Public comment requested Jan. 18 – Feb. 16, 2022

We are seeking public comment on Centralia’s proposed periodic review amendment to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

The city’s amendment proposes changes to the existing SMP to ensure it's current with changes in state law, changes in other city plans and regulations, and other changed circumstances. The proposed changes update the monetary threshold for substantial development and freshwater docks, adds language pertaining to permit exemptions in compliance with RCW 90.58 and 77.58.181, adds a section to clarify permit processes and timelines, adds a section Authorization of a Moratorium in compliance with RCW 90.58, and adds ordinance and date language.

We will compare the City of Centralia's  proposed program to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison we will decide whether to:

  • Approve the program as is.
  • Approve with recommended changes.
  • Send the proposed program back to the city with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Public comment period

Opens: Jan. 18, 2022
Closes: Feb. 16, 2022

Submit written comments and questions to:

Heather Bush
Washington Department of Ecology
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775

Comments must be received no later than Feb. 16, 2022.

Documents for public review and comment

Next steps: response to public comment and decision

A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post the city's response to comments and a notice of our decision when they become available. Please check back.