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Title 17E
Chapter 17E.060
Section 17E.060.250

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article III. General Provisions: Part III. Vegetation Conservation and Replacement

Section 17E.060.250 Shoreline Construction Site Plan
  1. Purpose.

The shoreline construction site plan includes a description and/or drawings that explain and illustrate the measures to be taken on the project construction site to control loss and/or damage to shoreline vegetation.

  1. When a shoreline use, modification, or development is proposed on a site determined to contain critical shoreline vegetation, the applicant for a shoreline permit shall be required to submit a shoreline construction site plan.
  1. The shoreline construction site plan shall be reviewed and approved by the director prior to any activity being permitted on site.
  1. The following information shall be described and/or illustrated in the shoreline construction site plan:
    1. Property boundaries and lot lines.
    1. Proposed construction activity showing the location, width, depth, and length of all existing and proposed structures, roads, utilities, and equipment.
    1. Provisions to prevent disturbance or damage to vegetation, including trees, shrubs, grasses, and other plants, that will not be removed for development.
    1. Proposed areas of clearing and clearing limits to minimize the total amount of bare soil exposed to erosive forces by:
      1. controlling the amount of ground that is cleared and grubbed at one time in preparation for construction; and
      1. limiting the amount of time that bare ground may remain exposed before slope protection or stabilization measures are put into place.
    1. Location of silt fencing to serve as a temporary sediment barrier of permeable fabric designed to intercept and slow the flow of sediment-laden sheet flow runoff; and
    1. Other appropriate City or State Best Management Practices as determined by the director and/or director of engineering services.
  1. The director shall have the discretion to waive one or more of the requirements of subsection (D) above based on the following factors:
    1. The project is subject to other regulatory procedures that fulfill the requirements of the shoreline construction site plan; or
    1. The project is not subject to a building permit application.
  1. If the project will require the removal of native vegetation within the shoreline jurisdiction, a vegetation replacement plan shall be required, pursuant to SMC 17E.060.270.

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2