Chapter 15.13


15.13.010    Provisions for habitat protection.

15.13.010 Provisions for habitat protection.

Before new development activities are permitted within the floodplain, compliance with FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) protection standards for critical habitats for listed species shall be demonstrated through submittal of a habitat plan prepared by a qualified wildlife biologist. The plan shall identify any federally listed species and associated habitats, and demonstrate that no harm will occur to such species or habitats as a result of development within the floodplain.

An individual habitat report may be waived should FEMA approve an alternate process for Kitsap County to demonstrate adequate habitat protection on a programmatic level.

(Ord. 527 (2015) § 8, 2015)