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City of Brewster Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

On June 20, 2017, the Department of Ecology approved the City of Brewster Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of the Omak shoreline program is July 4, 2017, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to the City that their shoreline program was approved.

Ecology used mail and email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. One comment was received from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.  Ecology provided the City an opportunity to respond to the comment; the comment was noted by the City. The public comments and town’s responses have been incorporated into Attachment A: Findings and Conclusions (below).

This comprehensive SMP update will entirely replace the City’s existing SMP. The updated SMP will regulate development along the City’s shoreline which encompasses land within 200’ of the ordinary high water mark of the Okanogan River, and all associated wetlands. The proposed SMP contains locally tailored shoreline management policies, regulations, environmental designations, and administrative provisions that have all been updated.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF.

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Lennard Jordan, 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 Shoreline Hearings Board within 30 days of the publication date of Ecology’s written notice of final action.
  • Ecology plans to publish the notice of final action in the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle legal ads on July 19, 2017.

Staff contact

Washington Department of Ecology
Central Regional Office
1250 W. Alder Street
Union Gap, Washington 98903
Staff contact: Lennard Jordan
Phone: 509-457-7125

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