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20.50.018 E definitions.
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Easement. A grant or authorization by a property owner of the use of any designated portion of land by the public generally or by a corporation, or persons for specified purposes. (Ord. 5989, 2-7-11, § 9; Ord. 3937, 7-18-88, § 5)

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure. Structures, machinery, and equipment necessary and integral to support an electric vehicle, including battery charging stations, rapid charging stations, and battery exchange stations. (Ord. 5989, 2-7-11, § 9)

Electrical Utility Facility. Distribution substations, transmission stations, transmission switching stations, or transmission lines that are built, installed, or established including:

A. Distribution Substation. A facility at which electric power is taken from a transmission line, reduced in voltage and sent out through distribution circuits and lines to serve customers in a local area;

B. Transmission Station. A facility for which transmission system voltage is decreased or increased. Transmission stations generally reduce transmission system voltage and connect to lower voltage transmission lines used to move electric power to distribution substations;

C. Transmission Switching Station. A facility at which multiple transmission lines interconnect. Switching stations provide the ability to change the configuration of the transmission system as operational needs may require; and

D. Transmission Line. An electrical line of at least 115kV that distributes electrical power to and from transmission switching and transmission stations to and from distribution substations, and which link generators to such stations. (Ord. 5805, 3-3-08, § 1)

Elevation, Building. Vertical planes of the front, rear, or side of a building. (Ord. 2945, 2-2-81, § 19)

Encampment Host. The individual, group, organization, or entity (including but not limited to an owner, tenant, or lessee) that has the legal right to occupy the site of a Temporary Encampment. An “Encampment Host” may be the same individual, group, organization, or entity as the Encampment Sponsor or the Encampment Manager of a Temporary Encampment. (Ord. 5615, 7-25-05, § 15)

Encampment Manager. An individual, group, organization, or entity that organizes, manages or operates a Temporary Encampment. An “Encampment Manager” may be the same individual, group, organization, or entity as the Encampment Host or the Encampment Sponsor of a Temporary Encampment. (Ord. 5615, 7-25-05, § 15)

Encampment Sponsor. An individual, group, organization, or entity which, in conjunction or by agreement with the Encampment Host or Encampment Manager, provides services or support on an ongoing basis for the residents of a Temporary Encampment. An “Encampment Sponsor” may be the same individual, group, organization, or entity as the Encampment Host or the Encampment Manager of a Temporary Encampment. (Ord. 5615, 7-25-05, § 15)

Enclosed Plaza. A publicly accessible continuous open space located within a building and covered to provide overhead weather protection while emitting substantial amounts of natural daylight (atrium or galleria). (Ord. 2945, 2-2-81, § 19)

Environmental Impact Statement. A detailed statement of the environmental impacts of a proposed action which complies with the requirements of RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c) and (d) and all other applicable state and local laws and regulations.

Essential Public Facility (EPF). An EPF includes any facility meeting the definition of EPF set forth in RCW 36.70A.200(1), now or as hereafter amended, any facility identified on the statewide list maintained by the Office of Financial Management as required pursuant to RCW 36.70A.200(4), now or as hereafter amended, and any facility identified on the countywide list of essential public facilities. (Ord. 5457, 7-21-03, § 8)

Essential Public Utility. A utility facility, utility system or right-of-way where no feasible alternative location exists based on an analysis of technology and system efficiency. (Ord. 3775, 5-26-87, § 27)

Excavation. The removal of earth material.

Exhibition Hall. See Auditorium. (Ord. 3747, 1-20-87, § 18)

Existing Grade. The existing elevation of land prior to any cuts and fills or other disturbances, which may, at the discretion of the Director, be determined by a topographic survey or soil sampling. (Ord. 5791, 12-3-07, § 3)

Expansion. Construction which increases the floor area within an existing complex or an existing structure. (Ord. 4973, 3-3-97, § 204; Ord. 4816, 11-27-95, § 304)

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