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  1. Washington’s Shoreline Management Act and Shoreline Master Program Updates City of Fife Special Planning Commission Meeting May 19, 2019

  2. Presentation goals • Provide an overview of the state’s approach to shoreline management. • Describe Phase 3 process - Tasks 3.1 through 3.5 • Question/Comment period regarding the Draft SMP Document

  3. Shoreline Management Act Passed by the Legislature in 1971; voter approved through public referendum (statewide vote) in 1972. Three basic policies: • Protect the environmental resources of state shorelines. • Promote public access and enjoyment opportunities. • Give priority to uses that require a shoreline location.

  4. Shoreline Master Program • Carries out the policies of the Shoreline Management Act at the local level. • Must be consistent with the policy and provisions of the SMA and the shoreline master program guidelines (WAC 173-26, Part III) – Most recent version of the guidelines effective on 3/14/11. • SMP update schedule is defined by the SMA – For example, SMP updated for Pierce County and all cities within its boundaries are due by 2011.

  5. Shoreline Master Program Planning Process Phase 1: Identify Shoreline Jurisdiction and Public Participation Plan Phase 2: Shoreline Inventory, Analysis and Characterization Phase 3: Environment Designation, Policy and Regulation Development, and Cumulative Impact Analysis Phase 4: Restoration Plan and Re-visit Phase 3 products Phase 5: Local Adoption Phase 6: State Adoption

  6. Where we are today • Phase 3 • Tasks 3.1 through 3.5 • 3.1 – Conduct Community Visioning Process • 3.2 – General Goals, Policies, and Regulations • 3.3 – Develop Environmental Designations • 3.4 – Develop policies, regulations, and standards for shoreline uses and modifications • 3.5 – Develop administrative provisions • Future Task 3.6 : Cumulative Impacts Analysis • Future Task 3.5 : How Phase 3 complies with Guidelines

  7. Shoreline Environmental Designations • 5 Total • Conservancy • Levee • Shoreline Residential • Urban • Aquatic

  8. Shoreline Environmental Designations

  9. Shoreline Environmental Designations Shoreline Residential Page 23 & 43 Conservancy Page 20 & 43 Urban Page 24 & 43 Aquatic Page 27 & 43

  10. Shoreline Environmental Designations Levee Page 26 & 43 Wetlands are in Conservancy Environment

  11. Bulk Regulations • Height, Impervious Surface, and Shoreline Setback. Max Height 30 feet typically Too Tall Good

  12. Land Use Policies • Historic Preservation • Artifacts • Public Access • Public use • Conservation • Wetlands, habitat, etc. • Structural Flood Hazard Reduction Measures • (Dikes, Levees)

  13. Critical Areas Ordinance • Incorporated in Appendix B • Portions of the CAO that are inconsistent with the SMA (e.g. Reasonable Use Exceptions, Variances, etc.) are removed from the SMP version

  14. Next Steps • Task 3.6 - Cumulative Impacts Analysis • Task 3.7 - Submittal Checklist • Phase 4: Restoration Plan

  15. Discussion