City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17E
Chapter 17E.070
Section 17E.070.160

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.070 Wetlands Protection

Section 17E.070.160 Administration
  1. The department director identified in chapter 17A.010 SMC (“Director”) shall administer and interpret the provisions of this chapter, except as specifically provided. The director is authorized to adopt, in accordance with administrative procedures set by ordinance, such rules as are necessary to implement the requirements of this chapter and to carry out the duties of the director hereunder. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the administrative procedures set forth in chapter 17G.010 SMC and chapter 17G.061 SMC shall apply to this chapter.
  2. The director may also consult with other City departments and state and federal agencies as necessary to obtain additional technical and environmental review assistance.
  3. The director shall review and analyze all applications for all permits or approvals subject to this chapter. Such applications shall be approved only after the director is satisfied the applications comply with this chapter.
  4. Every City department issuing a permit for development on parcels containing a wetland or buffer shall require the use of best management practices to prevent impacts to wetlands and buffers and to meet the intent of this chapter. Departments shall require mitigation to address unavoidable impacts. All such City departments shall maintain records documenting compliance with this subsection.
  5. Except as otherwise stipulated in this chapter, the administrative procedures set forth in chapter 17A.010 SMC apply to this chapter

Date Passed: Monday, December 3, 2007

Effective Date: Sunday, January 6, 2008

ORD C34148 Section 73