SEPA is the abbreviation or acronym for the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapter 43.21C RCW. Enacted in 1971, it provides the framework for agencies to consider the environmental consequences of a proposal before taking action. It also gives agencies the ability to condition or deny a proposal due to identified likely significant adverse impacts. The Act is implemented through the SEPA Rules, Chapter 197-11 WAC.
A categorical exemption is a type of government action that is specifically designated as being exempt from SEPA compliance because it is unlikely to have a significant adverse environmental impact.
Certain proposals are exempt because they are of the size or type to be unlikely to cause a significant adverse environmental impact.
You may find the requirements and application process in the Spokane Valley Municipal Code (SVMC) 21.20
Listing files in 'State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist'
SEPA.doc - uploaded on 12/4/2017 3:29 PM
State Environmental Policy Act Checklist
SEPA.pdf - uploaded on 12/4/2017 3:29 PM
State Environment Policy Act Checklist
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