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A. This chapter shall apply to all areas of special flood hazards within the jurisdiction of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

B. A special flood hazard area is established as including those lands and properties within the Fairbanks North Star Borough which are designated as any “A” Flood Zone including but not limited to Flood Zones A, AE, AH and AO identified by the Federal Insurance Administrator in a scientific engineering report entitled “Flood Insurance Study for the Fairbanks North Star Borough” dated March 17, 2014, and revised September 18, 2020, and with accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Maps dated March 17, 2014, as amended by approved physical map revisions.

C. A revision to designated Flood Insurance Rate Map panels and/or a Flood Insurance Study prepared by the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration by a letter of map revision (LOMR) or letter of map revision based on fill (LOMR-F) shall be effective 30 days after the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s effective date. Upon approval by the Federal Insurance Administrator, any other revisions to the effective Flood Insurance Rate Map panels and the Flood Insurance Study through a physical map revision shall be presented to the commission for its recommendation and approved by the borough assembly.

D. Precise location of flood hazard areas may be difficult to determine because of the scale of the Flood Insurance Rate Maps. In disputed cases, the director shall determine whether a particular parcel is located in a flood hazard area. (Ord. 2020-22 § 4, 2020; Ord. 2019-30 § 3, 2019; Ord. 2014-08 § 3, 2014; Ord. 2009-55 § 2, 2010; Ord. 85-124 § 3, 1985. 2004 Code § 15.04.030.)