Jefferson County SMP – Latest Update

Status of Final Adoption – From the Jefferson County Department of Community Development

After much consideration and additional public input, the Board and Ecology have agreed on proposed provisions to regulate finfish aquaculture. Ecology’s September approval concludes the County’s formal response to the State’s required and recommended changes. Staff is working to prepare the final SMP document and it’s adopting ordinance and a resolution for the supplemental technical documents. The Board is anticipated to take formal action to adopt the new SMP with supporting documents in mid-November. The County will then submit the new SMP to Ecology for final adoption and anticipates the new program will be in effect by mid-December 2013.

2 Responses

  1. What in the heck does this action taken by the board mean? The article doesn’t explain anything. What are the “proposed provisions”?

    • Sorry Chuck. The article was referring to a series of provisions for allowing net pens. These are the conditions needed to allow them. The current draft of the SMP has a list of them. I’ll see if I can find them and add them here, but you might go online if you need information quickly, and see if Michelle has posted them.

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