Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Handbook

Handbook Chapters are being developed and published according to the needs of local government planners. If you need information on a topic not covered in the Handbook or have suggestions or questions, please contact your regional planner for assistance.

The Handbook falls under the requirements of RCW 32.05.272 for significant agency actions. The law requires sources of information to be listed and categorized for each Handbook chapter. There are two effective dates. Sources of information must be provided in chapters published after July 28, 2013. For chapters published after July 12, 2014, the sources must be identified by 11 categories. The law is not retroactive. When chapter content is updated, sources for the new information will be provided.

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