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SECTION 36-0101
Declaration of findings
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 36
§ 36-0101. Declaration of findings.

The legislature finds and declares that:

1. It is in the interest of the people of this state to provide for
participation in the national flood insurance program as enacted by the
congress of the United States;

2. The essence of the national flood insurance program is the
regulation of land uses within areas identified by the director of the
federal emergency management agency as areas of special flood hazard.
Land use regulation is principally a matter of local concern; therefore,
local governments have the principal responsibility for enacting
appropriate land use regulations that will meet federal standards and
permit the sale of flood insurance in such communities;

3. Providing for the availability of flood insurance for all residents
of the state is the policy of the state; all local governments with land
use jurisdiction over any area of special flood hazard must comply with
all national flood insurance program requirements so that the residents
of such local communities may purchase flood insurance; and

4. All publicly owned facilities within any identified area of special
flood hazard must be in compliance with the national flood insurance
program requirements.