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A. For any regulated activity, a critical areas report or reconnaissance letter (see SMC 14.260.070) shall be required to support the requested activity.

B. The following activities are regulated if they occur in a regulated wetland or its buffer:

1. The removal, excavation, grading, or dredging of soil, sand, gravel, minerals, organic matter, or material of any kind.

2. The dumping of, discharging of, or filling with any material.

3. The draining, flooding, or disturbing of the water level or water table.

4. Pile driving.

5. The placing of obstructions.

6. The construction, reconstruction, demolition, or expansion of any structure.

7. The destruction or alteration of wetland vegetation through clearing, harvesting, shading, intentional burning, or planting of vegetation that would alter the character of a regulated wetland except as allowed by SMC 14.260.050.

8. “Class IV – General Forest Practices” under the authority of the “1992 Washington State Forest Practices Act Rules and Regulations,” WAC 222-12-030, or as thereafter amended.

9. Activities that result in:

a. A significant change of water temperature.

b. A significant change of physical or chemical characteristics of the sources of water to the wetland.

c. A significant change in the quantity, timing, or duration of the water entering the wetland.

d. The introduction of pollutants.

C. Subdivisions. The subdivision and/or short subdivision of land in wetlands and associated buffers are subject to the following:

1. Land that is located wholly within a wetland or its buffer may not be subdivided.

2. Land that is located partially within a wetland or its buffer may be subdivided provided:

a. Each new lot:

i. Is located outside of the wetland and its buffer;

ii. Meets the minimum lot size requirements established pursuant to this title; and

iii. Has a motor vehicle access route that does not encroach into a wetland or its buffer.

b. The wetland and its buffer are placed in a separate tract designated as a native growth protection area. (Ord. 2368, 2019)