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Chapter 365-196 WAC

Last Update: 11/2/10

GROWTH MANAGEMENT ACT—PROCEDURAL CRITERIA FOR ADOPTING COMPREHENSIVE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

WAC Sections

PART ONE
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Background.
Purpose.
Applicability.
Standard of review.
Regional and local variations.
Goals.
PART TWO
DEFINITIONS
Statutory definitions.
Definitions of terms as used in this chapter.
PART THREE
URBAN GROWTH AREAS AND COUNTY-WIDE PLANNING POLICIES
Urban density.
County-wide planning policies.
Urban growth areas.
Buildable lands review and evaluation.
Providing urban services.
Providing sufficient land capacity suitable for development.
Phasing development within the UGA.
Identification of open space corridors.
Identification of lands useful for public purposes.
New fully contained communities.
PART FOUR
FEATURES OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Mandatory elements.
Land use element.
Housing element.
Capital facilities element.
Utilities element.
Rural element.
Transportation element.
Economic development element.
Parks and recreation element.
Optional elements.
Historic preservation.
Land use compatibility adjacent to general aviation airports.
Master planned resorts.
Major industrial developments.
Industrial land banks.
Land use compatibility with military installations.
Natural resource lands.
Critical areas.
PART FIVE
CONSISTENCY AND COORDINATION
Internal consistency.
Interjurisdictional consistency.
Coordination with other county and city comprehensive plans.
State agency compliance.
Compliance by regional agencies and special purpose districts.
Essential public facilities.
Special siting statutes.
Secure community transition facilities.
Integration with the Shoreline Management Act.
PART SIX
REVIEWING, AMENDING, AND UPDATING COMPREHENSIVE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
Public participation.
Periodic review and update of comprehensive plans and development regulations.
Integration of State Environmental Policy Act process with creation and adoption of comprehensive plans and development regulations.
Submitting notice of intent to adopt to the state.
Comprehensive plan amendment procedures.
Implementation strategy.
Supplementing, amending, and monitoring.
PART SEVEN
RELATIONSHIP OF GROWTH MANAGEMENT PLANNING TO OTHER LAWS
Background.
Basic assumptions.
Identification of other laws.
Integrating external considerations.
Sources of law.
Constitutional provisions.
Federal authorities.
State and regional authorities.
Regional perspective.
Explicit statutory directions.
PART EIGHT
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
Relationship between development regulations and comprehensive plans.
Timing of initial adoption.
Review for consistency when adopting development regulations.
Conservation of natural resource lands.
Subdivisions.
Potable water.
Protection of critical areas.
Relocation assistance for low-income tenants.
Concurrency.
Local project review and development agreements.
Impact fees.
Protection of private property.
Treatment of residential structures occupied by persons with handicaps.
Family day-care providers.
Affordable housing incentives.