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City of Sumas Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

On November 29, 2016, the Department of Ecology provided the City of Sumas with required and recommended changes to the city’s proposed comprehensive update of their Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

The changes are based on Ecology’s review of whether or not the proposed update complies with state laws and rules, and a public comment period held November 17 through December 19, 2014.

Ecology used mail to notify interested parties of the public comment period. We received a total of two individual comments. Comments focused primarily on shoreline environment designations and the protection of archaeological resources.  On December 29, 2014, Ecology sent a summary of comments to the city for their response. The public comments and city’s responses have been incorporated into Attachment D: Responsiveness Summary.

The comprehensive update will revise the existing shoreline program, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures and definitions. The required and recommended changes have been sent to the city for their review and response. The city may agree to these changes or offer alternative language. Final Ecology approval will occur when the city and Ecology agree on language that meets state requirements.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF

Locally adopted shoreline master program

Background documents

If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Chad Yunge, Washington Department of Ecology.

Staff contact

Chad Yunge
Washington Department of Ecology
Bellingham Field Office
1440 10th Street, Suite 102
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Staff contact: Chad Yunge

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