Chapter 30.91E
"E" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91E.010    Early notice.

30.91E.020    Earth material.

30.91E.030    Easement.

30.91E.040    Easement, exclusive (Exclusive easement).

30.91E.050    Easement, utilities (Utilities easement).

30.91E.060    EDDS.

30.91E.070    Effective impervious surface.

30.91E.075    EIA.

30.91E.080    EIS.

30.91E.081    Electric vehicle.

30.91E.082    Electric vehicle battery charging station.

30.91E.083    Electric vehicle battery exchange station.

30.91E.084    Electric vehicle charging station charging level.

30.91E.085    Electric vehicle charging station - public.

30.91E.086    Electric vehicle charging station - restricted.

30.91E.087    Electric vehicle infrastructure.

30.91E.088    Electric vehicle parking space.

30.91E.089    Electric vehicle rapid charging station.

30.91E.090    Eligible applicant.

30.91E.100    Emergency.

30.91E.102    Emergency repair.

30.91E.110    Engineering geologist.

30.91E.120    Engineering geology.

30.91E.125    Enhancement.

30.91E.130    Equestrian center.

30.91E.140    Equestrian center, mini.

30.91E.150    Erosion.

30.91E.158    Erosion hazard.

30.91E.160    Erosion hazard areas.

30.91E.170    Essential public facility.

30.91E.180    Establishment.

30.91E.190    Estimated school facility construction cost.

30.91E.210    Et seq.

30.91E.220    Excavation.

30.91E.230    Excavation.

30.91E.235    Excavation & processing of minerals.

30.91E.240    Existing site conditions.

30.91E.250    Explosives.

30.91E.010 Early notice.

"Early notice" means notice to an applicant stating that issuance of a determination of significance is likely for the applicant’s proposal.

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

30.91E.020 Earth material.

"Earth material" means any rock, natural soil or fill or any combination thereof.

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

30.91E.030 Easement.

"Easement" is a right granted by a property owner to specifically named parties or to the public for the use of certain land for specified purposes. Where appropriate to the context, "easement" may also refer to the land covered by the grant. This may include access, pedestrian paths, bicycle paths, utility easements, drainage, native growth protection areas, resource protection areas, critical area protection areas, or open space.

(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)

30.91E.040 Easement, exclusive (Exclusive easement).

"Easement, exclusive" ("Exclusive easement") means an easement which provides access to one tract or lot. The lot encumbered by the exclusive easement shall not be included as a second user of the easement.

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

30.91E.050 Easement, utilities (Utilities easement).

"Easement, utilities" ("Utilities easement") is an easement which may be used by a public or private utility, including, but not limited to, electricity, water, natural gas, sewer, telephone and television cable, for the construction, operation, maintenance, alteration and repair of their respective facilities.

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

30.91E.060 EDDS.

"EDDS" means the latest edition of the "Engineering Design and Development Standards" adopted by the Department of Public Works pursuant to Title 13.SCC.

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

30.91E.070 Effective impervious surface.

"Effective impervious surface" means those impervious surfaces that are connected via sheet flow or discrete conveyance to a drainage system. Impervious surfaces are considered ineffective if: (1) the runoff is dispersed through at least 100 feet of native vegetation in accordance with BMP T5.30 - "Full Dispersion," as described in volume V, chapter 5 of the Drainage Manual; or (2) residential roof runoff is infiltrated in accordance with Downspout Full Infiltration Systems in BMP T5.10A in volume III of the Drainage Manual; or (3) approved continuous runoff modeling methods indicate that the entire runoff file is infiltrated.

(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)

30.91E.075 EIA.

"EIA" means the Electronic Industries Association.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-038, November 30, 2005, Eff date December 16, 2005)

30.91E.080 EIS.

"EIS" means environmental impact statement as defined in WAC 197-11-738.

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

30.91E.081 Electric vehicle.

"Electric vehicle" means any vehicle that operates, either partially or exclusively, on electrical energy from the grid, or an off-board source, that is stored on-board for motive purpose. "Electric vehicle" includes: (1) a battery electric vehicle; (2) a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.082 Electric vehicle battery charging station.

"Electric vehicle battery charging station" means an electrical component assembly or cluster of component assemblies designed specifically to charge batteries within electric vehicles, which meet or exceed any standards, codes, and regulations set forth by chapter 19.28 RCW and consistent with rules adopted under RCW 19.27.540.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.083 Electric vehicle battery exchange station.

