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Shoreline Master Program

Chelan County and its Cities developed and adopted Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs) in 1975 for the purpose of “focusing comprehensive, coordinated planning attention at the critical land-water interface”. That SMP was developed over 40 years ago and since then much has changed along Chelan County shorelines. In addition, knowledge of best development and conservation practices has evolved. There have also been changes in State laws and rules. This SMP has been prepared to meet the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58), the implementing State rules codified as Chapter 173-26 and Chapter 173- 27 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) “State Master Program Approval/Amendment Procedures and Master Program Guidelines” that were revised in 2011, and other applicable local, state, and federal laws. The SMP is developed locally, but must meet the Shoreline Management Act and implementing State rules, and is subject to approval by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) before it can be implemented. 

Shoreline Master Program Code with Appendices

SMP User Guide January 2022

 

NEW:  Chelan County Board of Commissioners passed the periodic update to the Chelan County Shoreline Master Plan on June 8, 2021.  Washington Department of Ecology has completed their review and with its concurrence, the updated program goes into effect Sept. 30, 2021.

 

Posted: 02/20/2015 11:22 AM
Last Updated: 02/14/2022 03:32 PM

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