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Alphabet Soup


AP = Airport (zone)


ASR = Application for Setback Reduction


BSA = Biological Site Assessment


CA = Commercial Agriculture


CAO = Critical Areas Ordinance


CGP = Clearing and Grading Permit


COHP = Conversion Option Harvest Plan


COV = Code Violation


Comp Plan = Island County Comprehensive Plan


CTED = state department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development


CZC = Certificate of Zoning Compliance


DNR = Washington Department of Natural Resources, the state agency which oversees logging and issues the permits


EDC = Economic Development Council


FIW = Field Indicator Worksheet


FPA = Forest Practices Act (RCW 76.09, WAC 222)


GMA = Growth Management Act


HOLI = Habitat of Local Importance


ICC = Island County Code


LM = Light Manufacturing


LOB = Logical Outer Boundary


LOS = Level of Service


NMUGA = Non-Municipal Urban Growth Area


NPDES = National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System


PLA = Plat Alteration


R = Rural


RA = Rural Agriculture


RAID = Rural Area of more Intensive rural Development


RC = Rural Center


RCW = Revised Code of Washington. These are the laws made by the legislature and signed by the governor.


RF = Rural Forest


RFI = Request For Information


RR = Rural Residential


RS = Rural Service


RUD = Reasonable Use Determination


RV = Rural Village


SDP = Shoreline Substantial Development Permit


SEPA = State Environmental Policy Act


SFR = Single Family Residence


SHE = Shoreline Exemption


SHP = Short Plat


SMA = Shoreline Management Act


SMP = Island County Shoreline Management Program


SPR = Site Plan Review


SWO = Stop Work Order


TRAX = a tracking system to identify endangered, threatened, or sensitive species on a site proposed for logging or development


UGA = Urban Growth Area


VAR = Variance


WAC = Washington Administrative Code. These are the laws which are created through “rulemaking” by the agencies which administer a particular RCW, and they support that RCW. In this instance the RCW is the Forest Practices Act, which says in general who is in charge and what sorts of things they are in charge of. The WAC then gives the specific rules in support of the general RCW.


WDFW = Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


WDOE = Washington Department of Ecology


WRIA = Water Resource Inventory Area. The state has been divided into a lot of WRIAs for salmon habitat and clean water purposes. All of Island County is in WRIA 6.


ZAA = Zoning Amendment (rezone)


ZCI = Zoning Code Interpretation


 

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