"Electric vehicle battery exchange station" means a fully automated facility that will enable an electric vehicle with a swappable battery to exchange the depleted battery with a fully charged battery through a fully automated process, which meets or exceeds any standards, codes, and regulations set forth by chapter 19.27 RCW and consistent with rules adopted under RCW 19.27.540.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.084 Electric vehicle charging station charging level.

"Electric vehicle charging station charging level" means the standardized indicators of electrical force, or voltage, at which an electric vehicle’s battery is recharged. Levels 1, 2, and 3 are the most common EV charging levels, and include the following:

A. Level 1 is considered slow charging.

B. Level 2 is considered medium charging.

C. Level 3 is considered fast or rapid charging. Level 3 is also known as "DC Fast."

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.085 Electric vehicle charging station - public.

"Electric vehicle charging station - public" means an electric vehicle charging station that is 1) publicly owned and publicly available (e.g., Park & Ride parking, public library parking lot, on-street parking) or 2) privately owned and publicly available (e.g., shopping center parking, non-reserved parking in multi-family parking lots).

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.086 Electric vehicle charging station - restricted.

"Electric vehicle charging station - restricted" means an electric vehicle charging station that is 1) privately owned and restricted access (e.g., single-family home, employee parking, church) or 2) publicly owned and has restricted access (e.g., church, school, fleet parking with no access to the general public).

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.087 Electric vehicle infrastructure.

"Electric vehicle infrastructure" means structures, machinery, and equipment necessary and integral to support an electric vehicle, including battery charging stations, rapid charging stations, and battery exchange stations.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.088 Electric vehicle parking space.

"Electric vehicle parking space" means any marked parking space that identifies the use to be for the parking of an electric vehicle.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.089 Electric vehicle rapid charging station.

"Electric vehicle rapid charging station" means an industrial grade electrical outlet that allows for faster recharging of electric vehicle batteries through higher power levels and that meets or exceeds any standards, codes, and regulations set forth by chapter 19.28 RCW and consistent with rules adopted under RCW 19.27.540. Also known as a Level 3 or DC Fast electric vehicle rapid charging station.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91E.090 Eligible applicant.

"Eligible applicant" means a public housing authority organized pursuant to chapter 35.82 RCW, a public development authority organized pursuant to RCW 35.21.730, or nonprofit housing organization which has a controlling ownership interest in a low-income housing project.

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

30.91E.100 Emergency.

"Emergency" means a situation of a serious nature which has developed suddenly, constitutes an imminent threat, and demands immediate action to protect property from damage by the elements or to protect members of the public from a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30. 44 and 30.67 SCC.

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

30.91E.102 Emergency repair.

"Emergency repair" means work necessary to prevent destruction or disrepair to real property immediately threatened or damaged by fire, flood, earthquake, vandalism or other disaster.

This definition applies only to "Historic preservation" regulations in chapter 30.32D SCC.

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

30.91E.110 Engineering geologist.

"Engineering geologist" means a geologist experienced and knowledgeable in engineering geology.

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

30.91E.120 Engineering geology.

"Engineering geology" means the application of geologic knowledge and principles in the investigation and evaluation of naturally occurring rock and soil for use in the design of civil works.

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

30.91E.125 Enhancement.

"Enhancement" means alteration of an existing shoreline habitat to improve or increase its ecological characteristics and processes without degrading other existing functions. Enhancements are to be distinguished from resource creation or restoration projects.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC and Wetlands and Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas regulations in chapter 30.62A SCC.

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

30.91E.130 Equestrian center.

"Equestrian center" means a facility where more than 24 horses are used for rentals, riding lessons, rodeos, shows, or training, where training may include horses not boarded on-site.

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

30.91E.140 Equestrian center, mini.

"Equestrian center, mini" ("Mini-equestrian center") means a facility where 24 or fewer horses are used for rentals, riding lessons, rodeos, shows, or training, where training may include horses not boarded on-site.

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

30.91E.150 Erosion.

"Erosion" means the removal and loss of soil by the action of water, ice, or wind.

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

30.91E.158 Erosion hazard.

"Erosion hazard" means the soils classified by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) of Snohomish County based on soil type, permeability, underlying geology and slope. The actual soil on site shall be used to determine whether an erosion hazard area exists. When there is more than one type of soil on the site, the soil that has the greater erosion hazard shall be utilized to determine whether there is high, medium or low erosion potential on-site.

