Chapter 36.70A RCW



36.70A.010Legislative findings.
36.70A.011FindingsRural lands.
36.70A.020Planning goals.
36.70A.035Public participationNotice provisions.
36.70A.040Who must planSummary of requirementsResolution for partial planningDevelopment regulations must implement comprehensive plans.
36.70A.045Phasing of comprehensive plan submittal.
36.70A.050Guidelines to classify agriculture, forest, and mineral lands and critical areas.
36.70A.060Natural resource lands and critical areasDevelopment regulations.
36.70A.070Comprehensive plansMandatory elements.
36.70A.080Comprehensive plansOptional elements.
36.70A.085Comprehensive plansPort elements.
36.70A.090Comprehensive plansInnovative techniques.
36.70A.100Comprehensive plansMust be coordinated.
36.70A.103State agencies required to comply with comprehensive plans.
36.70A.106Comprehensive plansDevelopment regulationsTransmittal to stateAmendmentsExpedited review.
36.70A.108Comprehensive plansTransportation elementMultimodal transportation improvements and strategies.
36.70A.110Comprehensive plansUrban growth areas.
36.70A.115Comprehensive plans and development regulations must provide sufficient land capacity for development.
36.70A.120Planning activities and capital budget decisionsImplementation in conformity with comprehensive plan.
36.70A.130Comprehensive plansReview procedures and schedulesAmendments.
36.70A.131Mineral resource landsReview of related designations and development regulations.
36.70A.140Comprehensive plansEnsure public participation.
36.70A.150Identification of lands useful for public purposes.
36.70A.160Identification of open space corridorsPurchase authorized.
36.70A.165Property designated as greenbelt or open spaceNot subject to adverse possession.
36.70A.170Natural resource lands and critical areasDesignations.
36.70A.171Playing fieldsCompliance with this chapter.
36.70A.172Critical areasDesignation and protectionBest available science to be used.
36.70A.175Wetlands to be delineated in accordance with manual.
36.70A.177Agricultural landsInnovative zoning techniquesAccessory uses.
36.70A.180Chapter implementationIntent.
36.70A.190Technical assistance, procedural criteria, grants, and mediation services.
36.70A.200Siting of essential public facilitiesLimitation on liability.
36.70A.210Countywide planning policies.
36.70A.211Siting of schoolsRural areas, when authorizedImpact fees.
36.70A.212Siting of schoolsPeriodic updates.
36.70A.213Extension of public facilities and utilities to serve school sited in a rural area authorizedRequirements for authorizationReport.
36.70A.215Review and evaluation program.
36.70A.217Guidance for local governments on the review and evaluation programPublic participationAnalysis and recommendations.
36.70A.250Growth management hearings boardCreationMembers.
36.70A.252Growth management hearings boardConsolidation into environmental and land use hearings office.
36.70A.260Growth management hearings boardRegional panels.
36.70A.270Growth management hearings boardConduct, procedure, and compensationPublic access to rulings, decisions, and orders.
36.70A.280Growth management hearings boardMatters subject to review.
36.70A.290Growth management hearings boardPetitionsEvidence.
36.70A.295Growth management hearings boardDirect judicial review.
36.70A.300Final orders.
36.70A.302Growth management hearings boardDetermination of invalidityVesting of development permitsInterim controls.
36.70A.305Expedited review.
36.70A.310Growth management hearings boardLimitations on appeal by the state.
36.70A.320Presumption of validityBurden of proofPlans and regulations.
36.70A.3201Growth management hearings boardLegislative intent and finding.
36.70A.332Training regarding findings of noncompliance.
36.70A.335Order of invalidity issued before July 27, 1997.
36.70A.340Noncompliance and sanctions.
36.70A.350New fully contained communities.
36.70A.360Master planned resorts.
36.70A.362Master planned resortsExisting resort may be included.
36.70A.365Major industrial developments.
36.70A.367Major industrial developmentsMaster planned locations.
