Chapter 30.91C
"C" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91C.005    Caliper.

30.91C.007    Campground.

30.91C.010    Capacity improvements.

30.91C.020    Capital Facilities.

30.91C.030    Capital facilities plan.

30.91C.040    Caretaker’s quarters.

30.91C.050    Carport.

30.91C.060    Cat, adult.

30.91C.062    Cemetery and funeral home.

30.91C.063    Certificate of appropriateness.

30.91C.064    Certification of historic structure.

30.91C.065    Certified development rights.

30.91C.066    Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead or CESCL

30.91C.067    Channel migration zones (CMZ).

30.91C.070    Chief or Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention.

30.91C.080    Chief of Police or Police Department.

30.91C.085    Church.

30.91C.090    Civil engineer.

30.91C.100    Civil engineering.

30.91C.110    Cleaning establishment.

30.91C.112    Clearing.

30.91C.120    Club.

30.91C.130    Clubhouse.

30.91C.131    Co-location.

30.91C.131.1    Cold storage.

30.91C.132    Commercial development.

30.91C.135    Commercial coach.

30.91C.140    Commercial coach.

30.91C.150    Commercial forest.

30.91C.160    Commercial occupancy.

30.91C.170    Commercial use.

30.91C.172    Commercial vehicle home basing.

30.91C.175    Commercial vehicle storage facility.

30.91C.185    Common plan of development or sale.

30.91C.190    Community.

30.91C.198    Community building.

30.91C.200    Community club.

30.91C.204    Community facility.

30.91C.205    Community facilities for juveniles.

30.91C.210    Compaction.

30.91C.220    Comprehensive park and recreation plan.

30.91C.230    Comprehensive plan.

30.91C.240    Conditional use.

30.91C.250    Condominium.

30.91C.260    Condominium survey map and plans.

30.91C.262    Connected village.

30.91C.265    Construction codes.

30.91C.267    Construction, commence (Commence construction).

30.91C.270    Construction contracting.

30.91C.280    Construction plans.

30.91C.290    Contaminant.

30.91C.298    Converted pervious surfaces.

30.91C.299    Converted vegetation area.

30.91C.300    Conveyance system.

30.91C.305    Cottage housing.

30.91C.310    Country club.

30.91C.320    County Engineer.

30.91C.325    County register or local register.

30.91C.330    County road engineer.

30.91C.335    Covered parking structure.

30.91C.340    Critical area.

30.91C.342    Critical area protection areas.

30.91C.360    Critical facility.

30.91C.362    Critical saltwater habitats.

30.91C.370    Critical species.

30.91C.380    Cul-de-sac.

30.91C.005 Caliper.

"Caliper" means the standard for trunk diameter measurement of nursery stock. Caliper of the trunk shall be the trunk diameter measured at DBH (Diameter at Breast Height), which is defined as four feet, six inches (4.5 feet) above the grade around the base of the tree trunk.

(Added by Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009)

30.91C.007 Campground.

"Campground" means land developed to provide temporary occupancy by individuals or groups for recreation, religious, education, or vacation purposes. Campgrounds may include areas designated for tents, recreational vehicles, or yurts, and associated service buildings or facilities provided for the comfort or convenience of the campers, including but not limited to, hookup facilities, restrooms, shelters, and gathering spaces. "Temporary occupancy," for this definition, shall mean for a period of 180 days or less in any 12-month period.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91C.010 Capacity improvements.

"Capacity improvements" means any improvements that increase the vehicle and/or people moving capacity of the road system.

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

30.91C.020 Capital Facilities.

"Capital Facilities" means public structures, improvements, pieces of equipment or other major assets, including land, that have a useful life of at least 10 years. Capital facilities are provided by and for public purposes and services.

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

30.91C.030 Capital facilities plan.

"Capital facilities plan" means a plan adopted pursuant to RCW 36.70A.070(3).

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

30.91C.040 Caretaker’s quarters.

"Caretaker’s quarters" means a structure used or designed as a dwelling for a person or persons employed on the premises.

