The County Council Office submitted a SEPA Checklist on 8/12/2016 in accordance with Whatcom County Code 16.08.090, which states “. . . For county proposals, the department initiating the proposal shall complete the environmental checklist for that proposal.” A threshold determination (determination of non-significance (DNS), mitigated DNS, or determination of significance requiring an EIS) has not yet been issued. It is anticipated that the responsible official will issue such a determination in October or November, following the SEPA public hearing and consideration of information submitted during the review process. The SEPA file is SEP2016-00091.
The Draft and Final EIS for the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update are available here.