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(1) The shoreline environment designation maps generally depict the location of shoreline jurisdiction, however, the determination of whether a specific site is within shoreline jurisdiction is determined case-by-case based on the property’s location and physical characteristics and features. For property determined to be located within shoreline jurisdiction and not designated on the official maps and not subject to SCC 30.67.220(2), the shoreline environment designation shall be based on the shoreline environment designation criteria and the following additional criteria as applicable:

(a) Property or portions of property, including associated wetlands, located waterward of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM), shall be considered Aquatic;

(b) Property or portions of property located landward of the OHWM on bars and islands on rivers and streams shall be considered Natural;

(c) Property or portions of property located landward of the OHWM and within an urban growth area shall be considered Urban and subject to further review for designation as Urban Conservancy based on the criteria in section 2.2.6 of Shoreline Management Program: Shoreline Environment Designations, Policies and Regulations;

(d) Property or portions of a property located landward of the OHWM and outside of an urban growth area, and not zoned A-10, F, F&R, or MC, shall be considered Rural Conservancy and subject to further review for designation as Natural based on the criteria in section 2.2.2 of Shoreline Management Program: Shoreline Environment Designations, Policies and Regulations;

(e) Property or portions of a property located landward of the OHWM and outside of an urban growth area and zoned A-10, F, F&R, or MC, shall be considered Resource and subject to further review for designation as Natural based on the criteria in section 2.2.2 of Shoreline Management Program: Shoreline Environment Designations, Policies and Regulations; and

(f) Associated wetlands located landward of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) shall be designated consistent with the adjacent designation of the associated shoreland.

(2) Non-federal lands lying within the exterior boundaries of federal lands and those federal lands leased by the federal government to other persons, which fall within the definition of shorelines of the state or shorelands and are subject to the county’s SMP, shall be designated as follows:

(a) The Aquatic shoreline environment shall be applied below the ordinary high water mark;

(b) The Natural shoreline environment shall be applied to all shoreline jurisdiction above the ordinary high water mark when federal lands are within a designated wilderness area; and

(c) The Resource shoreline environment designation shall be applied to all shoreline jurisdiction not meeting the criteria in 30.67.220(2)(a) or (b).

(3) Unless otherwise specified by the shoreline environment designation criteria or other established points, lines, or features, the designation boundary lines are the ordinary high water mark of water bodies, and the centerlines of rights-of-way, public alleys, parkways, or railroad rights-of-way.

(4) Shoreline environment designations shall not change as a result of the vacation of a right-of-way, a road or an alley.

(5) All shoreline boundary determinations shall be consistent with the designation criteria for the shoreline environment designations. (Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012).