Change in Review Authority Proposed for Westport’s Shoreline Program

Westport’s proposed program amendment and related documents are available for review at:

Ecology may approve Westport’s shoreline program amendment as written, reject it or direct Westport to modify specific parts. Once approved by Ecology, Westport’s amended shoreline program will become part of the overall state shoreline master program.

This amendment is not part of the city’s comprehensive shoreline master program update, which all of Washington’s more than 260 cities, towns and counties with shorelines must complete. Westport is scheduled to receive grant funding to begin its comprehensive update in July 2013. Ecology adopted new guidelines in 2003 that call for comprehensive updates and establish basic requirements for updating local shoreline master programs.