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12-766. Same; flood plain zones; requirements; approval by chief engineer. (a) The governing body may establish flood plain zones and districts and restrict the use of land therein and may restrict the application thereof to lands, adjacent to watercourses, subject to floods of a lesser magnitude than that having a chance occurrence in any one year of 1%. Any flood plain regulations shall comply with the minimum requirements of the national flood insurance act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 4001 et seq.) or any rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

(b) Prior to the adoption thereof, the governing body shall submit to the chief engineer of the division of water resources of the Kansas department of agriculture any ordinance, resolution, regulation or plan that proposes to create or to effect any change in a flood plain zone or district, or that proposes to regulate or restrict the location and use of structures, encroachments, and uses of land within such an area. The chief engineer may require, pursuant to rules and regulations, each submission hereunder to be accompanied by complete maps, plans, profiles, specifications and textual matter. The chief engineer shall approve or disapprove any such ordinance, resolution, regulation or plan or changes thereof within 90 days of the date of receipt of all such data required by the chief engineer as specified in rules and regulations adopted thereby. If the chief engineer fails to approve or disapprove within the 90 day period required by this section, such ordinance, resolution, regulation or plan or change thereof shall be deemed approved. The chief engineer shall provide, in writing, specific reasons for any disapproval.

(c) The chief engineer shall adopt such rules and regulations deemed necessary to administer and enforce the provisions of this section.

History: L. 1991, ch. 56, § 26; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 63; July 1.

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