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

30.91C.050 Carport.

"Carport" means a structure which is used to cover or protect motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, or boats owned or operated by the occupants of the main building.

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

30.91C.060 Cat, adult.

"Cat, adult" means any cat six months of age or older.

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

30.91C.062 Cemetery and funeral home.

"Cemetery and funeral home" means land and associated buildings and structures used for burial, crematory, embalming, or funerary uses. Examples include cemeteries, columbaria, mausoleums, funeral parlors, and mortuaries.

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

30.91C.063 Certificate of appropriateness.

"Certificate of appropriateness" means that certificate issued by the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission after review of the proposed changes to a local register property or to a property certified as contributing to a Snohomish County historic district.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-037, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 5, 2007)

30.91C.064 Certification of historic structure.

"Certification of historic structure" is the process by which a determination is made that a structure within an historic district contributes to the significance of the historic district

(Added Amended Ord. 06-037, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 5, 2007).

30.91C.065 Certified development rights.

"Certified development rights" means transferable development rights which have been certified pursuant to SCC 30.35A.050, as reflected by properly issued TDR certificates. The term applies solely to the TDR program, as codified at chapter 30.35A SCC, and does not imply a right to building permits or other development approvals.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-123, Dec. 15, 2004, Eff date March 15, 2005)

30.91C.066 Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead or CESCL

"Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead" or "CESCL" means an individual who has current certification through an approved erosion and sediment control training program that meets the minimum training standards established by the Department of Ecology (see BMP C160 in volume II, chapter 4 of the Drainage Manual). A CESCL is knowledgeable in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control. The CESCL must have the skills to assess site conditions and construction activities that could impact the quality of stormwater and the effectiveness of erosion and sediment control measures used to control the quality of stormwater discharges.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91C.067 Channel migration zones (CMZ).

"Channel migration zones (CMZ)" means the land adjacent to the current river channel that is at high risk of occupation by the channel within the next 100 years. All areas separated from the active channel by a legally existing artificial structure(s) that is publicly maintained and likely to restrain channel migration, including transportation facilities, built above or constructed to remain intact through the one hundred-year flood, shall not be considered to be in the channel migration zone. Areas behind natural or manmade features which limit channel migration that allow fish passage shall not be included in the channel migration zone.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91C.070 Chief or Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention.

"Chief " or "Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention" means the Snohomish county fire marshal.

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

30.91C.080 Chief of Police or Police Department.

"Chief of Police or Police Department" means the Snohomish county sheriff or Snohomish county sheriff’s office.

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

30.91C.085 Church.

"Church" means a building, including all accessory buildings, or meeting place intended primarily for the performance of religious services and/or where persons regularly assemble for religious worship. This includes synagogues, temples, mosques, and reading rooms or other places for religious worship and religious activity. This definition does not include facilities for training of religious orders, denominations, or sects.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91C.090 Civil engineer.

"Civil engineer" means a professional engineer licensed by the state of Washington to practice in the field of civil engineering.

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

30.91C.100 Civil engineering.

"Civil engineering" means the application of the knowledge of the forces of nature, principles of mechanics and the properties of materials to the evaluation, design and construction of civil works.

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

30.91C.110 Cleaning establishment.

"Cleaning establishment" means a business or other facility for the cleaning, dying, or pressing of clothes or other fabrics. This term shall include laundries, laundromats, and dry cleaners.

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

30.91C.112 Clearing.

"Clearing" means the destruction or surface removal of vegetation by cutting, pruning, limbing, topping, relocating, manually or mechanically, application of herbicides or pesticides or other chemical methods, or any application of hazardous or toxic substance that has the effect of destroying or removing the vegetation.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-026, Apr. 29, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91C.120 Club.

"Club" means an association of persons organized for a social, recreational, educational, literary, political, or charitable purpose.

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

30.91C.130 Clubhouse.

"Clubhouse" means the structure or premises occupied by a club.

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

30.91C.131 Co-location.

