Ecology Starts Review of Orting Shoreline Program (USA)
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on a proposed limited amendment to Orting’s shoreline master program, which was comprehensively updated in 2008.
The proposed amendment would allow for impacts to wetlands and buffers for construction of structures such as levees and dikes under limited circumstances and when consistent with an adopted Flood Hazard Management Plan. Any unavoidable impacts to wetlands would have to be mitigated, or offset.
Under Washington’s 1972 voter-approved Shoreline Management Act, Ecology must review and approve any proposed amendment to Orting’s shoreline program before it takes effect.
Ecology will accept public comment on Orting’s proposed amendment to their shoreline program through May 29.
Press Release, April 30, 2013