Chapter 30.91R
"R" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91R.010    Racetrack.

30.91R.020    Rational method.

30.91R.025    Receiving area.

30.91R.027    Receiving site.

30.91R.027.1    Receiving waters.

30.91R.028    Reclaimed water.

30.91R.030    Record of survey.

30.91R.032    Recreational facility not otherwise listed.

30.91R.035    Recreational land.

30.91R.040    Recreational vehicle.

30.91R.050    Recreational vehicle (RV).

30.91R.060    Recreational vehicle (RV) park.

30.91R.065    Recycling facility.

30.91R.070    Redevelopment.

30.91R.080    Reduced discharge development.

30.91R.090    Region.

30.91R.095    Rehabilitation.

30.91R.100    Relocatable school facilities.

30.91R.110    Relocatable school facilities cost.

30.91R.119    Replaced hard surface.

30.91R.120    Relocatable school facilities student capacity.

30.91R.120.1    Rendering of fat tallow or lard.

30.91R.121    Repealed.

30.91R.121.1    Resort.

30.91R.121.2    Restaurant.

30.91R.122    Restoration.

30.91R.124    Restore, restoration and ecological restoration.

30.91R.125    Restricted access right-of-way.

30.91R.130    Restricted open space.

30.91R.140    Retail.

30.91R.143    Retail, general.

30.91R.150    Retail store.

30.91R.160    Retention.

30.91R.170    Retention facility.

30.91R.180    Retirement apartments.

30.91R.190    Retirement housing.

30.91R.195    Revetment.

30.91R.197    Riprap.

30.91R.200    Right-of-way.

30.91R.214    Road network.

30.91R.215    Road network element.

30.91R.220    Road, public.

30.91R.230    Road, private (Private road).

30.91R.240    Road system.

30.91R.250    Road system impact fee.

30.91R.252    Runoff.

30.91R.255    Runway protection zone.

30.91R.260    Rural area.

30.91R.270    Rural cluster subdivision.

30.91R.280    Rural/Urban transition area.

30.91R.010 Racetrack.

"Racetrack" means a facility for competitive events involving animals and/or vehicles.

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

30.91R.020 Rational method.

"Rational method" means the method of computing storm drainage flow rates (Q) by use of the formula Q = CIA, in which C is a coefficient describing the storm water runoff characteristics of the site, I is the rainfall intensity, and A is the catchment area tributary to the point being studied.

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

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

30.91R.025 Receiving area.

"Receiving area" means an area that is eligible to receive certified development rights from TDR sending sites pursuant to SCC 30.35A.080.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-123, Dec. 15, 2004, Eff date March 15, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-064, Sept. 4, 2013, Eff date Oct. 19, 2013)

30.91R.027 Receiving site.

"Receiving site" means a site located within a receiving area that meets the requirements for participation in the TDR program.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-123, Dec. 15, 2004, Eff date March 15, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-064, Sept. 4, 2013, Eff date Oct. 19, 2013)

30.91R.027.1 Receiving waters.

"Receiving waters" means naturally and/or reconstructed naturally occurring surface water bodies, such as creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries and marine waters, or ground water, to which a MS4 discharges.

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

(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)

30.91R.028 Reclaimed water.

"Reclaimed water" means effluent derived in any part from sewage from a wastewater treatment system that has been adequately and reliably treated, so that as a result of that treatment, it is suitable for beneficial use or a controlled use that would not otherwise occur, and it is no longer considered wastewater.

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

30.91R.030 Record of survey.

"Record of survey" means a survey prepared in compliance with provisions of chapter 58.09 RCW, chapter 332-130 WAC, and chapter 30.41D SCC.

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

30.91R.032 Recreational facility not otherwise listed.

"Recreational facility not otherwise listed" means a facility that provides recreation for purposes of pleasure, exercise, relaxation, or amusement, which does not include any primary use otherwise specifically listed in the use matrices in chapter 30.22 SCC and includes any associated equipment or apparatus.

