Chapter 30.91F
"F" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91F.005    FAA.

30.91F.010    Fabrication shop.

30.91F.020    Facility design capacity, school (School facility design capacity).

30.91F.030    Facility improvement.

30.91F.040    Facility requirement.

30.91F.050    Facility requirement cost.

30.91F.060    Factory-built structure.

30.91F.062    Fairgrounds.

30.91F.065    Fair market value.

30.91F.070    Fallout shelter.

30.91F.080    Family.

30.91F.100    Family day care home.

30.91F.120    Farm.

30.91F.125    Farm building cluster.

30.91F.130    Farmhouse.

30.91F.140    Farmland.

30.91F.145    Farmland enterprise.

30.91F.150    Farm product.

30.91F.152    Farm product packaging.

30.91F.156    Farm product unit.

30.91F.160    Farm product processing.

30.91F.165    Farm site.

30.91F.170    Farm stand.

30.91F.175    Farm support business.

30.91F.180    Farm worker dwelling.

30.91F.184    Farmers market.

30.91F.185    FCC.

30.91F.186    Farmers market site.

30.91F.190    FDC.

30.91F.195    Feasible.

30.91F.196    Feeder bluff.

30.91F.200    Fence.

30.91F.210    Fill.

30.91F.220    Fill.

30.91F.222    Fill.

30.91F.225    Final Stabilization.

30.91F.230    Financial institutions.

30.91F.240    Fire department.

30.91F.250    Fire department or fire district.

30.91F.260    Fire flow.

30.91F.270    Fire hydrant.

30.91F.280    Fire hydrant, private (private fire hydrant).

30.91F.290    Fire hydrant, public (public fire hydrant).

30.91F.300    Fire lane.

30.91F.310    First-time home buyer.

30.91F.322    Fish and wildlife habitat.

30.91F.330    Fish farm.

30.91F.340    Five (5) acres.

30.91F.345    Fixed-base operations.

30.91F.350    Fix-it shop.

30.91F.355    Floating home.

30.91F.360    Flood or flooding.

30.91F.370    Flood hazard area, special.

30.91F.380    Flood hazard permit.

30.91F.390    Flood insurance rate map (FIRM).

30.91F.400    Flood insurance study.

30.91F.402    Flood protection measures.

30.91F.410    Floodplain.

30.91F.415    Floodplain.

30.91F.420    Floodproofing.

30.91F.430    Floodway.

30.91F.435    Floodway.

30.91F.440    Floodway fringe.

30.91F.445    Floor area ratio.

30.91F.450    Repealed.

30.91F.460    Forest land (Forest land).

30.91F.470    Forest management activities.

30.91F.480    Forestry.

30.91F.485    Forestry industry storage & maintenance facility.

30.91F.490    Forest transition area.

30.91F.500    Foster home.

30.91F.510    Frontage improvements.

30.91F.520    Fuel yard.

30.91F.522    Full stormwater site plan.

30.91F.005 FAA.

"FAA" means the Federal Aviation Administration.

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

30.91F.010 Fabrication shop.

"Fabrication shop" means an establishment for the fabricating of goods. The term shall include welding, cabinet, machine, and other similar shops.

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

30.91F.020 Facility design capacity, school (School facility design capacity).

"Facility design capacity, school" ("School facility design capacity") means the number of students each school type is designed to accommodate, based on the district’s standard of service as determined by the district.

This definition applies only to "School impact fees and mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66C SCC.

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

30.91F.030 Facility improvement.

"Facility improvement" means the provision by a developer of park and recreation facilities on public land, as approved by the director.

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

30.91F.040 Facility requirement.

"Facility requirement" means the amount of park and recreation facilities required to meet the park and recreation demand of a subdivision’s or development’s population regardless of the existing level of service in the community.

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

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

30.91F.050 Facility requirement cost.

"Facility requirement cost" means the facility requirement as stated in the comprehensive park and recreation plan and updated on the basis of construction averages for similar park or recreation facilities.

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

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

30.91F.060 Factory-built structure.

"Factory-built structure" means a mobile home, commercial coach or structure composed of parts joined together in some definite manner that is entirely or substantially prefabricated or assembled at a factory or a place other than the building site.

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

30.91F.062 Fairgrounds.

"Fairgrounds" means an area where buildings, structures, and land are used for the accommodation or support of periodic educational, cultural, entertainment, recreational, agricultural, and social activities. Fairgrounds may include the exhibition of livestock, the exhibition of farm or home products, rodeos, carnivals, agricultural demonstrations, education, trade or convention gatherings, tent and RV camping, community gatherings and events, other recreational activities as well as ancillary commercial activities.

