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Shoreline ExemptionsCITYOFICDEVELOPMENT—“Renton0SUBMITTALREQUIREMENTSSHORELINEEXEMPTIONPlanningDivision1055SouthGradyWay,Renton,WA98057Phone:425-430-7294Iwww.rentonwa.govPURPOSE:ShorelineExemptionpermitsensureproposedshorelinedevelopmentisconsistentwiththegoalsandpoliciesoftheCity,ShorelineMasterProgram,andStateShorelineManagementAct.WHENASHORELINEPERMITEXEMPTIONISREQUIRED:Ifyouaredoinganydevelopmentorconstructionactivitywithin200feetofadesignatedshoreline,yourprojectwillrequireeitheraShorelineSubstantialDevelopmentPermitoraShorelinePermitExemption.ThefollowingactivitiesareeligibletoreceiveaShorelinePermitExemption:•Anyprojectwithcertificationfromthegovernor1•Anyprojectwithacostorfairmarketvalue(whicheverishigher)oflessthan$6,416.002•Normalmaintenanceorrepairofexistingstructureordevelopments3•Emergencyconstructionnecessarytoprotectpropertyfromdamagebytheelements4•Normalagriculturalconstructionandpractices5•Constructionofasingle-familyresidenceorassociatedstructuresforusebytheownerorowner’sfamily6•Constructionofaprivatedockfornon-commercialusebythepropertyowner(s)7•ConstructionormodificationauthorizedbyCoastGuardordesignatedauthority8•Operation,maintenance,orconstructionrelatedtoirrigation9•Markingofpropertylinesorcornersonstate-ownedlands’°•Operationandmaintenanceofagriculturaldrainageanddikingfacilities”•Activitiesnecessaryforpreparationofpermitapplication12•Removalorcontrolofaquaticnoxiousweeds13•Watershedrestorationprojects14•Projectsintendedtoimprovefishorwildlifehabitatorfishpassage’5•Hazardoussubstanceremediation’6•Projectsonlandsnotsubjecttoshorelinejurisdictionpriortorestoration’7COMPLETEAPPLICATIONREQUIRED:Inordertoacceptyourapplication,eachofthenumbereditemsmustbesubmittedatthesametime.Ifyouhavereceivedapriorwrittenwaiverofasubmittalitem(s)duringapre-applicationmeeting,pleaseprovidethewaiverforminlieuofanysubmittalitemnotprovided.APPLICATIONSCREENING:ApplicantsarerequiredtobringinaCDorUSBportable(flash/hard)drive(orotherdeviceorpathwayasapprovedbyyourassignedprojectmanager)withonePDFfileofthe1H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\SeIf-HeIpHandouts\Planning\ShorelineExemptions.docRev:03/2018 applicationpackageforinformalreviewbystaff,priortoschedulinganintakemeeting.Pleaseallowapproximately45minutesforapplicationscreening.APPLICATIONSUBMITTALHOURS:ApplicationsshouldbesubmittedtoDevelopmentServicesstaffatthe6thfloorcounterofRentonCityHall,1055SouthGradyWay,between2:00a.m.and4:00p.m.MondaythroughFriday.Pleasecallyourassignedprojectmanagertoscheduleanappointmentorcall425-430-7294toreachthePlanningDivision.Duetothescreeningtimerequited,applicationsdeliveredbymessengercannotbeaccepted.ADDITIONALPERMITS:Additionalpermitsfromotheragenciesmayberequired.Itistheapplicant’sresponsibilitytoobtaintheseotherapprovals.Informationregardingtheseotherrequirementsmaybefoundathttp://apps.oria.wa.gov/opas/.AllPlansandAttachmentsaresubjecttoElectronicFileStandardsIAPPLICATIONMATERIALS:1.LandUsePermitMasterApplicationForm:TheapplicationmusthavenotarizedsignaturesofALLcurrentpropertyownerslistedontheTitleReport.Ifthepropertyownerisacorporation,theauthorizedrepresentativemustattachproofofsigningauthorityonbehalfofthecorporation.Thelegaldescriptionofthepropertymustbeattachedtotheapplicationform.2.WaiverForm:Ifyoureceivedawaiverformduringoraftera“pre-applicationmeeting.”3.ProjectNarrative:Pleaseprovideaclearandconcisedescriptionoftheproposedproject,includingthefollowing:•Projectname,sizeandlocationofsite;•Briefdescriptionofproposedwork;•Basisfortheexemptionrequest(referenceexemptioncategoryfromfirstpage);•Anticipateddatesofwork;•Otherpermitsrequiredforproposedproject;•Currentandproposeduseofthesite;•Specialsitefeatures(i.e.wetlands,waterbodies,steepslopes);•Statementaddressingsoiltypeanddrainageconditions;•Totalestimatedconstructioncostandestimatedfairmarketvalueoftheproposedproject;•Estimatedquantitiesandtypeofmaterialsinvolvedifanyfillorexcavationisproposed;•Number,typeandsizeofanytreestoberemoved;•DistancefromclosestareaofworktotheOrdinaryHighWaterMarkoftheshoteline;•Natureoftheexistingshoreline(e.g.highbank,naturalize,riprap,bulkhead,etc.);2H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\SeIf-HeIpHandouts\Planning\Shor&ineExemptions.docRev:03/2018 and•litheproposedprojectexceedsaheightof35-feetabovetheaveragegradelevel,discusstheapproximatelocationofandnumberofresidentialunits,existingandpotential,thatwillhaveanobstructedview.4.NeighborhoodDetailMap:Pleaseprovideamapdrawnatascaleof1”=100’or1”=200’(orotherscaleapprovedbythePlanningDivision)tobeusedtoidentifythesitelocationonpublicnoticesandtoreviewcompatibilitywithsurroundinglanduses.Themapshallidentifythesubjectsitewithamuchdarkerperimeterlinethansurroundingpropertiesandincludeatleasttwocrossstreetsinalldirectionsshowingthelocationofthesubjectsiterelativetopropertyboundariesofsurroundingparcels.Themapshallalsoshow:theproperty’slotlines,lotlinesofsurroundingproperties,boundariesoftheCityofRenton(ifapplicable),northarrow(orientedtothetopoftheplansheet),graphicscaleusedforthemap,andCityofRenton(notKingCounty)streetnamesforallstreetsshown.Pleaseensureallinformationfitsonasinglemapsheet.KrollMapCompany(206-448-6277)producesmapsthatmayservethispurposeoryoumayusetheKingCountyAssessor’smapsasabasefortheNeighborhoodDetailMap.Additionalinformation(i.e.currentcitystreetnames)willneedtobeaddedbytheapplicant.5.SitePlan:Pleaseprovideafully-dimensionedplansheetdrawnatascaleof1=20’(orotherscaleapprovedbythePlanningDivision).TheSitePlanshouldshowthefollowing:•Nameofproposedproject;•Date,scale,andnortharrow(orientedtothetopofthepaper/plansheet);•Drawingofthesubjectpropertywithallpropertylinesdimensionedandnamesofadjacentstreets;•Identifyalladjacentstreetsandalleys;•Locationanddimensionsofexistingandproposedstructures;•Parkingandoff-streetloadingspace;•Free-standingsignsandlightingfixtures;•Storageareasandjobshacks/salestrailers;and•Locationanddimensionsofnaturalfeaturessuchasstreams,requiredbufferareas,andwetlands.IndicateOrdinaryHighWaterMarkandshowdistanceinfeettoclosestareaofwork.6.WetlandAssessment:PleaseprovideamapandareportifANYwetlandsarelocatedonthesubjectpropertyorwithin100feetofthesubjectproperty.Thewetlandreport/delineationmustbepreparedbyaqualifiedprofessionalandincludetheinformationspecifiedinRMC4-8-120D.23.Inaddition,ifanyalterationtothewetlandorbufferisproposed,awetlandmitigationplanisalsorequired.SeeRMC4-8-120D.23forplancontentrequirements.3H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\SeIf-HeIpHandouts\Planning\ShorelineExemptions.docRev:03/2018 