36.15.801 ALLOWED USES WHERE FLOODWAY NOT DESIGNATED OR NO FLOOD ELEVATIONS
(1) For those watercourses or drainways in which there is a designated floodplain but not a designated floodway or where no flood elevations are available, all uses allowed in a designated floodway under ARM 36.15.601 without a permit shall also be allowed without a permit in such designated floodplain.
(2) All other uses within the designated floodplain shall require permits from the permit issuing authority. The following conditions insofar as each is applicable shall be attached to each permit approval:
(a) If the elevation of the base flood is available, residential structures must be built on compacted fill as specified in ARM 36.15.702(1) . If such elevation is not available, the highest known historical flood elevation may be used to establish fill heights;
(b) If the elevation of the base flood is available, commercial and industrial structures must meet the flood proofing requirements set forth in ARM 36.15.702(2) . If such elevation is not available, the highest known historical flood elevation may be used to establish flood proofing heights;
(c) Proposed structures must be anchored to prevent flotation or collapse and must be located as far from stream channels as is practicable; and
(d) Sanitary sewage systems must be allowed and approved under laws and standards administered by the department of health and environmental sciences or the local health board.
(3) Where a proposed development within such designated floodplain may significantly increase flood velocities or depths, the permit issuing authority may require a permit applicant to furnish additional hydraulic and survey information before acting upon the permit application. This information may include, but is not limited to, any of the following:
(a) valley cross sections of the watercourse and adjoining floodplain;
(b) certification by a qualified professional engineer that floodproofing measures are reasonably adequate to protect against major flood damages; or
(c) a hydrologic study documenting probable effect on upstream or downstream property owners.
(4) Permits for such proposed developments may be modified or denied if the additional information shows that proposals would increase flood damages to other properties or would cause a threat to the health or safety of its occupants.