1506.04 Compliance with national flood insurance program or equivalent.

(A) No later than September 15, 1989, each county or municipal corporation within whose jurisdiction is a coastal flood hazard area shall either participate in and remain in compliance with the national flood insurance program or shall adopt resolutions or ordinances governing the coastal flood hazard area that meet or exceed the standards required for participation in the regular phase of the national flood insurance program.

(B) If the director of natural resources determines at any time that a county or municipal corporation that is participating in the national flood insurance program or has adopted resolutions or ordinances under division (A) of this section is not in compliance with that program or those resolutions or ordinances, as applicable, the director shall so notify the legislative authority of the county or municipal corporation and shall also notify the legislative authority that it may respond to the determination in accordance with the procedure for doing so established by rules adopted under section 1506.02 of the Revised Code. If after considering the legislative authority's response the director determines that the county or municipal corporation is still not in compliance with the national flood insurance program or resolutions or ordinances adopted under division (A) of this section, as applicable, the director may request the attorney general in writing to, and the attorney general shall, bring an action for appropriate relief in a court of competent jurisdiction against the county or municipal corporation.

(C) The attorney general, upon the written request of the director, shall bring an action for appropriate relief in a court of competent jurisdiction against any development that meets both of the following criteria:

(1) Is located in a county or municipal corporation that is not in compliance with division (A) of this section;

(2) Is not in compliance with the standards of the national flood insurance program .

(D) This section does not apply to any permits or approvals issued by any state agency prior to the effective date of rules adopted under section 1506.02 of the Revised Code for the implementation of this section.

(E) As used in this section, "national flood insurance program" and "development" have the same meanings as in section 1521.01 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-15-1989; 04-06-2007