard permit shall expire pursuant to SCC 30.70.140.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-068, Sept. 7, 2005, Eff date Sept. 24, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)