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Vancouver Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment

On May 3, 2017, the Department of Ecology approved City of Vancouver’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) limited amendment. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Vancouver’s shoreline program amendment is May 17, 2017, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to Vancouver that their shoreline program amendments were approved.

The amendments incorporate recent changes made to the city’s Critical Area Protection Code in 2016 through Ordinance No. M-4176 and ensures consistency.  The changes are largely related to Ecology’s 2014 updates to the wetland rating system.

Ecology used mail and email to notify interested parties of the public comment period held April 6 through April 21, 2017. We received no comments.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF.

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Kim Van Zwalenburg, 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 Columbian legal ads on May 18, 2017.

Staff contact

Kim Van Zwalenburg
Washington Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503
Phone: 360-407-6300

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