36.70B.060  <<  36.70B.070 >>   36.70B.080

Project permit applicationsDetermination of completenessNotice to applicant.

(1)(a) Within 28 days after receiving a project permit application, a local government planning pursuant to RCW 36.70A.040 shall provide a written determination to the applicant.
(b) The written determination must state either:
(i) That the application is complete; or
(ii) That the application is incomplete and that the procedural submission requirements of the local government have not been met. The determination shall outline what is necessary to make the application procedurally complete.
(c) The number of days shall be calculated by counting every calendar day.
(d) To the extent known by the local government, the local government shall identify other agencies of local, state, or federal governments that may have jurisdiction over some aspect of the application.
(2) A project permit application is complete for purposes of this section when it meets the procedural submission requirements of the local government, as outlined on the project permit application. Additional information or studies may be required or project modifications may be undertaken subsequent to the procedural review of the application by the local government. The determination of completeness shall not preclude the local government from requesting additional information or studies either at the time of the notice of completeness or subsequently if new information is required or substantial changes in the proposed action occur. However, if the procedural submission requirements, as outlined on the project permit application have been provided, the need for additional information or studies may not preclude a completeness determination.
(3) The determination of completeness may include or be combined with the following:
(a) A preliminary determination of those development regulations that will be used for project mitigation;
(b) A preliminary determination of consistency, as provided under RCW 36.70B.040;
(c) Other information the local government chooses to include; or
(d) The notice of application pursuant to the requirements in RCW 36.70B.110.
(4)(a) An application shall be deemed procedurally complete on the 29th day after receiving a project permit application under this section if the local government does not provide a written determination to the applicant that the application is procedurally incomplete as provided in subsection (1)(b)(ii) of this section. When the local government does not provide a written determination, they may still seek additional information or studies as provided for in subsection (2) of this section.
(b) Within 14 days after an applicant has submitted to a local government additional information identified by the local government as being necessary for a complete application, the local government shall notify the applicant whether the application is complete or what additional information is necessary.
(c) The notice of application shall be provided within 14 days after the determination of completeness pursuant to RCW 36.70B.110.


Severability1994 c 257: See note following RCW 36.70A.270.
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