"Co-location" means the use of a personal wireless service telecommunications service facility or site or other structure by more than one personal wireless telecommunications services provider.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-038, November 30, 2005, Eff date December 16, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012)

30.91C.131.1 Cold storage.

"Cold storage" means a climate-controlled warehouse for the storage and distribution of agricultural products. Examples include meat lockers or the storage of produce or cut flowers.

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

30.91C.132 Commercial development.

"Commercial development" means structures or sites whose primary function is to support the exchange of money for goods or services, including but not limited to wholesale or retail trade, business activities or services and business parks. Excluded from this definition are home occupations, industrial development and utilities.

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)

30.91C.135 Commercial coach.

"Commercial Coach" means a structure transportable in one or more sections that is built on permanent chassis and designed to be used for commercial purposes with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required outlets and may include plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems. A commercial coach shall not be used as a single family dwelling.

This definition applies only to the building code regulations in chapter 30.52A SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-085, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012)

30.91C.140 Commercial coach.

"Commercial coach" means a structure transportable in one or more sections that is built on permanent chassis and designed to be used for commercial purposes with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required outlets and may include plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein. A commercial coach shall not be used as a single family dwelling.

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

30.91C.150 Commercial forest.

"Commercial forest" means all lands designated commercial forest or commercial forest-forest transition area by the comprehensive plan.

30.91C.160 Commercial occupancy.

"Commercial occupancy" See Uniform Fire Code SCC 30.53A.100.

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

30.91C.170 Commercial use.

"Commercial use" means a use providing goods, merchandise or services for compensation.

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

30.91C.172 Commercial vehicle home basing.

"Commercial vehicle home basing" means a residence where approval has been granted for a resident to store and maintain commercial vehicles for use in his or her business which is not located on site. A commercial vehicle is any motorized or non-motorized vehicle (e.g., trailer) primarily used for commercial activities. This includes vehicles used for the commercial transport of passengers or cargo, as well as heavy machinery or construction vehicles.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91C.175 Commercial vehicle storage facility.

"Commercial vehicle storage facility" means an establishment that leases space for the storage of vehicles or where the principal use is storage of commercial vehicles, including the leasing of space for and/or the storage of boats and recreational vehicles. This does not include establishments where the principal use is the rental or sale of vehicles. A commercial vehicle is any motorized or non-motorized vehicle (e.g., trailer) primarily used for commercial activities. This includes vehicles used for the commercial transport of passengers or cargo, as well as heavy machinery or construction vehicles.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91C.185 Common plan of development or sale.

"Common plan of development or sale" means a site where multiple separate and distinct construction activities are taking place at different times on different schedules, but are being performed as part of a single plan. Examples include, but are not limited to: 1) Phased projects and projects with multiple phases or lots, even if the separate phases or lots will be constructed under separate contracts or by separate owners (e.g., a development where lots are sold to separate builders); 2) A development plan that may be phased over multiple years, but is still under a consistent plan for long-term development; and 3) Projects in a contiguous area that may be unrelated but are under the same contract, such as construction of a building extension and a new parking lot at the same facility. If a project is part of a common plan of development or sale, the disturbed area of the entire plan shall be used in determining permit requirements.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91C.190 Community.

"Community" means one of 17 geographic areas defined in the comprehensive park and recreation plan which encompasses one or more census tracts and is used for calculating facility impacts and mitigation costs.

This definition applies only to "Park and recreation impact mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66A SCC.

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

30.91C.198 Community building.

"Community building" means a structure serving the occupants of a residential or mixed use development where cultural, recreational, or social activities may take place. This definition shall not include places of religious worship.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-073, Dec. 21, 2016, Eff date Feb. 19, 2017)

30.91C.200 Community club.

"Community club" means the structure or premises occupied by a club consisting of an association of individuals (not for profit) residing in a clearly defined area or district, having its principal objective the advancement of their community, social, civic or quasi-municipal interests.

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

30.91C.204 Community facility.

"Community facility" means any facility owned or used by the community for recreation, sport, cultural or community purposes, on a non-commercial or non-profit making basis.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013)

30.91C.205 Community facilities for juveniles.