36.70A.368Major industrial developmentsMaster planned locationsReclaimed surface coal mine sites.
36.70A.370Protection of private property.
36.70A.380Extension of designation date.
36.70A.385Environmental planning pilot projects.
36.70A.390Moratoria, interim zoning controlsPublic hearingLimitation on lengthExceptions.
36.70A.400Accessory apartments.
36.70A.410Treatment of residential structures occupied by persons with handicaps.
36.70A.420Transportation projectsFindingsIntent.
36.70A.430Transportation projectsCollaborative review process.
36.70A.450Family day-care provider's home facilityCounty or city may not prohibit in residential or commercial areaConditions.
36.70A.460Watershed restoration projectsPermit processingFish habitat enhancement project.
36.70A.470Project reviewAmendment suggestion procedureDefinitions.
36.70A.480Shorelines of the state.
36.70A.481ConstructionChapter 347, Laws of 1995.
36.70A.490Growth management planning and environmental review fundEstablished.
36.70A.500Growth management planning and environmental review fundAwarding of grant or loanProcedures.
36.70A.510General aviation airports.
36.70A.520National historic townsDesignation.
36.70A.530Land use development incompatible with military installation not allowedRevision of comprehensive plans and development regulations.
36.70A.540Affordable housing incentive programsLow-income housing units.
36.70A.545Increased density bonus for affordable housing located on property owned by a religious organization.
36.70A.550Aquifer conservation zones.
36.70A.570Regulation of forest practices.
36.70A.590Complying with requirements relating to surface and groundwater resources.
36.70A.600Cities planning under RCW 36.70A.040Increasing residential building capacityHousing action plan authorizedGrant assistance.
36.70A.610Housing supply and affordability report.
36.70A.620Cities planning under RCW 36.70A.040Minimum residential parking requirements.
36.70A.690On-site sewage system self-inspection.
36.70A.695Development regulationsJurisdictions specifiedElectric vehicle infrastructure.
36.70A.696Accessory dwelling unitsDefinitions.
36.70A.697Accessory dwelling unitsAdoption of requirements.
36.70A.698Accessory dwelling unitsOff-street parkingWhen prohibited.
36.70A.699Accessory dwelling unitsRights not modified.
36.70A.700PurposeIntent2011 c 360.
36.70A.705Voluntary stewardship program establishedAdministered by commissionAgency participation.
36.70A.710Critical areas protectionAlternative to RCW 36.70A.060County's responsibilitiesProcedures.
36.70A.715Funding by commissionCounty's dutiesWatershed group established.
36.70A.720Watershed group's dutiesWork planConditional priority funding.
36.70A.725Technical review of work planTime frame for action by director.
36.70A.730Report by watershed groupDirector consults with statewide advisory committee.
36.70A.735When work plan is not approved, fails, or is unfundedCounty's dutiesRules.
36.70A.740Commission's dutiesTimelines.
36.70A.745Statewide advisory committeeMembership.
36.70A.750Agricultural operatorsIndividual stewardship plan.
36.70A.755Implementing the work plan.
36.70A.760Agricultural operatorsWithdrawal from program.
36.70A.800Role of growth strategies commission.
36.70A.900Severability1990 1st ex.s. c 17.
36.70A.901Part, section headings not law1990 1st ex.s. c 17.
36.70A.902Section headings not law1991 sp.s. c 32.
36.70A.903Transfer of powers, duties, and functions.
36.70A.904Conflict with federal requirements2011 c 360.


Agricultural landsLegislative directive of growth management act: See note following RCW 7.48.305.
Building permitsEvidence of adequate water supply required: RCW 19.27.097.
Expediting completion of projects of statewide significanceRequirements of agreements: RCW 43.157.020.
Impact fees: RCW 82.02.050 through 82.02.100.
Population forecasts: RCW 43.62.035.
Regional transportation planning: Chapter 47.80 RCW.
Subdivision and short subdivision requirements: RCW 58.17.060, 58.17.110.