Louisiana Laws > Revised Statutes > Title 38 > Chapter 2 > § 38:84 - Parishes and municipalities authorized to comply with federal flood insurance act
Current as of: 2009
A. In order to secure for the citizens of the state of Louisiana the flood insurance coverage provided for by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 USC 4001 et seq., all of the parishes and municipalities of the state may adopt such ordinances, rules, and regulations, including zoning and land use regulations, as are necessary to comply with the requirements of said Act and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
B. The office of public works, hurricane flood protection, and intermodal transportation shall cooperate with the Federal Insurance Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the planning and carrying out of state participation in the National Flood Insurance Program and shall aid, advise, and cooperate with parishes and municipalities endeavoring to qualify for participation in said program.
Added by Acts 1971, No. 116 §2; Acts 2004, No. 130, §2; Acts 2006, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 6, §4; Acts 2008, No. 189, §1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 296, §1, eff. June 17, 2008.
C. Before construction of any project for local flood protection, or any project for hurricane or storm damage reduction which involves federal assistance from the Secretary of the United States Army, the local parish or municipality shall agree to participate in and comply with all applicable federal flood plain management and flood insurance programs, as required by 33 U.S.C. 701b-12.
D. Each parish and each municipality shall agree to participate in and comply with all applicable provisions of the federal flood plain management and flood insurance programs, as required by 33 U.S.C. 701b-12, before construction of any project for local flood protection or any project for hurricane or storm damage reduction which involves or receives federal assistance.Prev | Next
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