7.StandardStreamorLakeStudy:PleaseprovideareportcontainingtheinformationspecifiedinRMCSection4-S-120D.19.Inaddition,litheprojectinvolvesanunclassifiedstream,asupplementalstreamorlakestudyisalsorequired.Ifanyalterationtoawater-bodyorbufferisproposedasupplementalstreamorlakestudyandmitigationplanarealsorequired.8.FloodHazardData:Pleaseprovideascaledplanshowingthenature,location,dimensions,andelevationsoftheareainquestion;existingorproposedstructures,fill,storageofmaterials,anddrainagefacilities.Alsoindicatethefollowing:•Elevationinrelationtomeansealevelofthelowestfloor(includingbasement)ofallstructures;•Elevationinrelationtomeansealeveltowhichanystructurehasbeenfloodproofed;•CertificationbyaregisteredProfessionalEngineerorArchitecttheflood-proofingmethodscriteriainRMC4-3-050G.4.chavebeenmet;and•Descriptionoftheextenttowhichawatercoursewillbealteredorrelocatedasaresultofproposeddevelopment.fl9.HabitatDataReport:litheprojectsitecontainsorabutsacriticalhabitatperRMC4-3-050F.2.b,pleaseprovideareportcontainingtheinformationspecifiedinRMC4-8-120D.8.AllPlansandAttachmentsaresubjecttoElectronicFileStandardsIREVIEWPROCESS:Onceacompletelanduseapplicationpackagehasbeenacceptedforinitialreview,itwillberoutedtootherCitydepartmentsandotherjurisdictionsoragencieswhomayhaveaninterestinit.ThereviewerstypicallyhavetwoweekstoreturntheircommentstothePlanningDivision.Onceallcommentshavebeenaddressed,thePlanningDivisionwillissueanexemption,providedtheapplicationmeetsthecriteriaforexemption.litheapplicationmustalsobereviewedundertheStateEnvironmentalPolicyAct(SEPA),thiswillextendthereviewtimenecessaryfortheprojectapproval.UponissuanceoftheEnvironmentalDetermination,thePlanningDivisionwilltakeoneofthefollowingactions:issueanexemption,requestadditionalinformation,orrequireafullShorelineSubstantialDevelopmentPermit.Pleaseseethehandoutentitled“SubmittalRequirements:EnvironmentalReview“foradditionalinformation.IftheCityapprovesanexemption,acopywillbesenttotheapplicant.Ifyoualsoneedabuildingpermit,pleaseturninacopyofyourexemptionwithyourothersubmittals.Abuildingpermit(orotherCityapproval)maybeissuedimmediatelyuponissuanceoftheexemption,providedallotherrelevantrequirementshavebeenmetandtheprojectdoesnotalsorequireanytypeofArmyCorpsapproval.IfaprojectrequiresArmyCorpsapproval,theCitywillmailacopyoftheShorelineExemptiondecisiontotheStateDepartmentofEcology(DOE)andtheStateAttorneyGeneral’sOfficeforreview.TheDOEhastendaystoreviewtheexemptiondecision.Abuildingpermit(orotherCityapproval)maybeissued4H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\SeIf-HeIpHandouts\Planning\shorelineExemptions.docRev:03/2018 tendaysafterthedateofmailingtheexemptiondecisiontotheDepartmentofEcologyandAttorneyGeneral--providedtheStatedoesnotappealtheexemptiondecisionduringthetendayreviewperiodandprovidedallotherrelevantrequirementshavebeenmet.1Anyprojectwithacertificationfromthegovernor.AnyprojectwithacertificationfromthegovernorpursuanttoChapter80.50RCW;2Totalcostorfairmarketvalueofproject(whicheverishigher)islessthan$6,416.00.Anydevelopmentofwhichthetotalcostorfairmarketvalue,whicheverishigher,doesnotexceedfivethousanddollars,ifsuchdevelopmentdoesnotmateriallyinterferewiththenormalpublicuseofthewaterorshorelinesofthestate.Forpurposesofdeterminingwhetherornotapermitisrequired,thetotalcostorfairmarketvalueshallbebasedonthevalueofdevelopmentthatisoccurringonshorelinesofthestateasdefinedinRCW90.58.030(3)(e).Thetotalcostorfairmarketvalueofthedevelopmentshallincludethefairmarketvalueofanydonated,contributedorfoundlabor,equipmentormaterials;Normalmaintenanceorrepairofexistingstructuresordevelopments.Normalmaintenanceorrepairofexistingstructuresordevelopments,includingdamagebyaccident,fireorelements.