Chapter 18.120


18.120.010    Purpose of this part and adoption by reference.

18.120.020    Preparation of EIS—Additional considerations.

18.120.010 Purpose of this part and adoption by reference.

This section contains the rules for preparing environmental impact statements. The city adopts the following section of Chapter 197-11 WAC by reference, as supplemented by this section:

    WAC-197-11-400    Purpose of EIS.

    -402    General requirements.

    -405    EIS types.

    -406    EIS timing.

    -408    Scoping.

    -410    Expanded scoping. (Optional)

    -420    EIS preparation.

    -425    Style and size.

    -430    Format.

    -435    Cover letter or memo.

    -440    EIS contents.

    -442    Contents of EIS on nonproject proposals.

    -443    EIS contents when prior non-project EIS.

    -444    Elements of the environment.

    -448    Relationship of EIS to other considerations.

    -450    Cost-benefit analysis.

    -455    Issuance of DEIS.

    -460    Issuance of FEIS.

(Ord. 00-015 § 2 (part), 2000)

18.120.020 Preparation of EIS—Additional considerations.

A.    Preparation of draft and final EISs (DEIS and FEIS) and draft and final supplemental EISs (SEIS) is the responsibility of the city staff, the applicant or by a consultant selected by the city or the applicant under the direction of the responsible official. Before the city issues an EIS, the responsible official shall be satisfied that it complies with this title and Chapter 197-11 WAC.

B.    The DEIS and FEIS or draft and final SEIS shall be prepared by city staff, the applicant, or by a consultant selected by the city or the applicant. If the responsible official requires an EIS for a proposal and determines that someone other than the city will prepare the EIS, the responsible official shall notify the applicant immediately after completion of the threshold determination. The responsible official shall also notify the applicant of the city’s procedure for EIS preparation, including approval of the DEIS and FEIS prior to distribution.

C.    The city may require an applicant to provide information the city does not possess, including specific investigations. However, the applicant is not required to supply information that is not required under this title or that is being requested from another agency. (This does not apply to information the city may request under another ordinance or statute.) (Ord. 00-015 § 2 (part), 2000)