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Shoreline Master Programs

Roy Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment

On August 23, 2016, the Department of Ecology approved City of Roy’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) limited amendment. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of the City of Roy’s amended shoreline program is September 6, 2016, fourteen (14) days after Ecology provided notice to the City that their shoreline program was approved.

The amendment revises the existing shoreline program, including updated critical areas regulations regarding wetlands, buffers, mitigation, analysis reports, and related provisions, and ensures that the SMP relies on the most current and accurate technical information about shoreline resources.

The Washington Department of Ecology held a public comment period from July 25 to August 9, 2016 on City of Roy’s proposed amendment to their SMP.  Ecology sent letters and post cards via US mail to notify stakeholders, including those who had expressed prior interest. Ecology also announced the comment period on this website to encourage public participation and comment. Ecology did not receive any verbal or written comments.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF.

Background Document

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Sarah Cassal, 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 Nisqually Valley News legal ads on September 9, 2016.

Staff contact

Sarah Cassal
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 4775
Olympia, Washington 98503

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