We held a public comment period on Chelan County's proposed comprehensive update to their Shoreline Master Program. The period for public comment was from April 16 through May 16, 2018.
We used mail and email to notify those who had expressed prior interest. We also issued a news release to encourage public participation and comments. We received multiple comments from 25 different people and agencies. Many comments were focused on riparian buffer widths and no-net-loss standards.
Response to public comment
We prepared a summary of public comments and sent it to Chelan County on May 5, 2018. We provided the county with an opportunity to give written responses as to how the proposed SMP addresses each of the issues raised in the comments. We received the county's responses on Oct. 3, 2018, and included them in the response to comment (below).
Next steps: Our decision
We will compare the county’s proposed SMP to requirements under the state Shoreline Management Act and Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, we will decide whether to:
- Approve the program as is or with recommended changes, or
- Send the proposed program back to the county with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.
Relevant documents will be posted on this website when they become available. Please check back.
Documents related to review
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