40.460.725    Application Review Requirements

A.    Upon receipt of a fully complete completed shoreline substantial development permit, shoreline variance, or shoreline conditional use permit application, the county will issue a notice of application as required for a Type III action pursuant to Section 40.510.030(E).

(Amended: Ord. 2018-11-06)

B.    The comment period for such applications shall be thirty (30) days.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-11-06)

C.    An application for a shoreline substantial development permit, shoreline variance, or shoreline conditional use permit shall be reviewed using the timelines for a Type III action pursuant to Section 40.510.030(F).

(Amended: Ord. 2018-11-06)

D.    To the fullest extent possible, the shoreline permit process shall be integrated with other planning and licensing procedures of this title. Shoreline applications may accompany another related application through the review process, and interested persons may present views thereon, but no formal public hearing is required.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-11-06)

E.    Proposed actions that would alter designated critical areas or their buffers, as established by this Program (Section 40.460.530) shall be reviewed for compliance with this Program. If required, the applicable critical area report and/or mitigation plan and/or habitat management plan shall be submitted as part of the development application. The critical area review shall be conducted and processed in conjunction with the highest threshold of review that is applicable to the primary development proposed:

1.    Review pursuant to Section 40.460.230 (list of exemptions);

2.    Land use permit or building permit;

3.    Excavation, grading, clearing and erosion control permit;

4.    SEPA threshold determination;

5.    Shoreline substantial development permit;

6.    Shoreline conditional use permit; or

7.    Shoreline variance.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-11-06)

F.    The county shall review restoration projects for consistency with this Program in an expeditious manner and shall issue its decision along with any conditions within forty-five (45) days of receiving all materials necessary to review the request for exemption from the applicant.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-11-06)

G.    Issuance of shoreline permits approved by SMRC shall be the responsibility of the Shoreline Administrator.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-11-06)

H.    All shoreline permits issued for development or use within shoreline jurisdiction shall include written findings prepared by the Shoreline Administrator, documenting compliance with bulk and dimensional policies and regulations of this Program. The Shoreline Administrator may attach conditions to the approval as necessary to assure consistency with Chapter 90.58 RCW and this Program. Such conditions may include a requirement to post a performance bond assuring compliance with permit requirements, terms and conditions.

(Amended: Ord. 2012-07-16; Ord. 2018-11-06)

I.    Special permit review procedures apply for WSDOT projects pursuant to RCW 47.01.485 and 90.58.140.

(Added: Ord. 2018-11-06)