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

30.91F.065 Fair market value.

"Fair market value" means the open market bid price for conducting work, using equipment and facilities, and purchase of goods, services and materials necessary for development. This normally is the cost of hiring a contractor to undertake the development from start to finish, including pre-development costs, the cost of labor, materials, equipment and facility usage, transportation and contractor overhead and profit. The fair market value of a development shall include the fair market value of any donated, contributed or found labor, equipment or materials.

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)

30.91F.070 Fallout shelter.

"Fallout shelter" means a structure or portion of a structure designed to provide protection to human life from nuclear fallout, air raids, storms or other emergencies.

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

30.91F.080 Family.

"Family" means one or more persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption, or a group of not more than six persons (excluding servants), not related by blood or marriage, living together as a single housekeeping unit in a dwelling unit. The term "family" shall also include consensual living arrangements of any number of disabled persons living in a family-like setting which are protected by the provisions of the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Washington Housing Policy Act, RCW 36.70.990 and 36.70A.410.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 04-010, Mar. 3, 2004, Eff date Mar. 15, 2004)

30.91F.100 Family day care home.

"Family day care home" means an occupied dwelling unit in which the full-time occupant provides day care for persons other than from his/her own family and the family of close relatives. Such care in a family day care home is limited to 12 or fewer persons, including children living in the home or children and other close relatives cared for in the home. The numerical limitation for the facility shall be determined by totaling the number of children and adults being cared for within the home.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 04-010, Mar. 3, 2004, Eff date Mar. 15, 2004)

30.91F.120 Farm.

"Farm" means the land and agricultural buildings and structures used for or capable of being used for raising, harvesting or distribution of agricultural products, including the promotion, sale, packaging and distribution of agricultural products wholly or partly from the farm site, or within Snohomish County or the Puget Sound Fresh region. Examples of such uses include: agricultural product packaging; u-pick operations; farm stands; farmer’s markets; farm product processing; pumpkin patches; corn and other mazes; farm animal displays; holiday tree sales; a farm bakery or kitchen; cider press operations; related on-farm activities and events directly supporting agriculture; and seasonal, incidental or subordinate uses to the principal farm use, such as craft, antique or holiday bazaars. "Farm" also includes the activities and uses arising from or incidental to agriculture, including but not limited to the uses set forth in this definition. An individual farm use on a farm site shall have its maximum square footage measured separately, one use to another.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 04-074, July 28, 2004, Eff date Aug. 23, 2004)

30.91F.125 Farm building cluster.

"Farm building cluster" means that sub-area of a farm site that has the majority of the agricultural structures located on it, with the structures being located within close functional proximity to each other.

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

30.91F.130 Farmhouse.

"Farmhouse" means a single-family dwelling, including modular and mobile homes, constructed to building code standards placed on permanent concrete foundations, locating on a farm site where resulting agricultural products are not produced for the primary consumption or use by the occupants and the farm owner.

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

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-068, Sept. 7, 2005, Eff date Sept. 24, 2005)

30.91F.140 Farmland.

"Farmland" means all lands designated riverway commercial, upland commercial or local commercial farmland by the Snohomish County comprehensive plan.

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

30.91F.145 Farmland enterprise.

"Farmland enterprise" means a small business that is clearly incidental and subordinate to agricultural uses that has no necessary and direct relationship to agricultural use, but that does not adversely impact farming activities.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-074, July 28, 2004, Eff date Aug. 23, 2004; Amended by Amended Ord. 15-017, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91F.150 Farm product.

"Farm product" means those plants and animals useful to humans and includes, but is not limited to, forages and sod crops, dairy and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, livestock, including breeding, grazing, and recreational equine use, fruits, vegetables, flowers, seeds, grasses, trees, freshwater fish and fish products, apiaries, equine and other similar products, or any other products which incorporates the use of food, feed, fiber, or fur.

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

30.91F.152 Farm product packaging.

"Farm product packaging" means the wrapping or the placement into containers or receptacles of agricultural products for the purpose of storage, transport, or sale. It does not include the alteration or modification of the product through the addition of foreign ingredients or components, except that the addition of elements necessary for the long-term storage or stability of the product shall be included, provided that this addition does not alter the agricultural product from its original constitution or state. Examples of "farm product packaging" include but are not limited to bagging lettuce and placing milk in cartons.

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

30.91F.156 Farm product unit.

"Farm product unit" means a single type, species, or variety of farm product available for purchase, regardless of the quantity, even if the product is not displayed in a single location.

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

30.91F.160 Farm product processing.

