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Habitat Management. Management of land to maintain species in suitable habitats within their natural geographic distribution so that isolated subpopulations are not created. This does not imply maintaining all habitat or individuals of all species in all cases.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Habitats of Local Importance. Habitats of local importance” include a seasonal range or habitat element with which a given species has a primary association, and which, if altered, may reduce the likelihood that the species will maintain and reproduce over time. These might include areas of high relative density or species richness, breeding habitats, winter range, and movement corridors. These might also include habitats that are of limited availability or high vulnerability to alterations, such as cliffs, talus, and wetlands.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hard Armoring Solutions. Structural shoreline stabilization and reinforcement measures that are solid with hard surfaces, such as concrete, pilings, rock revetments, gabions, concrete groins, retaining walls, bulkheads and the like – typically non-natural approaches to shoreline stabilization. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hazardous Liquid Pipeline. As defined by RCW 81.88.040, “Hazardous Liquid” means: (a) Petroleum, petroleum products, or anhydrous ammonia as those terms are defined in 49 C.F.R. Part 195 in effect March 1, 1998; and (b) carbon dioxide. Pipeline, pipeline system, or hazardous liquid pipeline mean all parts of a pipeline facility through which a hazardous liquid moves in transportation, including but not limited to line pipe, valves, and other appurtenances connected to line pipe, pumping units, fabricated assemblies associated with pumping units, metering and delivery stations and fabricated assemblies therein, and breakout tanks. Pipeline or pipeline system does not include process or transfer pipelines.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Corridor. The pipeline pathway in which the pipelines and facilities of a hazardous liquid pipeline operator are located, including public rights-of-way and easements over and through public or private property.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hazardous Materials. Any hazardous waste, hazardous substance, dangerous waste, or extremely hazardous waste that is a physical or health hazard as defined and classified in RCW Chapter 70.105 and WAC Chapter 173-303, whether the materials are in usable or waste condition. Hazardous materials shall also include petroleum or petroleum products that are in a liquid phase at ambient temperatures, including any waste oils or sludges.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hazardous Tree. A tree that is dead, or is so affected by a significant structural defect or disease, that falling or failure appears imminent, or a tree that impedes safe vision or traffic flow, or that otherwise currently poses a threat to life or property.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hazardous Waste. Any substance defined as a dangerous waste, a hazardous substance, or as a hazardous waste, but excluding hazardous household waste as defined in RCW 70.105.100.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hazardous Waste Treatment and Storage, Incidental. Storage or treatment of hazardous waste incidental to the primary use occurring on-site, such as those substances which may be necessary to manufacture or process certain materials or those substances which are the by-product of a manufacturing or repair process.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hazardous Waste Treatment or Storage, Primary. Use of a site where hazardous waste is stored or treated as a sole or primary use of the site. Hazardous substances are shipped from other locations to be processed or stored on that site.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities. Any facility regulated pursuant to WAC 173-303-280 through 173-303-670.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Headwater Stream. A stream that is in the uppermost regions of a watershed or catchment area.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Health and Human Services. A subset of Education, Public Administration, Health Care, and Other Institutions consisting of: Ambulatory or Outpatient Services; Nursing, Supervision, and Other Rehabilitative Services; Social Assistance, Welfare, and Charitable Services; Day Care Centers; and Family Day Care Providers. (Ord. 2652)

Effective on: 4/28/2012

Health and Personal Care. The retail sale of health and personal care items, such as prescription and nonprescription drugs, cosmetic and beauty supplies, prescription and nonprescription eyeglasses, and other similar items.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Heavy Construction Establishment. An establishment that engages in the construction of highways, utility pipelines, power and communication lines, cement or asphalt plants, and refineries.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Heavy Consumer Goods Sales, Rental, or Service. The retail sale, rental, or lease of large consumer goods or a combination of the retail sale, rental, or lease of such goods with repair and maintenance service, and the sale of replacement parts and accessories. Heavy Consumer Goods Sales or Service includes sale of items, such as furniture, hardware, lawn and garden supplies, building materials, electronics and appliances, and heating and plumbing equipment.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Height of Building or Structure. The vertical distance measured from the average finished grade around the building to the highest point of the structure. The approved average finished grade shall be measured by taking the smallest rectangle around the building and averaging the elevations at the midpoint of each side.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Height, Building (SMP). The height measured from average grade level to the highest point of a structure, provided that television antennas, chimneys, and similar appurtenances shall not be used in calculating height, except where such appurtenances obstruct the view of the shoreline of a substantial number of residences on areas adjoining such shorelines, or the applicable master program specifically requires that such appurtenances be included, provided further that temporary construction equipment is excluded in this calculation. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Heliport. An airport or landing place for helicopters.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

