2017 4th Quarter


State Environmental Policy Act - SEPA

  • A Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) may be issued if it is found that any significant environmental impacts from a proposal are already addressed by existing codes.
  • A Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) may be issued if there are significant environmental impacts requiring mitigation not already addressed by existing codes.  Any mitigating conditions become conditions of project approval through substantive authority.
  • A Determination of Significance (DS) will be issued if it is found that a proposal will have probable significant adverse environmental impacts that cannot be mitigated.  Issuance of a DS requires an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to be prepared.


The cases are listed in chronological order by issuance date, with the most current date at the top.

Case Number         Project/Address     Type of Distribution Issuance Date Comment 
Period Ends
SEP2017-00104 County-wide DNS 10/16/2017 10/30/2017
    Checklist T 22 Procedures    
    Packet for SEPA Hearing Examiner    
    Packet for SEPA Commerce    
SEP2017-00108 50xx block of Reese Hill
Road (Anderson Lake Road)
DNS 10/13/2017 10/27/2017
SEP2017-00105 Side channel of Middle Fork
of Nooksack River at Mosquito
Lake Road Bridge
DNS 10/13/2017 10/27/2017
SEP2017-00101 664 E. Smith Road DNS 10/13/2017 10/27/2017
SEP2017-00093 2335 Northshore Road DNS 10/13/2017 10/27/2017
SEP2017-00098 '0' Unick Road DNS 10/06/2017 10/20/2017
SEP2017-00103 Between Mt. Baker 
and Rutsatz Road
Optional DNS 10/06/2017 11/05/2017
SEP2017-00090 '0' Pacific Highway DNS 10/05/2017 10/19/2017
SEP2016-00018 '0' Balfour Valley Lane MDNS 10/05/2017 10/19/2017
SEP2016-00121 4895 Birch Bay Lynden Optional MDNS 10/03/2017 10/17/2017