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2019 Work Plan: Develoment Regulation Update

Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update


Project Description Anticipated
SEPA Process
Completion Date Status
SMP Periodic Review Cycle TBD
TBD Ongoing



The Island County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) was originally approved and adopted on June 26, 1976. The County’s SMP has been amended several times since its initial adoption, including updates in 1985, 1992 and 2001. Island County adopted its most recent Comprehensive Update to the SMP in January 2016, after a five-year update process. Subsequent periodic reviews of SMPs are required by the State to be conducted every 8 years. Island County’s deadline for our next periodic review of the SMP is June of 2020.


Scope of Work

Staff has identified the following tasks that will be completed with the SMP Periodic Review:

  • Staff initiated revisions, based on customer feedback and staff identified areas for improvement.
  • Changes to address Amendments to State Law, Rules, and Guidelines
  • Corrections to Shoreline mapping
  • Changes to address Sea Level Rise


Deliverables ​Document Link
Scoping Scope of Work                   
Public Engagement 
Public Participation Plan
Shoreline Master Program Update 2019-2020 Timeline
Department of Commerce  
Draft Element 
Final SMP Element

Staff Contact

Project Updates

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