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C ( c <br /> tiyiN <br /> STATE OF WASHINGTON <br /> County of Jefferson <br /> In the Matter of Updating the Flood } <br /> Damage Prevention Ordinance for } <br /> Jefferson County - Revised Federal } ORDINANCE NO. 05-0513-19 <br /> Emergency Management Agency Rate } <br /> Maps } <br /> WHEREAS, Jefferson County, as a local community participating in the National Flood <br /> Insurance Program(NFIP)administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency <br /> (FEMA), adopted a flood damage prevention ordinance (No. 07-0515-06) on May 15, 2006; and <br /> WHEREAS, as a participant in the NFIP,Jefferson County agrees to adopt and enforce a <br /> floodplain management ordinance that seeks to reduce flood risks associated with new <br /> development occurring within Special Flood Hazard Areas, and the federal government agrees to <br /> make flood insurance available as financial protection against flood losses; and <br /> WHEREAS, FEMA released Revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps <br /> (DFIRMs) and a Flood Insurance Study(FIS) for Jefferson County and Incorporated Areas on <br /> January 4, 2018; and <br /> WHEREAS, Jefferson County received a letter from FEMA(dated December 7, 2018) <br /> stating that the revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and FIS will become effective on <br /> June 7, 2019, and that Jefferson County is required to adopt floodplain regulations that meet <br /> NFIP standard prior to that date; and <br /> WHEREAS, Washington State Department of Ecology(Ecology) guidance was provided <br /> to Jefferson County on February 14, 2019 by David Radabaugh,NFIP State Coordinator,that <br /> identified required and recommended revisions to the current flood damage prevention <br /> ordinance; and <br /> WHEREAS, FEMA guidance was provided to Jefferson County on February 16, 2019 by <br /> Roxanne Reale-Pilkenton, FEMA Region X Floodplain Management Specialist, that identified <br /> revisions to the current flood damage prevention ordinance needed to meet FEMA requirements; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, Jefferson County Department of Community Development discussed drafted <br /> revisions with FEMA and Ecology staff on April 9, 2019; and <br /> WHEREAS, Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC)reviewed a draft <br /> flood damage prevention ordinance that replaces the existing ordinance (No. 07-0515-06); and <br /> WHEREAS, Jefferson County noticed the proposed revisions to the flood damage <br /> prevention ordinance on April 3, 2019 to comply with State Environmental Policy Act <br /> requirements, and the county issued a Determination of Non-significance on April 3, 2019; and <br /> Jefferson County Amendments to JCC 15.15 Flood Damage Prevention Page 1 of 3 <br />