RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Pierce County Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
Public comment period is closed
The Washington Department of Ecology held a public comment period on Pierce County’s proposed comprehensive update to their Shoreline Master Program. The period for public comment was from March 15 - April 29, 2016. An open house and public hearing were held at Pacific Lutheran University on March 30, 2016. Over 50 people attended the hearing and 26 individuals testified.
Ecology used email to notify those who had expressed prior interest. Ecology also issued a news release and legal ad to encourage public participation and comment. Ecology has received verbal and written comments from over 130 individuals/organizations. Comments are focused on aquaculture, proposed shoreline environment designations, water access facilities, public participation, tribal treaty rights and a variety of other topics.
Response to public comment
Next steps: Ecology's decision
Relevant documents will be posted on this website when they become available. Please check back.
Documents related to approval
Note: All documents are PDF
Locally adopted SMP
If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Kim Van Zwalenburg , Washington Department of Ecology.
Kim Van Zwalenburg
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