Index

Pages of the SEPA Handbook that contain discussion of the following topics are listed below, as well as references to portions of the WAC. Underlined WAC citations indicate where a term is defined within the SEPA Rules.

action: 5, 7, 10-15, 30, 34, 37, 44-46, 55-57, 82, 100, 102, 104, 108-110, 120-124, 127-131; WAC 197-11-310, 680, 704, 799

exempt, see "categorical exemptions"

GMA, 30, 66-77; WAC 197-11-220

non-project, (also see GMA action) 37-38, 44, 55-57, 98, 107, 118, 127; WAC 197-11-774

planned, see "planned action"

related actions, 10-11, 13, 55, 128; WAC 197-11-060

restrictions on agency taking action, 26, 28, 113; WAC 197-11-060

underlying government action, 98-100, 117-118, 131; WAC 197-11-680, 799

addendum: 26-28, 53, 67, 70, 107, 112-113, 125; WAC 197-11-625,

format of final EIS, 51-52, 115-116; WAC 197-11-560

adequacy: 27, 129, 132

adoption of environmental documents: 7, 25-27, 67, 107, 112, 133

form, 141-142; WAC 197-11-965

agency:

adopted SEPA ordinances, 1-2, 6, 13, 22, 31, 62-63, 101-102; WAC 197-11-900 to 918

alternatives: 4, 6, 12, 36-48, 50, 53, 55-57, 69, 114-116, 120-121, 127-129; WAC 197-11-440, 786

for GMA actions, 89, 119-121

no-action, 41, 46, 115, 121; WAC 197-11-440

preferred, 46-47

appeals: 2-3, 18, 76-77, 81-83, 89, 71, 73-74, 97-102, 117-118, 123-132; WAC 197-11-680

appendices: 43, 52; WAC 197-11-440

assumption of lead agency status: 18-19, 87, 125; WAC 197-11-440

beneficial impacts:

discussion in EIS, 46, 48; WAC 197-11-440

consideration in threshold determination, 23; WAC 197-11-330

built environment: 22, 41, 64, 108; WAC 197-11-444, 718

categorical exemption: 2-3, 5, 7, 10, 12-15, 78, 101, 103, 107-109, 124, 131; WAC 197-11-305, 720, 800 to 890

exceptions to, 2-3, 10, 12-15, 103, 107-109, 124; WAC 197-11-305

flexible thresholds, 13-14, 102-103, 108-109; WAC 197-11-800

checklist: 3, 6-7, 19-24, 26-27, 30-32, 56, 67, 70, 77, 84-85, 73-74, 124, 135-139; WAC 197-11-100, 315, 742

form; WAC 197-11-960

circulation of SEPA documents:

addenda, 8, 26, 28; WAC 197-11-625

DNS, 8, 26, 30-31, 112-113; WAC 197-11-340

draft EIS, 8, 49-50, 53-54; WAC 197-11-455

DS/Scoping Notice, 8, 40; WAC 197-11-360

final EIS, 8, 52-54; WAC 197-11-460

mitigated DNS, 8, 30; WAC 197-11-340

NOA with optional DNS, 8, 85; WAC 197-11-355

optional DNS, 8, 30, 85; WAC 197-11-355

supplemental EIS, 8, 53; WAC 197-11-620

DNS: see "determination of nonsignificance"

DS/Scoping: see "determination of significance"

combining documents:

NEPA/SEPA, 18, 93; WAC 197-11-640

NOA with DS/Scoping, 8, 40, 82, 84; WAC 197-11-230, 408, 640

with adoption notice, 8, 26, 141-142; WAC 197-11-340, 630

with decision document, 62

with nonproject document (includes GMA), 57, 65-70, 118-120; WAC 197-11-228 to 235, 640

with notice of withdrawal, 42

combining public notice: 32-33; WAC 197-11-640

commenting: 58-61; WAC 197-11-500, Part 5

effect of not, 58; WAC 197-11-545

specificity of, 61; WAC 197-11-530

considering comments on:

consultation, 22-23

DNS, 22, 34-35, 114

DS/Scoping notice, 22, 41-42, 84

EIS, 22, 38, 50-53

NOA, 82- 84, 85

conditioning proposals: see "mitigation, applying"

