Shoreline Management Program Periodic Update Draft Documents Available for Public Review
The draft amendments to Whatcom County’s Shoreline Management Program are being issued for public review prior to review by the Planning Commission, County Council, and Department of Ecology. Amendments are being proposed to various parts of the Comprehensive Plan and Whatcom County Code, including Chapters 8, 10, and 11 of the County’s CompPlan; SMP regulations (WCC Title 23); shoreline permitting regulations (WCC Title 22); the critical areas regulations (WCC Ch. 16.16), and the SMP Environment Designations map. Interested parties will have 30 days to review and provide comments on the proposed amendments, from August 18 to September 18, 2020. The draft documents, and instructions for commenting, can be found at the County’s SMP Update webpage: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/3097/Shoreline-Master-Program-Periodic-Update.