RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Black Diamond Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
On June 10, 2014, the Department of Ecology approved the City of Black Diamond’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of the city’s shoreline program is June 24, 2014, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to the city that their shoreline program was approved.
The comprehensive update revises the existing shoreline program, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions. Black Diamonds current shoreline program has not been updated since the city began implementing King County’s 1976 shoreline program. Shorelines in Black Diamond include over 6 miles of Lake Sawyer and associated wetlands. Black Diamond’s master program provides for the continuation of residential development consistent with the city zoning ordinance, comprehensive plan and critical areas ordinance. The comprehensive update of the SMP will promote protection and restoration of the riparian habitat and recognize the city's residential development pattern.
On July 26, 2013, the Department of Ecology provided the City of Black Diamond with required and recommended changes to the city’s comprehensive update of their shoreline program.
The changes are based on Ecology’s review of whether or not the proposed update complies with state laws and rules, and a public comment period held November 13 to December 21, 2012. Ecology used mail and email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. Ecology also issued a news release to encourage additional public participation and comment. No public comments were received.
Documents related for approval
Note: All documents are PDF.
Locally adopted Shoreline Master Program
Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Joe Burcar (see below), Washington State Department of Ecology.
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