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Accession Number PB2013-104734
Title Wetlands and CAO Updates: Guidance for Small Cities. Western Washington Version. Revision 2.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 65p
Personal Author A. McMillan D. Bunten J. Sikes R. Mraz
Abstract This document is intended to provide guidance and tools useful in developing a wetland protection program for small cities and towns that are in the process of updating their critical areas ordinances (CAOs) to meet the Growth Management Act (GMA) requirements. Wetlands are one of the five types of critical areas identified in the GMA. We recognize that many local governments lack the planning staff and resources necessary to develop and implement wetland standards that are both locally appropriate and based on best available science (BAS). Nonetheless, they must comply with the GMA requirement to designate and protect wetlands.
Keywords Alterations
Compensatory mitigation
Critical areas ordinances(CAOs)
Growth Management Act(GMA)
Land uses
Local governments
Regulated activities
Review procedures
Wetland protection programs

Source Agency State of Washington Department of Ecology Library
NTIS Subject Category 43F - Environment
57H - Ecology
91A - Environmental Management & Planning
Corporate Author Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia. Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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