consistency: 9, 65-66, 78- 80, 84, 86- 91, 75

consultations: 19, 21, 24; WAC 197-11-912

content of environmental review: WAC 197-11-060

cost/benefit analysis: 48; WAC 197-11-450, 726

costs and fees:

for copy of SEPA documents, 50, 52, 140; WAC 197-11-504

for preparation of EIS, 72; WAC 197-11-420,

cover letter: 43, 57; WAC 197-11-430

critical areas: 4, 12-14, 24, 44, 56, 58, 88, 90- 91, 102-103, 108-109, 121; WAC 197-11-908

cumulative impacts: 12, 47, 55, 64, 69, 72, 119, 125; WAC 197-11-060, 752

decision, timing of: WAC 197-11-070

for integrated GMA documents, 8, 68, 120; WAC 197-11-230

under phased review, 11-12; WAC 197-11-055, 060, 070

with adoption, 8, 26; WAC 197-11-630

with DNS, 8, 30, 34; WAC 197-11-340

with an EIS, 8, 26, 37, 54; WAC 197-11-460

definitions: WAC 197-11-700 to 799

DEIS, see "draft EIS"

determination of completeness: 77- 78, 80, 83-84, 86

determination of nonsignificance (DNS): WAC 197-11-734

criteria for, 22-24, 29, 34, 42, 70, 111-113, 125-126; WAC 197-11-340

form; WAC 197-11-970

issuing, 8, 29-33, 87, 116; WAC 197-11-340

determination of significance (DS): WAC 197-11-734

criteria for, 22-24, 36, 42, 112-114, 125-126; WAC 197-11-360

form, WAC 197-11-980

issuing, 8, 39-40; WAC 197-11-360

determination, making a threshold

criteria for, 22-24, 29, 34-36, 42, 70, 111-114, 125-126; WAC 197-11-330

effect of, WAC 197-11-390

timing, 8, 40; WAC 197-11-390

DNS, see "determination of nonsignificance"

draft EIS: see also "environmental impact statement"

circulation of, 8, 49-50; WAC 197-11-455

response to comments on, 50-54, 129; WAC 197-11-560

use of existing documents to satisfy, 25-26, 53; WAC 197-11-600

use of NEPA documents to satisfy, 18, 25-27, 93; WAC 197-11-610

DS: see "determination of significance"

EIS: see environmental impact statement

enforcement of mitigation measures: 101

environment, elements of:

built and natural, 22, 41, 108; WAC 197-11-444

environmental checklist: see "checklist"

environmental impact statement:

charging for, 50, 52; WAC 197-11-420, 504

circulation of,

draft, 8, 49-50; WAC 197-11-455

final, 8, 52-54; WAC 197-11-460

commenting on, 60-61; Part 5

contents of, 42-52, 57; WAC 197-11-060, 080, 440; 442, 443

format, 42-52, 68-70; WAC 197-11-235, 430

nonproject, 37-38, 57, 69-70; WAC 197-11-442

optional sections, 48; WAC 197-11-440

purpose, 43; WAC 197-11-400

response to comments on the draft EIS, 50-54, 129; WAC 197-11-560

size and style, 42-43, 115-116; WAC 197-11-425

summary, 48; WAC 197-11-440

supplemental, 53-54; WAC 197-11-600, 620

timing, 49-51; WAC 197-11-406

use in decision making, 50; WAC 197-11-655

who prepares, 43; WAC 197-11-420

environmentally sensitive areas: see "critical areas"

exemption: see "categorical exemption"

existing environment:

addressing in EIS, 47; WAC 197-11-440

existing environmental documents:

addenda, 8, 25, 26- 28; WAC 197-11-625

adoption, 8, 25-27; WAC 197-11-630

incorporation by reference, 25, 27; WAC 197-11-635

supplemental EIS, 25, 53-54; WAC 197-11-620

when and how to use, 25-28; WAC 197-11-600

use of NEPA documents, 25-26; WAC 197-11-610

expanded scoping: 38, 40, 67, 115; WAC 197-11-410, 793

expertise, agency with: 10, 21-22, 26, 85; WAC 197-11-714, 920

fact sheet: 43, 52, 57, 69-70, 108, 120, 140; WAC 197-11-430

FEIS: see "final EIS" and "environmental impact statement"

final EIS: see also "environmental impact statement"

content of, 50-52; WAC 197-11-560

response to comments on draft, 50-51; WAC 197-11-560

format, EIS: 42-52, 68-70; WAC 197-11-430

hearings: see "public hearings"

historic and cultural preservation: 15; WAC 197-11-800

impacts:

to be considered in threshold determination, 19-24; WAC 197-11-330

to be considered in EIS, 40-41, 47-48; WAC 197-11-440

mitigation of

at threshold determination, 3, 29-30, 113-114, 125-126, 139; WAC 197-11-350

described in EIS, 47-48; WAC 197-11-440

required by decisionmaker, 62-63, 101, 130-131; WAC 197-11-660

incorporation by reference: WAC 197-11-754

when to, 25, 27, 92-93, 112, 129; WAC 197-11-600

procedures for, 27, 129; WAC 197-11-635

integrated project review process: 59, 76- 91

joint lead agency: 17-18, 105, 107; WAC 197-11-944

jurisdiction, agency with: 17-19, 30, 44, 54, 85, 87, 103, 110-111, 114-115; WAC 197-11-714

lead agency:

assumption of, 18-19, 54, 87; WAC 197-11-948

notice of (form), WAC 197-11-985

determination, 16-17; WAC 197-11-924 to 938

disputes, resolution of, 16; WAC 197-11-946

interagency agreements, 17-18; WAC 197-11-942, 944

joint, 17-18, 105, 107; WAC 197-11-944

notification of (form), 137

responsibilities of, 6, 16-18, 20, 23, 25-31, 34-35, 39-42, 43, 49-52, 87, 105, 107, 110-111, 113, 133; WAC 197-11-050

transfer to state agency, 18; WAC 197-11-940

license: WAC 197-11-760

local agency: WAC 197-11-762

Local Project Review Act: 4, 70, 76-91, 98-99, 103-104, 135

major action: WAC 197-11-764

meetings, public: 31, 39-40, 60, 115, 140; WAC 197-11-535

mitigated DNS: 3, 29-30, 113, 125-126, 139; WAC 197-11-350, 766

mitigation: WAC 197-11-764

identifying, 2, 6-7, 19, 21-22, 36, 47-48, 59-61, 66, 78, 83- 84, 87, 113

in DNS, 29-30; WAC 197-11-350

in EIS, 47-48; WAC 197-11-440

substantive authority and 2-3, 6-7, 22, 24, 29, 36-37, 47, 58, 62-63, 69, 82, 87, 89- 91, 75, 97-98, 105, 115-116, 130-131; WAC 197-11-660

Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA): 4, 94-96; WAC 197-11-250 to 268

MTCA: see "Model Toxics Control Act"

natural environment: 1, 22, 41, 64, 108; WAC 197-11-440, 770

natural resource: 1, 2, 37; WAC 197-11-440

NEPA: 92-93; WAC 197-11-772

combined documents, SEPA, 18, 93; WAC 197-11-640

use of NEPA documents, 25-27, 93; WAC 197-11-610

no-action alternative: 41, 46, 115, 121; WAC 197-11-440

nonproject actions: 2, 10, 37-38, 44, 55-58, 64-70, 76- 77, 98, 104, 107, 118-121, 127-128; WAC 197-11-442, 704, 774

notice of action (taken) (NAT): 100, 117-118; WAC 197-11-680

form; WAC 197-11-990

notice of application: 8, 19, 40, 59, 77, 80- 87, 104, 114,WAC 197-11-355

notice of decision: 19, 77- 78, 83- 84

official notice, for appeals: WAC 197-11-680

ongoing actions, application of SEPA Rules to: WAC 197-11-916

optional DNS process: 29, 83-87; WAC 197-11-340, 355

permit: WAC 197-11-760

petitions to change exemptions: WAC 197-11-890

phased review: 11-12, 15, 107-108, 128-129; WAC 197-11-060, 776

planned action: 10, 21, 25, 28, 70-75; WAC 197-11-164, 172

policies, SEPA: (also see "procedures, SEPA") 1-2, 6, 36, 50, 62-63, 116, 128, 101-102, 130-131; WAC 197-11-902

