§ 113.4. Adoption of floodplain management regulations by identified municipalities.
(a) Each identified municipality is required by the act to adopt floodplain management regulations which at a minimum comply with the requirements of the program, the act and this chapter. The act requires adoption of the required regulations by a municipality within 6 months after the date of receipt from FEMA of a Flood Hazard Boundary Map or Flood Insurance Study.
(b) Municipalities required to adopt floodplain management regulations will be notified by the Department and requested to forward a copy of the adopted regulations and amendments thereto to FEMA for approval in accordance with the requirements of the program. Two copies of the regulations and amendments thereto shall also be forwarded to the appropriate regional office of the Department for its review and approval in accordance with the requirements of the act and this chapter.
(c) The Department will, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection, review all the required floodplain management regulations and will notify each municipality of its approval or disapproval of the regulations within 30 days of receipt of the regulations by the Department. If the regulations are not approved by the Department, the Department will explain in what ways they are deficient and what must be done in order to correct the deficiencies. A copy of the notification shall also be sent to the appropriate county planning commission. In addition, the Department will offer the technical assistance the municipality may need in order to correct the deficiency.
(d) When the Department receives notification from FEMA that FEMA has approved the regulations for a municipality, the Department will notify the appropriate county planning commission.
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