Task 3.6: Prepare cumulative impacts analysis
Local master programs are required to evaluate
and consider cumulative impacts of reasonably foreseeable future
development on shoreline ecological functions.
The "Principles" section of the rule requires
that evaluation of cumulative impacts should consider:
Current circumstances affecting the shorelines and relevant
Reasonably foreseeable future development and use of the
Beneficial effects of any established regulatory programs under
other local, state, and federal laws.
Phase 2 provides the baseline for evaluating
the effects of proposed policies.
The City of Bainbridge Island prepared
Impact Assessment for Blakely Harbor
that projected dock build-out and assessed impacts on navigation, scenic
views, aquatic resources and recreational uses.
subsequently amended its SMP to restrict new docks in the harbor
based on this assessment and an extensive
public record. On Jan 21, 2005, the Central
Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board upheld the city's
Board's decision in Samson and Hacker v. City of Bainbridge Island and
Ecology, Case No. 04-3-0013)
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