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Bainbridge Island Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment

Public comment period is closed

The Washington Department of Ecology held a public comment period on the City of Bainbridge Island’s proposed limited amendment to their Shoreline Master Program. The period for public comment was from May 8 – June 9, 2017.

Ecology used mail and email to notify those who had expressed prior interest. Ecology has received written comments from sixty (60) individuals or organizations.

Response to public comment

Ecology has prepared a summary of public comments and sent this to the City of Bainbridge Island on August 16, 2017. The City will write a response to the public’s comments. The response to comments will be posted here when available. Please check back.

Next Steps: Ecology's decision

Ecology will decide if the City of Bainbridge Island’s proposed program amendment meets the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Ecology will decide whether to:

  • Approve the program as is or with recommended changes, or
  • Send the proposed program back to the City of Bainbridge Island with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.
  •  Disapprove the program amendments in those instances where no alternation of the proposal appears likely to be consistent with the policy of RCW 90.58.020 and the applicable guidelines.

Relevant documents will be posted on this website when they become available.  Please check back.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF.

Locally adopted SMP Limited Amendment

If you have trouble accessing documents, please contact Misty Blair, Washington Department of Ecology.

Staff contact

Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98008
Staff contact: Misty Blair
Email:  misty.blair@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 425-649-4309

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