Shoreline Master Program

2020-21 Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review

The City of Port Angeles 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 City plans and regulations, and is responsive to changed circumstances, new information and improved data.

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For more information on the public process, please click on the link above. If you have any questions about the Shoreline Master Program or the periodic review please contact Planning Staff at:

ced@cityofpa.us or call (360)417-4752

Up Next: Planning Commission Deliberation of Amended Changes - April 14, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

The City  prepared a response to comments and determined minor changes to be made. Public comments and the City's responses will be shared with Ecology. The Planning Commission will deliberate on the amendments on April 14, 2021 and whether to recommend approval of the amendments so that Ecology can take the next step, which is to evaluate the draft changes for "initial determination of consistency." After the Planning Commission makes its final decision, staff will send its findings to Ecology for approval and legislative action by City Council.

To attend the virtual meeting visit the City's dedicated webpage here: https://www.cityofpa.us/984/Live-Virtual-Meetings

Planning Commission Staff Report
Appendix A: Draft Periodic Review Checklist and Gap Analysis
Appendix B:  Joint Review Public Comment and City Response 
Appendix C: Draft PAMC Chapter 15.08 Amendments
Appendix D: Draft Shoreline Master Program Amendments and Appendices (A and B)
Appendix E: SEPA DNS and Annotated SEPA Checklist

City of Port Angeles and Department of Ecology SMP Periodic Review Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

The City of Port Angeles and Washington Department of Ecology collected comments on the Port Angeles Shoreline Master Program (SMP) periodic review. The joint local/state public comment period ran from March 1 through March 30 at 5 p.m.  The City has prepared draft amendments to the SMP text and maps and to PAMC 15.08 for public review.. The draft amendments are available below. The comment period has now closed.

A joint virtual public hearing was held with the Planning Commission on March 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm.
Click Here to watch the public hearing recording 



Documents Available During Joint Public Review & Comment 


Shoreline Master Program (SMP) & Resources

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Roles & Responsibilities

The City of Port Angeles is responsible for updates to the SMP in compliance with Washington State guidelines (WAC 173-26) as well as adherence to the terms of the contract with DOE for receipt of grant funds. This includes conducting and documenting public involvement throughout the SMP update process, (WAC 173-26-201 (3)(b)(i); WAC 173-26-090 and 100; WAC 173-26-251 (3)(a)), including communication with state agencies and affected Indian tribes (WAC 173-26-201 (3)(b)(ii) and (iii); WAC 173-26-100(3); WAC 173-26-251(3)(a)).

For more information about Department of Ecology Shoreline Master Programs, please visit their website.