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Shoreline Master Programs

Citizen Guide: Shoreline Master Program Updates

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Provide comments to Ecology on your SMP

Shoreline programs are amended to reflect changes in law, zoning or local conditions. (List of changes made to my city or county program since 1971.)

There are two categories of amendments: comprehensive and limited. Your local government must send SMP amendments to Ecology for approval once it is locally adopted. Ecology holds a public comment period each time an SMP is amended. Both your local government and Ecology want your input on changes to the local SMP. (More on participation.)

Please visit the web page for your city or county to learn how to send your comments to Ecology. If your city or county isn’t listed below or on the limited amendments page, an opportunity for formal public comment isn’t currently available.

Comprehensive amendments open for public comment

Limited Amendments


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