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File #: 2014-0689    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/29/2014 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: Final action: 9/16/2014
Enactment date: 9/16/2014 Enactment #: 17
Effective date: 9/18/2014    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article III, Section 906.02 to provide an updated Flood Plain Overlay consistent with Federal and State regulations.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 09 - ZONING
Attachments: 1. 2014-0689.doc, 2. 2014-0689 Flood Plain Overlay cover letter.doc
Presenter
Presented by Ms. Gross

Title
Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article III, Section 906.02 to provide an updated Flood Plain Overlay consistent with Federal and State regulations.

Body
Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article III, Chapter 906.02, FP-O, Flood Plain Overlay District, is hereby struck and amended with updated text as follows:

SEE ATTACHMENT
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Section 906.02. FP-O, Flood Plain Overlay District.
906.02.A Purpose
The purpose of the FP-O, Flood Plain Overlay District is to reduce the potential for property damage and hazards to life caused by flooding. The regulations are intended to implement and ensure consistency with the Pennsylvania Flood Plain Management Act and the National Flood Insurance Program, and to reduce property damages and hazards to life caused by flooding.
906.02.B Permits Required
In order to assure compliance with all pertinent local, state and federal flood plain regulations, no development shall commence in a flood plain without the issuance of a City zoning and building permit.
906.02.C Special Definitions
The following special definitions shall apply the Flood Plain Overlay District regulations:
1.? Base flood means a flood having a one (1) percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
2.? Development which may endanger human life means, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Flood Plain Management Act and regulations adopted by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to that act; any activity requiring the production, storage, use of any amount of radioactive substances; structures or land used for the production or storage of any quantity of the following materials; or structures or land used for any activity requiring the maintenance of a supply (more than five hundred fifty (550) gallons or other comparable volume) of the followi...

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