Duties of the administrator shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) Permit Review.
(a) Review all development permits to determine that the permit requirements of this chapter have been satisfied.
(b) Review all development permits to determine that all necessary permits have been obtained or are being applied for from those federal, state or local government agencies from which prior approval is required. The town of Cathlamet’s review shall not be determinative as to whether such other state, federal or local permits are required. The final responsibility for making such determination as to the necessity for other permits is with the permit applicant.
(c) Review all development permits to determine if proposed development is located in a critical area. If located in a critical area, assure that the provisions of this chapter are met, and consult with appropriate critical areas professionals as necessary.
(d) Consult with a qualified critical area professional with respect to applicability of the standards contained in CMC 14.15.200.
(2) Use of Other Data. When there is a question regarding the location or existence of a critical area within a development proposal, the administrator shall obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any maps or other source available.
(3) Information to Be Obtained. Where maps or available information are insufficient to determine the existence or location of a critical area within the development proposal, the administrator shall request a study be prepared by a qualified engineer or qualified critical area professional. The applicant may select from a qualified critical area professional list or register which is maintained by the town of Cathlamet. In the event that an applicant chooses to utilize the services of a qualified critical area professional not listed on the town of Cathlamet register, the town of Cathlamet may at its discretion and at the applicant’s expense, retain a qualified critical area professional to review and confirm the applicant’s reports and studies.
(4) Coordination of Reporting Requirements. To avoid duplication, the information required by this section should be coordinated with reporting requirements for any other critical area located in the development proposal. (Ord. 433 § 11, 2002)