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Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement





Notice is hereby given that the Okanogan County Office of Planning and Community Development has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement which discusses environmental impacts of the proposed revisions to the 2014 Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan proposal has been prepared in accordance with RCW 36.70 Planning Enabling Act, RCW 36.70A Growth Management Act, and other applicable case law and requirements.  The Comprehensive Plan contains policies that inform other land use regulation in all unincorporated areas of the county.  The proposed revisions to the comprehensive plan consider the medium range of population increase prepared by the OFM which projects that the population will increase by 2891 people (revised) by the year 2040.  The revised comprehensive plan includes three alternative policy approaches for dealing with the projected population increase.  The draft environmental impact statement considers a 4th alternative suggested during the scoping period.


In November of 2018 the SEPA Responsible Official for Okanogan County determined the proposal is likely to have significant adverse impacts on the environment and ordered the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement in accordance with WAC 197-11-360. Comments received during the scoping period identified several significant issues to be examined in the DEIS. 


Agencies, affected tribes, and members of the public are invited to comment on the DEIS and the revised comprehensive plan. The deadline for submitting comments is September 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. You may submit your comments in writing or electronically to: cingle@co.okanogan.wa.us or mailed or delivered to 123 5th Ave N. Suite 130, Okanogan WA 98840.

A public hearing has been scheduled with the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission to give interested parties the opportunity to provide verbal testimony. The public hearing will be conducted on August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan Washington.  Verbal testimony will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or prior to the hearing at the email and address listed above.

Information regarding this proposal 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 .  A copy of the proposal and other documents may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning

Lead Agency:  Okanogan County Planning

Date of Publishing is:  July 17 and 18, 2019

DEIS Scoping Comments
Chapter 1 Appendices
OFM Population Projections
Bruce Carter
Lucinda Tear
Marcia Navajas
Mary armstrong
Gina McCoy
Susan Crampton
Lucinda Tear 2
Heinrich Burkholder
Jessica McNamara
Sandra Strieby
Benjamine Serr
Joe & Kay Neal
Jim Brennan
Kathleen Hirschstein3
Ted Bear2
Russ Devlieg
Kathleen Hirschstein2
Ashley Thrasher
Deirdre Cassidy
Craig Nelson
Dale Swedberg
Jim Wurzer
Michael Real
Rhoda Walter
Eric Burr & Margrit Broennimann
Susan Crampton 2
Kathleen Learned
Ric Iribarren
Nancy Farr
Mark & Karen Endresen
Kathleen Hirschstein
Daniel Russell
William DiModica
Eve Russell
Ted bear
Surya DiModica
Isabelle Spohn
Leahe Swazey
David LaFever
Jim Gregg
Jasmine Minbashian
Susan Snover
Nancy Kuta
Adi Renner
Mary Morgan
David Kliegman
Nancy Farr
Kent Woodruff
Simone Alin
Kurt Snover
Mike Real
David Wright
Katherine Haven
Mel Cooke
Elton Theodore Young
Bernard Wathen
Nancy Soriano
Roy Farrell
Janie Lewis
Maeyowa Yockey
Janie Lewis 2
Bonnie Ellis
Susan Prichard
David Clement
Richard Rapport
Carden Shaw
Yakama Nation
Chapter 2 Appendices
    Building Permit Data 2010-2018

    WRIA 60 Buildout Summary
    WRIA 60 Buildout Spreadsheet
    WRIA 52 Buildout Summary
    WRIA 52 Buildout Spreadsheet
    WRIA 49 Buildout Spreadsheet
    Group A Water Systems in WRIA 49
    Headwaters Reach Buildout
    Upper Methow Reach Buildout
    Chewuch Reach Buildout
    Twisp Reach Buildout
    Middle Methow Reach Buildout
    Lower Methow Reach Buildout
Chapter 3 Appendices
WDOE Recommendations for water use estimates
    Aspect Water Withdrawal Report
Chapter 4 Appendices
    Primitive Road Status page 1
    Primitive Road Status page 2
    Primitive Road Status page 3
    Road Mileage by Classification
Chapter 5 Appendices
    Methow Aquifer Study
    Multihazard Mitigation Plan
    Wells by Year Days Below
    USGS Goundwater Surface Water Interactions Tunk
    Methow Channel Migration Study
    Okanogan Channel Migration Study






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 Office of Planning and Development
123 5th Ave N Suite 130
Okanogan, WA  98840
Phone:  (509) 422-7160  Fax:  (509) 422-7349