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Shoreline Master Programs

City of Brewster Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

Public Comment Requested - September 14, 2016 to October 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on the City of Brewster’s proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program.

The City of Brewster is located in the north-central part of Washington along the main stem of the Columbia River. The proposed shoreline program will guide construction and development along the shoreline jurisdiction within Brewster. This comprehensive update will completely replace the current 1991 SMP. The locally tailored plan is designed to help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses and protect people’s access to public land and waters.

Ecology will compare Brewster's proposed program to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:

  • Approve the program as is or with recommended changes, or
  • Send the proposed program back to the City of Brewster with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs

Public comment period

Opens: September 14, 2016
Closes: October 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

All interested parties are invited to provide comment about the proposed amendment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.

Submit written comments and questions to:

Regional Planner: Lennard Jordan
  Washington State Department of Ecology
Mailing address: Central Regional Office
  1250 West Alder Street
  Union Gap, Washington 98903
Direct line: 509-457-7125


Ecology must receive comments no later than October 14, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF.

If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Lennard Jordan, Washington Department of Ecology.

Paper copies are available at the following locations:

Washington Department of Ecology
Central Regional Office
1250 W. Alder Street
Union Gap, Washington 98903
Staff contact: Lennard Jordan
Phone: 509-457-7125

City of Brewster City Hall, Public Works Department
105 South 3rd Street
Brewster, Washington 98812
Phone:  509-689-3464

Next steps: Response to public comment and decision

A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post Brewster's response to comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.

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