Shoreline Stabilization CR-102 Rule Proposal and WAC Text

WDFW proposes to amend WAC 220-660-370 Bank Protection. The agency’s purpose for this rule amendment is to implement Substitute Senate Bill 5273 (SSB 5273), passed by the legislature in 2021. Rule changes will:

  • Specify that replacement of residential marine shoreline stabilization must utilize the least impacting technically feasible alternative for the protection of fish life;
  • Identify alternatives from most to least preferred;
  • Specify that a site assessment and alternatives analysis report prepared by a qualified professional is required as part of an application for a Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) permit for this type of project;
  • Identify mandatory report elements; and
  • Establish procedures for emergency and expedited shoreline stabilization permits.

You can find Additional information by visiting the Shoreline Stabilization HPA rule making page.

Question title

Please provide your comments on the proposed rule changes.

Closed for Comments
CR-101 preproposal comments

CR-102 rule proposal comment period

The Comment period ends on October 31, 2022

Please note:  All comments received by WDFW are part of the public record and are made available for public viewing - so please do not include private information in the text of your comments. Comments are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56