An ordinance of the city council of the city of Nooksack, Washtington, adopting a
comprehensive update to the City of Nooksack Shoreline Management Master Program
subject to final approval by the Washington State Department of Ecology.
The City of Nooksack is undertaking a required Periodic Review of the City’s Shoreline
Management Master Program (SMP). This Review is required by the state Shoreline Management
Act, RCW 90.58. This page contains information regarding the Periodic Review process,
opportunities for public participation during the Review, pubic notifications, draft SMP
amendments, and contact information for City staff.
Public Participation Plan
The City has developed a Public Participation Plan, which can be accessed here. The Plan
summarizes the City’s public participation goals, outlines the general steps included in the
Periodic Review process, and provides contact information for those interested in the Review
An early step in the Periodic Review process is to establish the initial scope of the Review.
The initial Scoping Notice can be accessed here. Interested parties should submit comments,
concerns and/or suggested issues to be addressed through the Review by January 15, 2021. Input
may be submitted in writing to Nooksack City Hall or by e-mail to
The results of the Scoping process will be presented to the City Council at the council meeting
to be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Contact Nooksack City Hall at (360) 966-2531 to receive
information regarding remote access to the city council meeting.
The following is a general timeline for the Periodic Review process, including anticipated
public participation opportunities:
Initial Notification regarding Periodic Review
Preparation of Draft SMP Amendments
February through April 2021
Public Review Period
April through June, 2021
Draft SMP Amendments and Public Comment Period
As of April 7, 2021, draft amendments to the Nooksack SMP are available for review and
comment. The above date marks the beginning of the 60-day public review period required by
the Growth Management Act. Comments regarding the proposed SMP amendments are being accepted
through June 7, 2021.
The Nooksack City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed amendments
to the SMP on June 7, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Nooksack City Hall. Any party may submit
written or oral testimony at the hearing. Interested parties should contact City Hall or the
City website to receive information regarding in-person and remote access to the city council
Interested parties can learn about the process and where to find information, and submit comments, by contacting the Project Manager for this project:
Rollin Harper, City Planner
103 W. Madison Street>
Nooksack, WA 98276
Phone: (360) 733-6033