Pursuant to the SEPA rules, (WAC 197-11-508), Ecology is responsible for maintaining procedures for how agencies provide documents to be entered in our database and published daily on the statewide SEPA Register. Lead agencies are responsible for submitting the documents “promptly” and in accordance to our established procedures.
Ecology now requires that all SEPA document submittals for the Register are
received in an electronic format. Currently we are only able to accept these
documents via e-mail or computer disc. Unfortunately SEPA Register submittals
cannot contain only a notification with a weblink to the documents because of
the distribution requirements in the SEPA rules and the transitory nature of
websites (but we’re happy to include the website location in the database
Any document that is not a SEPA or NEPA document or notice – please do not
send the “SEPA Unit” any non-SEPA permit or program-related notices.
Prior to the official day of document issuance –please anticipate the time it will take for Ecology to receive the SEPA documents.
Ecology does not provide notification to the lead agency that a document has
been posted on the Register. The SEPA Register gets updated every midnight and
lead agencies can check the SEPA Register at
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/separ/Register/ShowRegisterTable.aspx to ensure
the document was correctly listed on the Register.
Washington State Department of Ecology
PO Box 47703
Olympia WA 98504-7703
Questions on document submittal or technical assistance may be submitted to the SEPA Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 407-6922.