“Normalmaintenance”includesthoseusualactstopreventadecline,lapse,orcessationfromalawfullyestablishedcondition.“Normalrepair”meanstorestoreadevelopmenttoastatecomparabletoitsoriginalcondition,includingbutnotlimitedtoitssize,shape,configuration,locationandexternalappearance,withinareasonableperiodafterdecayorpartialdestruction,exceptwhererepaircausessubstantialadverseeffectstoshorelineresourceorenvironment.Replacementofastructureordevelopmentmaybeauthorizedasrepairwheresuchreplacementisthecommonmethodofrepairforthetypeofstructureordevelopmentandthereplacementstructureordevelopmentiscomparabletotheoriginalstructureordevelopmentincludingbutnotlimitedtoitssize,shape,configuration,locationandexternalappearanceandthereplacementdoesnotcausesubstantialadverseeffectstoshorelineresourcesorenvironment;4Emergencyconstructionnecessarytoprotectpropertyfromdamagebytheelements.Emergencyconstructionnecessarytoprotectpropertyfromdamagebytheelements.An“emergency”isanunanticipatedandimminentthreattopublichealth,safety,ortheenvironmentwhichrequiresimmediateactionwithinatimetooshorttoallowfullcompliancewiththischapter.Emergencyconstructiondoesnotincludedevelopmentofnewpermanentprotectivestructureswherenonepreviouslyexisted.Wherenewprotectivestructuresaredeemedbytheadministratortobetheappropriatemeanstoaddresstheemergencysituation,uponabatementoftheemergencysituationthenewstructureshallberemovedoranypermitwhichwouldhavebeenrequired,absentanemergency,pursuanttoChapter90.58RCW,theseregulations,orthelocalmasterprogram,obtained.AllemergencyconstructionshallbeconsistentwiththepoliciesofChapter90.58RCWandthelocalmasterprogram.Asageneralmatter,floodingorotherseasonaleventsthatcanbeanticipatedandmayoccurbutthatarenotimminentarenotanemergency;Normalagriculturalconstructionandpractices.Constructionandpracticesnormalornecessaryforfarming,irrigation,andranchingactivities,includingagriculturalserviceroadsandutilitiesonshorelands,constructionofabarnorsimilaragriculturalstructure,andtheconstructionandmaintenanceofirrigationstructuresincludingbutnotlimitedtoheadgates,pumpingfacilities,andirrigationchannels:Provided,Thatafeedlotofanysize,allprocessingSH:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\SeIf-HeIpHandouts\Planning\ShorelineExemptions.docRev:03/2018 plants,otheractivitiesofacommercialnature,alterationofthecontouroftheshorelandsbylevelingorfillingotherthanthatwhichresultsfromnormalcultivation,shallnotbeconsiderednormalornecessaryfarmingorranchingactivities.Afeedlotshallbeanenclosureorfacilityusedorcapableofbeingusedforfeedinglivestockhay,grain,silage,orotherlivestockfeed,butshallnotincludelandforgrowingcropsorvegetationforlivestockfeedingand/orgrazing,norshallitincludenormallivestockwinteringoperations;6Constructionofasingle-familyresidenceforusebyownerorowner’sfamily.Constructiononshorelandsbyanowner,lesseeorcontractpurchaserofasingle-familyresidencefortheirownuseorfortheuseoftheirfamily,whichresidencedoesnotexceedaheightofthirty-fivefeetaboveaveragegradelevelandwhichmeetsallrequirementsofthestateagencyorlocalgovernmenthavingjurisdictionthereof.