Chapter 30.91B
"B" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91B.010    Background water quality.

30.91B.012    Back-to-back sign structure.

30.91B.015    Bakery, farm.

30.91B.016    Bakery, retail.

30.91B.017    Bakery, wholesale.

30.91B.020    Base flood.

30.91B.030    Basement.

30.91B.035    Basement.

30.91B.037    Beach.

30.91B.039    Beach restoration.

30.91B.038    Beach feeding.

30.91B.040    Bed and breakfast guesthouse.

30.91B.050    Bed and breakfast inn.

30.91B.060    Bedrock.

30.91B.070    Bench.

30.91B.080    Best management practices or BMPs.

30.91B.090    Best management practices.

30.91B.110    Billboard.

30.91B.120    Binding site plan.

30.91B.130    Repealed.

30.91B.132    Biosolids.

30.91B.140    Boarding house.

30.91B.150    Boat launch facility.

30.91B.160    Boathouse.

30.91B.165    Boat ramp.

30.91B.175    Bollard.

30.91B.180    Boundary line adjustment (BLA).

30.91B.185    Breakwater.

30.91B.190    Buffer.

30.91B.200    Building.

30.91B.210    Building area.

30.91B.220    Building area, gross.

30.91B.222    Building area, net.

30.91B.230    Building front.

30.91B.240    Building height.

30.91B.250    Building line.

30.91B.260    Bulkhead.

30.91B.010 Background water quality.

"Background water quality" means the concentrations of chemical, physical, biological, or radiological constituents, or other characteristics in or of groundwater at a particular point in time and upgradient of an activity that have not been affected by that activity.

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

30.91B.012 Back-to-back sign structure.

"Back-to-back sign structure" means a sign structure configuration where two advertising faces or sign areas are parallel to one another and face in opposite directions, and such that the backs of the advertising or sign area (back view) face each other and are not more than three feet apart.

(Added by Ord. 13-073, Dec. 11, 2013, Eff date Dec. 26, 2013; Amended by Ord. 13-074, Dec. 11, 2013, Eff date Dec. 26, 2013)

30.91B.015 Bakery, farm.

"Bakery, farm" means a building or portion of a building on a farm site used to prepare baked goods for consumption or sale on or off the farm site, provided that at least one ingredient is grown in Snohomish County or the Puget Sound Fresh region.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-074, July 28, 2004, Eff date Aug. 23, 2004)

30.91B.016 Bakery, retail.

"Bakery, retail" means a retail establishment for selling bakery products to retail consumers. This term shall not include farm bakeries.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-013, Mar. 8, 2017, Eff date May 7, 2017)

30.91B.017 Bakery, wholesale.

"Bakery, wholesale" means a manufacturing establishment of bakery products from where the products are delivered off-site or sold wholesale rather than to retail customers. This term shall not include farm bakeries.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-013, Mar. 8, 2017, Eff date May 7, 2017)

30.91B.020 Base flood.

"Base flood" means the flood having a one percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.

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

30.91B.030 Basement.

"Basement" means a floor level partly or wholly underground and having at least one-half of its height, measured from its floor to its finished ceiling below the average adjoining grade.

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

30.91B.035 Basement.

"Basement" means any area of a building having its floor subgrade (below ground level) on all sides.

This definition applies only to the "Flood hazard" regulations in chapters 30.43C, 30.43D, and 30.65 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-068, Sept. 7, 2005, Eff date Sept. 24, 2005)

30.91B.037 Beach.

"Beach" means the zone of unconsolidated material that is moved by waves, wind, and tidal currents, extending landward to the coastline.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91B.039 Beach restoration.

"Beach restoration" means the process of restoring a beach to a state more closely resembling a natural beach, using beach feeding, vegetation, drift sills, and other non-intrusive means as applicable.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91B.038 Beach feeding.

"Beach feeding" means the process of replenishing a beach by delivery of materials dredged or excavated elsewhere.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91B.040 Bed and breakfast guesthouse.

"Bed and breakfast guesthouse" means a facility in which one kitchen, a shared dining area, and not more than a total of three guest rooms are available within a single family residence and as many as three outbuildings, providing short-term lodging for paying guests.

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

30.91B.050 Bed and breakfast inn.

"Bed and breakfast inn" means a facility in which one kitchen, a shared dining area, and not more than a total of six guest rooms are available within a single family residence and as many as three outbuildings providing short-term lodging for paying guests.

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

30.91B.060 Bedrock.

"Bedrock" means in-place solid rock.

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

30.91B.070 Bench.

"Bench" means a relatively level step excavated into earth material on which fill is to be placed.

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

30.91B.080 Best management practices or BMPs.