"Farm product processing" means the alteration or modification, for the purpose of storage, transport, or sale, of an agricultural product produced on a farm site through the addition of other ingredients or components, provided that the initial agricultural product shall be the principal ingredient or component. The addition of elements necessary for the long-term storage or stability of the product shall not be considered farm product processing, provided that this addition does not alter the agricultural product from its original constitution or state. Farm product processing includes the production of wine. Farm product processing shall not include the operation of a stockyard or slaughter house.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 04-074, July 28, 2004, Eff date Aug. 23, 2004)

30.91F.165 Farm site.

"Farm site" means the land and structures used, or capable of being used, for the raising, harvesting or distribution of agricultural products, without regard to whether such lands and structures are contiguous, adjacent, or non-adjacent, provided that such property or properties are under a single ownership, lease agreement, or management agreement.

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

30.91F.170 Farm stand.

"Farm stand" means a temporary or permanent structure used for the display and sale of agricultural products, except that any retail nursery operations shall meet Snohomish County requirements of SCC 30.22.130(52). A farm stand shall not be a farmers market as defined in section SCC 30.91F.184.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 04-074, July 28, 2004, Eff date Aug. 23, 2004)

30.91F.175 Farm support business.

"Farm support business" means a business operated on a farm site and related to or supportive of agricultural activities. Examples of farm support businesses include but are not limited to blacksmithing, farriers, farm implement sales and repair, and feed and fertilizer sales.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-074, July 28, 2004, Eff Date Aug. 23, 2004; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-040, July 11, 2012, Eff date July 28, 2012))

30.91F.180 Farm worker dwelling.

"Farm worker dwelling" means a dwelling for farm workers integral to the farm operation.

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

30.91F.184 Farmers market.

"Farmers market" means a site or facility owned or operated by a farmers’ cooperative or similar agreement for the growers and producers of agricultural products to display and sell agricultural products.

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

30.91F.185 FCC.

"FCC" means the Federal Communications Commission.

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

30.91F.186 Farmers market site.

"Farmers market site" means a portion of a farm site for a farmers market operation, to be depicted on a site plan and not to exceed five acres.

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

30.91F.190 FDC.

"FDC" means fire department connection.

This definition applies only to chapter 30.53A SCC.

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

30.91F.195 Feasible.

"Feasible" means actions that meet all of the following conditions:

(a) The action can be accomplished with technologies and methods that have been used in the past in similar circumstances, or studies or tests have demonstrated in similar circumstances that such approaches are currently available and likely to achieve the intended results;

(b) The action provides a reasonable likelihood of achieving its intended purpose; and

(c) The action does not physically preclude achieving the project’s primary intended use.

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)

30.91F.196 Feeder bluff.

"Feeder bluff" means any bluff or cliff experiencing periodic erosion from waves, sliding or slumping, whose eroded earth, sand or gravel material is naturally transported (littoral drift) via a driftway to an accretion shoreform. These natural sources of beach material are limited and vital for the long term stability of driftways and accretion shoreforms.

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)

30.91F.200 Fence.

"Fence" means a structure of any material or combination of materials erected to enclose, screen, or separate areas of land, but does not include retaining walls.

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

30.91F.210 Fill.

"Fill" means a deposit of earth material placed by mechanical means.

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

30.91F.220 Fill.

"Fill" means any material, such as earth, clay, sand, concrete, rubble, wood chips, bark or waste of any kind which is placed, stored or dumped upon the surface of the ground resulting in an increase in the natural surface elevation.

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

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

30.91F.222 Fill.

"Fill" means the addition of soil, sand, rock, gravel, sediment, earth retaining structure, or other material to an area waterward of the ordinary high water mark, in wetlands or on shorelands, in a manner that raises the elevation, alters topography or creates dry land.

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)

30.91F.225 Final Stabilization.

"Final Stabilization" means the completion of all land disturbing activities at a site and the establishment of a permanent vegetative cover or equivalent permanent stabilization measures (such as pavement, riprap, gabions or geotextiles) to prevent erosion.

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

30.91F.230 Financial institutions.

"Financial institutions" means businesses dealing with financial transactions, including banks, savings and loan institutions, mutual savings banks or their branches, and mortgage or finance companies or their branches.

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

30.91F.240 Fire department.

"Fire department" means the office of the county fire marshal.

This definition applies only to "Uniform fire code" regulations in chapter 30.53A SCC.

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

30.91F.250 Fire department or fire district.

"Fire department or fire district" means the entity responsible for fire protection within its jurisdictional boundaries.

This definition applies only to SCC 30.53A.300 - 30.53A.370.

