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Pacific Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

On March 6, 2013, the Department of Ecology approved the City of Pacific’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of the shoreline program is March 20, 2013, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to the City of Pacific that their shoreline program was approved.

The comprehensive update revises the existing shoreline program, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions.
On February 4, 2013, the Department of Ecology provided Pacific with required changes to the city’s proposed update. These changes were needed to meet state law and requirements for shoreline programs.

The changes were based on a comparison of the city’s proposal against state laws and regulations, and a public comment period held January 10 through February 10, 2012. Ecology used mail and email to notify those who expressed prior interest in the city’s update of the opportunity to provide comments. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, Ecology had not received any comments on the city’s proposal.  

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF.

Locally adopted program

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Joe Burcar (see below), Washington State Department of Ecology.


  • 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 Auburn Reporter legal ads on March 22, 2013.

Staff contact

Joe Burcar
Washington State Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98008-5452
(425) 649-7145

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