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

30.91R.035 Recreational land.

"Recreational land" refers to a land use designation on the future land use map of the county’s GMA comprehensive plan and means land so designated under RCW 36.70A.170 and that, immediately prior to this designation, was designated as agricultural land of long-term commercial significance under RCW 36.70A.170. Designated recreational land must have playing fields and supporting facilities existing before July 1, 2004, and may be used only for athletic or related activities, playing fields, and supporting facilities for sports played on grass playing fields or for agricultural uses.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-004, March 15, 2006, Eff date April 4, 2006)

30.91R.040 Recreational vehicle.

"Recreational vehicle" means a vehicle which is:

(1) Built on a single chassis;

(2) 400 square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projection;

(3) Designed to be self-propelled or permanently towable by a light duty truck; and

(4) Designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling but as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping travel, or seasonal use.

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

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

30.91R.050 Recreational vehicle (RV).

"Recreational vehicle (RV)" means a travel trailer, motor home, truck camper, or camping trailer that is permanently designed and used as temporary living quarters, is either self-propelled or mounted on or drawn by another vehicle, is transient, and is not immobilized or permanently affixed to a mobile home lot.

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

30.91R.060 Recreational vehicle (RV) park.

"Recreational vehicle (RV) park" means land under single ownership or control designed and improved to accommodate the temporary parking of two or more recreational vehicles. The term shall include campgrounds when designed to accommodate recreational vehicles, but does not include land zoned and used for the storage, display or sale of recreational vehicles. For the purposes of this definition, temporary parking shall mean placement of a recreational vehicle on a single site for 180 days or less in any 12-month period.

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

30.91R.065 Recycling facility.

"Recycling facility" means any facility which transforms or remanufactures waste materials into usable or marketable materials for use other than disposal or incineration. Recycling facilities do not include facilities which collect, compact, repackage, and sort for the purpose of transport.

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

30.91R.070 Redevelopment.

"Redevelopment" means the following activities that take place on a site that already has 35 percent or more existing hard surface coverage: The creation of new hard surface(s); structural development including construction, installation, expansion or replacement of a building footprint or other structure; replacement of existing hard surface that is not maintenance; and land disturbing activity.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 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)

30.91R.080 Reduced discharge development.

"Reduced discharge development" means a development which naturally infiltrates more than 70% stormwater runoff rather than employing a traditional artificial drainage facility, and which results in a significant reduction in the amount of total impervious surface compared to that resulting from traditional development.

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

30.91R.090 Region.

"Region" means any one of the six geographical areas defined in the 1986 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 facility impact mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66A SCC.

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

30.91R.095 Rehabilitation.

"Rehabilitation" means the process of returning a property to a state of utility through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those portions and features of the property which are significant to its architectural and cultural values.

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

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-037, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 5, 2007)

30.91R.100 Relocatable school facilities.

"Relocatable school facilities" means factory-built structures, transportable in one or more sections, that are designed to be used as education spaces and are needed to prevent the overbuilding of school facilities, to meet the needs of service areas within a district, or to cover the gap between the time that families move into new residential developments and the date that construction is completed on permanent school facilities.

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

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

30.91R.110 Relocatable school facilities cost.

"Relocatable school facilities cost" means the total cost, based on actual costs incurred by the district, for purchasing and installing potable classrooms.

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

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

30.91R.119 Replaced hard surface.

"Replaced hard surface" means:

(1) For structures, the removal and replacement of hard surfaces down to the foundation.

(2) For other hard surfaces, the removal down to bare soil or base course and replacement.

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

30.91R.120 Relocatable school facilities student capacity.

"Relocatable school facilities student capacity" means the rated capacity for a typical portable classroom used for a specified grade span.

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

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

30.91R.120.1 Rendering of fat tallow or lard.

"Rendering of fat tallow or lard" means a plant/facility that processes animal by-product materials for the production of tallow, grease, and high-protein meat and bone meal. This includes and comprises establishments engaged in processing animal fat, bones, and meat scraps.

