Yarrow Point SMP: Periodic Review

We are seeking public comment on the town of Yarrow Point's proposed determination of adequacy as a result of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) periodic review. The public comment period will be from Nov. 20 to Dec. 20, 2019, at 5 p.m.

In 2017, Yarrow Point completed a comprehensive update to their SMP. The proposed findings of adequacy is needed to comply with the statutory deadline for a periodic review of the Yarrow Point SMP pursuant to RCW 90.58.080(4). The town has reviewed their SMP and has adopted, by resolution, a Finding of Adequacy declaring that their SMP remains consistent with the Shoreline Management Act and relevant sections of the Washington Administration Code.

Yarrow Point has opted to use the standard review process for this SMP periodic review, pursuant to WAC 173-26-100. Yarrow Point locally adopted Resolution No. 345 on July 9, 2019, and submitted it to us on Oct. 30, 2019.


Following this comment period, we will compare Yarrow Point's proposed finding of adequacy to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, we will decide whether to:

  • Take final action concurring with the town's finding of adequacy.
  • Approve with recommended changes.
  • Send the SMP back to the town with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Public comment period

Opens: Nov. 20, 2019
Closes: Dec. 20, 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:

Maria Sandercock
Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008-5452
maria.sandercock@ecy.wa.gov
425-649-7106

Comments must be received no later than Dec. 20, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Paper copies are available for review at the following locations:

Maria Sandercock
Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008-5452
maria.sandercock@ecy.wa.gov
425-649-7106

Bonnie Ritter
Clerk-Treasurer
Town of Yarrow Point
4030 95th Ave. NE
Yarrow Point, WA 98004
clerk-treasurer@yarrowpointwa.gov
425-454-6994

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