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File #: Int 0864-2015    Version: * Name: Special flood hazard area notification.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
On agenda: 7/23/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a special flood hazard area notification
Sponsors: Eric A. Ulrich, Margaret S. Chin, Mathieu Eugene, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require the office of emergency management to conduct a mailing after the final adoption of a federal flood insurance rate map, informing members of the public whose properties are in the special flood hazard area of flood insurance requirements and other relevant information.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 864

Int. No. 864

 

By Council Members Ulrich, Chin, Eugene, Mendez and Rose

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a special flood hazard area notification

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter one of title 30 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 30-115 to read as follows:

                     § 30-115 Special flood hazard area notification. a. Not more than eight months after the federal emergency management agency makes a final determination to adopt a flood insurance rate map, as described in subsection (e) of section 4104 of the United States code, the office of emergency management, in consultation with the office of recovery and resiliency, shall mail a notification to all property owners in the special flood hazard area of such flood insurance rate map.

b. Such notification shall include the following:

1. a statement that the recipient’s property is in the special flood hazard area and a plain language explanation of what that means;

2. a description of flood insurance purchase requirements, how to obtain flood insurance and any measures that may increase flood insurance affordability;

3. a copy of the localized emergency preparedness material for that address, as developed under section 30-114, or the equivalent information in another form; and

4. at the discretion of the director of emergency management and the director of recovery and resiliency, any other information deemed useful.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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