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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 032 : Flood Hazard Areas

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 752)
  • § 752. Definitions

    For the purpose of this chapter:

    (1) “Agency” means the Agency of Natural Resources.

    (2) “Development,” for the purposes of flood hazard area management and regulation, shall have the same meaning as “development” under 44 C.F.R. § 59.1.

    (3) “Flood hazard area” shall have the same meaning as “area of special flood hazard” under 44 C.F.R. § 59.1.

    (4) “Flood proofing” shall have the same meaning as “flood proofing” under 44 C.F.R. § 59.1.

    (5) “Floodway” shall have the same meaning as “regulatory floodway” under 44 C.F.R. § 59.1.

    (6) “Legislative body” means the selectboard, trustees, mayor, city council, and alderboard of a municipality.

    (7) “Municipality” means any town, city, or incorporated village.

    (8) “Uses exempt from municipal regulation” means land use or activities that are exempt from municipal land use regulation under 24 V.S.A. chapter 117.

    (9) “National Flood Insurance Program” means the National Flood Insurance Program under 42 U.S.C. chapter 50 and implementing federal regulations in 44 C.F.R. parts 59 and 60.

    (10) “Regional planning commission” means the regional planning commission of which a municipality is a member or would be a member based upon its location.

    (11) “River corridor” means the land area adjacent to a river that is required to accommodate the dimensions, slope, planform, and buffer of the naturally stable channel and that is necessary for the natural maintenance or natural restoration of a dynamic equilibrium condition, as that term is defined in section 1422 of this title, and for minimization of fluvial erosion hazards, as delineated by the Agency of Natural Resources in accordance with river corridor protection procedures.

    (12) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Natural Resources or the Secretary’s duly authorized representative. (Added 1973, No. 263 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 16, 1974; amended 1987, No. 76, § 18; 2003, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2011, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 14, 2012.)