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Navigating SEPA - Module 2: Conducting the Review – Checklists, Threshold Determination, Public Notice, Review and Commenting, and Appeals

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Virtual (via Zoom)
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Module 2: Conducting the Review – Checklists, Threshold Determination, Public Notice, Review and Commenting,

and Appeals


The online State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) training series will be presented by Annie Szvetecz of the Washington State Department of Ecology. The four-session series is designed to provide participants with a general overview of the purpose of SEPA, the procedural requirements of the rules, and how SEPA can be used in decision-making. You can sign up for all four or just the modules that pertain to your work.


This session being held on April 15th, 2021, covers the basic environmental review and analysis process with a focus on SEPA for projects such as general development proposals, industrial projects, and infrastructure construction.  We’ll discuss the Environmental Checklist, supplemental information, significant impacts, threshold determination (DNS, MDNS, or DS).  We’ll also cover inter-agency distribution, public notice and the SEPA Register as well as tips on how to review and comment on other agencies’ documents.  The general SEPA appeal options will be addressed with time for question and answer about various agency-specific options. (2.5 AICP credits/CEP Points)


Additionally, we will host a separate tech check session where you can check your audio and visual connection and practice using the Zoom features that we will use during the module. This session is optional, however block your calendar for 8 - 8:30 AM or 3-3:30 PM on April 12th, 2021 if you plan to attend one of these tech sessions. 


Instructor

Fran Sant is a senior environmental planner for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She has been providing SEPA technical assistance and working on SEPA rulemaking since joining Ecology in 2012. Prior to joining Ecology Fran was with the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Assistance and Innovation.  


Washington State Department of Ecology 

 

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