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Regulations & Permits

We oversee many state and federal laws designed to checklist iconprotect Washington's land, air, and water.

See our laws, rules, & rulemaking page for more information about our current rules and rulemaking.

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Shoreline Master Programs Handbook
The Handbook helps local governments update their shoreline master programs.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Guidance-technical-assistance/Shoreline-Master-Plan-handbook
Shoreline permits & enforcement
We support local governments in administering and enforcing shoreline permits.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Permits-certifications/Shoreline-permits-enforcement
SEPA checklist guidance, Section B: Housing
Guidance for completing Housing section for Part B of the SEPA environmental checklist.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/SEPA/Environmental-review/SEPA-guidance/SEPA-checklist-guidance/SEPA-Checklist-Section-B-Environmental-elements/Environmental-elements-9-Housing
Washington State RiskMAP 2016 Business Plan
This 2016 business plan details how Ecology plans to meet the goals of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Risk MAP Program and the dedicated resources needed to meet Washington's unique and growing need for natural hazard information.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Hazards/Floods/Risk-Map/Washington-State-RiskMAP-2016-Business-Plan
Legal authorities
Summary of local, state and federal legal authorities for commercial fish farms
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Legal-authorities
Expanded outline
Draft outline of net pen guidance technical document
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Expanded-outline
Project area map
Washington state map depicting geographic scope of state net-pen guidance project.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Project-area-map
Existing commercial net pens in Puget Sound
Map of existing commercial net pens in Puget Sound as of 2017
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Existing-pens-in-Puget-Sound-map
Frequently Asked Questions: Periodic Review of Shoreline Master Programs
Answers to frequently asked questions for local governments conducting periodic reviews of their shoreline master programs.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Shoreline-Planners-Toolbox/FAQs-Periodic-Review-of-Shoreline-Master-Programs
Periodic Review Checklist
Checklist to guide local governments in their shoreline master program periodic reviews.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Shoreline-Planners-Toolbox/Periodic-Review-Checklist
Public Participation Plan Example
Example of a 3 pg. public participation plan for use by local governments when completing periodic reviews of their shoreline master programs.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Shoreline-Planners-Toolbox/Public-Participation-Plan-Example
Periodic Review Checklist Guidance
Guidance for local governments for how to complete their periodic review checklist for shoreline master programs.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Shoreline-Planners-Toolbox/Periodic-Review-Checklist-Guidance
Summary of the rule (WAC 173-26-090)
Summary of changes to state shoreline master program requirements regarding periodic reviews.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Shoreline-Planners-Toolbox/Summary-of-the-rule-(WAC-173-26-090)
Grant scope of work template
Template for state grants to local governments to complete their required shoreline program periodic reviews.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Shoreline-Planners-Toolbox/Grant-scope-of-work-template
Shellfish Interagency Permitting Team Phase I Report May 2016
Washington State's Shellfish Initiative Phase I report completed by the Interagency Permitting Team in May 2016
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Shellfish-Interagency-Permitting-Team/Shellfish-Interagency-Permitting-Team-Phase-I-Repo
Futurewise v. Anacortes summary
Provides background on the Futurewise v. Anacortes case
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Laws,-rules-and-cases/Anacortes-case
Supreme Court Decisions
Summary of selected Washington State Supreme Court decisions related to shorelines.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Laws,-rules-and-cases/Selected-Supreme-Court-Decisions
Appeal Decisions
Summary of selected Washington appellate court decisions related to shorelines.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Laws,-rules-and-cases/Appeal-Decisions
Citizens for Rational Planning v. Whatcom Co. 63646-4-1
Summary of Washington land use case Whatcom County
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-management/Laws,-rules-and-cases/Citizens-for-Rational-Planning-v-Whatcom-Co-6364
Coupeville Approved SMP February 2011
Shoreline Master Program that has been adopted by the local jurisdiction and Approved by Ecology
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Shoreline-coastal-planning/Approved-SMPs/A-K/Coupeville-Approved-SMP-February-2011
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