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The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all development activities in designated critical areas outside of shoreline jurisdiction as regulated under the Electric City shoreline master program within the city’s incorporated limits. These critical areas regulations are an overlay to zoning and other land use regulations established by the city.

(1) All land uses and/or development permit applications on all lots or parcels within the city that lie within critical areas as designated in the Electric City comprehensive plan shall comply with the provisions of this chapter. No action shall be taken by any person that results in any alteration of any critical area except as consistent with the purposes, objectives and intent of this chapter.

(2) Where two or more types of critical areas overlap, requirements for development shall be consistent with the standards for each critical area.

(3) These critical areas regulations shall apply concurrently with review conducted under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), as locally adopted. Any conditions required pursuant to this chapter shall be included in the SEPA review and threshold determination.

(4) Compliance with the provisions of this chapter does not constitute compliance with other federal, state, and local regulations and permit requirements that may be required (for example, shoreline substantial development permits, HPA permits, Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 permits, NPDES permits). The applicant is responsible for complying with these requirements, apart from the process established in this chapter. Where applicable, the administrator will encourage use of information such as permit applications to other agencies or special studies prepared in response to other regulatory requirements to support required documentation submitted for critical areas review. (Ord. 563 § 1, 2019; Ord. 456 § 1, 2012; Ord. 367 § 2, 2005)