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

30.91E.160 Erosion hazard areas.

"Erosion hazard areas" means:

(1) Areas containing soils which are at high risk from water erosion according to the mapped description units of the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly the Soil Conservation Service, National Soil Classification System,

(2) Channel migration zones; and

(3) The shorelines of water bodies subject to wind and wave erosion.

(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)

30.91E.170 Essential public facility.

“Essential public facility” or “EPF” means any public facility or facilities owned or operated by a unit of local, state, or federal government, public or private utility, transportation company, or any other entity that provides a public service as its primary mission, and is difficult to site. EPFs include but are not limited to those facilities listed in RCW 36.70A.200 and may also include facilities such as regional wastewater treatment facilities, hospitals and trails.

(1) A “regional, state or federal EPF” means an essential public facility identified and designated by the director as a facility that is likely or required to be built within six years and has been evaluated through a state, regional or federal siting process or by a state or federal agency where state or federal law preempts the exercise of local regulatory authority over facility siting.

(2) A “local EPF” means an essential public facility that is not a regional, state or federal EPF.

(Added by Ord. 13-067, Sep. 25, 2013, Eff date Oct. 11, 2013)

30.91E.180 Establishment.

"Establishment" means the creation of public roads or right-of-way by the procedures contained in chapter 13.90 SCC.

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

30.91E.190 Estimated school facility construction cost.

"Estimated school facility construction cost" means the planned costs of new schools or the actual construction costs of schools of the same grade span recently constructed by the district, including on site and off-site improvement costs. If the district does not have this cost information available, construction costs of school facilities of the same or similar grade span within another district are acceptable.

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

30.91E.210 Et seq.

"Et seq." means and those pages or sections that follow.

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

30.91E.220 Excavation.

"Excavation" means the mechanical removal of earth material.

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

30.91E.230 Excavation.

"Excavation" means the mining or quarrying or other mechanical removal of sand, gravel, bedrock or precious metals including underground shaft operations, but excluding:

(1) Land disturbing activity for building construction where such construction is authorized by a valid building permit; or

(2) Tilling of soil for agricultural purposes; or

(3) Any excavation:

(a) Which does not alter a drainage course, and

(b) Which has less than two feet of mean average depth, or which does not create a cut slope greater than five feet in height and steeper than one and one-half horizontal to one vertical, and

(c) Located in an MR, LDMR, R-7200, R-8400, R-9600, R-12,500 or WFB zone, where the cubic yardage excavated from contiguous land under common ownership shall never exceed 500 cubic yards, and

(d) Located in any zone other than those listed in the preceding subsection, where the cubic yardage excavated from contiguous land under common ownership shall never exceed 2,000 cubic yards. The distinction between zones which is provided in this and the preceding subsections shall be observed notwithstanding cross-referencing between zones which may be found elsewhere in this title.

This definition applies only to chapters 30.22, 30.23, 30.25, 30.31D, 30.32C and 30.63B SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-083, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-023, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Amended Ord. 15-034, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Nov. 1, 2015)

30.91E.235 Excavation & processing of minerals.

"Excavation & processing of minerals" means facilities where the primary uses are mining, mine site development, and preparing metallic minerals and non-metallic minerals such as sand, gravel, and coal for bulk transportation. Uses referred to in SCC 30.31D.010(2) are also included in this definition. The term "mining" is used in the broad sense to include ore extraction, quarrying, and preparing (crushing, screening, washing, sizing, concentrating, and flotation) customarily done at the mine site.

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

30.91E.240 Existing site conditions.

"Existing site conditions" means conditions that exist on site prior to commencement of any proposed development activity, and for redevelopment means a forested condition.

This definition applies only to "Drainage" regulations in chapter 30.63A SCC.

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

30.91E.250 Explosives.

"Explosives" means any chemical compound, mixture or device, the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion. The term includes all items contained in the explosives list provided for in 27 CFR § 555.23 and published annually in the Federal Register; PROVIDED That, for the purposes of this title, small arms ammunitions, small arms ammunitions primers, smokeless powder not exceeding 50 pounds, and black powder not exceeding five pounds shall not be defined as explosives.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-013, Mar. 8, 2017, Eff date May 7, 2017)