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A. Policies.

1. Impact Avoidance. Due to the limited and irreplaceable nature of the archaeological and historic resources, prevent the destruction of or damage to any site having historic, cultural, scientific, or educational value as identified by the appropriate authorities, including affected Indian tribes and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), or any site having such resource(s) that have been inadvertently uncovered. Any proposed site development and/or associated site demolition work should be planned and carried out so as to avoid impacts to the cultural resources.

2. Adjacent Cultural Site. If development or demolition is proposed adjacent to an identified historic, cultural or archaeological site, then the proposed development should be designed and operated so as to be compatible with continued protection of the historic, cultural or archaeological site.

B. Regulations.

1. Known Archaeological Resources. Permits issued in areas documented to contain archaeological resources shall require a site inspection or evaluation by a professional archaeologist in coordination with affected Indian tribes.

2. Uncovered Archaeological Resources. Developers and property owners shall immediately stop work and notify the town, DAHP, and affected Indian tribes (including the Muckleshoot and Puyallup tribes) if archaeological resources are uncovered during excavation.

3. Other Laws and Rules. Archaeological sites located both in and outside shoreline jurisdiction are subject to Chapter 27.44 RCW (Indian Graves and Records) and Chapter 27.53 RCW (Archaeological Sites and Records) and development or uses that may impact such sites shall comply with Chapter 25-48 WAC, as well as the provisions of this SMP. [Ord. 580 Att. A § 4.1, 2019.]