Required Amendments to Floodplain Development Code
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Requires Floodplain Development Code Amendments
As part of the City of Eugene’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) membership, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) on behalf of FEMA, reviewed the City’s floodplain program including existing development code rules, regulations and permitting processes for development in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SHFA).
Minimum Floodplain Development Code Standards Required
DLCD and FEMA determined that existing Eugene City Code (EC9.6705-9.6709) regulating development in the floodplain, does not meet minimum standards. Meeting and codifying these standards are required for Eugene’s continued membership in the NFIP- which directly affects those who are required to carry flood insurance due to being located in a special flood hazard area. The update to the floodplain development code is based on the State of Oregon Model Flood Hazard Management Ordinance prepared by DLCD and approved by FEMA Region X, which will ensure compliance. Please see the link below for the current version of the proposed floodplain development code (draft).
Who does it Affect?
All annexed and unannexed properties located, completely or partially, in a special flood hazard area within the City of Eugene’s Urban Growth Boundary will be impacted by these code amendments. The unannexed lands require joint participation with Lane County for this process.