RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
City of Sumas Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
On September 21, 2017, we approved the City of Sumas (City) Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of City of Sumas SMP is October 5, 2017, 14 days after we provided notice to the City that their shoreline program was approved.
The comprehensive update revises 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.
On November 29, 2016, we provided the City of Sumas with required and recommended changes to the city’s proposed comprehensive update of their Shoreline Master Program (SMP).
The changes are based on our review of whether or not the proposed update complies with state laws and rules, and a public comment period held November 17 through December 19, 2014. Mail and email were used to notify interested parties of the public comment period.
Documents related to approval
Note: All documents are PDF
Locally adopted shoreline master program
Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Chad Yunge, Washington Department of Ecology. (see Staff contact, below).
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