Compliance Review of Mooring Buoys in the Salmon Bay Waterway
In 2017, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) identified the Salmon Bay Waterway as a high priority for addressing unauthorized uses of state-owned aquatic lands that may result in harm to the environment or property, or impede navigation.
Currently, approximately 14 unauthorized mooring buoys appear to be located within the Salmon Bay Waterway on state-owned aquatic land. DNR plans to conduct a compliance review of the mooring buoys in the Salmon Bay Waterway during July and August of 2018. DNR will place notification tags on buoys that appear to be unauthorized on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
If your mooring buoy is tagged, please contact Lalena Amiotte in the Aquatic Resources Division at 360-902-1152 or via email. DNR requests that unauthorized mooring buoy owners either remove their unauthorized buoy(s) or complete and submit a Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application (JARPA) to DNR requesting authorization within 30 days of being tagged. Please contact DNR if your mooring bouy is tagged and you are unable to remove your unauthorized buoy or submit a JARPA within the 30 day period.
DNR will begin arranging for removal and disposal of any unauthorized mooring buoys which do not have a pending JARPA application 60 days after being tagged. We encourage unauthorized mooring buoy owners in Salmon Bay to contact DNR as soon as possible to avoid potential compliance actions.