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

30.91F.260 Fire flow.

"Fire flow" means the rate of water delivery needed for the sole purpose of fighting fires. The fire flow volume shall be in addition to the requirements of the water system for domestic demand, and a 20 psi residual pressure should be maintained throughout the system under combined maximum demand flow conditions.

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

30.91F.270 Fire hydrant.

"Fire hydrant" means a mechanical device which is self-draining, frost free, and is constructed to provide the required fire flow for the area serviced.

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

30.91F.280 Fire hydrant, private (private fire hydrant).

"Fire hydrant, private" ("private fire hydrant") means a fire hydrant which is situated and maintained so as to provide water for fire fighting purposes with restrictions as to its use or accessibility by the public.

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

30.91F.290 Fire hydrant, public (public fire hydrant).

"Fire hydrant, public" ("public fire hydrant") means a fire hydrant which is permanently appropriated for public use.

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

30.91F.300 Fire lane.

"Fire lane" ("Fire apparatus access road") means any road network element used to meet the requirements of SCC 30.53A.512, except a driveway, or a shared driveway that provides primary access to no more than two dwelling units or Group U occupancies.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013)

30.91F.310 First-time home buyer.

"First-time home buyer" means:

(1) a household whose owner-occupants have not had an ownership interest in a principal residence at any time during the three-year period ending on the date of purchase of a low-income housing unit; or

(2) a person who has held an ownership interest in a principal residence at any time during the three-year period ending on the date of purchase of a low-income housing unit, and during that three-year period has been either divorced, legally separated, or widowed, or has taken up residence in a dwelling other than the principal residence in order to avoid actual or threatened domestic violence.

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

30.91F.322 Fish and wildlife habitat.

"Fish and wildlife habitat" means habitat for aquatic and riparian dependent fish and wildlife, habitat for state or federal threatened and endangered species, and species and habitats of local importance. Habitat includes space or conditions for reproduction, resting, hiding, migration, and food production and delivery.

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

30.91F.330 Fish farm.

"Fish farm" means land and buildings devoted to the raising of fish for commercial purposes.

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

30.91F.340 Five (5) acres.

"Five (5) acres" means 200,000 square feet or 1/128th of a section of land when described as a fraction of a section.

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

30.91F.345 Fixed-base operations.

"Fixed-base operations" means a commercial business granted the right by the airport manager to operate on airport property and provide aeronautical activity services.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91F.350 Fix-it shop.

"Fix-it shop" means an establishment for the repair of small domestic appliances such as radios, televisions, toasters, cameras, and small machinery. The term shall also include locksmith services.

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

30.91F.355 Floating home.

"Floating home" means a structure designed primarily as a permanently based structure and not as a vessel and is typically characterized by permanent utilities, a semi-permanent anchorage/moorage design, and the lack of adequate self-propulsion to operate as a vessel.

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)

30.91F.360 Flood or flooding.

"Flood or flooding" means a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from the overflow of inland or tidal waters or the unusual and rapid accumulation of runoff of surface waters from any source.

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

30.91F.370 Flood hazard area, special.

"Flood hazard area, special" ("Special flood hazard area") means the land in the flood plain that is subject to a one percent or greater chance of flooding in any given year. (See figure 30.91F.410 for illustration)

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

30.91F.380 Flood hazard permit.

"Flood hazard permit" means written approval applied for and obtained in accordance with such rules and regulations as are established under this title.

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

30.91F.390 Flood insurance rate map (FIRM).

"Flood insurance rate map" (FIRM) means the official map on which the federal insurance administration has delineated both the areas of special flood hazards and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.

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

30.91F.400 Flood insurance study.

"Flood insurance study" means the official report provided by the federal insurance administration that includes flood profiles, the flood boundary-floodway map, and the water surface elevation of the base flood.

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

30.91F.402 Flood protection measures.

"Flood protection measures" See "Shoreline and bank stabilization and flood protection measures"

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

30.91F.410 Floodplain.

"Floodplain" means a land area adjoining a river, stream, watercourse, ocean, bay, or lake which is likely to be flooded. The extent of the floodplain may vary with the frequency of flooding being considered. The floodplain typically consists of the floodway and the floodway fringe. (See figure 30.91F.410 for illustration)

Figure 30.91F.410 - Floodplain

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

30.91F.415 Floodplain.

"Floodplain" means the 100-year floodplain based upon flood ordinance regulation maps.

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)

30.91F.420 Floodproofing.

"Floodproofing" means any combination of structural and nonstructural additions, changes or adjustments to properties and structures which reduce or eliminate flood damages to lands, water and sanitary facilities, structures and contents of buildings.

