Rock Island SMP: periodic review

Joint public comment requested Dec. 9, 2021 – Jan. 10, 2022

Rock Island and Ecology are seeking public comment on the city's periodic review and proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) pursuant to the joint review process set forth in WAC 173-26-104.

Proposed amendments to the Rock Island SMP are limited to changes to the Shoreline Management Act, rules, and replacing references for a regional SMP with the city’s information.

We will compare the city of Rock Island'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 with recommended changes.
  • Send the proposed program back to the city with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Joint public comment period

Opens: Dec. 9, 2021
Closes: Jan. 10, 2022

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.

Joint public hearing

Attend the joint public hearing to learn more about the city's SMP and provide comments. You may also provide verbal testimony during the public hearing.

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Location: TBD. Hearing information can be found on the Rock Island City Council website, or call the city at 509-884-1261.

Submit written comments and questions to:

City of Rock Island
Attn: Brock Laughlin
5 North Garden Avenue

Comments must be received no later than Jan. 10, 2022

Documents for public review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF

Paper copies are available for review at the following location:

Rock Island City Hall
5 N. Garden Ave.
Rock Island, WA 98850

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 the city of Rock Island response to comments and notice of our decision when they become available. Please check back.