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R3126.96.36.199 Determination of Design Flood Elevations
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If design flood elevations are not specified, the building official is authorized to require the applicant to comply with either of the following:
- Obtain and reasonably use data available from a federal, state or other source.
- Determine the design flood elevation in accordance with accepted hydrologic and hydraulic engineering practices used to define special flood hazard areas. Determinations shall be undertaken by a registered design professional who shall document that the technical methods used reflect currently accepted engineering practice. Studies, analyses and computations shall be submitted in sufficient detail to allow thorough review and approval.