How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines

WA State Department of Ecology/The Padilla Bay NERR


Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:34 p.m. - 5:34 p.m. CST

Lacey, WA, United States

CM | 6.50

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This practical, hands-on class is intended for local government personnel and consultants engaged in shoreline permitting activities. The class will take an in-depth look at the permit process and consider both procedural and substantive shoreline management issues. The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) will be reviewed. A permitting exercise will give attendees the opportunity to apply information they learned in the morning presentation and discussion. Afternoon sessions will focus on permitting issues and case studies related to Shoreline Master Programs updated per WAC Guidelines. This class is appropriate for both beginners and more experienced planners.


Nicole Faghin

Nicole Faghin is a Coastal Management Specialist at Washington Sea Grant. She is a trained land use and environmental planner and lawyer specializing in waterfront planning issues. Nicole is a frequent lecturer for the Coastal Training Program and on the CTP Advisory Group. She has also taught courses at the ... Read More

Rick Mraz

Rick Mraz is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist who works as a wetlands and shoreline specialist with the Department of Ecology. He began his career in wetlands work in Lee County, Florida in 1987. He has worked as a field biologist and environmental planner with local, state and federal agencies ... Read More

Misty Blair

Misty Blair is a Shoreline Planner with the Washington State Department of Ecology. She currently works on Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Comprehensive Updates, SMP Limited Amendments, and provides technical assistance on SMP implementation for her local jurisdictions which include: King County, Bothell, Des Moines, Duvall, Kent, Mercer Island, Renton, Shoreline ... Read More

Peter Katich

Peter Katich is a Senior Planner for the City of Gig Harbor where he has managed the update of the City’s Shoreline Master Program in addition to working on a variety of current and long range planning projects. He was an Urban Planner for the City of Tacoma for ... Read More

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