Shoreline Information



Okanogan County solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in code review and technical writing to perform the required periodic review of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) and, if necessary, draft updates to the SMP that is developed in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA), RCW 90.58 and it’s implementing rules, WAC 173-26, including the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines (SMP Guidelines). The qualifications of responding consultants will be considered for the following project scope of work.


The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of a periodic review and update of the SMP as noted above. The scope of work to be performed includes:

  1. Review the SMP to determine if revisions are needed.
    1. Review amendments to chapter 90.58 RCW and Ecology rules that have occurred since the Shoreline Master Program was last amended, and determine if local amendments are needed to maintain compliance.
    2. Review changes to the comprehensive plan and development regulations to determine if the Shoreline Master Program policies and regulations remain consistent with them. Document the consistency analysis to support proposed changes to the Shoreline Master Program or Findings of Adequacy. 
    3. Conduct additional analysis deemed necessary to address changing local circumstances, new information or improved data.
    4. Produce a periodic review checklist documenting consideration of statutory amendments, and internal consistence review.
  1. Draft revised SMP goals, policies and regulations, or prepare Finding of Adequacy.
    1. Prepare amended goals and policies or regulations identified through the review process. Use the checklist to identify where in the SMP changes are made to address applicable statutory or regulatory changes.
    2. Where the review concludes that no changes are necessary, prepare draft Findings of Adequacy
  1. Develop a Public Participation Plan
    1. Prepare and disseminate a public participation plan to invite and encourage public involvement in the SMP periodic review consistent with WAC 173-26-090. The public participation plan will include applicable local requirements such as planning commission review and formal hearing, as well as applicable state notice requirements.
    2. Prepare SEPA checklist according to WAC 197-11
  1. Conduct public participation activities
    1. Implement the public participation plan throughout the course of the SMP periodic review.
  1. Assemble final draft amendment or Findings of Adequacy
    1. Assemble a complete SMP Final Draft amendment in preparation for review and approval by the local jurisdictional governing body.
  1. Desired completion of scope of work by January 31, 2023.



Submittals should be limited to 10, 8.5 by 11 single-sided pages and must include the following information: Firm name, phone and fax numbers; Name of Principal-in-Charge.1)Key personnel to perform work; 2) Firm experience with same or similar projects; 3) Familiarity with relevant codes and standards; 4) Past performance/references; 5) Ability to meet schedule including projected timeline for completion of key steps.

Project is funded through a SMP grant with the Washington State Department of Ecology.  

OKANOGAN COUNTY encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned consultant firms to respond.  Please submit TEN copies of your Statement of Qualifications to: Pete Palmer, Director, Okanogan County Planning, 123 5th Ave. N. Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840 by April 14, 2022 not later than 5:00 PM.  No submittals will be accepted after that date and time.  Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Pete Palmer at (509) 422-7218 or  Persons with disabilities may call and request this information be prepared and supplied in alternate formats. 

The Recipient, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 23 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.