Chapter 11.04
PIERCE COUNTY STREAM TEAM PERMIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Revised 3/18

Sections:

11.04.010    Purpose and Intent.

11.04.020    Definitions. Revised 3/18

11.04.030    Program Administration. Revised 3/18

11.04.010 Purpose and Intent.

The purpose of this Chapter is to assist Pierce County Conservation District (PCCD) "Stream Team" program efforts to improve watershed and stream conditions through providing permit processing assistance if PCCD chooses to be the applicant on pre-established projects. The intent is to facilitate the permitting process to fulfill "Stream Team" program needs. (Ord. 97-94 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 93-125S5 § 1 (part), 1994)

11.04.020 Definitions. Revised 3/18

"Department" refers to the Department of Planning and Public Works.

"Designated project" refers to a project identified through the cooperative process defined in a separate Memorandum of Agreement which is in substantial conformance with the requirements contained in PCC 11.04.030.

"PCCD" refers to the Pierce County Conservation District, a quasi-state organization.

"PPW" refers to Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department.

"Stream Team" refers to the PCCD program which assists and/or coordinates volunteer efforts to improve watershed and stream conditions.

"SWM" refers to Pierce County Storm Drainage and Surface Water Management Utility, a division of the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department.

(Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2015-25s § 2 (part), 2015; Ord. 97-94 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 93-125S5 § 1 (part), 1994)

11.04.030 Program Administration. Revised 3/18

A.    SWM shall enter into a separate Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PCCD establishing a cooperative process to identify designated projects which revegetate, revitalize or maintain Pierce County streams. The cooperative process to identify designated projects shall include consideration of the following factors: whether a stream assessment has been conducted; whether the reach of stream is in extremely poor condition; whether the project could feasibly be implemented by "Stream Team" program efforts; whether there is neighborhood or community interest; whether the project is consistent with the Pierce County Storm Drainage and Surface Water Management Plan; whether the project requires structural or nonstructural improvements; whether SWM, PPW and PCCD funding and staffing are available; and upon the number and the complexity of the permits required.

B.    The MOA shall delineate obligations and responsibilities between SWM and PCCD. SWM responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, the provision of technical and administrative assistance to PCCD on designated project permit applications as funding and staffing permit. Technical and administrative assistance may include, but is not limited to: instruction on what permits and forms may be necessary; review of forms submitted by PCCD for compliance with County, state, and federal requirements; and liaison support between Planning and Public Works and PCCD. PCCD responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, preparation of all applications including provision of all supplemental information, compliance with all conditions of permit approval, supervision and coordination of all day to day Stream Team efforts and maintenance of insurance coverage acceptable to Pierce County's Finance Department.

C.    PCCD permit applications for Stream Team designated projects shall be exempt from Planning and Public Works filing fees under Chapter 2.05 PCC upon properly filing a permit application with the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department. SWM shall provide PPW with current listing of all designated projects for verification purposes.

(Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 97-94 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 93-125S5 § 1 (part), 1994)