(A) No later than September 15, 1989, each county or municipal corporation within
whose jurisdiction is a coastal flood hazard area shall either participate in and
remain in compliance with the national flood insurance program or shall adopt resolutions
or ordinances governing the coastal flood hazard area that meet or exceed the standards
required for participation in the regular phase of the national flood insurance program.
(B) If the director of natural resources determines at any time that a county or municipal
corporation that is participating in the national flood insurance program or has adopted
resolutions or ordinances under division (A) of this section is not in compliance
with that program or those resolutions or ordinances, as applicable, the director
shall so notify the legislative authority of the county or municipal corporation and
shall also notify the legislative authority that it may respond to the determination
in accordance with the procedure for doing so established by rules adopted under section 1506.02 of the Revised Code. If after considering the legislative authority's response the director determines
that the county or municipal corporation is still not in compliance with the national
flood insurance program or resolutions or ordinances adopted under division (A) of
this section, as applicable, the director may request the attorney general in writing
to, and the attorney general shall, bring an action for appropriate relief in a court
of competent jurisdiction against the county or municipal corporation.
(C) The attorney general, upon the written request of the director, shall bring an
action for appropriate relief in a court of competent jurisdiction against any development
that meets both of the following criteria:
(1) Is located in a county or municipal corporation that is not in compliance with
division (A) of this section;
(2) Is not in compliance with the standards of the national flood insurance program.
(D) This section does not apply to any permits or approvals issued by any state agency
prior to the effective date of rules adopted under section 1506.02 of the Revised Code for the implementation of this section.
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