Chapter 14.16


14.16.010    Purpose of this chapter and adoption by reference.

14.16.020    Preparation of EIS—Additional considerations.

14.16.030    Additional elements to be covered in EIS.

14.16.010 Purpose of this chapter and adoption by reference.

This chapter contains the rules for preparing environmental impact statements. The city adopts by reference the following sections of Chapter 197-11 of the Washington Administrative Code, as now existing or as hereafter amended, as supplemented by this part:

WAC    197-11-400    Purpose of EIS.

197-11-402    General requirements.

197-11-405    EIS types.

197-11-406    EIS timing.

197-11-408    Scoping.

197-11-410    Expanded scoping. (Optional)

197-11-420    EIS preparation.

197-11-425    Style and size.

197-11-430    Format.

197-11-435    Cover letter or memo.

197-11-440    EIS contents.

197-11-442    Contents of EIS on nonproject proposals.

197-11-443    EIS contents when prior nonproject EIS.

197-11-444    Elements of the environment.

197-11-448    Relationship of EIS to other considerations.

197-11-450    Cost-benefit analysis.

197-11-455    Issuance of DEIS.

197-11-460    Issuance of FEIS.

(Ord. 98-567 § 3.1, 1998)

14.16.020 Preparation of EIS—Additional considerations.

A.    Before the city issues an EIS, the responsible official shall be satisfied that it complies with this title and WAC 197-11.

B.    The draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or draft and final supplemental environmental impact statement (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. 98-567 § 3.2, 1998)

14.16.030 Additional elements to be covered in EIS.

The following additional elements are part of the environment for the purpose of EIS content, but do not add to the criteria for threshold determinations or perform any other function or purpose under this title:

A.    Economy;

B.    Social policy analysis;

C.    Cost-benefit analysis.

(Ord. 98-567 § 3.3, 1998)