State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Projects

State Environmental Policy Act

The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was signed into law in 1971 in an effort to protect state lands, native animals, and local environments from impacts caused by proposed projects put forth by different applicants. SEPA measures and determines environmental impact and possible mitigation efforts of project proposals while also including public input on projects.

When receiving government funding for a project that will impact the surrounding environment and elements including water sources, forest areas, and air quality, you may be required to fill out the SEPA checklist to assess their project’s environmental impacts. SEPA affects homeowners, both large and small businesses, companies, and various agencies. The SEPA checklist is usually submitted along with a proposal of a given project and will help to determine whether a project is accepted or denied based on environmental impacts.

Current SEPA Actions

  • Public Comment Period: September 26, 2023  – October 10, 2023
    • Project located at 3227 S Portland St., Seattle, WA 98118 – SEPA Documents

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