Skamania County Shoreline Master Program

Public comment period is closed

We held a public comment period on Skamania County’s proposed comprehensive update to their Shoreline Master Program. The period for public comment was open from October 25 through November 30, 2017.

We used mail and email to notify stakeholders and those who had expressed prior interest. We also issued a blog post to encourage public participation and comment. We received four written comment letters. Comments are focused on archeology and cultural resources, critical areas, boating facilities, tribal treaty rights, setbacks, and restoration.

Response to public comment

Ecology has prepared a summary of public comments and sent them to Skamania County on December 28, 2017 and the county provided their response to comments.

Next steps: Our decision

We will decide if Skamania County’s proposed program update meets the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. We will decide whether to:

  • Approve the program as is.
  • Approve the program 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.

Document related to approval

Note: all documents are PDF

If you have trouble accessing documents, please contact Michelle McConnell.