RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Port Orchard Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment
Public Comment Requested - January 3, 2017 to February 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on the City of Port Orchard’s proposed amendment to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).
The City’s limited amendment proposes several changes to their existing shoreline program. These proposed amendments are intended to provide corrections and clarifications to existing provisions, update City and state code references, add more specific guidance for redevelopment, modify the non-conforming uses section, and remove some specific requirements from the public access section. These proposed amendments were locally adopted on October 11, 2016 as Ordinance Nos. 031-16 and 032-16.
Ecology will compare Port Orchard's proposed amendment to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:
Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs
Public comment period
All interested parties are invited to provide comment about the proposed amendment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.
Submit written comments and questions to:
Ecology must receive comments no later than February 2, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Documents for public review and comment
Note: All documents are PDF.
Locally adopted SMP Limited Amendments
If you have trouble accessing documents, please contact Misty Blair, Washington Department of Ecology.
Paper copies are available at the following locations:
Washington Department of Ecology
City of Port Orchard Department of Community
Next steps: Response to public comment and decision
A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post Port Orchard's response to comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.
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