RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Napavine Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
Public Comment Requested - February 21, 2017 to March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on Napavine's proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).
Napavine’s proposed shoreline program will guide construction and development along approximately 1.4 miles of the Newaukum River shoreline. The SMP will replace the existing shoreline program for the City that is now part of the Lewis County SMP. The proposed master program contains locally tailored shoreline management policies, regulations, environment designations, and administrative provisions as well as critical areas regulations to manage shoreline development throughout the City’s shoreline jurisdiction.
The shoreline program gives priority to conservation and enhancement of native shoreline vegetation and encourages habitat-friendly shoreline protection measures. The shoreline program establishes procedures to preserve and protect cultural and archaeological resources, prohibits overwater coverage by new docks and piers, and clarifies public access requirements.
Ecology will compare Napavine’s proposed program to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:
Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs
Public comment period
Submit written comments and questions to:
Documents for public review and comment
Note: All documents are PDF
If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Betty Renkor, Washington Department of Ecology.
Paper copies are available, by appointment, at the following locations:
Next steps: Response to public comment and decision
A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post the City's response to comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.
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