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

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtual (via Zoom)
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Navigating SEPA 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 Fran Sant of the Washington State Department of Ecology. This training 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. 


This session will cover the basic environmental review and analysis process with a focus on SEPA for projects such as general development proposals, industrial projects, and infrastructure construction.  The course will include a discussion of the Environmental Checklist, supplemental information, significant impacts, threshold determination (DNS, MDNS, or DS).  The course will 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. You will be eligible for 2.5 AICP credits/CEP points for attending the entire session from 9 am - 11:30 am.


The SEPA trainings are offered in segments based on current demand. Participants can sign up for individual segments that are most relevant to their work. Please review our scheduled classes for a list of current offerings.


Please note that we created a recording of this training from spring 2021. The content planned for October 21 will be similar but include time for questions and answers.  


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.  


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