Appendices

Appendix    A Shoreline Management Act – Permit Data Sheet and Transmittal Letter

Appendix    B Acronym List

Appendix    C Cherry Point Management Area: Wetland Map

Appendix    D Whatcom County Shoreline Management Program: Shorelines of the State

Appendix    E Official Shoreline Map: Whatcom County Shoreline Area Designation

Appendix    F Common-Line Setback Standards

Appendix A Shoreline Management Act – Permit Data Sheet and Transmittal Letter

From:

Whatcom County Planning and Development Services

To:

Department of Ecology – Bellingham Field Office

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Date of Transmittal:

Date of Receipt:

(provided by Ecology)

Type of Permit: (Indicate all that apply)

checkbox Substantial Development checkbox Conditional Use checkbox Variance checkbox Revision checkbox Other

Local Government Decision: checkbox Approval checkbox Conditional Approval checkbox Denial

Applicant Information:

Applicant’s Representative: (if primary contact)

Name:

Name:

__________________________________________

__________________________________________

__________________________________________

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Address:

Address:

__________________________________________

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Phone(s):

Phone(s):

Is the applicant the property owner? checkbox yes checkbox no

Location of the Property: (Section Township and Range to the nearest 1/4, 1/4 Section or latitude and longitude, and a street address where available)

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Water Body Name: ___________________________

Shoreline of Statewide Significance: checkbox yes checkbox no

Environment Designation: _____________________

Description of the Project: (Summary of the intended use or project purpose)

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Notice of Application Date:

Final Decision Date:

By: ________________________________________

(Local Government Primary Contact on this Application)

Phone No: __________________________________

(Ord. 2009-13 § 1 (Exh. 1)).

Appendix B Acronym List

AFO

Animal Feeding Operation

BMP

Best Management Practice

BOD

Biological Oxygen Demand

CAFO

Confined Animal Feeding Operation

CMZ

Channel Migration Zone

COD

Chemical Oxygen Demand

CPAL

Conservation Program on Agriculture Lands

CRMP

Cultural Resource Management Plan

DNR

Department of Natural Resources

DOE

Department of Ecology

ESA

Endangered Species Act

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FERC

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

GMA

Growth Management Act

HPA

Hydraulic Project Approval

IBC

International Building Code

LID

Low Impact Development

MLLW

Mean Lower Low Water

NMFS

National Marine Fisheries Service

NRCS

Natural Resource Conservation Service

OHWM

Ordinary High Water Mark

PSDDA

Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis

PUD

Planned Unit Development

RCW

Revised Code of Washington

SEPA

State Environmental Policy Act

SMA

Shoreline Management Act

SMP

Shoreline Management Program

TESC

Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control

WAC

Washington Administrative Code

WCC

Whatcom County Code

WCPDS

Whatcom County Planning and Development Services

WDFW

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

(Ord. 2009-13 § 1 (Exh. 1)).

Appendix C Cherry Point Management Area: Wetland Map

(Ord. 2009-13 § 1 (Exh. 1)).

Appendix D Whatcom County Shoreline Management Program: Shorelines of the State

To view a full sized map, see the Natural Resources section of the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services web site at http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/pds/index.jsp.

(Ord. 2009-13 § 1 (Exh. 1)).

Appendix E Official Shoreline Map: Whatcom County Shoreline Area Designation

To view a full sized map, see the Natural Resources section of the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services web site at http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/pds/index.jsp.

(Ord. 2009-13 § 1 (Exh. 1)).

Appendix F Common-Line Setback Standards

1. Single-family residential development on nonconforming lots shall meet the setback standards established in WCC 23.90.130, Shoreline Bulk Provisions, except as provided in WCC 23.50.070(N)(1) through (9), Nonconforming Development, and subsection 2 below.

2. For the purpose of accommodating shoreline views to be adequate and similar to adjacent residences but not necessarily equivalent, setbacks and buffers for single-family residences may be reduced consistent with the following:

a. Where there are existing legally established nonconforming residences that encroach on the established setback/buffer within fifty (50) feet of either side of the proposed building foot print, the Administrator may reduce the required setback/buffer for the proposed structure. In such cases, the proposed residential structure may be set back from the OHWM to a common line drawn between the nearest corners of each adjacent residence.

b. In those instances where only one existing nonconforming single-family residence is within fifty (50) feet of the proposed building footprint, the Administrator may reduce the setback/buffer of the proposed structure to a line drawn between the nearest corner of the existing adjacent residence and the nearest applicable setback for the adjacent vacant parcel.

c. In no case shall the reduced setbacks and buffers applied be less than fifteen (15) feet landward of the OHWM. In all cases, vegetative buffers shall be optimized.

d. Any further setback/buffer reduction for nonconforming lots beyond that allowed in this section shall require approval of a shoreline variance permit.

(Ord. 2014-051 § 7; Ord. 2009-13 § 1 (Exh. 1)).