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800- (2013-533 Oct. 16) SEPA Exemptions Code Amendment 2013-1

(2013-533 Oct. 16)

SEPA Exemptions Code Amendment 2013-1

Notice of Code Amendment and public hearing is given: A legislative action has been prepared by the Okanogan County Planning Department at the direction of the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners. The action amends Okanogan County Code 14.04 “Environmental Policy” which modifies the County’s “Flexible thresholds for categorical exemptions (OCC 14.04.100)” raising the exempt levels consistent with a recent modification to Washington States SEPA Rules as they pertain to categorical exemptions (WAC 197-11-800). Categorical exemptions are a list of specific types of projects which are exempt from SEPA threshold determination and EIS requirements. Provisions of OCC 14.04 are administered within unincorporated areas of Okanogan County. For this legislative action, the SEPA Responsible Official issued a Categorical Exemption in accordance with WAC 197-11-305. Adoption of SEPA procedures is exempt from SEPA review (WAC 197-11-800 (19) and WAC 197-11-904 (5)). There is no administrative appeal period for this SEPA determination. Comments regarding this legislative action must be submitted in writing or attend the public hearing. The Okanogan County Planning Commission scheduled a public hearing on October 28, 2013 at 7pm. The hearing is located in the Virginia Grainger Commissioners Hearing Room in Okanogan, WA. Information is available at the Office of Planning and Development. Direct questions and comments to: Ben Rough, Senior Planner, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7122.

Published by the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

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