In 2011, the Legislature passed SSB 5192 which amended the SMA to put back in the "date of filing" language that was previously in the statute, and to remove the date of receipt language, which was added in 2010. SSB 5192 also changed the notice and appeal provisions for amendments to local shoreline master programs.
On October 11, 2013, the Shorelines Hearings Board adopted amended rules to comply with this statutory change. See WSR 13-21-068 and OTS-5467. The amended rules will be effective Nov. 12, 2013.
October 11, 2013 Minutes of Special Meeting