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(1) The following general regulations apply to forestry activities within shorelines:

(a) For timber harvest located within 200 feet landward of the ordinary high water mark in shorelines of statewide significance, harvest activities shall employ selective timber cutting so that no more than 30 percent of the merchantable timber may be harvested in any ten-year period. Exceptions to this standard or when in those limited instances where the topography, soil conditions or silviculture practices necessary for regeneration render selective timber cutting ecologically detrimental, a conditional use permit shall be required.

(b) Forest management activities shall comply with the state’s current forest practices rules and regulations (Title 222 WAC) and pesticides regulations (chapter 17.21 RCW).

(c) Development incidental to forestry activities, such as forestry roads, must comply with all local regulations and Title 222 WAC. Where there are conflicts, the provision resulting in the greatest protection for shoreline ecological functions shall apply.

(d) The following regulations apply to log storage in shoreline jurisdiction:

(i) All new log storage areas shall be on paved dry land.

(ii) Logs stored in water where such use has been established prior to July 27, 2012 shall comply with the following requirements:

(A) Log storage shall not be located where it could interfere with small craft navigation or normal public use of the waters of the state;

(B) Logs shall not be stored or rafted where grounding will occur;

(C) Free-fall dumping of logs into water is prohibited;

(D) Devices shall be used for placing logs in the water that will reduce bark separation and generation of wood debris;

(E) Bark and wood debris controls, collection, and disposal methods shall be used at log dumps, raft building areas and mill side handling zones;

(F) Logs shall not be stored in rapidly flowing waters or other areas where positive bark and debris controls would not be effective;

(G) Accumulations of bark and other debris on the land and docks around dump sites shall be kept out of the water; and

(H) Where water depths permit the floating of bundled logs, they shall be secured in bundles on land before being placed in the water. Bundles shall not be broken again except on land or at mill sites.

(2) In addition to the general regulations contained in SCC 30.67.545(1), timber harvest or removal is permitted in all shoreline environment designations when conducted in accordance with the requirements of chapter 76.09 RCW and Title 222 WAC, provided that:

(a) The thresholds established in SCC 30.67.545(1)(a) are not exceeded on shorelines of statewide significance, in which case the timber harvest or removal is conditionally permitted; or

(b) In cases where the land is likely to be converted to a non-forestry use, the department will place conditions on the Class IV-General forest practices permit to ensure that the timber harvest or removal is consistent with the following criteria:

(i) The management policies contained in the SMP for the shoreline environment designations where the timber harvest or removal will occur;

(ii) The shoreline use requirements in SCC 30.67.420 and .430;

(iii) The intended use, modification and vegetation management development standards in SCC 30.67, Part 500;

(iv) The standard for no net loss of shoreline ecological functions in SCC 30.67.320; and

(v) The provisions of the Shoreline Management Act and the SMP. (Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012).