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A. Deviations, referred to as adjustments by Washington Department of Ecology, are permissions granted by the Technical Committee to deviate from the stormwater requirements for design and construction specified in RMC 15.24.080, 15.24.082 or in the Redmond Stormwater Technical Notebook. Deviations must provide the equivalent (or improved) level of environmental protection. Deviations are requested through application of a General Development Permit and decision by the Technical Committee. Application for deviations must include clear written documentation to explain how the proposed adjustments address the following criteria:

1. Provide substantially equivalent (or improved) environmental protection as would be provided if the standard stormwater requirements were met.

2. Reflect sound engineering practices.

3. Meet the objectives of public health, safety, function and maintenance.

4. Avoid damage to other properties in the vicinity of and downstream of the proposal.

B. The Technical Committee may deny any or all of the requested adjustments, may request additional information including written documentation from qualified specialists, may approve any or all of the requested adjustments, or may approve specific parts of adjustments, either to the extent requested or to a reduced extent. All documentation is to be obtained and paid for by the applicant(s). The Technical Committee may also require peer review which, if required, is to be paid for by the applicant.

C. The Technical Committee may determine the deviation(s) requested are to be processed in accordance with Redmond Zoning Code Section 21.76.070(AB)(3), Variances, and the criteria in RMC 15.24.089. (Ord. 3081 § 2, 2022; Ord. 2860 § 3 (part), 2016: Ord. 2596 § 2 (part), 2011; Ord. 2532 § 2 (part), 2010).