As we keep our fingers crossed that all of this rain does not result in anything more than some minor flooding, we wanted to make an announcement that we have updated its Development Review Submission Checklist. The Development Review Submission Checklist is intended to provide a more detailed list of the documentation required when submitting a permit application for review by ANR under 24 VSA §4424.
When local Flood Hazard Administrators (typically the local Zoning Administrator) are reviewing projects located in a flood hazard area, our office plays a role in the review and permitting of these projects. As a mandatory provision of municipal bylaws, permits may not be granted until an application for new development and substantial improvement on property located within a flood or other hazard area has been forwarded to ANR and a 30 day review period has lapsed.
The updated form, available online at www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/rivers/docs/nfip/rv_4424_checklist.pdf, provides a checklist for municipalities to complete and confirm the necessary paperwork has been submitted for a timely review by ANR. Because of the volume of applications and projects that we are involved in, we will be returning incomplete applications . Therefore, it is important that all the required documentation be included and submitted to the correct regional floodplain manager (www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/rivers/docs/rv_floodplain_regions.pdf).
We hope that the updated Checklist will be helpful to you if you have to submit an application to our office for review.