Tumwater SMP: Periodic Review

We are requesting public comment on Tumwater's proposed amendment to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The public comment period has been extended and is open from Feb. 12 to March 18, 2019, at 5 p.m.

The proposed amendment incorporates statutory changes and changes in local circumstances since the city's 2014 comprehensive SMP update, including incorporating Tumwater's:

  • 2017 wetlands regulations.
  • 2016 floodplain regulations and overlay map.

We will compare Tumwater'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 the amendment with recommended changes.
  • Send the proposed program back to Tumwater with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may be included with the required changes.

Public comment period

Opens: Feb. 12, 2019
Closes: March 18, 2019, at 5 p.m.

All interested parties are invited to provide comment 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:

Sarah Cassal
Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, Washington 98504-7775

Comments must be received no later than March 18, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF

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

Sarah Cassal
Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office Reception
300 Desmond Dr. S.E.
Lacey, WA 98503

David Ginther
Tumwater City Hall
Planning Department
555 Israel Road S.W.
Tumwater, WA 98501

Next Steps: Response to public comment and decision

A summary of comments will be posted a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post the Tumwater's response to comments and notice of our decision when they become available. Please check back.