(OLYMPIA) – The Washington Department of Ecology has adopted changes to the State Environmental Policy Act rules.
The changes will make SEPA rules work better for local governments and their communities while considering environmental protection needs.
The changes come after months of working in partnership with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) advisory committee. The advisory committee was formed as a result of state legislation passed in 2012. Committee members represented cities, counties, the business community, environmental groups, agriculture, state agencies, cultural resources and tribes.
SEPA rule changes are available on Ecology’s website.