§755. Municipal education; model flood hazard area bylaw or ordinance

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/032/00755
Published: 2015

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Title

10

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Conservation and Development






Chapter

032

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FLOOD HAZARD AREAS











 

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755. Municipal education; model flood hazard area bylaw or ordinance

(a) Education

and assistance. The Secretary, in consultation with regional planning

commissions, shall provide ongoing education, technical assistance, and

guidance to municipalities regarding the requirements under 24 V.S.A. chapter

117 necessary for compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program.

(b) Model flood

hazard area bylaw or ordinance. The Secretary shall create and make available

to municipalities a model flood hazard area bylaw or ordinance for potential

adoption by municipalities pursuant to 24 V.S.A. chapter 117 or 24 V.S.A. §

2291. The model bylaw or ordinance shall set forth the minimum provisions

necessary to meet the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program. The

model bylaw may include alternatives that exceed the minimum requirements for

compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program in order to allow a

municipality to elect whether it wants to adopt the minimum requirement or an

alternate requirement that further minimizes the risk of harm to life,

property, and infrastructure from flooding.

(c) Assistance

to municipalities with no flood hazard area bylaw or ordinance. The Secretary,

in consultation with municipalities, municipal organizations, and regional

planning commissions, shall provide education and technical assistance to

municipalities that lack a flood hazard area bylaw or ordinance in order to

encourage adoption of a flood hazard area bylaw or ordinance that qualifies the

municipality for the National Flood Insurance Program. (Added 2011, No. 138

(Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 14, 2012.)
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