"Community facilities for juveniles" are essential public facilities and are defined under RCW 72.05.020(1) as group care facilities that provide transitional residential housing for juveniles under the care of the Department of Social and Health Services as part of a rehabilitative process to reintegrate institutionalized youth back to the community. Community facilities for juveniles may be operated by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), or a private or public entity under contract with DSHS.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-040, July 6, 2005, Eff date Aug. 8, 2005)

30.91C.210 Compaction.

"Compaction" means the densification of a fill by mechanical means.

This definition applies only to "Land disturbing activities" regulations in chapter 30.63B SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-023, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91C.220 Comprehensive park and recreation plan.

"Comprehensive park and recreation plan" means the planning document which includes park and recreation land and facility inventory, park and recreation facility demand, and policy and guidance on developing park and recreation facilities for Snohomish county.

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

30.91C.230 Comprehensive plan.

"Comprehensive plan" means a generalized coordinated land use policy statement adopted by the county pursuant to the Growth Management Act (chapter 36.70A RCW) and as thereafter amended. See SCC 30.10.060 for a list of ordinances comprising the comprehensive plan.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-069, December 2, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.91C.240 Conditional use.

"Conditional use" means a use allowed in a zone only after review by the hearing examiner and with approval of permit conditions as necessary to make the use compatible with other permitted uses in the same vicinity and zone.

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

30.91C.250 Condominium.

"Condominium" means real property, portions of which are designated for separate ownership and the remainder of which is designated for common ownership solely by the owners of those portions. Real property is not a condominium unless the undivided interests in the common elements are vested in the unit owners. A condominium is not effected until a declaration of condominium, and a survey map and plans respectively, have been recorded pursuant to chapters 64.32 and/or 64.34 RCW.

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

30.91C.260 Condominium survey map and plans.

"Condominium survey map and plans" means the survey map and plans that create a condominium by setting forth the information required by chapters 64.32 and/or 64.35 RCW as applicable, and are recorded in conjunction with a declaration of condominium.

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

30.91C.262 Connected village.

"Connected village" means the internal and external connections of the center emphasizing walking, bicycling and traveling by bus.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-087, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.91C.265 Construction codes.

"Construction codes" means those construction codes adopted in subtitle 30.5 SCC that serve to protect the health, safety and welfare of the occupants or users of buildings and structures and that provide the minimum performance standards and requirements for construction materials, consistent with nationally accepted standards of engineering, fire and life safety.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-084, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007)

30.91C.267 Construction, commence (Commence construction).

"Construction, commence" ("Commence construction") means the point in time demarking the breaking of ground for the construction of a development.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)

30.91C.270 Construction contracting.

"Construction contracting" means a use where a person or company that does plumbing, electrical, structural, finish, landscaping or other construction work, has offices and stores or maintains construction equipment or supplies.

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

30.91C.280 Construction plans.

"Construction plans" means project drawings subject to county review and approval prior to construction that show the location, character and dimensions of the proposed work such as layouts, profiles, cross-sections, details, methods and general notes.

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

30.91C.290 Contaminant.

"Contaminant" means a substance which, when distributed in the soil, renders the groundwater unpotable.

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

30.91C.298 Converted pervious surfaces.

"Converted pervious surfaces" means surfaces that are easily penetrable and have been converted from native vegetation to pasture or lawn or other landscaped areas.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91C.299 Converted vegetation area.

The surfaces on a project site where native vegetation, pasture, scrub/shrub, or unmaintained non-native vegetation (e.g., Himalayan blackberry, Scotch broom) are converted to lawn or landscaped areas, or where native vegetation is converted to pasture.

(Added by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91C.300 Conveyance system.

"Conveyance system" means a constructed system of drainage facilities which collects, contains and conducts the flow of stormwater runoff. The elements of a conveyance system include, but are not limited to, gutters, ditches, pipes, constructed open channels and detention facilities.

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

30.91C.305 Cottage housing.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-087, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006; Renumbered to 30.91D.495 - Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff April 21, 2009)

30.91C.310 Country club.

