SEPA – State Environmental Policy Act

The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) process identifies and analyzes environmental impacts associated with governmental decisions. These decisions may be related to issuing permits for private projects, constructing public facilities, or adopting regulations, policies, and plans.

The SEPA review process helps agency decision-makers, applicants, and the public understand how the entire proposal will affect the environment. SEPA can be used to modify or deny a proposal to avoid, reduce, or compensate for probable impacts. We oversee the rules and guidance for the state and we provide technical assistance to agencies, applicants, and citizens as they participate in the SEPA review process. We also serve as the SEPA lead or co-lead agency for some proposals.

 

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CITY OF SELAH NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

Application: On May 9, 2019, the City of Selah Planning Department received a Class (1) Land Use Application, and State Environmental Checklist from Garner & Garner Construction, LLC to construct a new 6,000 sq. ft. church building on .90 acres with 53 parking stalls in the General Business, (B-2) zoning district.

Project Address: 497 N. Wenas Rd., Selah, WA  98942

Tax Parcel Number: 181436-21438:

Zoning District of Subject Property: General Business, (B-2): SEPA-2019-006

File Numbers: CL1#2019-008, & SEPA#2019-006: The applications were determined complete for processing on May 15, 2019. The decision on this application will be made within one-hundred twenty days of the determination of complete application.: Approvals, Actions and Required Studies: Class (1) Use Review.

Environmental Review: The City of Selah is the lead agency for this proposal under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The City has reviewed the proposal for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS). The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposal. Mitigation measures being considered include requirement of a dust control plan, and shielded lighting. The proposal may include mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. After all comments have been received and considered, a threshold determination will be made without an additional comment period. Comments received by 5:00 PM May 31, 2019, will be considered in making the determination. A copy will be sent to those who comment or may be obtained upon request. The determination will have specific appeal information and may be appealed within five business days of issuance.

Request for Written Comments on the Proposal: Written comments concerning the proposed Class 1 Use application and Environmental Checklist will be accepted during the public comment period that ends at 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019. You may mail your comments to Selah Planning Department, 222 So. Rushmore Road, Selah, WA 98942, send them by fax to (509) 698-7372 or by e-mail to jeff.peters@selahwa.gov.  Reference File Number SEPA#2019-006 or “Stone Church” in your correspondence.:

Application information including the SEPA Environmental Checklist and maps detailing the proposal are available during regular business hours at the Planning Department at 222 South Rushmore Road, Selah, Washington 98942 and online at https://selahwa.gov/planning/sepa/. Contact the Planning Department with project, procedural or environmental questions:

Dated this 15th day of May 2019: /s/ Jeff Peters, Community Development Supervisor

 

 

 

 

CITY OF SELAH NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW:

 

Application: On May 1, 2019, the City of Selah Community Development Department prepared a State Environmental Policy Act Checklist for the construction of new storm water systems and related improvements near Selah High School and Carlon Park. The project will reduce illicit storm drain discharges and install pretreatment retrofit structures to provide water quality treatment for storm water to existing noncompliant storm drains which has an outfall that drains into the Taylor Ditch.: Project Location: Vicinity of Selah High School and Carlon Park.
Tax Parcel Numbers: 18143622001, 18143621004, and 18143621004:
Complete Application: May 2, 2019:
File Number: SEPA-2019-005:
Approvals, Actions and Required Studies: Environmental Determination
Environmental Review: The City of Selah is the lead agency for this proposal under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The City has reviewed the proposal for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS). The process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days. After all comments have been received and considered, a threshold determination will be made. Comments received by 5:00 P.M. May 20, 2019, will be considered in making the determination. A copy will be sent to those who comment or may be obtained upon request. The determination will have specific appeal information and may be appealed within five business days of issuance.
A copy of the SEPA Checklist and plans are available on the City of Selah’s website at:  https://selahwa.gov/planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2019/05/Taylor-Ditch-SEPA.pdf &https://selahwa.gov/planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2019/05/Taylor-Ditch-Plans-For-SEPA-2019-005.pdf: Dated this 2nd day of May 2019: Jeff Peters, City Planner, Community Development Supervisor