On behalf of the state interagency team, Department of Ecology is releasing the Draft Marine Spatial Plan for Washington’s Pacific Coast for review and comment by interested parties, agencies, and tribes. The comment period runs through December 12, 2017. The draft plan provides information on ocean uses and resources and a framework for evaluating proposed new ocean uses on Washington’s Pacific Coast.
A Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluates the effects of the management actions contained in the draft plan and is also available for review and comment. This review process helps decision makers and the public understand the specific actions in the draft plan and how they would affect people and the environment.
On the MSP projects and resources web page, you can download and view the draft documents. You can also download individual chapters and review supporting documents.
For an overview on the draft Marine Spatial Plan, review the Fact sheet: Draft Marine Spatial Plan
You may provide comments on the Draft Marine Spatial Plan online by December 12, 2017 or in person at one of our public meetings. Visit the MSP calendar for information on upcoming public meetings and comment opportunities.