Sumner SMP: Periodic Review

On March 5, 2020, we provided Sumner with required and recommended changes to the city's proposed periodic review of their Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

The changes are based on our review of whether or not the proposed update complies with the state laws and rules, and a public comment period held Aug. 14 to Sept. 13, 2019.

We used email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. We received one comment letter from an organization. Comments focused on floodplain management issues and protections of critical freshwater habitat. On Sept. 25, 2019, we sent a summary of comments to the city for their response. The public comments and city's responses have been incorporated into Attachment A: Findings and Conclusions (below).


The periodic review will update the existing SMP, to incorporate change in the Shoreline Management Act, associated Washington Administrative Code, and changes in local circumstances. The required and recommended changes have been sent to the city of their review and response. The city may agree to these changes or offer alternative language. Final approval will occur when we agree on language with the city that meets state requirements.

Sumner's SMP was comprehensively updated in 2014. The SMP regulates uses and development in and along the White and Puyallup Rivers and a small section of Lake Tapps.

Documents related to approval