DETERMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL NONSIGNIFICANCE
The Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County has entered a determination of environmental non-significance, (DNS), for the proposed action under the State Environmental Policy Act, (RCW 43.21C), as amended. The lead agency for this proposal has determined that the subject action does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under 43.21C.030(2)c. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency.
This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency shall not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date below. Written comments must be submitted by March 24th, 2017. Written comments should be submitted to John M. Brown, SEPA Official, Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA 98802. Copies of the DNS, and Environmental Checklist can be obtained from the Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA 98802 and attached below.
The issuance of the determination of environmental nonsignificance, for which notice is hereby given, is for the following action:
PUD #1 of Douglas County proposes to develop a boat-in campground for paddlers that includes four campsites, a trail system, and a non-motorized boat landing. The site is currently undeveloped. Most of the trail system and the campsites would be within the 200 ft shoreline zone, but the restroom and maintenance road would be outside of the shoreline zone. An existing access road from Hwy 97 would be maintained.
The location of the proposal is east of the City of Brewster. The project will occur on Okanogan County Parcel Number 3025170036 and the Okanogan River, in Section 17, Township 30 Range 25; EWM. 48.101534° N Lat. / -119.711887° W Long. Driving north on SR 97, continue through Brewster. Approximately 3.5 miles past Old Bridge Road in downtown Brewster, turn right onto a dirt road just prior to crossing the bridge over the Okanogan River. The site is at the bottom of the dirt road.
Dated this 21st day of February, 2017
Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County, WA
John M. Brown