Shoreline Master Program

2020-21 Shoreline Master Program Periodic Update

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 update please contact Planning Staff at ced@cityofpa.us or call (360)417-4752

Shoreline Virtual Open House

Below is a presentation meant to act as a virtual open house that will orient you to the SMP Periodic Update Process. The video introduces the purpose of the Shoreline Master Program and the changes that are being recommended by City Staff and the City's consultant, The Watershed Company. All current update documents can also be found below. To provide public comment on the proposed update, please send an email with the heading "SMP Periodic Update Public Comment" to ced@cityofpa.us or mail your comment to: City of Port Angeles, c/o SMP Update, 321 East 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.  

The City is committed to providing multiple opportunities for public participation throughout the process. To integrate comments into the final SMP document for consideration during the Joint Review process, comments must be provided prior to January 2021 . To integrate comments into the final SMP document for consideration during the Joint Review process, comments must be provided prior to January 2021.

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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.