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Critical Areas Update

Board of County Commissioners
Public Hearing Draft

The Board of County Commissioners held its public hearing on the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) update on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Click here for the public hearing notice from June 23.

Below is the Board’s public hearing draft.  Not all chapters have been amended since the Planning Commission’s recommendation (published on May 22).  Changes to the Planning Commission recommendation have been preserved in bill format with additional text shown in underline and deleted text shown as struck out.

Memorandum: Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) Proposed Fee Realignment

To view the Board's public hearing draft as one file, please click here.

Changes made since the release of the Board Public Hearing Draft:

Individual Chapters of Clean Copy Public Hearing Draft Individual Chapters Amended Following Planning Commission Recommendations
24.01 General Provisions 24.01 General Provisions
24.03 Definitions 24.03 Definitions
24.05 Administrative Procedures 24.05 Administrative Procedures
24.10 Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
24.10 Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
24.15 Geologic Hazards 24.15 Geologic Hazards
24.16 Seismic Hazard Area 24.16 Seismic Hazard Area
24.17 Volcanic Hazard Area  
24.18 Mine Hazard Area 24.18 Mine Hazard Area
24.20 Frequently Flooded Areas 24.20 Frequently Flooded Areas
24.25 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Areas 24.25 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Areas
24.30 Wetlands 24.30 Wetlands
24.35 Special Reports 24.35 Special Reports
24.40 Critical Area Review Permit 24.40 Critical Area Review Permit
24.45 Reasonable Use Exception 24.45 Reasonable Use Exception
24.50 Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots 24.50 Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots
24.55 Subdivision in Critical Areas 24.55 Subdivision in Critical Areas
24.60 Critical Area Signs and Fencing  
24.65 Critical Area Tracts and Easements 24.65 Critical Area Tracts and Easements
24.70 Surety Agreements 24.70 Surety Agreements
24.90 Emergency Authorization 24.90 Emergency Authorization
24.91 Amendments 24.91 Amendments
24.92 Enforcement, Violations, and Penalties 24.92 Enforcement, Violations, and Penalties
Chapter 17.15 Agricultural Critical Areas Ordinance  
Chapter 17.30 Noxious Weeds Containment
Title 20 Summit Lake Changes Title 20 Summit Lake Changes
Title 20 Rural Residential Density Changes Title 20 Rural Residential Density Changes
Title 21 Lacey UGA Residential Density Changes  
Title 23 Olympia Residential Density  
Chapter 2.05, 2.06, Title 13 CAO Reference Changes  
Title 14 CAO Reference Changes  
Title 17 CAO Reference Changes (except Chapter 17.15)  
Title 18 CAO Reference Changes  
Title 19 CAO Reference Changes  
Title 20 CAO Reference Changes  
Title 21 CAO Reference Changes  
Title 22 CAO Reference Changes  
Title 23 CAO Reference Changes  

Click here for documents related to the December 2011 public hearing.

 

Contact Us

Interested Parties: Check back with this website for updated information. If you would like to be added to our Web Mail list, please click here. Staff contact: Andrew Deffobis, Associate Planner. Phone: (360) 754-3355, x5467 E-mail: deffoba@co.thurston.wa.us.

 

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