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

30.91R.121 Replaced impervious surface.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Repealed by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91R.121.1 Resort.

"Resort" means a site with a building or series of buildings under common ownership (may be non-profit or for profit) which provide interrelated visitor and vacation services and are intended to serve the community and the recreation needs of people traveling through an area. Activities and amenities which attract persons to use these facilities could include, but not be limited to, developed beach areas, meeting halls for conventions, and hiking trails.

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

30.91R.121.2 Restaurant.

"Restaurant" means a freestanding structure built or occupied solely as a restaurant, brewpub or tavern. This term does not include restaurants, brewpubs or taverns located in multi-tenant retail structures, which are included in the definition of "Retail, general."

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

30.91R.122 Restoration.

"Restoration" means the manipulation of the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of a site with the goal of returning natural or historic ecological functions of a former or degraded wetland or fish and wildlife habitat conservation area.

This definition applies only to "Wetlands and fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas" regulations in chapter 30.62A SCC.

(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)

30.91R.124 Restore, restoration and ecological restoration.

"Restore," "restoration" and "ecological restoration" mean the reestablishment or upgrading of impaired ecological shoreline processes or functions. This may be accomplished through measures including, but not limited to, revegetation, removal of intrusive shoreline structures and removal or treatment of toxic materials. Restoration does not require returning the shoreline area to aboriginal or pre-European settlement conditions.

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

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

30.91R.125 Restricted access right-of-way.

"Restricted access right-of-way" means a state, county, tribal, or city public right-of-way where vehicular access to all or specific properties is prohibited.

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

30.91R.130 Restricted open space.

"Restricted open space" means all open space within the rural cluster subdivision which is required to meet the lot yield open space requirements of the rural cluster subdivision code, chapter 30.41C SCC.

This definition applies only to rural cluster subdivision code, chapter 30.41C SCC.

30.91R.140 Retail.

"Retail" means the sale of commodities to the ultimate consumer, usually in small quantities, as opposed to wholesale; excluding printing, publishing and binding establishments, public utility facilities and offices, contractors’ offices, repair shops for household appliances and the like, business and professional offices, real estate offices, financial institutions, personal service shops, hotels, motels, offices for licensed practitioners, and hospitals.

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

30.91R.143 Retail, general.

"Retail, general" means a structure built or occupied for use to sell merchandise indoors to the general public for personal or household consumption and rendering services incidental to the sale of such merchandise. Examples include department, drug, grocery, hardware, second hand, specialty, and tire stores, tool sales and rental, pet shops, home improvement centers, retail bakeries, locksmith, or other similar activities not specifically listed in chapter 30.22 SCC. Banks, offices, restaurants, brewpubs and taverns located in multi-tenant retail structures are included within this term.

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

30.91R.150 Retail store.

"Retail store" means a retail commercial establishment engaged in selling merchandise to the general public for personal or household consumption and rendering services incidental to the sale of such merchandise.

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

30.91R.160 Retention.

"Retention" means the detainment of storm water runoff in a basin without release except by means of evaporation or infiltration.

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

30.91R.170 Retention facility.

"Retention facility" means an open or closed facility, such as a pond or tank, that stores stormwater runoff without release except by means of evaporation, plant transpiration or infiltration into the ground. The facility includes the flow control structure, the infiltration system, the inlet and outlet pipes, and all maintenance access points.

This definition applies only to chapter 30.63A SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91R.180 Retirement apartments.

"Retirement apartments" mean dwelling units exclusively designed for and occupied by senior citizen residents 62 years of age or older in accordance with the requirements of state and/or federal programs for senior citizen housing. There is no minimum age requirement for the spouse of a resident who is 62 years of age or older.

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

30.91R.190 Retirement housing.

"Retirement housing" means dwellings exclusively designed for and occupied by senior citizen residents 62 years of age or older, in a building with central kitchen facilities providing meals for the residents. There is no minimum age requirement for the spouse of a resident who is 62 years of age or older.

