On November 20, 2013, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) approved, with changes, the city of Bremerton (City) Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update. The comprehensive update revises the existing SMP, including the goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative process and definitions.
During its formal review process, Ecology conducted a public comment period and determined that some changes are required for the SMP to be consistent with the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58) and the SMP Guidelines (WAC 173-26).
To review Ecology’s documents related to the Bremerton’s SMP, please check Ecology’s website at:
On Ecology’s Website you will find the following documents:
- · Director of Ecology’s conditional approval letter
- · Attachment A: Findings and Conclusions
- · Attachment B: Required Changes
- · Attachment C: Recommended Changes
In order for the Bremerton SMP to go into effect, the City must send Ecology a written notice agreeing to the changes. The effective date of the SMP will be 14 days after the date of Ecology’s final action. If the City does not agree with the changes, it may submit an alternative proposal for Ecology review.
We sent this letter to you because your name is on an “interested party” mailing list, you commented on the draft SMP previously, or you indicated that you want to be notified of any actions concerning the city of Bremerton SMP.
If you have any questions about the SMP update, please contact me at Barbara.Nightingale@ecy.wa.gov or (425) 649-4309. If you would like a paper copy of Ecology’s documents, please contact Jackie Chandler at (360) 407-7291, persons with hearing loss can call 711 for Washington Relay Service, and person with speech disabilities can call 877-833-6341.
Dec 5, 2013