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Shoreline Master Programs

South Prairie Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

Public Comment Requested - January 14, 2013 to February 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public comment on the Town of South Prairie’s proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

South Prairie currently regulates its shoreline areas using the Pierce County shoreline program. The Town’s newly proposed program regulates less than one mile of South Prairie Creek. The shoreline program incorporates the Town’s existing Critical Areas Ordinance, updates the use and development regulations and the administrative procedures.

Ecology will compare South Prairie'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:

  • Approve the program as is or with recommended changes, or
  • Send the proposed program back to South Prairie with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs  

Public comment period

Opens:  January14, 2013
Closes:  February 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

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:

Regional Planner: Sarah Lukas

Mailing address:

Washington State Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, Washington 98504-7775

Street address:

Washington State Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503

Email: Sarah.Lukas@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: (360) 407-7459

Comments must be received no later than February 18, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF.

Locally adopted shoreline master program (Draft), May 2012 (746 KB)

Background documents

If you have troubles with accessing documents, please contact Sarah Lukas with Washington State Department of Ecology.

Paper copies are available at the following locations:

Washington State Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, Washington 98503
(360) 407-6300
Staff contact: Sarah Lukas

South Prairie Town Hall
121 NW Washington Street
South Prairie, Washington 98385
(360) 897-8717
Staff contact: Marla Nevill
 

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 South Prairie's response to public comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.

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