Washington State Department of Ecology - October 1, 2013


Comment period extended for Seattle's shoreline program update

BELLEVUE  - The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has extended the public comment period on the Seattle Shoreline Master Program an additional 30 days through Nov. 4, 2013.

Ecology learned that several people and organizations interested in the master program process did not receive an official notice about the comment period. The time to comment is being extended to ensure that all interested parties receive adequate notice and opportunity to review and comment on the city’s proposed program.

Ecology’s Aug. 26, 2013, news release provides additional details about Seattle’s proposal and the shoreline master program process.

Comments and questions may be sent to Joe Burcar, Department of Ecology, Shorelands and Environmental Assistance program, 3190 160th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98008-5452, or by email to Joe.Burcar@ecy.wa.gov.

Seattle’s proposed shoreline program and related documents can be reviewed at:


Media Contacts:

 Larry Altose, Ecology Media Relations, 425-649-7009, Larry.Altose@ecy.wa.gov

 Joe Burcar, Ecology Shoreline Planner, 425-649-7145, Joe.Burcar@ecy.wa.gov

 Bryan Stevens, City of Seattle, 206-684-5045, Bryan.Stevens@seattle.gov

For more information:

Seattle's proposed shoreline master program:

More about shoreline master programs: (www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/shorelines/smp/index.html)

Our Living Shorelines web portal (www.ecy.wa.gov/livingshorelines/index.html)