SA2.2: Address barriers to improve shoreline implementation plans, policies, and regulations
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Address barriers to improve implementation plans, policies, and regulations
Desired Outcome - Improving the consistency, transparency, and coordination of regulatory decisions and increasing compliance monitoring and enforcement results in more effective shoreline protection and restoration.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Implement existing recommendations for regulatory effectiveness, monitoring and alignment from documents such as the TACT report
- Implement compliance monitoring and enforcement programs.
- Develop multi-agency partnerships to improve field review of projects before, during, and after construction.
- Design and implement monitoring protocols able to broadly assess the efficacy of recently updated Shoreline Management Plans at achieving no net loss.
- Conduct an internal evaluation of regulatory program implementation and effectiveness
- Develop or continue forums for regulatory agencies to share information.
- Local, state, and federal governments facilitate and support inter- and intra-agency communication and collaboration.
- Develop a restoration permitting process.
- Coordinate permit applications and reviews across regulatory agencies (when feasible).
- Develop programs that increase the opportunity for effective mitigation
- Engage local political actors in supporting regulatory enforcement and implementation.
- Provide data management support for local jurisdictions
- Describe how your project will use guidance from existing work (such as TACT report) or build upon successful pilot projects (such as TACT report checklists for permit review; King County WRIA 9 compliance monitoring project).
- Describe how effectiveness of the project will be measured.
- If proposing compliance monitoring, describe the specific compliance issues that will be evaluated and how this information will be used to improve regulatory implementation.
- Consider engaging existing policy advisory bodies to develop policy solutions and describe how this will be done.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.