"Best management practices" or "BMPs" means the schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, structural practices or managerial practices, that when used singly or in combination, prevent or reduce the release of pollutants and other adverse impacts to waters of Washington State.

This definition applies only to chapters 30.63A and 30.63B SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91B.090 Best management practices.

"Best management practices" means physical, structural, or managerial practices which have gained general acceptance by professionals in the appropriate field to minimize and mitigate adverse impacts to the functions and values of critical areas.

This definition applies only to "Critical area" regulations in chapters 30.62A, 30.62B, and 30.62C SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91B.110 Billboard.

"Billboard" means a sign or structure designed for advertising purposes which is not related to things principally located, produced, or existing on the same property as the billboard.

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

30.91B.120 Binding site plan.

"Binding site plan" means an accurate drawing to scale which meets the requirements of chapter 30.41D SCC.

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

30.91B.130 Biofiltration.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Repealed by Ord. 15-005, March 18, 2015, Eff date April 2, 2015)

30.91B.132 Biosolids.

"Biosolids" means the nutrient-rich organic material produced by treating wastewater solids. After processing and treatment, they can be beneficially recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-074, November 8, 2006, Eff date November 26, 2006)

30.91B.140 Boarding house.

"Boarding house" means a building, other than a hotel, where lodging or lodging and meals are provided for compensation to nontransient persons.

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

30.91B.150 Boat launch facility.

"Boat launch facility" means any basic site improvement, such as paving, buildings, structures, docks, wharfs, ramps, rafts, piling or moles installed for the servicing, maintenance, storing and moving of boats into bodies of water; PROVIDED That such facilities are not restricted to the private use of a residence to which such facility is an accessory use.

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

30.91B.160 Boathouse.

"Boathouse" means a structure specifically designed or used for storage of boats.

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

30.91B.165 Boat ramp.

"Boat ramp" means graded slopes, slabs, pads, planks, or rails used for launching boats by means of a trailer, hand, or mechanical device.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91B.175 Bollard.

"Bollard" means a rigid post, permanent or removable, used as a traffic control device to limit vehicle access. Bollards are usually installed in a line with sufficient space between them to allow permitted access, such as bicycles and pedestrians, but not motor vehicles. Removable bollards are used when access may be required for special-purpose vehicles but not general traffic.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-022, April 23, 2007, Eff date June 4, 2007)

30.91B.180 Boundary line adjustment (BLA).

"Boundary line adjustment (BLA)" means the adjustment of boundary lines between two abutting lots, tracts or parcels, which creates no additional lot, tract, parcel, or site and which results in no lot, tract, parcel, or site that contains insufficient area and dimension to meet minimum requirements for width and area, except as provided in SCC 30.41E.100(8).

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

30.91B.185 Breakwater.

"Breakwater" means an offshore structure parallel to shore, sometimes shore-connected, that provides protection from waves.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91B.190 Buffer.

"Buffer" means an area adjacent to a critical area consisting of naturally occurring or re-established vegetation and having a width adequate to protect the critical area.

This definition applies only to Critical area regulations in chapters 30.62A and 30.62B SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91B.200 Building.

"Building" means any structure having a roof supported by columns or walls designed for housing or shelter of persons, animals, or property of any kind. When separated by dividing walls without opening, each divided portion is considered a separate building.

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

30.91B.210 Building area.

"Building area" means the maximum horizontal projected area of all buildings on a lot, excluding open steps and buttresses, terraces, cornices and other ornamental features projecting from the walls of the building, not otherwise supported by the ground.

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

30.91B.220 Building area, gross.

"Building area, gross" ("Gross building area") means the total square feet of floor space in a building, including selling areas, offices and stock rooms of a commercial building.

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

30.91B.222 Building area, net.

"Building area, net" ("Net building area") means the total square feet of floor space in a building, excluding areas below finished grade, space dedicated to parking, mechanical spaces, elevator and stair shafts, lobbies and common spaces including atriums.

This definition applies only to urban center regulations in chapter 30.34A SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-007, Sep. 11, 2013, Eff date Oct. 3, 2013)

30.91B.230 Building front.

"Building front" means that side of the main building facing the front lot line.

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

30.91B.240 Building height.

"Building height" means the vertical distance between two points of reference as determined in SCC 30.23.050, the shoreline management program and the Snohomish County construction codes.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91B.250 Building line.

"Building line" means a horizontal line that coincides with the building front.

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

30.91B.260 Bulkhead.

"Bulkhead" means a solid or open pile wall erected generally parallel to and near the ordinary high water mark for the purposes of protecting adjacent uplands from waves or current action. [See SCC 30.91N.097 for the definition of "normal protective bulkhead."]

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)