(1) A detailed study shall be required for any activity that is within 200 feet of a fish and wildlife habitat area.
(2) Due to the sensitive nature of certain species, the applicant shall notify the City if the proposed activity will occur within 660 feet (one-eighth of a mile) of a fish and wildlife habitat area; the City may then contact appropriate agencies and determine if a detailed study should be prepared, based on the sensitivity of the site.
(3) The Department of Community and Economic Development shall require a detailed study of a habitat area if the following indicators are present:
(a) The area is listed in the City’s critical areas map as a fish and wildlife habitat area;
(b) Documentation exists that shows that any of the classification criteria listed in PMC 28.20.030 are present, based on any of the references listed in this title;
(c) A qualified fish and wildlife biologist finds that habitat conditions appropriate to meet one or more of the classification criteria listed in PMC 28.20.030 exist; or
(d) The Department of Community and Economic Development possesses a reasonable belief that a fish and wildlife habitat may exist. Such reasonable belief shall be supported by a site visit and subsequent consultation with a qualified fish and wildlife biologist. [Ord. 4525 § 1, 2021; Ord. 3911 § 2, 2009; Code 1970 § 28.20.040.]