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Pacific County Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

Public Comment is closed

The Washington Department of Ecology held a public comment period on Pacific County’s proposed comprehensive update to their Shoreline Master Program. The period for public comment was from January 23 to February 22, 2017.

Ecology used mail and email to notify those who had expressed prior interest. Ecology also issued a news release to encourage public participation and comment. Ecology has received verbal and written comments from 26 different individuals and/or organizations. Comments are focused on the local SMP update process, the no net loss standard, buffer standards, coastal ocean uses, aquaculture and sea level rise.

Response to public comment

Ecology prepared a summary of public comments and sent this to Pacific County on March 14, 2017. The county will write a response to the public’s comments. The county provided a response to comments on April 3, 2017.

Next steps: Ecology's decision

Ecology will compare the Pacific County proposed program to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:

  • Approve the program as is or with recommended changes, or
  • Send the proposed program back to the county with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

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

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF.

If you have trouble accessing documents, please contact Kim Van Zwalenburg, Washington Department of Ecology.

Staff Contact

Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503
Staff contact: Kim Van Zwalenburg, Regional Planner
Phone: 360-407-6520

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