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Riverside Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
Public Comment Requested - September 21, 2017 to October 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on the Town of Riverside’s proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program.
The Town of Riverside has prepared a comprehensive Shoreline Master Program (SMP) that reflects the local vision for appropriate shoreline development, public shoreline access, and environmental protection as required by the Shoreline Management Ace (RCW 90.58). This plan will be the first SMP prepared by the Town of Riverside. Riverside previously regulated shoreline development under a regional SMP prepared for Okanogan County. The Okanogan River and its associated wetlands comprise the SMA shorelines of Riverside. This SMP includes goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, administrative procedures, and definitions. This SMP increases protection and restoration of habitat and water quality, provides more certainty for development, and improves public access and recreational opportunities.
Ecology will compare Riverside's 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:
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 October 23, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Documents for public review and comment
Note: All documents are PDF
If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Lennard Jordan, Washington Department of Ecology.
Paper copies are available at the following locations:
Washington Department of Ecology
Town of Riverside
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 Riverside’s response to comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.
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