Floodplains and Floodways
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The DEQ oversees the flood management programs of local units of government, but the local government must pass ordinances, approved by DEQ, that regulate floodplain development in order to be part of the National Flood Insurance Program. No person may alter a floodplain or engage in activity that interferes harmfully with a stream without a permit.
Summary and explanation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act Water Resources Protection and Department of Environmental Quality Land and Water Management Floodplains and Floodways. Includes the following sections: summary, regulating agency, regulated activity, and permit requirements.