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Whatcom County Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment
Public comment period is closed
We held a public comment period on Whatcom County’s proposed limited amendment to their Shoreline Master Program to address use of single-family residences as short-term vacation rentals. The period for public comment was from January 3, 2017 to February 2, 2017.
Mail and email were used to notify those who had expressed prior interest. We have received 11 written comments. Comments are focused on concerns about neighborhood impacts and impacts to water quality and shoreline habitats.
Response to public comment
We have prepared a summary of public comments and sent this to Whatcom County on February 7, 2017. The county provided a response to these comments on August 24, 2017. Our response to the public’s comments will be posted here when available. Please check back.
Next steps: Our decision
Relevant documents will be posted on this website when they become available. Please check back.
Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs
Documents related to approval
Note: All documents are PDF.
If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Chad Yunge , Washington Department of Ecology (see below).
Washington Department of Ecology
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