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New Clallam County SMP info

Preliminary Draft Shoreline Master Program(SMP) update document and 14 draft Shoreline Environmental Designation (SED)Maps on-line from the County’s SMP Update Web Pages at:

DirectLink to Web Page Containing Preliminary Draft SMP Document and SED maps:

You have the option to download the entire document or individual chapters separately. The 14 SED maps must be downloaded individually.  Opening the individual chapters and maps separately is recommended for those with a slower Internet connection. 

About the Preliminary Draft SMP. I emphasize that the Preliminary Draft SMP is a WORKINGDRAFT.  The format and organization of this draft differ from the existing SMP, but the content is similar overall. This version incorporates information from the existing SMP and proposes new policies and regulations intended to achieve the goals of the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58) and the community’s vision for shoreline management. Please refer to the Vision Report, the Final Consistency Review, Draft Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report, and other information on the County’s SMP web pages for a more complete understanding of the rationale behind the proposed SMP update. This is still a work in progress and there will likely be several revisions to this document before a new updated SMP is adopted. This document has not yet had a formal review by a technical editor, so there will likely be inconsistencies interminology, formatting and/or grammar/syntax that need to be corrected.Additional work will be needed to fully address the western part of the county,which drains to the Pacific Ocean (WRIA 20). Eventually, the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners will review the proposed SMP revisions and hold formal hearings to solicit public comment. Once the new SMP i s adopted, it must be approved by the State Department of Ecology before it can take effect. Your review will help improve and enhance the final version.

Written comments on the Preliminary Draft SMP document can be submitted in a variety of ways: 

Mail:                 Clallam County Department of Community Development,

223 E. 4th Street, Suite 5, Port Angeles, WA 98362.


Internet:           Enter comments inpublic comment box found on County SMP Internet Page at:

Fax:                  360– 417 – 2443

SteveGray, Deputy Director/Planning Manager
Clallam County Dept. of Community Development
223 East Fourth Street, Suite 5
Port Angeles, WA 98362-3015
Phone: (360)417-2520; Fax: (360)417-2443

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