(1) The county has designated shorelines pursuant to chapter 90.58 RCW by defining them, providing criteria for their identification and establishing the shoreline ecological functions to be protected. Project proponents are responsible for determining whether a shoreline exists and is regulated pursuant to this chapter. The department will verify on a case-by-case basis the presence of shorelines identified in shoreline applications. Specific criteria for the designation of shorelines areas are contained in section 2.2 of the Shoreline Management Program: Shoreline Environment Designations, Policies and Regulations, and in SCC 30.67.220.
(2) The SMP classifies shorelines into one of seven shoreline environment designations consistent with the purpose and designation criteria in section 2.2 of the Shoreline Management Program: Shoreline Environment Designations, Policies and Regulations. The seven shoreline environment designations include: Aquatic, Natural, Resource, Municipal Watershed Utility, Rural Conservancy, Urban Conservancy and Urban. (Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012).