“Single-familyresidence”meansadetacheddwellingdesignedforandoccupiedbyonefamilyincludingthosestructuresanddevelopmentswithinacontiguousownershipwhichareanormalappurtenance.An“appurtenance”isnecessarilyconnectedtotheuseandenjoymentofasingle-familyresidenceandislocatedlandwardoftheordinaryhighwatermarkandtheperimeterofawetland.Onastatewidebasis,normalappurtenancesincludeagarage;deck;driveway;utilities;fences;installationofaseptictankanddrainfieldandgradingwhichdoesnotexceedtwohundredfiftycubicyardsandwhichdoesnotinvolveplacementoffillinanywetlandorwaterwardoftheordinaryhighwatermark.Localcircumstancesmaydictateadditionalinterpretationsofnormalappurtenanceswhichshallbesetforthandregulatedwithintheapplicablemasterprogram.Constructionauthorizedunderthisexemptionshallbelocatedlandwardoftheordinaryhighwatermark;Constructionofaprivatedockfornon-commercialusebypropertyowner(s).Constructionofadock,includingacommunitydock,designedforpleasurecraftonly,fortheprivatenoncommercialuseoftheowners,lessee,orcontractpurchaserofasingle-familyandmultiple-familyresidences.Thisexceptionappliesifthefairmarketvalueofthedockdoesnotexceedtenthousanddollars($10,000);however,ifsubsequentconstructionhavingafairmarketvalueexceedingtwothousandfivehundreddollars($2,500)occurswithinfive(5)yearsofcompletionofthepriorconstruction,thesubsequentconstructionshallbeconsideredasubstantialdevelopmentpermit;andadockisalandingandmooragefacilityforwatercraftanddoesnotincluderecreationaldecks,storagefacilitiesorotherappurtenances;8ConstructionormodificationauthorizedbyCoastGuardordesignatedauthority.Constructionormodification,byorundertheauthorityoftheCoastGuardoradesignatedportmanagementauthority,ofnavigationalaidssuchaschannelmarkersandanchorbuoys;Operation,maintenance,orconstructionrelatedtoirrigation.Operation,maintenance,orconstructionofcanals,waterways,drains,reservoirs,orotherfacilitiesthatnowexistorarehereaftercreatedordevelopedasapartofanirrigationsystemfortheprimarypurposeofmakinguseofsystemwaters,includingreturnflowandartificiallystoredgroundwaterfromtheirrigationoflands;10Markingofpropertylinesorcornersonstate-ownedlands.Themarkingofpropertylinesorcornersonstate-ownedlands,whensuchmarkingdoesnotsignificantlyinterferewithnormalpublicuseofthesurfaceofthewater;6H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\SeIf-HeIpHandouts\Planning\shorelineExemptions.docRev:03/2018 11Operationandmaintenanceofagriculturaldrainageanddikingfacilities.Operationandmaintenanceofanysystemofdikes,ditches,drains,orotherfacilitiesexistingonJune4,1975,whichwerecreated,developedorutilizedprimarilyasapartofanagriculturaldrainageordikingsystem;12iactivitiesnecessaryforpreparationofapplicationfordevelopmentauthorization.Siteexplorationandinvestigationactivitiesthatareprerequisitetopreparationofanapplicationfordevelopmentauthorizationunderthischapter,if:(I)Theactivitydoesnotinterferewiththenormalpublicuseofthesurfacewaters;(ii)Theactivitywillhavenosignificantadverseimpactontheenvironmentincludingbutnotlimitedtofish,wildlife,fishorwildlifehabitat,waterquality,andaestheticvalues;(iii)Theactivitydoesnotinvolvetheinstallationofanystructure,anduponcompletionoftheactivitythevegetationandlandconfigurationofthesitearerestoredtoconditionsexistingbeforetheactivity;(iv)Aprivateentityseekingdevelopmentauthorizationunderthissectionfirstpostsaperformancebondorprovidesotherevidenceoffinancialresponsibilitytothelocaljurisdictiontoensurethatthesiteisrestoredtopreexistingconditions;andTheactivityisnotsubjecttothepermitrequirementsofChapter90.58.550RCW;13RemovingorcontrollingaquaticnoxiousweedsTheprocessofremovingorcontrollingaquaticnoxiousweeds,asdefinedinChapter17.26.020RCW,throughtheuseofanherbicideorothertreatmentmethodsapplicabletoweedcontrolthatarerecommendedbyafinalenvironmentalimpactstatementpublishedbythedepartmentofagricultureorthedepartmentofecologyjointlywithotherstateagenciesunderChapter43.21CRCW;14WatershedrestorationprojectsWatershedrestorationprojectsasdefinedherein.Localgovernmentshallreviewtheprojectsforconsistencywiththeshorelinemasterprograminanexpeditiousmannerandshallissueitsdecisionalongwithanyconditionswithinforty-fivedaysofreceivingallmaterialsnecessarytoreviewtherequestforexemptionfromtheapplicant.Nofeemaybechargedforacceptingandprocessingrequestsforexemptionforwatershedrestorationprojectsasusedinthissection.(i)“Watershedrestorationproject”meansapublicorprivateprojectauthorizedbythesponsorofawatershedrestorationplanthatimplementstheplanorapartoftheplanandconsistsofoneormoreofthefollowingactivities:(A)Aprojectthatinvolveslessthantenmilesofstreamreach,inwhichlessthantwenty-fivecubicyardsofsand,gravel,orsoilisremoved,imported,disturbedordischarged,andinwhichnoexistingvegetationisremovedexceptasminimallynecessarytofacilitateadditionalplantings;(B)Aprojectfortherestorationofanerodedorunstablestreambankthatemploystheprinciplesofbioengineering,includinglimiteduseofrockasastabilizationonlyatthetoeofthebank,andwithprimaryemphasisonusingnativevegetationtocontroltheerosiveforcesofflowingwater;or7H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\SeIf-HeIpHandouts\Planning\ShorelineExemptions.UocRev:03/2018 (C)Aprojectprimarilydesignedtoimprovefishandwildlifehabitat,removeorreduceimpedimentstomigrationoffish,orenhancethefisheryresourceavailableforusebyallofthecitizensofthestate,providedthatanystructure,otherthanabridgeorculvertorinstreamhabitatenhancementstructureassociatedwiththeproject,islessthantwohundredsquarefeetinfloorareaandislocatedabovetheordinaryhighwatermarkofthestream.(ii)“Watershedrestorationplan”meansaplan,developedorsponsoredbythedepartmentoffishandwildlife,thedepartmentofecology,thedepartmentofnaturalresources,thedepartmentoftransportation,afederallyrecognizedIndiantribeactingwithinandpursuanttoitsauthority,acity,acounty,oraconservationdistrictthatprovidesageneralprogramandimplementationmeasuresoractionsforthepreservation,restoration,re-creation,orenhancementofthenaturalresources,character,andecologyofastream,streamsegment,drainagearea,orwatershedforwhichagencyandpublicreviewhasbeenconductedpursuanttoRCWChapter43.21C,theStateEnvironmentalPolicyAct;15Projectsintendedtoimprovefishorwildlifehabitatorfishpassage.Apublicorprivateproject,theprimarypurposeofwhichistoimprovefishorwildlifehabitatorfishpassage,whenallofthefollowingapply:fi)Theprojecthasbeenapprovedinwritingbythedepartmentoffishandwildlifeasnecessaryfortheimprovementofthehabitatorpassageandappropriatelydesignedandsitedtoaccomplishtheintendedpurpose;(ii)TheprojecthasreceivedhydraulicprojectapprovalbythedepartmentoffishandwildlifepursuanttoRCWChapter75.20;and(iii)Thelocalgovernmenthasdeterminedthattheprojectisconsistentwiththelocalshorelinemasterprogram.Thelocalgovernmentshallmakesuchdeterminationinatimelymannerandprovideitbylettertotheprojectproponent.HazardoussubstanceremediationpursuanttoWAC173-27-040.17Projectsonlandsnotsubjecttoshorelinejurisdictionpriortorestoration.SH:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\SeIf-HeIpHandouts\Planning\shorelineExemptions.docRev:03/2018