The City’s amendment proposes changes to the existing SMP to ensure it is current with changes in state law, changes in other City plans and regulations, and other changed circumstances. The proposed changes incorporate ocean use policies, regulations, and procedures consistent with the Ocean Resource Management Act and the state’s Marine Spatial Plan; update incorporation of the City’s critical areas ordinance consistent with best available science; and clarify permitting requirements.
We will compare the City'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: March 17, 2023
Closes: April 17, 2023
Submit written comment and questions to:
Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
Comments must be received no later than April 17, 2023.
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 notice of our decision, when they become available.