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A permit revision is required whenever the applicant proposes substantive changes to the design, terms or conditions of a project from that which is approved in the permit. Changes are substantive if they materially alter the project in a manner that relates to its conformance to the terms and conditions of the permit, the master program and/or the policies and provisions of chapter 90.58
RCW. Changes which are not substantive in effect do not require approval of a revision.
When an applicant seeks to revise a permit, local government shall request from the applicant detailed plans and text describing the proposed changes.
(1) If local government determines that the proposed changes are within the scope and intent of the original permit, and are consistent with the applicable master program and the act, local government may approve a revision.
(2) "Within the scope and intent of the original permit" means all of the following:
(a) No additional over water construction is involved except that pier, dock, or float construction may be increased by five hundred square feet or ten percent from the provisions of the original permit, whichever is less;
(b) Ground area coverage and height may be increased a maximum of ten percent from the provisions of the original permit;
(c) The revised permit does not authorize development to exceed height, lot coverage, setback, or any other requirements of the applicable master program except as authorized under a variance granted as the original permit or a part thereof;
(d) Additional or revised landscaping is consistent with any conditions attached to the original permit and with the applicable master program;
(e) The use authorized pursuant to the original permit is not changed; and
(f) No adverse environmental impact will be caused by the project revision.
(3) Revisions to permits may be authorized after original permit authorization has expired under RCW 90.58.143
. The purpose of such revisions shall be limited to authorization of changes which are consistent with this section and which would not require a permit for the development or change proposed under the terms of chapter 90.58
RCW, this regulation and the local master program. If the proposed change constitutes substantial development then a new permit is required. Provided, this subsection shall not be used to extend the time requirements or to authorize substantial development beyond the time limits of the original permit.
(4) If the sum of the revision and any previously approved revisions under former WAC 173-14-064
or this section violate the provisions in subsection (2) of this section, local government shall require that the applicant apply for a new permit.
(5) The revision approval, including the revised site plans and text consistent with the provisions of WAC 173-27-180
as necessary to clearly indicate the authorized changes, and the final ruling on consistency with this section shall be filed with the department. In addition, local government shall notify parties of record of their action.
(6) If the revision to the original permit involves a conditional use or variance, local government shall submit the revision to the department for the department's approval, approval with conditions, or denial, and shall indicate that the revision is being submitted under the requirements of this subsection. The department shall render and transmit to local government and the applicant its final decision within fifteen days of the date of the department's receipt of the submittal from local government. Local government shall notify parties of record of the department's final decision.
(7) The revised permit is effective immediately upon final decision by local government or, when appropriate under subsection (6) of this section, upon final action by the department.
(8) Appeals shall be in accordance with RCW 90.58.180
and shall be filed within twenty-one days from the date of receipt of the local government's action by the department or, when appropriate under subsection (6) of this section, the date the department's final decision is transmitted to local government and the applicant. Appeals shall be based only upon contentions of noncompliance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section. Construction undertaken pursuant to that portion of a revised permit not authorized under the original permit is at the applicant's own risk until the expiration of the appeals deadline. If an appeal is successful in proving that a revision is not within the scope and intent of the original permit, the decision shall have no bearing on the original permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.58.030
, chapters 70.105D
RCW. WSR 07-02-086 (Order 05-12), § 173-27-100, filed 1/2/07, effective 2/2/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 90.58.140
(3) and [90.58].200. WSR 96-20-075 (Order 95-17), § 173-27-100, filed 9/30/96, effective 10/31/96.]