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Section 17E.060.460
 

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article V. General Requirements for Shoreline Use and Modifications: Part V. Requirements for Specific Shoreline Uses

Section 17E.060.460 Agriculture

  1. Definition.
    Low-intensity agricultural use is defined as passive grazing and plant cultivation. High-intensity agricultural use includes such activities as feed lots, feed mills, packing plants, agricultural processing plants, or warehouses for the purpose of processing, packing, and storage of agricultural products.
     
  2. Agricultural uses and development activities shall be located and designed to achieve no net loss of shoreline ecological functions.
     
  3. Agricultural uses and activities shall be limited to lands designated for agricultural use in the comprehensive plan.
     
  4. Conversion of agricultural land to non-agricultural uses shall achieve no net loss of shoreline ecological functions.
     
  5. Farm management techniques, operation, and control methods should be utilized in accordance with the guidelines and standards of the soil conservation service.
     
  6. Agricultural use currently within the shoreline jurisdiction shall not extend farther waterward of existing activities.
     
  7. This section shall not be construed or applied in a manner that requires modification of and/or limits agricultural activities on land designated as agriculture in the comprehensive plan as of the date of the adoption of this SMP.
     
  8. New agricultural activities on land designated as agriculture in the comprehensive plan but not presently used for agricultural purposes, conversion of agricultural lands to other uses, and development not meeting the definition of agricultural activities shall comply with the entire SMP.

Date Passed: Monday, June 21, 2010

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34605 Section 9