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

30.91F.430 Floodway.

"Floodway" means the regular channel of a river, stream, or other watercourse, plus the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot. (See figure 30.91F.410 for illustration).

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

30.91F.435 Floodway.

"Floodway" means the area, as identified in a master program, that either: (i) has been established in federal emergency management agency flood insurance rate maps or floodway maps; or (ii) consists of those portions of a river valley lying streamward from the outer limits of a watercourse upon which flood waters are carried during periods of flooding that occur with reasonable regularity, although not necessarily annually, said floodway being identified, under normal condition, by changes in surface soil conditions or changes in types or quality of vegetative ground cover condition, topography, or other indicators of flooding that occurs with reasonable regularity, although not necessarily annually. Regardless of the method used to identify the floodway, the floodway shall not include those lands that can reasonably be expected to be protected from flood waters by flood control devices maintained by or maintained under license from the federal government, the state, or a political subdivision of the state.

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)

30.91F.440 Floodway fringe.

"Floodway fringe" means that portion of a floodplain which is inundated by floodwaters but is not within a defined floodway. Floodway fringes serve as temporary storage areas for floodwaters. (See figure 30.91F.410 for illustration)

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

30.91F.445 Floor area ratio.

"Floor Area Ratio" means the net building area divided by the net site area.

Floor Area Ratio = Net building area / Net site area

(Added by Amended Ord. 09-079, May 12, 2010, Eff date May 29, 2010; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-007, Sep. 11, 2013, Eff date Oct. 3, 2013)

30.91F.450 Forested area.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Repealed by Ord. 14-053, Aug. 27, 2014, Eff date Sept. 13, 2014)

30.91F.460 Forest land (Forest land).

"Forest land" ("Forest land") means any land designated as commercial forest or local forest pursuant to RCW 36.70A.070 (1) by the comprehensive plan.

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

30.91F.470 Forest management activities.

"Forest management activities" means the growing and harvesting of trees, including all forest practices associated with continued management of forest lands for forest products and excluding those practices associated with the conversion of forest land to a non-forest use unless such lands are reforested to acceptable stocking levels as defined by WAC 222-34. Sludge utilization shall not be considered a forest management activity under this chapter. For purposes of this definition, the meaning of forest practices and forest lands shall be as defined in chapter 76.09 RCW.

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

30.91F.480 Forestry.

"Forestry" means the commercial growth, management and harvesting of trees.

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

30.91F.485 Forestry industry storage & maintenance facility.

"Forestry industry storage & maintenance facility" means a facility used or intended for the storage, for a period of more than 24 consecutive hours, of equipment or materials required for the growing and/or harvesting of timber or the gathering of forest products. This includes materials or equipment required to grow and/or harvest forest products such as gums, barks, balsam needles, rhizomes, fibers, Spanish moss, ginseng, and truffles.

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

30.91F.490 Forest transition area.

"Forest transition area" means all lands designated commercial forest - forest transition area in the comprehensive plan.

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

30.91F.500 Foster home.

"Foster home" means a social service facility, licensed by the state as a full-time foster family, which regularly provides care on a 24-hour basis to one or more, but not more than six, foster children under the age of 18 years, or to not more than three expectant mothers in the family dwelling of the persons under whose direct care and supervision the child or expectant mother is placed.

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

30.91F.510 Frontage improvements.

"Frontage improvements" means improvements to roadways abutting a development and tapers thereto required as a result of a development. Generally, frontage improvements in the urban area shall consist of appropriate base materials, maximum of one lane of paved road section (up to 12 feet), bus pullouts and waiting areas where necessary, bicycle lanes and bicycle paths where applicable, storm drainage improvements, curb, gutter, sidewalk, Frontage improvements in the rural area shall consist of appropriate base materials, one lane of paved road section (up to 12 feet), up to an eight foot paved shoulder, bus pullouts and waiting areas where necessary, bicycle lanes and bicycle paths where applicable, and required storm drainage improvements.

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

30.91F.520 Fuel yard.

"Fuel yard" means a facility for the storage or sale of coal, firewood, gas, petroleum, or other fuels in bulk quantities.

(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)

30.91F.522 Full stormwater site plan.

"Full stormwater site plan" means a comprehensive report containing all of the technical information and analysis necessary for the evaluation of a proposed new development or redevelopment project’s compliance with the county’s stormwater regulations and which includes a narrative, drainage reports, plans, designs and calculations prepared by a professional engineer licensed in Washington State to comply with stormwater management minimum requirements 1 through 9 (as described in chapter 30.63A SCC and the Drainage Manual).

(Added 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)