40.410.020    Standards

A.    Activities requiring a CARA permit in Categories I and II include the following:

1.    Above- and below-ground storage tanks (tanks and pipes used to contain an accumulation of regulated substances ) unless containment is approved by the Clark County Building Department and the Fire Marshal;

2.    Facilities that conduct biological research;

3.    Boat repair shops;

4.    Chemical research facilities;

5.    Dry cleaners;

6.    Gasoline service stations;

7.    Pipelines not otherwise exempted from this chapter;

8.    Printing and publishing shops (that use printing liquids);

9.    Below-ground transformers and capacitors;

10.    Sawmills (producing over ten thousand (10,000) board feet per day);

11.    Solid waste handling and processing;

12.    Vehicle repair, recycling, and recyclable materials – automotive;

13.    Funeral services;

14.    Furniture stripping;

15.    Motor vehicle service garages (both private and government);

16.    Photographic processing;

17.    Chemical manufacture and reprocessing;

18.    Creosote and asphalt manufacture and treatment;

19.    Petroleum and petroleum products refining, including reprocessing;

20.    Wood products preserving;

21.    Golf course;

22.    Regulated waste treatment, storage, disposal facilities that handle hazardous material; and

23.    Uses that generate a medium or large quantity of dangerous, acutely hazardous, and toxic extremely hazardous waste and as defined by WAC Title 173.

(Amended: Ord. 2005-04-15; Ord. 2018-01-03; Ord. 2020-03-01)

B.    Prohibited Activities in Category I.

    The following activities are considered high-impact uses due to the probability and/or potential magnitude of their adverse effects on groundwater. These activities are prohibited in Category I, and require a permit for Category II:

1.    Landfills;

2.    Class V injection wells with the exception of wells for stormwater infiltration meeting current stormwater requirements, subject to Clark County review and approval;

3.    Agricultural drainage wells;

4.    Untreated sewage waste disposal wells;

5.    Cesspools;

6.    Industrial process water and disposal wells;

7.    Radioactive waste disposal;

8.    Radioactive disposal sites;

9.    Surface mining operations; and

10.    Electroplating activities.

(Amended: Ord. 2005-04-15; Ord. 2018-01-03; Ord. 2020-03-01)

C.    Additional Standards.

    The following additional standards apply in all CARAs:

1.    Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers shall be applied in accordance with federal law.

2.    Vehicle repair and servicing.

a.    Vehicle repair and servicing must be conducted over impermeable pads and within a covered structure capable of withstanding normally expected weather conditions. Chemicals used in the process of vehicle repair and servicing must be stored in a manner that protects them from weather and provides containment if leaks occur.

b.    No Class V stormwater infiltration wells are allowed in CARAs on sites for vehicle repair and servicing unless oil water separators are installed. Dry wells on the site prior to the facility establishment must be abandoned using techniques approved by the Department of Ecology or an oil water separator will need to be installed prior to commencement of the proposed facility.

(Amended: Ord. 2004-06-11; Ord. 2005-04-15; Ord. 2018-01-03; Ord. 2020-03-01)