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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FINAL DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENT

OCC 17A.400.130 WATER AVAILABILITY STUDY AREA

UPPER TUNK, LOWER TUNK, TAMARACK SPRING

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be conducted by the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission on November 19, 2018 regarding a proposed ordinance amending OCC 17A.400.130 Water Availability Study Areas to identify the Upper Tunk, Lower Tunk, and Tamarack Spring Basins located in Water Resource Inventory Area #49 as water availability study areas. If adopted the amendment would initiate a study of the potential water demand created by the use of permit exempt wells and the potential impact the water use would have on senior water users.  The length of the study would not exceed two years.  During the period of the study no application for the subdivision of property that proposes to use permit exempt wells as the source of potable water will be accepted.

 

On August 25, 2018 the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners approved ordinance 2018-13 adopting the proposed amendments as interim controls.

 

The SEPA Responsible Official has issued a Final Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) regarding the revised proposal.

 

The public hearing will be conducted on November 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan, WA. Verbal testimony will be taken with a time limit of 3 minutes per speaker. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing.  Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing and may be submitted in writing or electronically to rrobbins@co.okanogan.wa.us or mailed or delivered to 123 5th Ave N. Suite 130, Okanogan WA 98840.

 

Date of publishing: November 7 and 8, 2018.

 

Information regarding this code amendment can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 509-422-7218 or phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us .  Documents prepared for the proposal may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning