CITY OF SELAH
Notice of Environmental Review, Public Comment and Planning Commission Public Hearing
Notice of Application
Project Location: Citywide.
Project Applicant: City of Selah, Community Development & Planning
File Numbers: SEPA-2020-006
Date of Application: September 22, 2020
Date of Determination of Completeness: September 23, 2020
Amendment to the City of Selah’s Shoreline Master Program and Critical Area Ordinance to provide for periodic review of the City’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) under RCW 90.58.080(4) and Critical Area Ordinance Regulations (CAO). (See State Environmental Policy Act Checklist (SEPA) SEPA-2020-006, and City of Selah Draft SMP and CAO Amendment documents for further description and explanation online at: https://selahwa.gov/planning/shoreline-master-program-update/.)
This is to notify all the public and private agencies with jurisdiction and environmental expertise that the City of Selah Community Development and Planning Department has been established as the lead agency, pursuant to the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the above stated project. The City of Selah is presently inclined towards the issuance of a Determination of Non- Significance (DNS) on this project. WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project.
Comment due date: February 7, 2021.
REQUEST FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS
Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. There is a 30-day comment period for this review. All written comments received by February 7, 2021, will be considered prior to issuing the final threshold determination on this application.
NOTICE OF DECISION
A copy of the SEPA threshold determination will be mailed to the parties, agencies, and those who provided public comment after the end of the 30-day public comment period.
Open Record Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that a joint local/state public hearing is set for February 16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Selah City Council Chambers (Selah City Hall), before the City of Selah Planning Commission regarding consideration of the above described amendments. All interested persons may appear and provide testimony on the application. At the conclusion of the public hearing the Planning Commission will consider the matter and issue a recommendation to the City Council for approval, approval with conditions, or denial of the proposed amendments.
COVID-19 Hearing Notification
Interested parties, please be advised in accordance with the multiple proclamations by the Governor of the State of Washington,(in particular proclamation 20-28) guidance from the State Attorney General on the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, directives by the State Health Department and Yakima Health District regarding COVID-19, the above scheduled public hearing may be held by electronic and telephonic means via Zoom. Procedures for attendance of this closed record public hearing will be provided on the City of Selah Planning Commission’s website along with the Planning Commission meeting agenda ten days prior to the scheduled meeting (https://selahwa.gov/planning/planning-commission/).
The draft SMP and CAO Amendments and SEPA Checklist are on the City of Selah’s website at https://selahwa.gov/planning/shoreline-master-program-update/. The staff report will be available approximately one week before the hearing. Contact the Planning Department with project and/or procedural questions.
Dated this 4th day of January 2021.
Jeff Peters, Community Development Supervisor