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19.15.180 Additional procedures for shoreline review.
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A. Open Record Public Hearing. An open record public hearing before the code official shall be conducted on the shoreline substantial development permits, shoreline conditional use permits, and shoreline variances when, within the 30-day comment period, 10 or more interested citizens file a written request for a public hearing.

B. Ecology Filing. The applicant shall not begin construction until after 21 days from the date of filing with the Department of Ecology and Attorney General and/or any appeals are concluded. The applicant shall also comply with all applicable federal, state and city standards for construction.

C. Shoreline Substantial Development Permit Decisions. The city’s action in approving, approving with conditions, or denying any substantial development permit or shoreline exemption is final unless an appeal is filed in accordance with applicable laws. The city shall send the shoreline permit and documentation of final local decisions to the applicant, the Department of Ecology, the Washington State Attorney General and to all other applicable local, state, or federal agencies. The decision shall be sent to the Department of Ecology by return receipt requested mail or as regulated by WAC 173-27-130.

D. Shoreline Conditional Use Permits and Shoreline Variances. The final decision in approving, approving with conditions, or denying a shoreline conditional use permit or shoreline variance is rendered by the Department of Ecology in accordance with WAC 173-27-200, and all other applicable local, state, or federal laws. The city shall send the shoreline permit and documentation of final local decision to the applicant, the Department of Ecology, the Washington State Attorney General and to all other applicable local, state, or federal agencies. The decision shall be sent to the Department of Ecology by return receipt requested mail or as regulated by WAC 173-27-130. (Ord. 19C-05 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 18C-08 § 1 (Att. A)). (Ord. 19C-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2019; Ord. 18C-08 § 1 (Att. A), 2018.)

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