A county or municipal corporation containing coastal flood hazard areas that fails to adopt or enforce resolutions or ordinances which comply with the floodplain management criteria of the national flood insurance program or the criteria contained in rule 1501:22-1-04 of the Administrative Code shall be considered noncompliant. When the director or his designee determines that a county or municipal corporation is noncompliant, he shall send a written notice of noncompliance to the legislative authority of the county or municipality. Such notice shall list the specific deficiencies noted and provided a reasonable amount of time not to exceed one hundred eighty days by which the noncompliance shall be corrected.
The legislative authority of the county or municipality shall report to the director within thirty days of the mailing of the written notice on the action which it is taking or proposes to take to correct the noncompliance.
If the county's or municipality's legislative authority fails to report to the director within thirty days of the date of the mailing the notice of noncompliance on the action which it is taking or proposes to take to correct the noncompliance, or fails to correct the noncompliance within one hundred eighty days, the director may, in writing, request the attorney general to bring an action for appropriate relief in a court of competent jurisdiction against the community.