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6 • •At. Anacortes Planning, Community & Economic Development Department <br /> - GO 904 6TH Street/P.O. Box 547,Anacortes,WA 98221 <br /> cogR (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-2022-0004 Application Date February 23, 2022 <br /> Project Title Washington Fire Pits Report Date April 13, 2022 <br /> Project Location 6300 Sunset Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221, P31557 <br /> The City of Anacortes Parks Department is requesting a Shoreline Exemption for a crew <br /> to remove and replace five existing firepits with eight fire rings in the same area along the <br /> Request beach. Parks crew will use a mini excavator to remove the old fire pits and will keep all <br /> the equipment on the grass and off the beach. All work will be conducted above the <br /> ordinary high-water mark(OHWM). <br /> Property Owner City of Anacortes <br /> Applicant Nicole Johnston, Parks Manager, City of Anacortes Parks & Recreation Dept. <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 /> SEPA Review equipment, including utilities, recreation, and transportation facilities involving no material <br /> 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 replacement <br /> of structures may be exempt (examples include repair or replacement of piling, ramps, <br /> floats, or mooring buoys, or minor repair, alteration, or maintenance of 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 /> Type or partial destruction, except where repair causes substantial adverse effects to shoreline <br /> 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 5303170055A and 5303170015A; this area is identified as Zone VE. <br /> SLX-2022-0004—Washington Fire Pits <br /> Page 1 of 4 <br />