Sumner SMP: Periodic review

On June 25, 2020, we approved Sumner’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) periodic review amendment. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Sumner’s shoreline program is July 9, 2020, 14 days after we provided notice to the city that their shoreline program was approved.

The periodic review will update the existing SMP to incorporate changes 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.


On March 5, 2020, we provided Sumner with required and recommended changes to the city’s proposed periodic review of their SMP.

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

We used email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. We received a total of one comment letter from an organization. Comments focused on floodplain management issues and protections of critical freshwater habitat. On September 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).

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

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Sarah Cassal.

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