Snoqualmie SMP: Comprehensive and Periodic Review

We are seeking public comment on the City of Snoqualmie's proposed amendment to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The publc comment period will run from Dec. 1, 2019 to Jan. 7, 2020, at 5 p.m.

The city's SMP comprehensive and periodic update includes significant changes to most of the SMP sections, including but not limited to:

  • Administrative policies and regulations.
  • Shoreline environment designations.
  • Shoreline uses and modification regulations.
  • Standards for wetlands in shoreline jurisdiction.
  • Definitions.

The SMP applies to both the in-water and adjacent upland areas, including the Snoqulamie River and its associated wetlands and Borst Lake.

 


We will compare Snoqualmie'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: Dec. 1, 2019
Closes: Jan. 7, 2020, at 5 p.m.

Submit written comments and questions to

David Pater
Washington Department of Ecology
Bellingham Field Office
913 Squalicum Way, #101
Bellingham, WA 98225
david.pater@ecy.wa.gov
360-255-4375

Comments must be received no later than Jan. 7, 2020, at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Note: all documents are PDF

Background documents

Paper copies are available for review, by appointment, at the following locations:

David Pater
Washington Department of Ecology
Bellingham Field Office
913 Squalicum Way, #101
Bellingham, WA 98225
david.pater@ecy.wa.gov
360-255-4375

Jason Rogers
City of Snoqualmie
Community Development Department
38624 SE River Road
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
jrogers@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us
425-888-5337

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 Snoqualmie's response to comments and notice of our decision when they become available. Please check back.