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"Project permit" or "project permit application" means any land use or environmental permit, approval or license required from a local government for a project action, including but not limited to building permits, subdivisions, binding site plans, planned residential developments, conditional uses, administrative conditional uses, variances, shoreline substantial development permits, site plan review, permits or approvals required by critical area ordinances, site-specific rezones authorized by a comprehensive plan or subarea plan, but excluding the adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan, subarea plan, or development regulations. Project permits or project permit applications shall not include:

(1) Right of way transactions subject to the procedures contained in Title 13 SCC; and

(2) Minor administrative approvals granted by the department that:

(a) Are associated with a primary project permit for which land use and environmental analysis has been conducted; for example, such minor approvals as, but not limited to: mechanical permits, electrical permits, plumbing permits, certificates of occupancy, landscape plan approval, clearing plan approval and similar approvals; or

(b) Pertain to the maintenance of existing structures and facilities where land use is not affected; for example, such minor approvals as, but not limited to: reproofing approvals, tenant improvements and similar approvals. (Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003).