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1) Encourages reasonable and appropriate development of shorelines with an emphasis on water dependent uses, which when developed are consistent with the control of pollution and prevention of damage to the natural environment, such as docks, marinas, and recreational facilities, or industries and commercial uses that require a shoreline location and support economic development; and,
2) Protects the natural resources and character of the shorelines, the land, vegetation, wildlife, water, and aquatic life within shoreline environment; and,
3) Promotes public access and provides opportunities to enjoy the aesthetic qualities of the natural shorelines and recreational activities in shoreline areas.
This periodic update will focus on:• Reviewing relevant legislative updates since 2013 and incorporating any applicable amendments; and• Ensuring consistency with recently adopted regulations for critical areas and flood hazard areas.
This periodic update will NOT:• Re-evaluate the ecological baseline that was established as part of the 2013 comprehensive update;• Extensively assess no net loss criteria other than to ensure that proposed amendments do not result in degradation of the baseline condition; or• Change shoreline jurisdiction or environment designations.
• New or expanded structures, such as houses, sheds, and decks;• New or expanded in-water and over-water structures, such as docks, buoys, and boat launches;• Land development and alteration, such as clearing, grading, dredging, or filling; and• Other activities along the shorelines, including restoration (e.g., riparian planting, bank stabilization), trail construction, and public access.