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We oversee many state and federal laws designed to protect 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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We oversee many state and federal laws designed to protect 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 subject index
References to SEPA topics in rule and statute​.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/SEPA/Environmental-review/SEPA-guidance/SEPA-subject-index
SEPA checklist guidance, Section B: Water
Guidance to complete Water section for Part B of 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-3-Water
SEPA checklist guidance, Section B: Plants
SEPA Guidance for Plants section, Part B for the state Environmental Checklist.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/SEPA/Environmental-review/SEPA-guidance/SEPA-checklist-guidance/SEPA-Checklist-Section-B-Environmental-elements/Environmental-elements-4-Plants
SEPA checklist guidance, Section B: Energy & natural resources
Guidance for Energy & natural resources section for Part B, 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-6-Energy-natural-resou
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
SEPA checklist guidance, Section B: Light & glare
Guidance for completing Light & glare section in 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-11-Light-glare
Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council
This is a resource page, including meeting agendas and presentations, for the advisory council.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Washington-Coastal-Marine-Advisory-Council
Lewis County, WA, Shoreline Master Program - Appendix 1: Shoreline Environment Designations
Map showing Shoreline Environment Designations for Lewis County SMP (report figure 1)
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/LewisCountySMPapp1
Public Notices for Section 401 water quality certifications & CZM federal consistency
View current public notices for statewide projects seeking Section 401 water quality certification and Coastal Zone Management approval.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/401-and-CZM-public-notices
Section 401 water quality & CZM federal consistency decisions
See our recent decisions on Section 401 water quality and CZM federal consistency.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/401-and-CZM-decisions
Puget Sound soft shore and armor alternative projects map
This map-based tool provides examples of beach projects on Puget Sound where alternatives to hard-shoreline armoring were used.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Shoreline-ocean-management/Soft-Shore-Projects-map
SEPAWithdrawalTemplateWord
SEPA Notice of Withdrawal Template Word Version
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Regulations-Permits/Environmental-review/SEPA-Notice-of-Withdrawal-Template-Word-Version
SEPAWithdrawalTemplatePDF
SEPA Notice of Withdrawal PDF Version
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Regulations-Permits/Environmental-review/SEPA-Notice-of-Withdrawal-PDF-Version
SEPAMDNSTemplatePDF
SEPA MDNS Template PDF Version
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Doc-Assets/Regulations-Permits/Environmental-review/SEPA-MDNS-Template-PDF
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
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