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14.90.090 Environmentally Sensitive Areas.
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A. The map(s) associated with Chapters 14.255 through 14.280 SMC identify the areas of the City that are considered environmentally sensitive. The categorical exemptions in WAC 197-11-800 that are inapplicable for these areas are WAC 197-11-800(1) and 197-11-800(24). All other categorical exemptions shall continue to apply within environmentally sensitive areas.

B. The City shall treat proposals located wholly or partially within an environmentally sensitive area no differently than other proposals under this chapter, making a threshold determination for all such proposals. The City shall not automatically require an EIS for a proposal merely because it is proposed for location in an environmentally sensitive area.

C. Certain categorical exemptions in WAC 197-11-800 do not apply on lands covered by water, and this remains true regardless of whether or not lands covered by water are mapped. (Ord. 2082, 2005)