Department of Ecology seeks input on environmental rule change

December 4, 2012

By Staff

The state Department of Ecology is collecting public input on a proposed rule to give local governments, including Issaquah and King County, more flexibility for small construction projects.

The draft rule change to the State Environmental Policy Act aims to allow local governments more leeway to exempt minor construction projects from review under the law, such as small-scale residential housing developments, as well as certain agricultural, commercial office and school buildings.

The proposal also aims to simplify the checklist required under the law.

Residents can email comments to Or, mail comments to Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47703, Olympia, WA 98504-7600. Contact Fran Sant at or 360-407-6932 with specific questions about the draft rule change.

The public comment period is open through Dec. 11.

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One Response to “Department of Ecology seeks input on environmental rule change”

  1. Matt Bernau on December 4th, 2012 6:29 pm

    There is no such thing as ‘small-residential project.’ Uphold the rule, or abolish the rule, exceptions to the rule renders the rule meaningless.

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