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Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update

The Shoreline Master Program regulates land use and development within 200 feet from rivers, lakes, streams, and marine shores. Shorelines in Clallam County are protected by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and by the Clallam County SMP.

Clallam County SMP Update Preliminary Working Draft Document & Shoreline Environmental Designation (SED) Maps

The preliminary working draft update of the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP), and draft Shoreline Environmental Designation maps are linked bellow. The full draft SMP document is linked, as well as the individual chapters. Maps are listed individually and by region.

Clallam County SMP Update Preliminary Working Draft:

This is a preliminary draft of the proposed revisions to the County's Shoreline Master Program (Title 35 of the Clallam County Code).  The County's SMP was adopted in 1976 and last updated in 1992.  This preliminary draft is intended for review by the County staff, the SMP Advisory Committee and other interested parties.  The format and organization of this draft differ from the existing SMP, but the content is similar overall.  This version incorporates information from the existing SMP and proposes new policies and regulations intended to achieve the goals of the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58) and the community's vision for shoreline management.  Please refer to the Vision Report, the Final Consistency Review, the Inventory and Characterization Report, and the SMP Summary Comparison Matrix for a more complete understanding of the rationale behind the proposed SMP update.  This is still a work in progress and there will likely be several revisions to this document before a new updated SMP is adopted.  This document has not yet had a formal review by a technical editor, so there will likely be inconsistencies in terminology, formatting and/or grammar/syntax that need to be corrected.  Additional work will be needed to fully address the western part of the county, which drains to the Pacific Ocean (WRIA 20).  Eventually, the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners will review the proposed SMP revisions and hold formal hearings to solicit public comment.  Once the new SMP is adopted, it must be approved by the State Department of Ecology before it can take effect.  Your review will help improve and enhance the final version.

Introduction to the Preliminary Draft Clallam County SMP

Entire draft SMP Update Document (3MB)

Clallam County draft SMP separated by chapter:

Shoreline Environmental Designation (SED) Maps:

Clallam County SED Maps by Region:

For the draft Forks/WRIA 20 Shoreline Environmental Designation (SED) Maps, click NEW link above.

Maps for the WRIA 20 area include shorelines of the state on the Sol Duc; Bogachiel; Calawah; Dickey; and southwest area river systems that drain into the Pacific Ocean.

See additional SMP reports, maps, and documents for additional SMP reports, maps, and documents for Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 20.


Content Updated Month Day, 2012.

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