|Date||Meeting||Agenda||Meeting Documents||Meeting Follow-up|
|01/08/20||Clean Water Commission Meeting||Agenda|
Email comments received 9/3/19-12/31/19
No public comments received
|11/12/19||Online Open House||
2020 Periodic Review
Oct. 25, 2019 CVTV Close Up Segment
Clark County is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA), RCW 90.58.080(4). The SMA requires each SMP be reviewed and revised, if needed, on an eight-year schedule established by the Legislature. The review ensures the SMP stays current with changes in laws and rules, remains consistent with other Clark County plans and regulations, and is responsive to changed circumstances, new information and improved data.
There will be public outreach and engagement throughout the process, including opportunities to comment on the proposed amendments, as detailed in the Public Participation Plan. The county collected informal feedback in fall 2019 through community outreach activities and has developed a revised draft proposal for public review in early 2020. A public comment period on the revised draft is being held January 28 – February 27, 2020. A joint hearing with the Clark County Planning Commission and Department of Ecology will follow on March 19, 2020.
Updated information about the periodic review, including schedules and opportunities for involvement will be posted on this page.
Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Review Public Comment Period
Clark County and the Washington Dept. of Ecology (Ecology) are accepting comments on the periodic review of the county’s shoreline master program under RCW 90.58.080(4). The county has prepared draft SMP amendments to be consistent with state law, county plans and regulations, and other changed local circumstances.
Public comment will be accepted from January 28, 2020 to February 27, 2020 at 5 pm.
Proposal for review:
- Exhibit 1: Summary of Proposed Changes
- Exhibit 2: Comprehensive Plan Chapter 13 Shoreline Master Program Amendments
- Exhibit 3: Comprehensive Plan Appendix B Figures Amendments
- Exhibit 4: Comprehensive Plan Appendix H Clark County Legislative History Amendments
- Exhibit 5: Clark County Code Chapter 40.460 Amendments
- Exhibit 6: Proposed New Shoreline Designation Map
- Exhibit 7: Proposed New Shoreline Designation Mapbook (close-up version of Exhibit 6)
- Exhibit 8: Map that highlights proposed areas of change on the map
- Exhibit 9: Department of Ecology periodic review checklist
- Exhibit 10: Critical Areas Ordinance reference sheet
- Exhibit 11: Memo on map amendment near Columbia and Lewis River confluence
- Exhibit 12: Wetland delineation report for site near Columbia and Lewis River confluence
- Exhibit 13: OHWM determination report for site near Columbia and Lewis River confluence
- Exhibit 14: Memo on map amendment near Shanghai Creek
- Exhibit 15: Current Shoreline Designation Map
How to Comment
You can comment on the Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review project in the following ways:
- Email: email@example.com
- Online: online comment form (coming soon)
- Mail: Community Planning, PO Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
What happens after the public comment period?
- Comments will first be reviewed and discussed by county staff and the Planning Commission
- The Planning Commission will take additional public testimony on the draft proposal during a joint public hearing with the Dept. of Ecology on March 19, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin St, Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98666.
- Public comments and the county’s response to comments will be shared with Ecology and County Council for additional review
- The Clark County Council will take additional public testimony at a public hearing in late spring/early summer and make a decision on the proposal in 2020.
The project is scheduled to run from fall 2019 until mid-summer 2020. Click here for a detailed project timeline.
To receive updates and notifications, please register for project updates and click on "Shoreline Master Program."