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SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM UPDATE
Department of Ecology: Island County:
David Pater, Shoreline Planner Brad Johnson, Senior Planner
Washington State Department of Ecology Planning & Community Development
3190 160th AVE S.E P.O. Box 5000, 1 N.E. 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008 Coupeville, WA 98239
Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Department of Ecology approval process:
1. Island County Response to Public Comments:
On May 1, 2013 the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) hosted a public meeting in Coupeville to discuss Island County’s proposed Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update. The Department of Ecology provided a period for public comment following that meeting. During the public comment period DOE received approximately 339 comments from 79 individuals and 16 organizations. On July 9, 2013 DOE forwarded a public comment summary to Island County containing all of the comments received during the public comment period. Pursuant to Washington Department of Ecology regulations (WAC 173-26-120(6)) Island County was required to prepare a detailed response to these comments. On August 30, 2013 Island County completed our response. A copy of the public comment summary containing Island County’s responses has been provided below.
2. Preliminary Changes Requested by Department of Ecology:
On February 19, 2014 Island County staff met with representatives from the Department of Ecology (DOE) to discuss DOE’s proposed changes to the locally adopted Island County SMP. The documents below outline the changes requested by DOE.
General Changes (DRAFT)
Aquaculture Changes (DRAFT)
Shoreline Environment Designations Map, Dec. 27, 2012
Shoreline Goals and Policies, Dec. 27, 2012
Click here to go to Washington State Department of Ecology Shoreline Master Programs description
The Island County SMP consists of both a policy
plan and development regulations that apply to areas within
shoreline jurisdiction (200-feet upland of Ordinary High Water
Mark including lakes larger than 20-acres in size).
Shoreline uses are identified as either permitted, conditional, or prohibited uses depending on the shoreline environment designation. This designation is essentially shoreline zoning that is based on an inventory of existing uses. In general, projects within the shoreline jurisdiction are reviewed by staff to ensure compliance with the development standards listed in the SMP chapter 17.05 ICC. Regulations for development activities within a shoreline jurisdiction are located in ICC 16.21 Shoreline Management.
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