High Consequence Land Use. A land use that if located in the vicinity of a hazardous liquid pipeline represents an unusually high risk in the event of a pipeline failure due to characteristics of the inhabitants or functions of the use. High consequence land uses include:

1. Land uses that involve a high-density on-site population that are more difficult to evacuate. These uses include schools (through Grade 12), hospitals, clinics, multifamily housing or other facilities exclusively for elderly or handicapped, stadiums or arenas, and day care centers, and does not extend to family day care or adult family homes

2. Land uses that serve critical “lifeline” or emergency functions, such as fire and police facilities, utilities providing regional service, or water supplies if exposed to a significant risk that will curtail its lifeline function for a critical period of time. 

3. Uses with similar characteristics as determined by the Administrator.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

High Probability (Cultural Resources). Involving a likely presence of cultural resources.  Refer to 36 CFR Part 800 Proection of Historic Properties and RCW 27.53 Archaeological Sites and Resources. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Historic Landmark. A site or structure which has been designated under RZC 21.30, Historic and Archeological Resources, as a historic landmark and is listed on the Redmond Heritage Resource Register.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Historic Period. The period when Euro-Americans first visited or settled the area -- generally during the mid-18th century.

For purposes of federal and state regulation including SEPA, the historic period measures to 50 years in the past.

However, it is recommended for SEPA application to begin measuring at 45 years in the past.

King County, including the City's interlocal agreement for historic preservation services, begins considering historic resources at 40 years in the past. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Historic Property/Resource. Any precontact or prehistoric (RCW 27.53.030) site, or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in, or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, Washington Heritage Register, King County Historic Register, or Redmond's Heritage Resources Register.  The term includes artifacts, records, and remains that are related to and located within such properties.  The term also includes properties of traditional religious and cultural importance to an Indian Tribe that meets the criteria of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Title II, section 301(16 U.S.C. 470w(5)). (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Holocene. The most recent life period ca. 10,000 years ago to the present. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Home Business. A business activity which results in a product or service and is conducted in whole or in part on a residential premises and is clearly subordinate to use of the premises as a residence.  Home business does not include any business activity relating to marijuana. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Hospitals. Any institution, place, building or agency or distinct part thereof which qualifies or is required to qualify for a license under RCW Chapter 70.41, or as a psychiatric hospital licensed under RCW Chapter 71.12 as presently worded or hereafter amended.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Hotel and Conference Center, Full Service. A hotel with banquet and meeting facilities with at least one banquet or meeting room that can accommodate at least 300 people. (Ord. 2803)

Effective on: 10/17/2015

Hotels, Motels, and Other Accommodation Services. Establishments that serve lodging and short-term accommodations for travelers, such as hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns and other similar establishments. (Ord. 2652)

Effective on: 4/28/2012

Hotel or Motel. An establishment that provides four or more guest rooms for the lodging and short-term accommodations for travelers and that does not provide gambling. Hotels and motels typically offer food services, recreational services, convention hosting services, laundry services, and similar services required or desired by travelers.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Household. An individual or two or more persons related by blood or marriage or a group of not more than eight persons who need not be related by blood or marriage living together in a dwelling unit.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Household Income. All income from all household members over the age of 18 residing in the household. Household income consists of all income that would be included as income for federal income tax purposes (e.g., wages, interest income, etc.) for household members over the age of 18. Income of dependents who reside within a household for less than three months of the year will not be counted toward household income.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Housing Services for the Elderly. The provision of services such as housing and custodial care for those who need or desire caring for themselves, including the elderly. This definition includes retirement housing services, assisted living services, and skilled nursing services and convalescent care. This definition does not include Adult Family Homes.

Effective on: 4/16/2011