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Shoreland Zoning Rule Changes Scheduled for Public Hearing

Individuals will have an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to NR 115, which sets forth guidelines for county shoreland zoning ordinances, at a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment on September 10th. The Department of Natural Resources has been reviewing and revising these regulations that affect properties along lakes and streams since 2005.

In response to concerns I heard from a number of residents in the 10th Senate District, I had urged the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment to hold a hearing on these changes. The proposed rule will have far-reaching effects on private property and holding a public hearing will enable those affected to share with Committee members how the rule will personally impact them. For more information on the hearing or how to submit testimony, please contact my office.