WSR 97-09-048

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

[Filed April 16, 1997, 1:00 p.m.]

COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED ON CATEGORICAL EXEMPTIONS

(CR-101 Filing Number: WSR 97-03-130)


The Department of Ecology (ecology) announces that the comment period on categorical exemptions in the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) rules, previously ending on April 30, 1997, has been extended. Comment letters will now be accepted through Friday, June 13, 1997.

Comment letters must address certain specific points. These points are outlined in a handout that can be obtained from ecology's home page (http://www.wa.gov/ecology/cp/sepa/e-review.html) or by contacting Tasha Myers at (360) 407-6924 or by e-mail (sepaunit@ecy.wa.gov).

Categorical exemptions are specific categories of projects that are deemed to have no significant adverse impacts upon the environment, and are thus exempt from the SEPA process. The list of existing categorical exemptions (WAC 197-11-800 through 197-11-875) has not been comprehensively reviewed since 1984. If you have any questions, contact Neil Aaland at (360) 407-7045 or by e-mail at naal461@ecy.wa.gov.

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