III-280ARTICLE III: LAND USE DISTRICTS
388 – Public Use Airport Safety Overlay District
airports but outside approach surfaces and areas regulated under Section 388-8 is encouraged.
D.Applications to expand wetland mitigation projects in existence as of the effective date of this ordinance (November 27, 2003), and new wetland mitigation projects, that are proposed within areas regulated under Section 388-8 shall be considered utilizing the review process applied to applications for conditional use permits and shall be permitted upon demonstration that:
(1)It is not practicable to provide off-site mitigation; or
(2)The affected wetlands provide unique ecological functions, such as critical habitat for threatened or endangered species or ground water discharge, and the area proposed for mitigation is located outside an approach surface.
E.Wetland mitigation permitted under subsection D. of this Section shall be designed and located to avoid creating a wildlife hazard or increasing hazardous movements of birds across runways or approach surfaces.
F.Applications to create, enhance or restore wetlands that are proposed to be located within approach surfaces or within areas regulated under Section 388-8, and that would result in the creation of a new water impoundment or the expansion of an existing water impoundment, shall be considered through a Type II review process and shall be permitted upon demonstration that:
(1)The affected wetlands provide unique ecological functions, such as critical habitat for threatened or endangered species or ground water discharge; and
(2)The wetland creation, enhancement or restoration is designed and will be maintained in perpetuity in a manner that will not increase hazardous movements of birds feeding, watering or roosting in areas across runways or approach surfaces.
G.Proposals for new or expanded wetland mitigation, creation, enhancement or restoration projects regulated under this Section shall be coordinated with the airport sponsor, the Department of Aviation, the FAA and FAA's technical representative, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW), the Oregon Division of State Lands (DSL), the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) as part of the permit application.
H.A decision approving an application under this Section shall require, as conditions of approval, measures and conditions deemed appropriate and necessary to prevent in perpetuity an increase in hazardous bird movements across runways and approach surfaces.
Date printed 11/27/09