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Shelton, WA 98584

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Shoreline Master Program Update

Shoreline Water Picture
Mason County is updating its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), which regulates land use and development within 200 feet from rivers, lakes, and marine shores. Mason County has over 709 miles of shoreline that are protected by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and by the Mason County SMP.
 

UPDATE STATUS

The first draft of the Shoreline Master Program created in January 2013 resulted in many comments and many revisions.  Click Here for the comment matrix.   Click Here to view the minutes for the Planning Advisory Commission meetings.  The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) completed their public workshops (47 total), and they held three public hearings on the PAC drafts in June 2016.

The Board of County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing on October 25th, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the BOCC chambers (411 N 5th St., Shelton). Continued to December 6th, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.  Click here for the Staff Report. The following drafts pertaining to the SMP Update will be the topics of this workshop:

After holding workshops, the County Commissioners will then hold one or more public hearings (dates to be determined) before the final drafts are adopted and sent to Washington Department of Ecology for approval.

 
STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

SEPA Determination and Checklist
DNS Comment Period Extension

 
REPORTS AND MAPS

Shoreline Inventory and Characterization
Channel Migration Assessment
Restoration Plan and Errata
Cumulative Impacts Analysis
Map: Shoreline Jurisdiction
Map: Shoreline Environmental Designations

 

CURRENT SMP DOCUMENTS (being amended)

 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

To ask a question, provide comment, or to receive information regarding the Shoreline Master Program Update, call Rebecca Hersha at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 287 or click here to send us a message.
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Other Jurisdictions' Draft SMP's

 

Other Resources