Development Applications & Notices

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

Applicant(s): Town of Friday Harbor, P.O. Box 219. Friday Harbor, WA 98250


Project Name: 2019 CAO Periodic Update 

 

Location of ProposalAreas within Town of Friday Harbor limits 

 

Description of Proposal: The non-project action is amending the 1997 Critical Area Ordinance for compliance with State required changes through the 2019 Periodic Update. 

 

Documents Available: The SEPA Environmental Checklist and background information are available via the Town’s website: http://www.fridayharbor.org/2346/Development-Applications-Notices 


Agency File Number:  SEP#318 

Lead Agency: Town of Friday Harbor

Agency Contact: Ryan Ericsonryane@fridayharbor.org, 360-378-2810 ext. 231 


SEPA DecisionThe Town of Friday Harbor has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.  The determination was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency.   An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2).  The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days.  Comments must be submitted to the Agency Contact no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 21, 2021.


Responsible Official: Ryan Ericson, Community Development Director


Address: 60 Second Street

PO Box 219

Friday Harbor WA 98250


Appeal ProcessAn appeal of this decision may be filed in writing with the Town of Friday Harbor in accordance with Friday Harbor Municipal Code 18.04.210; no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 5, 2021. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections. 

Draft 2019 CAO Periodic Update - Strikeout/Underline Version

The strikeout/underline version (link above) contains comments on why amendments are proposed.

Draft 2019 CAO Periodic Update - Clean Version with Color Coding

The clean version (link above) contains color coding as follows: 

  • existing language = black
  • new language = red
  • moved language from another title or within the document = green

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A REQUEST FOR COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS, AND/OR AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR’S CRITICAL AREAS ORDINANCE & SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM PERIODIC UPDATES

Pursuant to RCW 36.70A and WAC 173-26-104 the Town is required to solicit early public and agency feedback to the proposed 2021 Periodic Updates of the 1997 Critical Areas Ordinance and 2015 Shoreline Master Program, respectively.  Subsequent to the comment period, the Planning Commission will review the comments, suggestions, and/or proposed amendments in their entirety. 

The comment period closes March 5, 2021.  There will be future opportunities to comment.

Following work sessions and required public hearings, the Planning Commission will forward their recommendations to the Friday Harbor Town Council for consideration and subsequent action.

All comments, suggestions, and/or proposed amendments should be in writing and submitted to the Town of Friday Harbor’s Community Development Department by hand delivery, mail, or email.  Town of Friday Harbor, Community Development Department, 60 Second Street (hand delivery), P.O. Box 219, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (mail), or email: ryane@fridayharbor.org.

  1. Ryan Ericson

    Community Development & Planning Director

  2. Carol Holman

    Zoning Coordinator