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File #: 20-0798    Version: 1
Type: information Status: Filed
File created: 10/6/2020 In control: Land Use & Environment Committee
Agenda date: 10/22/2020 Final action: 10/22/2020
Title: Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review - Status Update
Attachments: 1. SMP Webpage 10062020, 2. Gap Analysis
Title
Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review - Status Update

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Receive a briefing on the Periodic Review of the Shoreline Master Program. Information only. No action requested.

Report
Issue:
Whether to receive a briefing on the Periodic Review of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by law every 8 years.

Staff Contact:
Joyce Phillips, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Development, 360.570.3722

Presenter(s):
Joyce Phillips, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Development

Background and Analysis:
Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs) are local land use policies and regulations that guide development and the use of most shorelines. SMPs apply to both public and private uses for lakes, streams, associated wetlands, and marine shorelines. They protect natural resources for future generations, provide for public access to public waters and shores, and plan for water-dependent uses. SMPs must be consistent with the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58) and must be approved by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology).

SMPs must be reviewed and, if necessary, updated to ensure they remain compliant with state laws and local comprehensive plans. This review must be completed every eight (8) years and is known as the "Periodic Review". Olympia's SMP Periodic Review must be completed no later than June 30, 2021.

Ecology provides technical assistance, guidance documents, and grant funding for this work. Ecology's grant contract requires completion of five tasks, designed to ensure local governments complete the required Periodic Review. The primary task is to review the SMP and draft revisions, if needed. Ecology provides a checklist to conduct the review, which includes three main parts:

a. Review amendments to chapter 90.58 RCW and Ecology rules that have occurred since the Shoreline Master Program was last amended. Determine if l...

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