New BSA procedure for sites in flood zones

Posted on February, 1 2018

The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) recently updated their submission requirements for sites located in flood zones.

As of January 16th, 2018 all BSA applications are required to provide Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)and state if the subject site is located in a flood zone.
If the site is located in a flood zone:
  • The building plans must undergo full DOB review;
  • The DOB Objection sheet, in its entirety, must be submitted to BSA;
  • A Zoning Resolution Determination (ZRD1) must be obtained to confirm compliance with the applicable sections of ZR Article 6, Chapter 4 (Special Regulations Applying in Flood Hazard Areas;)
  • AND must obtain a Construction Code Determination (CCD1)  to confirm compliance with BC Appendix G.
The administrative notice with the new requirements can be found on the BSA website under announcements or by clicking here.