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JEFFERSON COUNTY <br />DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (DCD) <br />621 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368 <br />Al Scalf, Director <br /> <br />Unified Development Code Interpretation <br /> <br />Date: April 14, 2010 <br /> <br />Issued by: Jefferson County DCD Planning Manager/UDC Administrator <br /> <br />Affected: All properties within shoreline jurisdiction in Jefferson County <br /> <br />Subject: EHB 1653: Relationship between Growth Management Act (GMA) and <br />Shoreline Management Act (SMA) jurisdiction <br /> <br />Summary of Issue <br />On March 18, 2010, Washington State approved a legislative change EHB 1653 as follows: <br />• The legislature affirms that development regulations adopted under the growth management act <br />to protect critical areas apply within shorelines of the state as provided in section 2 of this act. <br />• The legislature affirms that the adoption or update of critical area regulations under the growth <br />management act is not automatically an update to the shoreline master program. Apply Critical <br />Area Ordinances in shoreline jurisdiction until an updated SMP is adopted, retroactive to July <br />27, 2003. <br />How does this legislative change affect permitting in Jefferson County? <br /> <br />Code Interpretation: <br />• The UDC Code Interpretation regarding Relationship between Growth Management Act <br />(GMA) and Shoreline Management Act (SMA) jurisdiction dated August 22, 2008 is hereby <br />rescinded; <br />• CAO provisions adopted after July 27, 2003 shall apply within shoreline jurisdiction despite the <br />absence of an update to the shoreline master program; however <br />• Applications vested prior to March 18, 2010 shall be reviewed per the codes and code <br />interpretations in effect on the date of vesting including the August 22, 2008 code <br />interpretation, as applicable; and <br />• Codes in effect, including critical areas ordinances retroactive to July 27, 2003, shall apply to <br />development within shoreline jurisdiction with a vesting date on or after March 18, 2010, the <br />effective date of EHB 1653. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Page 1