Clallam County SMP: Periodic Review

Public comment period March 14 - April 13, 2022

Provide your comments on Clallam County’s proposed findings of adequacy for its SMP by April 13, 2022. The county proposes that no changes are needed. The county’s SMP was comprehensively updated in 2021 and regulates shoreline use and development along approximately 131 miles of marine shoreline, 481 miles of river and creek shorelines, and six lakes totaling approximately 1,500 acres. County shorelines of statewide significance include the marine waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Pacific Ocean as well as the Bogachiel, Calawah, Elwha, Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers. Many additional county shorelines along local rivers, creeks and lakes are also covered by the SMP.


The Clallam County proposed findings of adequacy will be compared 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 county with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Public comment period

Opens: March 14, 2022
Closes: April 13, 2022

All interested parties are invited to provide comment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.

Submit written comments and questions to:

Michelle McConnell
Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, Washington 98504-7775
360-407-6349
Michelle.McConnell@ecy.wa.gov

Comments must be received no later than April 13, 2022

Documents for public review and comment 

Note: all documents are PDF

To receive paper copies of documents please contact Michelle McConnell.

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 county’s response to comments and a notice of our decision when they become available. Please check back.