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EPF-1The County and each city may impose reasonable conditions and/or mitigation of adverse environmental impacts on approval of a development agreement or other land use approvals as a result of the siting of local, regional, statewide, or federal essential public facilities.

EPF-2The County and each city may establish a process through their respective comprehensive plans and implementing development regulations to identify and site local essential public facilities that are consistent with the provisions of the GMA and ensure long-term resilience of these facilities. This process should include:

a. A definition of these facilities;

b. An inventory of existing and future facilities;

c. Economic and other incentives to jurisdictions receiving facilities;

d. A public involvement strategy;

e. Assurance that the environment and public health and safety are protected;

f. Consideration of impacts from climate change when selecting locations for facilities, including, but not limited to, potential flood risk and sea-level rise; and

g. A consideration of alternatives to the facility.

EPF-3Local essential public facilities should be sited or expanded to support the countywide land use pattern, minimize public costs, and protect the environment and public health, including reducing adverse impacts upon historically marginalized populations and disproportionately burdened communities.

EPF-4Local essential public facilities shall first be considered for location inside Urban Growth Areas unless it is demonstrated that a non-urban site is the most appropriate location for such a facility. Local essential public facilities located outside of an Urban Growth Area shall be self-contained or be served by urban governmental services in a manner that shall not promote sprawl.

EPF-5The County and each city should collaborate with public agencies and special districts to identify opportunities for the co-location of local essential public facilities.