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Shoreline Master Programs

Clark County Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment

On November 21, 2014, the Department of Ecology approved Clark County’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) limited amendment. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Clark County’s shoreline program amendment is December 5, 2014, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to Clark County that their shoreline program amendment was approved.

The amendment:

  • Addresses an inconsistency between the regulations (40.460.240.G) that prohibit dredging within wetlands and Table 40.460.620-1 which allows the activity for restoration;
  • Clarifies the dredging definition; and
  • Adds language relating to non-water oriented commercial uses.

Ecology used mail and/or email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. Ecology also issued a news release to encourage additional public participation and comment. We received a total of 1 individual comment from 1 individual citizen. The comment expressed concern that the changes will lead to additional development and the loss of trees. On November 7, 2014, Ecology sent a summary of the comment to the county for their response. The public comment and the county’s response has been incorporated into Attachment A: Findings and Conclusions.

Documents related to approval

Note: Documents are PDF

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Kim Van Zwalenburg, Washington Department of Ecology (see Staff contact, below).


  • Per RCW 90.58.190(2) and RCW 36.70A.290, an interested party may file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board within 60 days of the publication date of Ecology’s written notice of final action.
  • Ecology plans to publish the notice of final action in The Reflector legal ads on December 10, 2014.

Staff contact

Kim Van Zwalenburg
Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503
Phone: 360-407-6300
Email: Kim.VanZwalenburg@ecy.wa.gov

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