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A. Major variances are all variances other than minor variances, are generally referred to simply as variances, and can potentially be granted from any provision of this Development Code except:

1. Administrative provisions, including procedures, SEPA regulations, and fees;

2. Provisions pertaining to permitted, conditional, and prohibited uses;

3. Maximum residential densities; and

4. Regulations pertaining to shoreline development, drainage basin protection, geologic hazard areas, and wildlife habitat, provided that those regulations may have their own processes for granting exceptions.

B. Major variances shall be Type 4 permits (see Ch. 14.20 SMC)