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24.50.040 FIA Study and Flood Hazard Maps.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 173979, 176955, 178741, 182671 and 184235, effective November 26, 2010.)  The following study and maps in this Section are hereby adopted and declared to be a part of this Chapter.

A.  Flood Insurance Study is the official scientific and engineering report entitled “Flood Insurance Study for City of Portland, Oregon: Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties”, dated November 26, 2010 prepared by the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) under agency agreement with the Portland District Corps of Engineers.  The latest edition of the report, along with accompanying FIRMs, are on file with the Bureau of Development Services.

B.  Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are the official maps entitled “The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for City of Portland, Oregon: Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties”, dated either October 19, 2004 or November 26, 2010, whichever is more current, on which the Federal Insurance Administration has delineated the areas of flood hazards along with the 100-year (base flood) and 500-year flood boundaries, the floodway zone boundaries and the 100-year flood elevations.

C.  Water Features Map is the official map, dated May, 1981, or latest edition, compiled by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability delineating certain watercourses which are subject to special flood hazard and drain 30 acres or more.

D.  When base flood elevation data has not been provided by the FIA study, the Sewage System Administrator may obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation and floodway data available from a federal, state, or other source.  This data shall be utilized only after technical review and approval of the Sewage System Administrator.

E.  The "Title 3 Water Quality and Flood Management Area Map," as adopted by Metro Council on June 18, 1998, is the official map which identifies areas as "February 1996 Flood Inundation."  The identified areas are subject to the regulations of this Title.