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ADA The Americans with Disability Act

ADA Also, Average Daily Attendance

ADT Average Daily Traffic

ADU Accessory Dwelling Unit

BAS Best Available Science

BFE Base Flood Elevation

BMPs Best Management Practices

CAP Critical Areas Permit

CAR Critical Areas Report

CDD Community Development Department

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CMZ Channel Migration Zone

CUP Conditional use permit

DAHP Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

DBH Diameter at Breast Height

DFIRM Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map

DNS Determination of Non-Significance

DNR Washington State Department of Natural Resources

DOE or Ecology Washington State Department of Ecology

DS Determination of Significance

EIS Environmental Impact Statement

ESA The Federal Endangered Species Act

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

FAR Floor Area Ratio

FBFM Flood Boundary-Floodway Maps

FCC Federal Communications Commission

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Map

FIS Flood Insurance Study

FTE Full-time Equivalent

GLA Gross Leaseable Area

GMA The Washington State Growth Management Act of 1990

gsf Gross Square Feet

HGM Hydrogeomorphic

LOS Level of service

MDNS Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance

NAICS The North American Industrial Classification System

NFIP National Flood Insurance Program

OHWM Ordinary High Water Mark

PUD Planned Unit Development

RCW Revised Code of Washington

SEPA State Environmental Policy Act

SF Square Feet. Also s.f. and sq.ft.

SRO Single-Room Occupancy

SWCCA Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency (formerly SWAPCA)

TDL Total Developable Land

USC United States Code

VMC Vancouver Municipal Code

WAC Washington Administrative Code

WDFW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (Ord. M-4402 § 3(C), 2023; Ord. M-4017 § 10, 2012; Ord. M-3692 § 8, 2005; Ord. M-3643, 2004)