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A. Known archaeological sites are recorded on the Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data (WISAARD).

The City shall establish and maintain a data sharing memorandum of understanding with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP). The data supplied by the DAHP shall be securely implemented on the City’s computer system and used to determine potential conflicts with archaeological sites and historic properties.

B. An archaeological site may cover only a portion of a property, parcel, or lot and may extend onto more than one (1) property, parcel, or lot.

C. Completion of a professional archeological survey shall be required for any development application for construction, earth movement, clearing, or other site disturbance of a known or suspected archaeological site. An archaeological survey may also be required based on information provided by tribes or county and/or state professional archaeologists that the project location has a high probability for containing archaeological resources.

1. Archaeological reporting shall take place through the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation’s online WISAARD application.

D. An archaeology survey report required under subsection C of this section shall:

1. Be written by a professional archaeologist as defined in RCW 27.53.030(11).

2. Meet state and professional standards for cultural resources reporting.

3. Be submitted to the Department by the property owner or project proponent.

4. Include the location and extent of the archaeological resources located on site.

5. Include recommendations for avoidance or minimization of impacts on archaeological resources if present, and recommendations for additional archaeological work and/or permitting to comply with state or federal laws for the protection and preservation of archaeological resources. When ground disturbance impacts on archaeological resources are unavoidable, the project proponent shall apply for an archaeological excavation permit through the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

6. Include the results of consultation with any affected Indian tribe.

E. The Department shall provide a copy of the archaeology site report to any affected Indian tribe and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. (Ord. 2369, 2019)