The Environmental Technical Advisory Committee (ETAC) shall consist of local expert who are qualified as an expert pursuant to WAC 365-195-905(4), as amended, in order to fulfill the purposes described in this section.
The seven committee members should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: wildlife management, fisheries management, geology, wetlands management, hydrology, forestry, and aquatic or terrestrial ecology.
The committee shall develop a pool of qualified experts in the various aspects of environmental science set forth above and shall consult with these experts on issues related to their field of expertise as appropriate and necessary. This pool of experts is to be used for consultation only and will not be compensated or considered members of the committee.
The committee is established for the following purposes:
A. Serve as a technical advisory committee to the city council, city
manager and planning department staff on environmental
management issues; and
B. Provide technical recommendations on habitat management
plans pursuant to BIMC 16.20.060 as needed to support staff in
their review of these plans when technical issues and questions
C. Provide technical recommendations on environmental
management standards for the City of Bainbridge Island
Shoreline Management Master Program and Chapter 16.20
BIMC, Critical Areas.
D. Conduct all items related to Chapter 16.20 BIMC, Critical Areas,
consistent with the best available science sections (WAC 365-
195-900 through 365-195-925) of the procedural criteria of the
Growth Management Act; and
E. Conduct all items related to the shorelines management master
program consistent with the scientific and technical standards
section (WAC 173-26-201(2)(a) of the procedural criteria of the
Shoreline Management Act; and
F. Report annually to the city council prior to the start of the budget