State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Code

First State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) is a process, not a permit or approval.

Our SEPA ordinance requires that we assess the environmental impacts of projects that meet certain criteria. The SEPA section of our Aberdeen Municipal Code (AMC) is based on the provisions of the State Environmental Policy Act in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

  1. SEPA Process

The SEPA process starts when the first permit application is submitted by the applicant. Applicants are encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting with the Community Development Department to discuss project details, permit requirements and the SEPA process, though it's not required.

  1. Size & Character of the Proposal
  1. Review Process
  1. Under SEPA
  1. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  1. Read the Code
  1. Proposed Changes