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Floodplain Management - Application Procedures and Requirements
Application procedures and requirements. Applications shall be made in accord with § 215-104: General procedure for permits of this chapter and, in addition to the information required by § 215-104C, applications shall included the following:
(a) Listing of other permits required. See Permits and licensing and Zoning permits for more information. See Permits and Certificates for procedures.
(b) Brief description of proposed work and estimated cost, including a breakout of flood-related cost and the market value of the building before the flood damage occurred where appropriate.
(c) If any proposed construction or development is located entirely or partially within any identified floodplain area, applicants for permits shall provide all the necessary information in sufficient detail and clarity to demonstrate that:
[1] All such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage and conform with the requirements of this and all other applicable codes and ordinances.
[2] All utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical, and water systems, are located and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage.
[3] Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
[4] Structures will be anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement.
[5] Building materials are flood-resistant.
[6] Appropriate practices that minimize flood damage have been used.
[7] Electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, air-conditioning equipment and other service facilities have been designed and/or located to prevent water entry or accumulation.
(d) In addition to those items required pursuant to § 215-105C(3)(c), the following data and documentation is required:
[1] If available, information concerning flood depths, pressures, velocities, impact and uplift forces and other factors associated with a base flood.
[2] Documentation, certified by a registered professional engineer, to show that the cumulative effect of any proposed development within a special flood hazard area, when combined with all other existing and anticipated development, will not increase the base flood elevation more than one foot at any point.
[3] A document, certified by a registered professional engineer or architect, which states that the proposed construction or development has been adequately designed to withstand the pressures, velocities, impact and uplift forces associated with the base flood.
[4] Detailed information needed to determine compliance with § 215-38C(13)(i), Storage, and § 215-38C(6)(d)[8], Development which may endanger human life, including:
[a] The amount, location and purpose of any materials or substances referred to in § 215-38C(13)(i) and § 215-38C(6)(d)[8] which are intended to be used, produced, stored or otherwise maintained on site.
[b] A description of the safeguards incorporated into the design of the proposed structure to prevent leaks or spills of the dangerous materials or substances listed in § 215-38C(13)(i) during a base flood.
[5] The appropriate component of the Department of Environmental Protection's "Planning Module for Land Development."
[6] Where any excavation or grading is proposed, a plan meeting the requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection, to implement and maintain erosion and sedimentation control and stormwater management.
(e) In addition to those items required pursuant to § 215-105C(3)(c), plans shall include the following:
[1] The proposed lowest floor elevation of any proposed building based upon North American Vertical Datum of 1988;
[2] Topographic contour lines, if available;
[3] The elevation of the base flood;
[4] Supplemental information as may be necessary under 34 Pa. Code, the 2009 IBC or the 2009 IRC.