RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Local review and approval of shoreline permits
Some key questions local governments ask when reviewing an application for a shoreline permit:What kind of development is it?
What is the nature of the shoreline that is potentially affected?
A key component of effective permit review is the applicant's site plans and application materials. Because plans can sometimes misrepresent actual conditions, Ecology recommends local governments conduct site visits to understand how the proposal might affect adjacent property or the environment, especially if conditions are placed on the permit.
Local government action (approval, approve with conditions, or denial)
Following public notice and review, the local
government may take action on the application. Any action taken prior to
the expiration of the comment period may be voided by the failure to
comply with this requirement.
Interested parties who have requested notification must also be informed of the decision in a timely manner [RCW 90.58.140(4). Permit decisions should not be filed with the State until all local appeals and or appeal periods have been resolved or exhausted.
Construction is not authorized until 21 days after the "date of filing" or until all review proceedings (upon appeal) are terminated [RCW 90.58.140(5).]
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