Chapter 30.32C
MINERAL RESOURCE LANDS

Sections:

30.32C.010    Purpose and applicability.

30.32C.100    Excavation and processing of minerals: regulations and standards.

30.32C.150    Provisions for subdivision of designated mineral resource lands and lands adjacent to mineral resource lands.

30.32C.200    Notice and disclosure required.

30.32C.210    Disclosure text.

30.32C.010 Purpose and applicability.

The purpose of chapter 30.32C SCC is to implement notice requirements established by the Growth Management Act (GMA) in RCW 36.70A.060(1), and Land Use Policy 9.C.1 of the comprehensive plan; and to promote the policy that the use of lands adjacent to designated mineral resource lands shall not interfere with the continued use, in the accustomed manner, and in accordance with best management practices, of lands designated for the extraction of minerals as required by the GMA in RCW 36.70A.060(1).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.32C.100 Excavation and processing of minerals: regulations and standards.

Performance standards, permit procedures and requirements, and decision criteria for excavation and processing of minerals related to designated mineral resource lands and mineral conservation zoning shall be in accordance with chapter 30.31D SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-083, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.32C.150 Provisions for subdivision of designated mineral resource lands and lands adjacent to mineral resource lands.

(1) Where the MRO coincides with the R-5 zone, residential subdivision is prohibited on any parcel, or portion of a parcel, located within the MRO. Where the MRO covers only a portion of a parcel zoned R-5, that portion of the parcel not covered by the MRO may be subdivided subject to the requirements of SCC 30.32C.150(2).

(2) Residential subdivision of land partially designated with the MRO, as well as land adjacent to the MRO, shall be allowed on that portion of the land located outside of the MRO provided the owner:

(a) Uses rural cluster subdivision methods consistent with chapter 30.41C SCC;

(b) Protects the mineral resource deposit for future resource use by adequate setbacks pursuant to SCC 30.23.110(27); and

(c) Includes open space configured to maximize preservation of the mineral resources and provide buffers between the MRO designation and residential uses. The option to utilize such open space for mineral operations shall be preserved as provided in SCC 30.41C.100.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-083, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006; Ord. 07-090, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-087, Feb. 4, 2009, Eff date April 5, 2009)

30.32C.200 Notice and disclosure required.

The disclosure text set forth in SCC 30.32C.210 shall be used under the following circumstances and in the following manners:

(1) Within 90 days of July 10, 1995 (the effective date of this requirement) and each five years after the effective date, Snohomish County shall mail a copy of the notice text in SCC 30.32C.210, with an explanatory informational attachment, to owners of designated mineral resource land and to owners of real property within approximately 2,000 feet of designated mineral resource land;

(2) Development permits and building permits for land that is designated mineral resource land or land that is within 2,000 feet of designated mineral resource land shall include the notice contained in SCC 30.32C.210. The notice requirement shall apply to the real property which is subject to the development or building permit only so long as the subject property is designated or is within 2,000 feet of land that is designated mineral resource land.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-083, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.32C.210 Disclosure text.

The following shall constitute the disclosure required by SCC 30.32C.200:

Your real property is on or within 2,000 feet of designated mineral resource land, on which mineral extraction, or a variety of activities related to mineral extraction, may occur that are not compatible with residential development for certain periods of limited duration. An application might be made on the designated mineral resource land for mining-related activities, including mining, extraction, washing, crushing, stockpiling, blasting, transporting, and recycling of minerals.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 04-119, November 17, 2004, Eff date December 10, 2004)