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Title 478 WAC – University of Washington


Chapter 478–324 WAC: Rules and Regulations for the University of Washington Implementation of the State Environmental Policy Act

WAC 478–324–045: SEPA advisory committee responsibility.


(1) The responsible official shall consult with the committee as follows:

  (a) After completion of an environmental checklist but before threshold determination.

  (b) Prior to the responsible official's reconsideration of the threshold determination if substantive comments have been received regarding the DNS.

  (c) Prior to the responsible official issuing a mitigated DNS.

  (d) Prior to the issuance of a scoping notice.

  (e) Prior to the publication of any draft EIS.

  (f) Prior to the publication of any final EIS.

(2) Committee review of scoping notice, DNS, and mitigated DNS may occur without a formal meeting.

(3) The university shall give the committee notice of public hearings on the environmental impact of a proposal.

(4) The committee's recommendations shall be advisory and shall not relieve the responsible officials of their responsibilities as established by these procedures.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and University of Washington Board of Regents Standing Orders, Chapter 1, Section 2. 10-23-039, § 478-324-045, filed 11/10/10, effective 12/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and 43.21C.120. 03-12-007, § 478-324-045, filed 5/22/03, effective 6/22/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21C.120. 00-04-039, § 478-324-045, filed 1/25/00, effective 2/25/00.]