Shoreline Master Program

2020-21 Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review

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 review please contact Planning Staff at:

ced@cityofpa.us or call (360)417-4752

City of Port Angeles and Department of Ecology SMP Periodic Review Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

The City of Port Angeles and Washington Department of Ecology are seeking comments on the Port Angeles Shoreline Master Program (SMP) periodic review. The joint local/state public comment period will run from March 1 through March 30 at 5 p.m.  The City has prepared draft amendments to the SMP text and maps and to PAMC 15.08 for public review.. The draft amendments are available below. Please provide any comments to the email above.

A joint virtual public hearing will be held with the Planning Commission on March 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm. Click Here to access the virtual public hearing.

Next Steps

The City will prepare a response to comments and determine if changes are needed. Public comments and the City's responses will be shared with Ecology -  there is no need to submit duplicate comments. After the City makes its final decision, it will send its findings to Ecology for approval.

Documents Available for Public Review & Comment 


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.