Event Title

Permitting jurisdictions and applications for marine shores of Salish Sea in Washington State

Presentation Abstract

For private property owners, permitting shoreline projects is often seen as a complicated, time consuming, expensive (and even scary) task which, under the worst of circumstances, requires more effort than the actual project construction itself. These issues can lead to private property owners pursuing unpermitted shoreline modifications resulting in ecosystem degradation and running the risk of incurring substantial expenses from fines and/or later requirements to properly permit or undo the project. Prior to beginning a project, it is important to understand the qualities of the parcel of land involved. Depending on the site’s characteristics, certain types of project impacts will or will not be allowed, and certain agencies will be involved in the decision-making process. Contracting with professional consultants in the areas of geology/geomorphology, coastal engineering, and biological sciences can provide more detailed information to guide landowners through the kinds of permitting requirements a project may face, as well as recommend project designs that will accomplish the property owner's goals of restoration or protection. Because each local county or city jurisdiction in the Salish Sea varies in its permit requirements, interpretations of state law, and permit approval process, there is not a single, easy road map to approval. This poster provides an overview of many common applications and jurisdictions that landowners may encounter while attempting to permit a project. This includes permits at the federal, state, and local level.

Session Title

Posters: Transboundary Management & Policy

Conference Track

SSE18: Posters

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE18-123

Start Date

5-4-2018 11:30 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 1:30 PM

Type of Presentation

Poster

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. For more information about rights or obtaining copies of this resource, please contact University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9103, USA (360-650-7534; heritage.resources@wwu.edu) and refer to the collection name and identifier. Any materials cited must be attributed to the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Records, University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

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Language

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Permitting jurisdictions and applications for marine shores of Salish Sea in Washington State

For private property owners, permitting shoreline projects is often seen as a complicated, time consuming, expensive (and even scary) task which, under the worst of circumstances, requires more effort than the actual project construction itself. These issues can lead to private property owners pursuing unpermitted shoreline modifications resulting in ecosystem degradation and running the risk of incurring substantial expenses from fines and/or later requirements to properly permit or undo the project. Prior to beginning a project, it is important to understand the qualities of the parcel of land involved. Depending on the site’s characteristics, certain types of project impacts will or will not be allowed, and certain agencies will be involved in the decision-making process. Contracting with professional consultants in the areas of geology/geomorphology, coastal engineering, and biological sciences can provide more detailed information to guide landowners through the kinds of permitting requirements a project may face, as well as recommend project designs that will accomplish the property owner's goals of restoration or protection. Because each local county or city jurisdiction in the Salish Sea varies in its permit requirements, interpretations of state law, and permit approval process, there is not a single, easy road map to approval. This poster provides an overview of many common applications and jurisdictions that landowners may encounter while attempting to permit a project. This includes permits at the federal, state, and local level.