Environmental Technical Advisory Committee

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Applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, July 31.  Applicants must be available in August for interviews.  Terms begin September 1, 2020.  If you prefer a paper copy of the application, please email Executive Assistant Roz Lassoff at rlassoff@bainbridgewa.gov and staff will mail you a copy.

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Regular Meetings
Third Thursday of every month, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (unless otherwise noticed).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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ETAC Recommendation

ETAC Recommendation on LIDAR Proposal (PDF)

Established by

Ordinance Number 2014-25 (PDF)


2018 Annual Report & 2019 Work Plan


The Environmental Technical Advisory Committee (ETAC) shall consist of local expert who are qualified as an expert pursuant to WAC 365-195-905(4), as amended, in order to fulfill the purposes described in this section.

The seven committee members should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: wildlife management, fisheries management, geology, wetlands management, hydrology, forestry, and aquatic or terrestrial ecology.

The committee shall develop a pool of qualified experts in the various aspects of environmental science set forth above and shall consult with these experts on issues related to their field of expertise as appropriate and necessary. This pool of experts is to be used for consultation only and will not be compensated or considered members of the committee.

The committee is established for the following purposes:

  1. Serve as a technical advisory committee to the city council, city manager and planning department staff on environmental management issues; and
  2. Provide technical recommendations on habitat management plans pursuant to BIMC 16.20.060 as needed to support staff in their review of these plans when technical issues and questions arise; and
  3. Provide technical recommendations on environmental management standards for the City of Bainbridge Island Shoreline Management Master Program and Chapter 16.20 BIMC, Critical Areas.
  4. Conduct all items related to Chapter 16.20 BIMC, Critical Areas, consistent with the best available science sections (WAC 365-195-900 through 365-195-925) of the procedural criteria of the Growth Management Act; and
  5. Conduct all items related to the shorelines management master program consistent with the scientific and technical standards section (WAC 173-26-201(2)(a) of the procedural criteria of the Shoreline Management Act; and
  6. Report annually to the city council prior to the start of the budget process.