Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1974 NO. 23 >

If a surface mining operation for which a state permit has been issued under chapter 64, Laws of 1970, constitutes a "development" as defined in § 3 of the shoreline management act of 1971 (RCW 90.58.030) and is inconsistent with the properly formulated master program for the use of shorelines within the city in which it is occurring, as developed in accordance with RCW 90.58.080, such surface mining operation will be prohibited by RCW 90.58.140 if undertaken on those shorelines.