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A. The purpose of this chapter is to protect archaeological and cultural resources within the City of Snohomish for future generations, in order to:

1. Safeguard the heritage of the City as represented by those sites and objects which reflect significant elements of City history;

2. Foster civic pride and a sense of identity with City history;

3. Promote and facilitate the early identification and resolution of conflicts between preservation of archaeological and historic resources and land uses; and

4. Comply with all federal and state laws related to regulation of archaeological and cultural sites.

B. In Washington State, archaeology sites and Native American grave sites are protected by both federal and state laws. This chapter does not repeal, modify, or waive any provision of federal or state law currently enacted, or as enacted in the future, that regulates archaeological sites including, but not limited to: the Archaeological Resource Protection Act of 1979 (16 U.S.C. 470(aa) through (mm)); the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.); the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.); Chapter 27.44 RCW titled “Indian Graves and Records”; Chapter 27.53 RCW titled “Archaeological Sites and Resources”; Chapter 68.50 RCW titled “Human Remains”; and Chapter 68.60 RCW titled “Abandoned and Historic Cemeteries and Historic Graves.”

C. This chapter applies to:

1. Properties and sites with a known or suspected presence of archaeological or cultural resources.

2. Properties listed on the Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data (WISAARD). (Ord. 2369, 2019)