Contact:Jacob LambertCommunications SpecialistJacob.Lambert@snoco.org425-262-2059
Everett, Wash., November 2, 2021 – Snohomish County is accepting comments on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update as required by the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The comment period is open through November 30, 2021.
The purpose of the SEPA scoping phase is to ask the community, agencies, and tribes about the environmental review topics, alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be explored in the County’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The SEPA scoping notice can be accessed in:
Additionally, a storymap webpage with more information and resources about the SEPA scoping process and the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update more broadly is available at https://bit.ly/SnoCo-SEPA-Scope.
As part of the SEPA scoping phase, the County will also be hosting two virtual public meetings in November via Zoom. Participants will be able to learn more about the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update, the EIS process, upcoming milestones, and have opportunities to comment on key issues and concerns. Information on how to join these meetings appears below:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Zoom Webinar Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81847973286 | Dial In: (253) 215 8782 or (301) 715 8592, Webinar ID: 818 4797 3286
Monday, November 15, 2021 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Zoom Webinar Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81881286133 | Dial In: (253) 215 8782 or (301) 715 8592, Webinar ID: 818 8128 6133
By state law, the Comprehensive Plan must be updated periodically, and the next deadline for completion is June of 2024. The SEPA scoping phase is an early step in a multi-year effort to gather public input to inform this long-range planning project that guides the county’s growth for a 20-year time period.
The Snohomish County Department of Planning and Development Services provides development and permit application review, building inspections, long range planning, code enforcement and houses the county Fire Marshal’s office. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Planning and Development Services, visit https://snohomishcountywa.gov/201.