Shelton SMP periodic review

Public comment requested – Sept. 20 to Oct. 20, 2021.

We are seeking public comment on Shelton’s proposed periodic review amendment to its shoreline master program (SMP).

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 update the monetary threshold for freshwater docks, identify those activities that do not require local shoreline review or permits, and incorporate updates to the city’s critical areas ordinance consistent with our 2014 Wetland Rating System.

We will compare Shelton’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: Sept. 20, 2021
Closes: Oct. 20, 2021

All interested parties are invited to provide comment about the proposed amendment 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:

Kim Van Zwalenburg
Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775

Comments must be received no later that Oct. 20, 2021

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.