Appendix C - Additional Resources
Additional information about SEPA is available on Ecology's SEPA website. This information includes:
One important source of information for both agencies and the public is the SEPA Register. The SEPA Register contains a summary of each of the environmental documents sent to the Department of Ecology. Since all agencies within the state are required to send environmental documents to Ecology, the SEPA Register provides a single point for identifying proposals currently under review anywhere in the state. Someone interested in reviewing and possibly commenting on a particular proposal can call the lead agency and request a copy of the specific document.
The SEPA Rules require state and local agencies to send the following environmental documents to the Department of Ecology (WAC 197-11-508):
Although not required by the SEPA Rules, agencies are also encouraged to send DNSs with no comment period and other addenda for listing on the SEPA Register. Any federal documents issued under the National Environmental Policy (NEPA) that are sent to Ecology are also listed on the SEPA Register.
For more information on the SEPA Register.
Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation & Assistance
The Office of Regulatory Innovation & Assistance (ORIA) can:
ORIA also provides assistance for complex development projects that will require local, state, and federal permits. A regional assistance lead will help you through the process and make sure you get the permits you need. Contact a Regional Assistance Lead directly or contact ORIA at (800-917-0043 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information about ORIA is available at http://www.oria.wa.gov.
Department of Commerce
The Local Government Division of the Department of Commerce (Commerce) provides information and assistance on the Growth Management Act (GMA) and the Local Project Review Act. They have a number of documents available to assist counties and cities in complying with the GMA. These documents can be found on Commerce's web page: http://www.commerce.wa.gov (go to Services & Assistance).
Department of Natural Resources
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR’s) SEPA Center helps DNR decision makers comply with SEPA and conduct impact analysis that provides a record of likely negative environmental impacts. DNR makes decisions on projects or other actions on DNR-managed state lands and for activities regulated by DNR on other lands, such as forest practices and mining reclamation.
More Information visit DNR SEPA Center.
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