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Shoreline Master Program

(SMP) Update


 SMP Comments on the Nov. 2014 Draft


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Clallam County Department of Community Development

RE: Shoreline Master Program Update

223 East Fourth Street, Suite 5

Port Angeles, WA 98362

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Clallam County SMP Update Draft :

November 2014 Document by chapter

  • Ch 2. Shoreline Environmental Designations

    • Provides the criteria, management policies, and use tables (allowed, conditional and prohibited uses) for each of the six SED’s. See Exhibit A for SED Maps.
  • Ch 5. General Policies and Regulations

    • General Policies and Regulations (applies to all uses and developments).  Includes policies and regulations related to existing (grandfathered) uses and developments.
  • Ch 7. Critical Areas within Shoreline Jurisdiction

    • Critical Areas within the Shoreline Jurisdiction. Address policies and regulations for critical areas (e.g., wetlands, floodplains, geologic hazard areas, etc…) located within or in association with the shoreline jurisdiction.
  • Ch 8. Mitigation and No Net Loss

    • Mitigation and No Net Loss. Describes standards that shoreline uses and developments must meet to achieve the no net loss requirements of the Shoreline Management Act.
  • Ch 9. Shorelines of Statewide Significance

    • Shorelines of Statewide Significance.  Contains additional policies for shorelines of statewide significance that include marine waters and some rivers.


  • Exhibit A: Clallam County Shoreline Environmental Designation SED MAPS

    • Maps of the marine and freshwater shorelines and their proposed Shoreline Environmental Designation (SED) subject to the Draft SMP.  SED’s provide a framework for shoreline policies and regulations. See Chapter 2 for more information on each of the six types of proposed SED’s.  


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Content Updated January 27, 2015