"Country club" means the structure or premises occupied by a club the purpose of which is social activities, golf, and any other recreation.

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

30.91C.320 County Engineer.

"County Engineer" means the public works director or his designee who has authority as pursuant to county code and RCW 36.75.050 and chapter 36.80 RCW and who establishes, plans, designs, constructs, improves, repairs and maintains all county roads. The county engineer also performs the duties of the traffic engineer and all engineering functions related to solid waste disposal, surface water management, flood control and river improvement and water quality control as delegated to the department of public works by county code. With the concurrence of the director of planning and development services, the public works director or the engineer may delegate any portion of the authority vested in the public works director or department, or the engineer under this title relating to development permit processing to the department of planning and development services, if the public works director or engineer determines, in his or her discretion, that the delegation will improve delivery of services in the development permitting process or serve the public health, safety, and welfare. In delegating such authority, the director or engineer may reserve the right of final decision.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Ord. 05-116, Nov. 21, 2005, Eff date Dec. 18, 2005)

30.91C.325 County register or local register.

"County register" or "local register" means the Snohomish County Register of Historic Places created by chapter 30.32D SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-037, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 5, 2007)

30.91C.330 County road engineer.

"County road engineer". See "County engineer".

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

30.91C.335 Covered parking structure.

"Covered parking structure" means a structure designed to accommodate vehicular parking spaces that are fully or partially enclosed and may have additional vehicular parking spaces located on the open top deck surface of the same structure. This definition includes, but is not limited to, carports, garages, parking garages, deck parking, and underground or under-building parking areas.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013)

30.91C.340 Critical area.

"Critical area" means the following areas:

(1) Wetlands;

(2) Areas with a critical recharging effect on aquifers used for potable water, including:

(a) Sole source aquifers,

(b) Group A well head protection areas, and

(c) Critical aquifer recharge areas;

(3) Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas, including:

(a) Streams, including those planted with game fish by a governmental or tribal entity,

(b) Lakes, including those planted with game fish by a governmental or tribal entity,

(c) Naturally occurring ponds under 20 acres and their submerged aquatic beds that provide fish or wildlife habitat, including those planted with game fish by a governmental or tribal entity,

(d) Marine waters,

(e) Primary association areas for critical species, and

(f) State natural area preserves, natural resource conservation areas, and state wildlife areas;

(4) Frequently flooded areas; and

(5) Geologically hazardous areas, including:

(a) Erosion hazard areas,

(b) Landslide hazard areas,

(c) Seismic hazard areas,

(d) Mine hazard areas,

(e) Volcanic hazard areas, and

(f) Tsunami hazard areas.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Emergency Ord. 04-024, March 10, 2004, Eff date March 10, 2004; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Ord. 17-039, July 12, 2017, Eff date Aug. 3, 2017)

30.91C.342 Critical area protection areas.

"Critical area protection areas" means areas designated, pursuant to chapter 30.62A SCC, on a critical area site plan with restrictions to protect the functions and values of critical areas and their buffers.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91C.360 Critical facility.

"Critical facility" means a facility for which even a slight chance of flooding might be too great. Critical facilities include, but are not limited to schools, nursing homes, hospitals, police, fire and emergency response installations, installations which produce, use, or store hazardous materials or hazardous waste.

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

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

30.91C.362 Critical saltwater habitats.

"Critical saltwater habitats" include all kelp beds, eelgrass beds, spawning and holding areas for forage fish, such as herring, smelt and sandlance; subsistence, commercial and recreational shellfish beds; mudflats and intertidal habitats with vascular plants, and areas with which priority species have a primary association.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91C.370 Critical species.

"Critical species" means all species listed by the state or federal government as endangered or threatened and species of local importance, and also includes: Larch Mountain salamander, Common loon, Peregrine falcon, Olympic mudminnow, Pygmy whitefish, and Gray whale.

(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)

30.91C.380 Cul-de-sac.

"Cul-de-sac" means a road closed at one end, where the closed end is a circular or near circular shape providing a permanent turnaround.

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