PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
The department of ecology withdraws WSR 08-16-117 filed August 5, 2008, WAC 173-26-070(2) Adoption of shoreline master programs by rule -- Department action.
Ecology is required by statute to adopt updated shoreline master programs (SMPs) for local governments who do not meet time limits set forth in RCW 90.58.080. Ecology started this rule-making because Spokane County's locally adopted SMP update was past due. Since that time, the county worked in close collaboration with ecology and interested parties to make necessary changes to their SMP. On January 8, 2013, ecology formally approved the Spokane County SMP, which completed the required comprehensive SMP update process. Therefore, rule making is no longer necessary.
Shorelands and Environmental