15-0202 v2.1/Definition of a Wetland

QUESTION

In version 1.2 of the User's Guide, it states that a number of terms in the Responsible Site Selection prerequisite are "defined in the User's Guide," however, the current version does not have any glossary of terms. I appreciate the expanded definitions and more specific requirements given above, but our project team still has some questions about what constitutes a wetland. Does this include any waterbody or simply a wetland or waterbody that has been designated by a local or state authority as a sensitive ecological habitat?

When does ILBI plan to have an updated User's Guide with term definitions?

ANSWER

"The ILBI recognizes the classifications of wetlands described by King County, Washington, in their published documents, as noted in Footnote 5 of Version 1.3: "Minimum buffer widths vary, depending on the wetland classification. See the User’s Guide for more information. Also see the Wetland Considerations factsheet for King County, Washington: www.metrokc.gov/ddes/cao/#factsheets." The fact sheet may also be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/ycdoffg The accompanying WA wetland rating system may be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/ydqf9t3"


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