Final approval

On April 29, 2022, we approved the Centralia Shoreline Master Program (SMP) periodic review amendment. Centralia’s amended SMP is effective May 13, 2022 — 14 days after we provided notice to the city that their SMP was approved.

The city’s SMP was comprehensively updated in 2019 and regulates shoreline uses and activities along shorelines within city limits, including the Chehalis River, Skookumchuck River, Salzer Creek, Hayes Lake, Plummer Lake, and Lakeside Industries Ponds. The city’s periodic review amendment ensures that the SMP is current with changes in state law, changes in other city plans and regulations, and other changed local circumstances. The amendment updates the monetary threshold for substantial development and freshwater docks, adds language pertaining to permit exemptions in compliance with RCW 90.58 and 77.55.181, adds a section to clarify permit processes and timelines, adds a new section Authorization of a Moratorium in compliance with RCW 90.58, and adds ordinance and date language.

We held a public comment period on Centralia’s proposed periodic review amendment to their SMP. Email was used to notify interested parties of the public comment period held Jan.18 to Feb. 16, 2022.

Documents for public review and comment


  • Per RCW 90.58.190(3), an interested party may file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board within 60 days of the publication date of our written notice of final action.
  • We plan to publish the notice of final action in the The Chronicle legal ads on May 17, 2022.