Department of Ecology Review of Kitsap County SMP Update

The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) held a formal Hearing on the Kitsap County SMP Update on June 20, 2013.

Kitsap Alliance Testimony to DOE on Kitsap County SMP Update

DOE has established a Kitsap County SMP Update website to handle comments. DOE will take testimony (written or oral) comments until July 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

Submit written comments and questions to:

Joe Burcar
Washington State Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98008
(425) 649-7145

Then they will bundle those comments and send them back for Kitsap County to address each and every one. Then DCD will forward their responses back to DOE. DOE in turn will prepared the summary of the comments and make a decision. Their decision options are:

  1.  Approve as submitted
  2. Approve but require the local jurisdiction to consider changes DOE thinks should be made. In this instance the SMP does not go into effect until the changes are adopted as per DOE’s advice. Then if the County obliges the SMP becomes effective 14 days later.
  3. Deny the SMP.

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