Clallam County SMP update

Public comment period is closed

We held a public comment period on Clallam County's proposed comprehensive update to their Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The period of public comment was held from Jan. 14 to Feb. 28, 2019.

We used both mail and email to notify stakeholders and those who had expressed prior interest. We received 13 written comment letters. Comments are focused on a variety of issues, including aquaculture, buffers, climate change, critical areas, habitat protection, mitigation, no net loss, restoration, stabilization, tribal treaty rights, vegetation conservation, and other topics.

Response to public comment

We have prepared a summary of public comments and sent this to Clallam County on April 10, 2019. The County has provided written response to comments addressing the issues raised.

Next steps: Our decision

We will compare Clallam County'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 SMP as is.
  • Approve the SMP 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.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF