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o ';,.;°•� Anacortes Planning, Community & Economic Development Department <br /> 904 6TH Street/P.O. Box 547,Anacortes, WA 98221 <br /> syoog6Agal,w (360) 299-1984-Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM—5:00 PM <br /> LETTER OF EXEMPTION <br /> From the Requirement for a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit <br /> File Number SLX-2022-0003 Application Date February 18, 2022 <br /> Project Title MRT-65 Curtis Wharf Catwalk Repairs Report Date March 2, 2022 <br /> Project Location 116 O Avenue, Anacortes, WA, 98221 — P31510 <br /> The Port of Anacortes is requesting to remove a damaged catwalk using hand tools. Four <br /> bolts will be loosened by a worker with a 1/2" drive ratchet, the catwalk will be lifted with <br /> Request slings and a boom truck and loaded onto a flatbed truck. The catwalk repairs will happen <br /> off-site, at a fabrication shop. When repairs are complete, the same boom truck, and <br /> flatbed, will replace the catwalk using the same slings, wrench, and bolts. <br /> Property Owner Port of Anacortes— 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA 98221 <br /> Pursuant to WAC 197-11-800(3), Repair, remodeling, and maintenance activities. the <br /> proposed project is exempt from SEPA Review as the project is for the repair, remodeling, <br /> maintenance, or minor alteration of existing private or public structures, facilities or <br /> equipment, including utilities, recreation, and transportation facilities involving no material <br /> SEPA Review expansions or changes in use beyond that previously existing; except that, where <br /> undertaken wholly or in part on lands covered by water, only minor repair or <br /> replacement of structures may be exempt(examples include repair or replacement <br /> of piling, ramps, floats, or mooring buoys, or minor repair, alteration, or maintenance of <br /> docks) <br /> SMP 2.4(E)(2) & WAC 173-27-040(2)(b), Normal maintenance or repair of existing <br /> structures or developments, including damage by accident, fire or elements. "Normal <br /> maintenance"includes those usual acts to prevent a decline, lapse, or cessation from a <br /> lawfully established condition. "Normal repair"means to restore a development to a state <br /> comparable to its original condition, including but not limited to its size, shape, <br /> Shoreline Exemption configuration, location and external appearance, within a reasonable period after decay <br /> or partial destruction, except where repair causes substantial adverse effects to shoreline <br /> Type resource or environment. Replacement of a structure or development may be authorized <br /> as repair where such replacement is the common method of repair for the type of <br /> structure or development and the replacement structure or development is comparable <br /> to the original structure or development including but not limited to its size, shape, <br /> configuration, location and external appearance and the replacement does not cause <br /> substantial adverse effects to shoreline resources or environment. <br /> Pursuant to Appendix "A" of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) regulating critical <br /> areas, the subject development was reviewed for proximity to critical areas. The subject <br /> property is subject to the following: <br /> Critical Areas SMP A-1: Frequently Flooded Areas <br /> Based on FEMA's National Flood Hazard Mapping, the project locations are within FIRM <br /> panel 5303170040A; this area is identified as Zone AE. <br /> SLX-2022-0003— MRT-65 Curtis Wharf Catwalk Repairs <br /> Page 1 of 4 <br />