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A. City review of application materials. For the purposes of this chapter, all time periods are measured in calendar days. The timeframe for review of an application shall begin to run when the application is submitted, but shall be “tolled”, meaning temporarily suspended, if the City finds the application incomplete and provides notice of incompleteness that delineates the missing information in writing. A notice of incomplete application shall be made within 30 days of submittal of the application. After submittal of all additional information included on the notice(s), the City will notify the applicant within 10 days of this submittal if the additional information failed to complete the application. If the City makes a determination pursuant to SMC 14.242.080B1 that the application submitted as a Category 1 eligible facilities request should be processed as a Category 2 or Category 3 WCF Permit, then the Category 2 or Category 3 processing time, as applicable, shall begin to run when the City issues this decision.

B. Category 1 WCF Permit processing time. For Category 1 WCF Permit applications, the City will act on the WCF application, together with any other City permits required for a WCF modification, within 60 days, adjusted for any tolling due to requests for additional information or mutually agreed extensions of time.

1. If the City determines that the application does not qualify as a Category 1 eligible facilities request, the City will notify the applicant of that determination in writing and will process the application as a Category 2 or Category 3 WCF permit application, as applicable.

2. To the extent federal law provides a “deemed granted” remedy for Category 1 WCF Permit applications not timely acted upon by the City, no such application shall be deemed granted until the applicant provides notice to the City, in writing, that the application has been deemed granted after the time period provided in Section B above has expired.

3. Any Category 1 WCF Permit application that the City grants or that is deemed granted by operation of federal law shall be subject to all requirements of Section 14.242.140(C) and (E) and 14.242.150(A) through (F).

C. Category 2 processing time. For Category 2 WCF Permit applications, the City will act on the application within 90 days, adjusted for any tolling due to requests for additional information or mutually agreed upon extensions of time.

D. Category 3 processing time. For Category 3 WCF Permit applications, the City will act on the application within 150 days, adjusted for any tolling due to requests for additional information or mutually agreed upon extensions of time.

E. If the City denies a WCF application, the City will notify the applicant of the denial and the reasons for the denial, in writing.

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