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30.91C.340 Critical area.
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"Critical area" means the following areas:

(1) Wetlands;

(2) Areas with a critical recharging effect on aquifers used for potable water, including:

(a) Sole source aquifers,

(b) Group A well head protection areas, and

(c) Critical aquifer recharge areas;

(3) Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas, including:

(a) Streams, including those planted with game fish by a governmental or tribal entity,

(b) Lakes, including those planted with game fish by a governmental or tribal entity,

(c) Naturally occurring ponds under 20 acres and their submerged aquatic beds that provide fish or wildlife habitat, including those planted with game fish by a governmental or tribal entity,

(d) Marine waters,

(e) Primary association areas for critical species, and

(f) State natural area preserves, natural resource conservation areas, and state wildlife areas;

(4) Frequently flooded areas; and

(5) Geologically hazardous areas, including:

(a) Erosion hazard areas,

(b) Landslide hazard areas,

(c) Seismic hazard areas,

(d) Mine hazard areas,

(e) Volcanic hazard areas, and

(f) Tsunami hazard areas. (Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Emerg. Ord. 04-024, Mar. 10, 2004, Eff date Mar. 10, 2004; Amended by Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Ord. 17-039, July 12, 2017, Eff date Aug. 3, 2017).

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