Kitsap County Shoreline Master Plan Comment Period and SEPA Review are closing next week

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Kitsap County


Kitsap County

Department of Community Development/DCD

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Now Is The Time To Submit Your Comments and Questions
Thank you to everyone who reviewed the proposed amendments to Kitsap County's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) or participated in one of our engagement opportunities since early February. Please use the information below to share your comments and questions with the County before the SMP comment period closes next week.

Submit Public Comment
Kitsap County and the Washington Department of Ecology are accepting public comments on the draft SMP amendments under RCW 90.58.080(4). The proposed draft amendments keep the SMP current with changes in state laws and rules, changes in other County plans and regulations, and provide clarifications to improve the usability and functionality of the SMP. The public comment period will close next Wednesday, March 3, at 5 p.m.

How to Submit Comments

SEPA Review
The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review process is a Washington State requirement to ensure state and local governments consider the environmental impacts of proposals before taking action. A SEPA Environmental Checklist is used to determine whether the environmental impacts of proposed amendments are significant. A Determination of Nonsignificance for proposed code amendments related to Kitsap County’s Shoreline Master Program periodic review has been issued under WAC 197-11-340(2). The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days. The SEPA Review comment period will close next Thursday, March 4, at 5 p.m.

How To Submit SEPA Comments
Direct comments and questions related to the SEPA review must be submitted to Steve Heacock, Kitsap County SEPA Coordinator, by March 4, 2021.

Other Ways to Engage

Request a Consultation
In addition to monthly project meetings, virtual consultations are also being offered throughout the SMP review process for interested community groups, department advisory groups, local associations, minority and low-income community organizations, groups of young Kitsap County residents, property owners directly impacted by SMP legislation, and environmental interest groups. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation please contact County staff by email at or by phone at 360-337-5777.

Stay informed
SUBSCRIBE NOW to ensure you receive future digital announcements regarding the Shoreline Master Program periodic review process. To learn more about Kitsap County’s Shoreline Master Program and other opportunities to engage, check out the SMP periodic review website.

Contact information
We encourage you to reach out to our team throughout the process.
For questions please contact:

Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech, Planner
Department of Community Development
(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap1)

Mailing Address
614 Division Street - MS36 Port Orchard, WA 98366

Media Contact: Eugenie Jones-Laughridge

NOTE: Kitsap County is committed to providing accommodations to people with disabilities per the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and actively working to make online resources accessible to the visually impaired. Individuals who require accommodations should contact the ADA Coordinator at (360) 337-5777 (voice).

Kitsap County government exists to protect and promote the safety, health and welfare of our citizens in an efficient, accessible and effective manner.

The mission of the Department of Community Development is to foster the development of quality, affordable, structurally safe and environmentally sound communities.