County Updates Shoreline Master Program

From San Juan County

The San Juan County Council adopted the Shoreline Master Program periodic review with Ordinance 08-2020 on Oct. 27, 2020.

Ordinance 08-2020 is effective 14 days after the Washington State Department of Ecology approves the proposed amendments. They approved the proposed amendments on Jan. 19, 2021, so the ordinance will be effective on Feb. 2, 2021.

The amendments are required to keep the program current with changes in state law, other county plans and regulations, and other local circumstances.

Authority for the periodic review is based on Washington’s Shoreline Management Act (SMA) (Ch. 90.58 RCW) and related rules. The county developed these amendments to comply with WAC 173-26-090, which requires each local government to review its SMP on an eight-year schedule set in state law, revising it if necessary. The changes to the SMP will be codified in Title 18 San Juan County Code.

For more information, visit www.sanjuanco.com.

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 4:00 am by

Categories: Environment, Government

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