Chapter 30.91U
"U" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91U.020    UFC.

30.91U.030    UGA plan.

30.91U.040    Ultralight airpark.

30.91U.050    Ultralight vehicle.

30.91U.060    Unbuildable land.

30.91U.070    Unsewered urban enclave.

30.91U.075    Upland.

30.91U.080    Repealed.

30.91U.085    Urban center.

30.91U.090    Urban growth areas (UGAs).

30.91U.091    Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary.

30.91U.095    Urban Village.

30.91U.100    Use.

30.91U.105    Utilities.

30.91U.110    Utility.

30.91U.120    Utility corridor.

30.91U.122    Utility facilities, electromagnetic transmission & receiving facility.

30.91U.124    Utility facilities, transmission wires, pipes & supports.

30.91U.125    Utility facilities, all other structures.

30.91U.130    Utilization.

30.91U.020 UFC.

"UFC" means the uniform fire code.

This definition is also found in chapter 30.53A SCC.

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

30.91U.030 UGA plan.

"UGA plan" means a portion of the comprehensive plan that is completed for an UGA or a specific geographic area within an UGA that provides greater detail and specificity to all applicable elements of the comprehensive plan.

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

30.91U.040 Ultralight airpark.

"Ultralight airpark" means a site used for the storage or operation of three or more ultralight vehicles. Ultralight operations include sales demonstrations or training, flight instruction or training, recreational, sport, or competitive flying.

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

30.91U.050 Ultralight vehicle.

"Ultralight vehicle" means a single occupant, engine powered, flying machine weighing less than 254 pounds, intended for recreational or sport use, having a maximum fuel capacity of five U.S. gallons, a maximum airspeed at full power in level flight of 55 knots, and a power-off stall airspeed of not more than 24 knots (see Federal Aviation Administration FAR Part 103.1).

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

30.91U.060 Unbuildable land.

"Unbuildable land" means steep slope areas exceeding 40 percent; designated floodways; and land which is below the mean high water mark of lakes, rivers or year-round ponds and streams under the jurisdiction of chapter 90.58 RCW.

This definition applies only to "Rural cluster subdivision" regulations in chapter 30.41C SCC.

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

30.91U.070 Unsewered urban enclave.

"Unsewered urban enclave" means an area within an urban growth area in which, in the opinion of the director, connection to public sewer is not economically or technically feasible due to manmade or natural barriers although public sewer may have been extended near such area, and for which the sewer purveyor has certified that it cannot reasonably provide sewer service because of such barriers.

This definition applies only to "Sewer connection" regulations in chapter 30.29 SCC.

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

30.91U.075 Upland.

"Upland" means the area above or landward of the ordinary high water mark.

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

30.91U.080 Upstream analysis.

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

30.91U.085 Urban center.

"Urban center" means an area with a mix of high-density residential, office and retail uses with public and community facilities and pedestrian connections located within one-half mile of existing or planned stops or stations for high capacity transit routes such as light rail or commuter rail lines, regional express bus routes, or transit corridors that contain multiple bus routes or which otherwise provide access to such transportation as set forth in SCC 30.34A.085.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-087, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-079, May 12, 2010, Eff May 29, 2010)

30.91U.090 Urban growth areas (UGAs).

"Urban growth areas (UGAs)" mean those areas designated by the county after consultation with cities, where urban growth will be encouraged and supported by public facilities and services. The urban growth areas include areas and densities sufficient to permit the urban growth that is projected to occur in the county for a 20 year period. Urban growth refers to growth that makes intensive use of land for the location of buildings, structures, and impermeable surfaces to such a degree as to be incompatible with the primary use of such land for the production of food, other agricultural products or fiber, or the extraction of mineral resources.

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

30.91U.091 Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary.

"Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary" means the boundary designated in the Comprehensive Plan which differentiates between urban land designation and all other land use designations pursuant to chapter 36.70A RCW (the Growth Management Act).

(Added Ord. 06-062, Oct. 4, 2006, Eff date Oct. 15, 2006)

30.91U.095 Urban Village.

"Urban Village" means a neighborhood scale mixed-use area with a mix of retail and office uses, public and community facilities, and high-density residential development.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-087, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-079, May 12, 2010, Eff date May 29, 2010)

30.91U.100 Use.

"Use" means the purpose land, buildings, or structures now serve or for which they are occupied, maintained, arranged, designed or intended.

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

30.91U.105 Utilities.

"Utilities" means any machinery, equipment and their attending facilities that service a structure such as elevators and their associated equipment, furnaces, hot water heaters, heat pumps, and air conditioners in an attached garage or enclosure or on an open utility platform that provides utility services for the building. Attending facilities include conduits, duct work, and above ground electrical services.

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

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

30.91U.110 Utility.

"Utility" means any public or private entity whose principal purpose is to provide electricity, water, sewer, storm drainage, gas, radio, television, telephone and/or other forms of communication utilizing the electromagnetic spectrum to the public except personal wireless telecommunications services.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-038, November 30, 2005, Eff date December 16, 2005)

30.91U.120 Utility corridor.

"Utility corridor" means areas identified for utility facility development, public right-of-way and other dedicated utility right-of-way.

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

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

30.91U.122 Utility facilities, electromagnetic transmission & receiving facility.

"Utility facilities, electromagnetic transmission & receiving facility" means facilities owned and/or operated by a utility, as defined in SCC 30.91U.110, which are primarily used to transmit or receive electromagnetic signals. This includes radio, television, and telephone facilities that transmit voice, data, text, sound, and video, but does not include personal wireless telecommunication facilities.

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

30.91U.124 Utility facilities, transmission wires, pipes & supports.

"Utility facilities, transmission wires, pipes & supports" means facilities owned and operated by a utility, as defined in SCC 30.91U.110, involved primarily in the transmission, or distribution of electricity, gas, steam, communications, water or sewage.

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

30.91U.125 Utility facilities, all other structures.

"Utility facilities, all other structures" means facilities owned and/or operated by a utility, as defined in SCC 30.91U.110, and required for the operation of that utility but not otherwise listed in chapter 30.22 SCC.

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

30.91U.130 Utilization.

"Utilization" means to benefit by consuming, expending, or exhausting by use "solid waste" materials.

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