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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
Historical information and links prior to adoption of Resolution C-125-12
The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to consider approval of Resolution No. C-125-12 (PLG-007-12). Please note that the November 29, 2012 version of the SMP has been reformatted to remove the underline/strike-out to create a December 27, 2012 version that has been reviewed and approved by the code revisor.
Revised Shoreline Environment Designations Map, Dec. 2012
Revised Shoreline Goals and Policies, Dec. 27, 2012
The Planning Commission will review the BOCC revised SMP Goals and Policies at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
Revised Shoreline Restoration Plan Nov. 29, 2012
Revised SMP Goals and Policies Nov. 29, 2012
Revised SMP Regulations and Procedures Nov. 29,2012
Planning Commission's Recommendation as set for BOCC public hearing.
Exhibit C Consists of the following documents:
Shoreline Restoration Plan - revised version listed above.
The documents listed above were reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission and transmitted to
the BOCC. Corrections (formatting, punctuation, etc.) have been made to reflect the review by the Island
County Code Reviser. Some sections and page numbers may have changed, but no substantive changes
have been made to the Planning Commission's recommendation.
Additional amendments have been drafted by staff for the BOCC to consider at the Public Hearing:
Topic 1: Shoreline Residential Development
Topic 2: Shoreline Public Access
Draft Cumulative Impacts Analysis of SMP November 2012
Planning Commission's Recommendation
The Island County Planning Commission recommended Shoreline Master Program. For the Planning Commission Findings of Fact click here.
Island County Commissioner’s Hearing Room
Public Access--Wed., Nov. 16th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Click here for Map 16 revised draft
Shoreline Residential Development--Mon., Dec. 5th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Click here for presentation
Shoreline Stabilization--Mon., Jan. 30th 4:30-6:30 p.m. Click here for overview presentation
|SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM UPDATE INFORMATION|
In 2003, the state Legislature adopted new guidelines and set up a timetable for local governments to update local shoreline master programs. In July 2010, Island County entered into a grant agreement with the Department of Ecology to complete a comprehensive update of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) by the end of 2012 for state review and approval. The SMP update process includes an assessment of shoreline areas under the provisions of the Shoreline Management Act, including completion of inventory and analysis reports with corresponding maps and illustrations that characterize shoreline ecological conditions; development of shoreline policies, environment designations, and use regulations; as well as analysis of cumulative impacts and uses, preparation of a shoreline restoration plan, and a formal local adoption process.
Click here for the schedule for the Shoreline Master Program Update 2010-2013
Shoreline Public Access--Slide Presentation <click here to view presentation> to Board of County Commissioners on June 15, 2011. The draft inventory map (#16) indicating existing shoreline access points including the 67 sites from Getting to the Water's Edge on Whidbey and Camano Islands, 2006 edition.
Developer's Forum--June 28, 2011, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Hosted by Windermere Realtors-Freeland.
Community Visioning Meetings were held in March 2011. You can view the slide presentation that was given at these meetings by clicking on this link Shoreline Master Program Overview.
Beach Watchers The presentation given at the 2011 training sessions can be viewed here.
Shoreline Technical Advisory Group
Next meeting February 29, 2012 10:00 am., Island Co. Rm. 131. Review Draft Goals and Policies
October 12, 2011, 1-3 pm, Coupeville, Island Co. Rm. 131. Agenda
June 28, 2011, 1-3 pm, Coupeville, Agenda: Review preliminary draft of Inventory and Characterization Report.
February 15, 2011. Agenda
December 14, 2010. Agenda
Island County Shoreline Inventory and Characterization --March 2012 Draft
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.
|Coastal Atlas (Washington State Dept. of Ecology)||SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (SDP)|
|Hydraulic Project Approval - HPA (WDFW)||SHORELINE EXEMPTION PERMIT (SHE)|
|Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM)||SHORELINE VARIANCES (VAR)|
|Island County Marine Resources Committee|