RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Pasco Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
On June 13, 2016, the Department of Ecology provided the City of Pasco with an approval of their proposed comprehensive update of their Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The SMP has been approved as submitted, with no required changes. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of the Pasco shoreline program is June 27, 2016, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to Pasco that their shoreline program was approved.
The Washington Department of Ecology held a public comment period on the City of Pasco’s proposed comprehensive update to their Shoreline Master Program. The period for public comment was from February 11, 2016 to March 14, 2016.
Ecology used mail and email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. Ecology also issued a news release and legal ad to encourage additional public participation and comment. We received a total of 4 individual comments from 2 state agencies and 2 individual citizens. Comments targeted a variety of topics including; suggesting minor revisions, addressing concerns regarding management of the shoreline, and comments from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation suggesting revised language. On March 16, 2016, Ecology sent a summary of comments to the City of Pasco for their response. The public comments and city’s responses have been addressed in Attachment A: Findings and Conclusions (below)
The comprehensive update will revise the existing shoreline program, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions. This comprehensive update of the shoreline program will promote protection and restoration of the riparian habitat and recognize the city's historic land use pattern. Ecology has determined the proposed comprehensive SMP update, are consistent with Shoreline Management Act policy, the applicable guidelines and implementing rules.
Documents related to approval
Note: All documents are PDF.
Paper copies of the documents are available by contacting Zach Meyer, Washington Department of Ecology (see Staff contact, below).
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