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Castle Rock Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

On September 2, 2016, the Department of Ecology approved Castle Rock’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Castle Rock’s shoreline program is September 16, 2016, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to the city that their shoreline program was approved.

The comprehensive update replaces the existing shoreline program, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions. This approval puts the final stamp on a significant effort that increases protection and restoration of habitat and water quality, provides more certainty for development, and improves public access and recreational opportunities.

Ecology used mail and email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. Ecology also wrote a blog to encourage additional public participation and comment. We received no comments.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF

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(3), 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 Daily News legal ads on October 4, 2016.

Staff contact

Sarah Cassal
Washington State Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, Washington 98504-7600

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