probable: WAC 197-11-782

procedures, SEPA: (also see "policies, SEPA") 2-3, 14, 16, 22, 31, 43, 85, 97-98, 101-102; WAC 197-11-904, 906, 918

project actions: WAC 197-11-704

proposal: WAC 197-11-055, 060, 784

public hearings: 31, 39, 60, 81, 83, 86, 97-99, 140; WAC 197-11-502, 535

public notice: 2, 8, 26, 30-34, 38-40, 42, 49, 71, 101, 112-113; WAC 197-11-510

of proposed amendments to SEPA Rules; WAC 197-11-890

SEPA Register and; WAC 197-11-508, 510

Register, SEPA: i, 30, 133-134; WAC 197-11-508

response to comments:

on DNS, 34-35; WAC 197-11-340

on EIS, 50-53; WAC 197-11-560

on DS/Scoping, 41; WAC 197-11-408

responsible official: 16, 23-24, 34, 101, 111, 113, 125; WAC 197-11-788

designation of; WAC 197-11-910

review period:

DNS, 8, 30- 31; WAC 197-11-340

draft EIS, 8, 49-50; WAC 197-11-560

DS/scoping notice, 8, 40; WAC 197-11-408

rulemaking, application of SEPA to: WAC 197-11-055

scope: WAC 197-11-792

of EIS, 41; WAC 197-11-408, 792

of proposal, 10-11; WAC 197-11-060

scoping: 38-41, 67; WAC 197-11-408, 750

expanded, 40, 67; WAC 197-11-410, 750

notice required, 8, 40; WAC 197-11-360

form of notice; WAC 197-11-980

segmenting: see "phased review"

SEPA policies: 1-2, 6, 36, 50, 62-63, 101-102, 116, 128, 130-131; WAC 197-11-902

SEPA procedures, agency: 2-3, 14, 16, 22, 31, 43, 85, 97-98, 101-102; WAC 197-11-906, 918

SEPA Register: i, 30, 133-134; WAC 197-11-508

shoreline master programs: WAC 197-11-440

significant: WAC 197-11-794

size and style of EISs: 42-43, 115-116; WAC 197-11-425

socioeconomic: WAC 197-11-448

optional inclusion in EIS, 48; WAC 197-11-440

state agency: WAC 197-11-796

substantive authority: 2-3, 6-7, 22, 24, 29, 36-37, 47, 59, 62-63, 69, 82, 87, 89- 91, 75, 97-99, 101, 105, 115-116, 130-131; WAC 197-11-660

summary of EIS: 48; WAC 197-11-440

supplemental EIS: 53-54

procedures for; WAC 197-11-620

when prior nonproject EIS; WAC 197-11-443

when required; WAC 197-11-405, 600

timing:

of EIS; WAC 197-11-406

of final EIS preparation, 51; WAC 197-11-460

of final decision; WAC 197-11-070

when DNS, 30, 34; WAC 197-11-340

when EIS, 8, 54; WAC 197-11-460

of the SEPA process, 11-12, 19, 66-68, 76- 77, 79, 82- 87; WAC 197-11-055

agency responsibility to establish; WAC 197-11-055

of threshold determination, 19, 83; WAC 197-11-310

threshold determination: 22-24; WAC 197-11-797, Part 3

criteria; WAC 197-11-330

information needed to make; WAC 197-11-080, 100

timing, 19; WAC 197-11-390

use of checklist, 19-21; WAC 197-11-330

when required, WAC 197-11-310

toxic materials: WAC 197-11-440, 444

urban environment: WAC 197-11-444

urban quality: WAC 197-11-440

waiting period, for decision on action:

after DNS, 30, 34; WAC 197-11-340, 390

after final EIS, 8; WAC 197-11-055, 460

 

 

 

 

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