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Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update

Dungeness Spit
Dungeness Spit
Elwha River
Elwha River
Bogachiel River
Bogachiel River

Final Ordinance 972- Shoreline Master Program (SMP)— Effective September 1, 2021

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Note: Many of our documents are in portable document format (PDF), and some are very large.



Periodic Review:

Finding of Adequacy passed per Resolution 12, 2022

Ecology will now begin the formal review process for determining whether your submittal is consistent with RCW 90.58 (Shoreline Management Act) and WAC 173-26, Part III (the SMP Guidelines). We are required to hold a 30-day public comment period. Before the 30-day public comment period we will advertise and notify interested parties about your submittal.

Ecology's Public Comment Period: March 14 to April 13, 2022, 5 p.m.




Public Input


Please provide comments on Clallam County’s Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review. Authority for the periodic review is based on Washington’s Shoreline Management Act (Ch. 90.58 RCW) and related rules.

The County has conducted a review and is proposing no changes by adoption of a Finding of Adequacy. The county’s SMP was comprehensively updated in 2021 and regulates shoreline use and development along approximately 131 miles of marine shoreline, 481 miles of river and creek shorelines, and six lakes totaling approximately 1,500 acres. County shorelines of statewide significance include the marine waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Pacific Ocean as well as the Bogachiel, Calawah, Elwha, Quillayute, and Sol Duc Rivers. Many additional county shorelines along local rivers, creeks, and lakes are also covered by the SMP.

Send comments to: Michelle McConnell, WA Dept. of Ecology, PO Box 47775, Olympia, WA 98504-7775, or by email to:

Comments due April 13, 2022, by 5 p.m.

Documents available for review at:

Questions: 360-407-6349. ADA accommodation: 360-407-6831, Relay Service 711, or TTY 877-833-6341.


Public Meetings

none proposed



SMP Presentations

Content Updated May 6, 2022