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Record No: CB 120356    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120356
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/16/2022
Ordinance No: Ord 126651
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to floodplains; third extension of interim regulations established by Ordinance 126113, and amended by Ordinance 126536, for an additional six months, to allow individuals to rely on updated National Flood Insurance Rate Maps to obtain flood insurance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to floodplains; third extension of interim regulations established by Ordinance 126113, and amended by Ordinance 126536, for an additional six months, to allow individuals to rely on updated National Flood Insurance Rate Maps to obtain flood insurance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Flood Insurance Program.
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WHEREAS, through Ordinance 126113 in July 2020,1 the City adopted interim floodplain development regulations to regulate development in special flood hazard areas in accordance with standards established by the National Flood Insurance Program and the Washington State Department of Ecology and areas identified as flood-prone in subsection 25.09.012.B of the Seattle Municipal Code, with an effective date of August 24, 2020, and an expiration date of February 24, 2021; and
WHEREAS, through Ordinance 126271 in January 2021,2 the City extended the interim floodplain development regulations for 12 months with an effective date of February 22, 2021, and an expiration date of February 22, 2022, to continue to meet the National Flood Insurance Program and the Washington State Department of Ecology requirements to remain in compliance; and
WHEREAS, through Ordinance 126536 in February 2022,3 the City amended Section 25.06.110 of the Seattle Municipal Code and extended the interim floodplain development regulations for six months with an effective date of February 18, 2022, and an expiration date of August 18, 2022, to continue to meet the National Flood Insurance Program and the Washington State Department of Ecology requirements to remain in compliance; and
WHEREAS, in July 2021, the City published its State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) decision on the proposed permanent regulations that included amendments to the interim code and additional amendments; and
WHEREAS, in July 2021, the City's SEPA decision was appealed by the Port of Seattl...

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