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

30.91R.195 Revetment.

"Revetment" means a facing of stone or concrete built to protect a scarp, embankment, or shore structure against erosion by waves or currents.

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

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

30.91R.197 Riprap.

"Riprap" means a layer, facing, or protective mound of stones placed to prevent erosion, scour, or sloughing of a structure or embankment; also the stone so used.

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)

30.91R.200 Right-of-way.

"Right-of-way" means all property in which the county has any form of ownership or title and which is held for public road purposes, regardless of whether or not any public road exists thereon or whether or not it is used, improved, or maintained for public travel.

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

30.91R.214 Road network.

"Road network" means the connected road system that provides access to or within property or development. Pedestrian facilities are part of a road network when they are located within the right-of-way, tract or easement or when they are located outside of a right-of-way, tract or easement but open to the general public.

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

30.91R.215 Road network element.

"Road network element" means an individual component of the connected road network that provides access to or within property or development. Elements include public roads, private roads, drive aisles, alleys, shared courts, shared driveways, driveways and any associated right-of-way, tracts or easements.

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

30.91R.220 Road, public.

"Road, public" ("public road") used interchangeably with road, roadway or street, means improvements in the right-of-way maintained by the county for the passage of vehicles, that where appropriate, may include pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle facilities. Limits include the outside edge of sidewalks, or curbs and gutters, planter strips, paths, walkways, or side ditches, including the associated shoulder and all slopes, ditches, channels, waterways, and other features necessary for proper drainage and structural stability within the right-of-way.

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

30.91R.230 Road, private (Private road).

"Road, private" ("private road") means a road network element that is privately owned and maintained, is located within a tract or easement and is designed to provide access from a public road to three or more lots.

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

30.91R.240 Road system.

"Road system" means those existing or proposed public or private road network elements whether state, county, city or town (including freeway interchanges with county roads, city or town streets and the ramps for those interchanges but excluding freeway mainlines), within:

(1) The transportation service area, as defined by the Snohomish County transportation needs report, in which a development is located, except that an adjacent transportation service area may apply if determined by the county engineer to be more appropriate where a development has a greater impact on public roads in an adjacent transportation service area than in the transportation service area in which the development is located; or

(2) The area of another county which is adjacent to the transportation service area in which the development is located.

This definition applies only to the concurrency and road impact mitigation regulations in chapter 30.66B SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013; Amended by Ord. 16-010, June 1, 2016, Eff date June 15, 2016)

30.91R.250 Road system impact fee.

"Road system impact fee" means any proportionate share mitigating payment imposed under the authority provided to the county under RCW 82.02.050(2) to mitigate the development’s impact on the future capacity of the road system.

This definition applies only to "Road impact mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66B SCC.

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

30.91R.252 Runoff.

"Runoff" means water originating from rainfall and other precipitation that is found in drainage facilities, rivers, streams, springs, seeps, ponds, lakes and wetlands as well as shallow groundwater. It includes the portion of rainfall or other precipitation that becomes surface flow and interflow.

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

30.91R.255 Runway protection zone.

"Runway protection zone" means a trapezoidal area at ground level off the end of an airport runway, the dimensions of which are defined by the Federal Aviation Administration to enhance the safety and protection of people and property on the ground.

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

30.91R.260 Rural area.

"Rural area" means those areas of the county outside of an urban growth area as depicted in the comprehensive plan.

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

30.91R.270 Rural cluster subdivision.

"Rural cluster subdivision" means a subdivision meeting the requirements of this title and processed as a subdivision or short subdivision under chapters 30.41A or 30.41B and 30.41C SCC.

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

30.91R.280 Rural/Urban transition area.

"Rural/Urban transition area" means the areas designated Rural Residential (RR) or Rural Residential-5 (RR-5) by the comprehensive plan, and shown on the Future Land Use Map of the GPP and on the official zoning maps

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