Tumwater SMP: Periodic Review

On Dec. 10, 2019, we approved Tumwater's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) periodic review. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Tumwater's SMP is Dec. 24, 2019, 14 days after we provided notice to the city that their SMP was approved.


The periodic review revises the existing SMP, to incorporate changes in local circumstances, the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and associated rules. The city also used this amendment to update the critical areas protections floodplain code into the SMP.

On October 16, 2019, we provided Tumwater 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 Feb. 12 to March 14, 2019.

We used email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. No comments were received.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF

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