|Lacey's Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review & Update
Since the early 1970s, the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) has required that jurisdictions develop shoreline management programs for areas with significant shorelines.
Washington State, in partnership with Department of Ecology (DOE), requires cities with areas designated as “Shorelines of the State” update their Shoreline Master Program (SMP) in accordance with the Washington State Shoreline Management Act and the State Shoreline Master Programs Guidelines.
Lacey last updated its SMP in 2011 and other background documents including a Shoreline Restoration Plan and the Cumulative Impacts Analysis for Lacey’s Shorelines. Current documents are available in our document library.
The SMA requires that each SMP be reviewed and revised, if needed, on an eight-year schedule established by the State Legislature. This review ensures that the City’s SMP stays current with changes in State laws and rules, remains consistent with Lacey's Plan and regulations, and is responsive to changed circumstances, new information, and improved data. Starting in December 2019, Lacey will begin the periodic review of its SMP.
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