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(1) When this code requires the use of the city’s Water Quality Function Rating System, the applicant shall comply with the requirements contained in the administrative order adopted by the city manager pursuant to EC 2.019 City Manager – Administrative and Rulemaking Authority and Procedures. As more specifically described in that order, the city’s Water Quality Function Rating System sets out a process for evaluating a specific /WQ Management Area’s water quality function based on the presence or frequency of enumerated characteristics.

(2) Unless waived by the planning director, that portion of the application utilizing the city’s Water Quality Function Rating System shall be prepared by one or more of the following professionals:

(a) Oregon licensed architect;

(b) Oregon licensed civil or geotechnical engineer;

(c) Oregon licensed landscape architect;

(d) Oregon licensed geologist;

(e) A professionally trained botanist, biologist, ecologist or geomorphologist; or

(f) A creek restoration specialist with a bachelor’s degree in the subject field and at least 5 years of applied experience in botany, biology, ecology, geomorphology or a closely related field.

(Section 9.4782 added by Ordinance No. 20430, enacted March 9, 2009, effective June 10, 2009.)