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APPROVED Afi TO FORM AND LEGALITY

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ORDINANCE

C.M.S.

INDICATING THE , BUILDING

SYSTEM ADOPTED BY THE

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PERMIT

CITY OF OAKLAND AND

THE

REVIEW PROCEDURE FOR THAT SYSTEM WITH


RESPECT TO FLOOD AND MUDSLIDE-PRONE AREAS

WHEREAS, the City of Oakland, California has adopted by reference and


enforcing the 1979 Edition of the Uniform Building Code published by
International Conference of Building Officials as the Oakland
Building Code
other relevant codes and ordinances; and

Till be
the
and

WHEREAS, Section 301 ( a)of said Oakland Building Code prohibits any person,
firm, or corporation from erecting, constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing,
improving, moving, or demolishing any building or structure without first obtaining a separate building permit for each building or structure from the Chief
Building Inspector of the City of Oakland; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Public Works of the City of Oakland must examine all
plans and specifications for. the proposed construction when an application is
made for a building permit; and

WIiEREAS,

said Oakland

Building Code

Oakland require the issuance of


struction in the community; and

WHEREAS,
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the

and

the

Municipal

City of Oakland has heretofore

C.
S,
M. assuring

its

positive interest

enacted
in

WHEREAS,
Flood

the

City

of Oakland ~~~
ishes

continue

to

Insurance

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program and in order to do so must


the Federal Insurance Administrative

(
b)of

The

Council of

the

City

of

Oakland does

ordain

its

qualifying

participation in the Federal Flood Insurance program


conditions precedent to such participation; and

Code of

the

permit for excavation, grading, fill

and

its

con-

Council Resolution
said City for
ith
compliance ~.~

eligibility

meet

City of
or

in

the

National

the

requirements of
regulations; now, therefore,
as

follows:

The follo~,
Ting measures shall be required within Zone A of the Flood Hazard
irance Administration for this
Boundary Map issued by the Federal Ins~
community:
SECTION
GENERAL

1.
1

PROVISIONS

LANDS TO WHICH THIS ORDINANCE APPLIES


This

ordinance

aithin

1.
2

1.
0

the

shall apply to all areas of special flood hazards


jurisdiction of the City of Oakland.

BASIS FOR ESTABLISHING THE AREAS OF

SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD

The

areas of special flood hazard identified


by the Federal Insurance
Administration, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a
scientific and engineering report entitled. "
The Flood Insurance Study
for the City of Oakland,"dated September
30, 1982, with an accompanying
Flood Insurance Rate Map is hereby adopted by reference and declared to
be a part of this ordinance.
The Flood Insurance Study is on file at

the

Office

of Public

Works, City Hall.

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3) All elements that function


furnace, hot water heater,
elevated

to

specified
3.
3
1-

above

or

the

on

the

as

part of

air

base

the

such

structure,

conditioner, etc.,shall
flood elevation

as

be

depth number

or

FIRM.

Elevation and Floodproofing

1)

New construction

shall have
elevated

to

and

substantial improvement of any structure


lowest habitable floor,
including

the

above

or

the

base

flood elevation

basement,
depth number

or

community's

FIRM.
Nonresidential structures may meet the
Section 3(
3.
1).
2
-Upon completion of the structure the elevation of the lowest
habitable floor including
basement shall be certified by a
on

standards

in

gineer

surveyor

or

registered professional enby the local building inspector

verified

or

that elevation requirements have been met.


compliance shall be maintained as set forth

Notification of
Section 3(
2.
3),
1
-

in

2) Nonresidential
formance

utility

construction shall either be elevated in conSection 3.


or ( 2);
3(
1)
or
together with attendant
sanitary facilities, it shall:

with
and

a) be floodproofed so that below the base flood level the


structure is watertight with walls
substantially impermeable

the

to

passage of water;

b) have structural components capable of


resisting hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and effects of
bouyancy;
and

c)

be

certified

architect

satisfied,
the

by

that

3.
2

Section

STANDARDS
The

registered professional engineer


standards

forth

set

as

3.
3

the

meet

shall be

or

are

provided

to

Section 3(
2.
3),
-

above

standards

and

also

the

standards

processing of materials that

or

plant life

is

or

could be

are

in

time

injurious

to

prohibited.

of

flooding

human, animal,

STANDARDS FOR UTILITIES

be

new

and

designed

the

replacement
to

system and

minimize

discharge

water

supply

eliminate

STANDARDS FOR SUBDIVISIONS

3.
1
4-

Preliminary Subdivision Proposals


All

preliminary
and

area

Final

All

and

sanitary sewage systems shall


infiltration of flood waters into
from systems into flood waters.

or

3.
4

the

subdivision proposals shall


elevation of the base flood.

identify

the

flood hazard

Subdivision Plans

final

subdivision plans will provide

and pads.
structure(s)

If

the

final pad elevation shall be

engineer
Section

3.
3
4-

in

subsection

FOR STORAGE OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

storage

All

3.
2
4-

this

3.
5.

buoyant, flammable, explosive,


or

of

Such certifications

official

3) Mobile homes shall


in

the

Minimize

or

surveyor

and

site

is

certified by

provided

to

the elevation of

filled above

the

proposed

the base

flood,

the

registered professional

official

as

set

forth

in

2.
3(
3).
Flood Damage

All subdivision proposals shall be


flood damage.

5-

consistent with

the

need

to

minimize

r ~ _ _

or

foundation.

subdivision,

For mobile

homes

not

within

"start of construction" means

mobile home

the

affixing

its

park

of

the

or

mobile

home

mobile home

to

permanent site. For mobile homes within mobile home


parks or mobile home
subdivisions " start of construction" is the date on which the
construction of
facilities for servicing the site on which the mobile
home is to be affixed
including),at a minimum, the construction of streets, either final site
grading or the pouring of concrete pads, and installation of

utilities.is completed.

Structure" means
above

walled

Substantial Improvement"
structure, the
of

and

roofed

building

or

mobile home

that

is

ground.

the

cost

structure

means

of which

any

equals

if

50 percent

improvement of
the market value

or

of

or

repair is started,

or

the

structure has been


damaged and is being restored, before the
damage occurred. For the purposes of this definition, "
substantial
improvement" is considered to occur when the first alteration of
any
wall, ceiling, floor, or other structural part of the
building com-

mences, whether or
of the structure.
This

exceeds

either:

1) before the improvement

2)

repair, reconstruction,
or

principally

term

does

not,

that alteration affects

not

however,

include

the

external dimensions

either:

1) any project for improvement of a structure to


comply with
existing state or local health, sanitary, or safety code
specifications which are solely necessary to assure safe

living conditions,
2)

any alteration

of Historic

of

or

structure

Places

or

State

listed

on

Inventory

the

National Register

of Historic Places.

Variance" means a grant of relief from the


requirements of this ordinance which
permits construction in a manner that would otherwise be
prohibited by this
ordinance.

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COUNCIL, OAKLAND, CALIF., _ _ ,

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PASSED BYTHE FOLLOWING VOTE:


AYES -

ENG, GIBBON, GILMORE, MOORE, OGAWA~?


AND

NOES ABSENT -

SPEES, CANNQN

PRESIDENT WILSON ~

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ATTEST:

ARRECEJ~ESOIV

City Clerk and Cle k of the Council


of the City of Oakland, California
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