Grays Harbor County

Comment period closed

The comment period for Grays Harbor County's comprehensive update is now closed.

We held a public comment period on Grays Harbor's proposed comprehensive update to their SMP. The period for public comment was from Oct. 29 – Dec. 3, 2018.

Mail and email notices were used to notify those who had expressed prior interest. We also issued a blog post to encourage public participation and comment. Three comment letters were received. Comments focused on sea level rise, natural hazards including tsunamis and coastal erosion, public participation, Quinault tribal treaty rights, critical area regulations and water quality concerns among others.


Response to public comment

A summary of public comments was sent to Grays Harbor County on Dec. 19, 2018. The county's response to public comments was received on Feb. 19, 2019.

Next steps: Our decision

We will compare Grays Harbor'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.
Relevant documents will be posted on this website when they become available. Please check back.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF.