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SPECIAL CAC MEETING -FEMA Implementation of the Oregon Biological Opinion & Impacts to Communities


Thinking of building, or expanding your property? Think again! SPECIAL PC-Woods CAC MEETING

FEMA Implementation of the Oregon Biological Opinion & Impacts to Communities


When: Saturday November 5, 2022

Where: Kiawanda Community Center

When: 10am-12pm

Speakers: David Yamamoto, Tillamook County Commissioner & Sarah Absher, CFM, Tillamook County Director of Community Development


Pacific City/Woods will be impacted the most in Tillamook County by this new development.


Overview:

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance for Tillamook County homeowners and property owners. The NFIP is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA sets standards for local governments participating in the NFIP, including requirements for local floodplain development ordinances in which they have to adhere to.


Local governments, like Tillamook County, participate in the NFIP and will likely need to significantly change their review process for floodplain development permits.

What does the BiOp Mean for Property Owners?

Your local government will need to change its permit review standards for developing in floodplains. For now, the current standards are still in effect. Potential changes include prohibitions, requirements or incentives to avoid development in areas of special flood hazard, and new standards for mitigating habitat impacts that can't be avoided. As a property owner, you should check with your local government before altering your land or structures in the floodplain.


Examples:

Any future NEW residential/commercial/retail development in Pacific City/Woods.

Any MODIFICATIONS to existing residential/commercial/retail development. For example: Any additions to existing structures will not be allowed.


Join us Saturday November 5, 2022 at 10am to learn more about this critical initiative.

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