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(1) The comprehensive plan may be amended no more frequently than once each year, except that it may be amended more frequently under the following circumstances:

(a) The initial adoption of a subarea plan;

(b) The adoption or amendment of a shoreline master program under the procedures set forth in chapter 90.58 RCW;

(c) Amendment of the capital facilities element of the comprehensive plan that occurs concurrently with adoption or amendment of the county budget;

(d) An emergency exists within the meaning of RCW 36.70A.130(2)(b);

(e) To resolve an appeal filed with a growth management hearings board or with the court; or

(f) Amendment is required by state or federal law.

(2) Except as authorized by SCC 30.73.085(1), the council will consider whether to amend the comprehensive plan no more frequently than once per year, and will consider amendments proposed pursuant to chapter 30.74 SCC according to the process and schedule established in chapter 30.74 SCC. The department shall coordinate county agency and planning commission review of proposed amendments, including amendments proposed pursuant to chapter 30.74 SCC. (Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-022, Sept. 8, 2010, Eff date Oct. 3, 2010).