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.
Last modified: February 3, 2019