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Navigating SEPA - Module 3: Conducting an Environmental Impact Statement Process

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Virtual (via Zoom)
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Module 3: Conducting an Environmental Impact Statement Process 


The online State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) training series will be presented by 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.


In this introductory session being held on April 20th, 2021, we will cover the statutory overview and purpose of the Act as well as when it is required for agency decision-making.  It will cover agency roles and responsibilities – including the designation of the SEPA lead agency.  This session also addresses SEPA exemptions and a discussion of when there are exceptions to those exemptions.

(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 19th, 2021 if you plan to attend one of these tech sessions.


Instructor

Diane Butorac is a senior environmental planner for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She has been Ecology’s project manager for multiple Environmental Impact Statements. Diane holds a MS in Environmental Science, a Certificate as a Project Management Professional, and a Certificate in Wetland Science and Management.


Washington State Department of Ecology 

 

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