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SECTION 36-0111
Flood hazard evaluation of state facilities, lands and programs
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 36
§ 36-0111. Flood hazard evaluation of state facilities, lands and


1. State agencies shall take affirmative action to minimize flood
hazards and losses in connection with state-owned and state-financed
buildings, roads and other facilities, the disposition of state land and
properties, the administration of state and state-assisted planning
programs, and the preparation and administration of state building,
sanitary and other pertinent codes. Such action shall include, but not
be limited to, requirements for the evaluation and reduction of flood
hazards in the siting, planning, construction and maintenance of such
facilities and the administration of such programs; needed and
economically feasible flood-proofing and other protective measures of
existing state facilities; and appropriate flood hazard restrictions
binding upon purchasers and persons acquiring state lands and
properties, or interests therein, and their successors.

2. The commissioner shall assist state agencies in determining and
evaluating flood hazards and alternative protective measures, and shall
promulgate regulations, in consultation with the director of the budget,
to govern the review by the commissioner of potential flood hazards at
proposed construction sites of state, and state-financed facilities.
Such regulations shall ensure that reviews thereunder shall be
coordinated with those of appropriate environmental impact statements,
project notification and review systems, and state capital construction
funding requests.

3. The department, pursuant to designation by the governor, shall act
as the state coordinating agency for the national flood insurance
program in order to assist in its review of state agency activities and
to serve as a resource for local governments.