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Omak Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
Public Comment Requested - February 8, 2017 to March 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on the City of Omak’s proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The City’s SMP will regulate local shoreline along the Okanogan River.
The proposed City of Omak Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update is intended to completely replace the City’s 1991 SMP. The update process began in 2006 as a regional Okanogan County effort, with the County, Cities, and Towns eventually splitting off to finish independently.
This comprehensive update revises the existing shoreline programs, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions. This updated SMP increases protection and restoration of habitat and water quality, provides more certainty for development, and improves public access and recreational opportunities.
Ecology will compare the City of Omak'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
All interested parties are invited to provide comment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.
Submit written comments and questions to:
Lennard Jordan, Regional Planner
Comments must be received no later than March 10, 2017 at 5
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