Project status: Project proposed. We’re preparing for environmental review. The scoping period opens Sept. 28, 2018.
The Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District is proposing to build a new floodwater retention structure and temporary reservoir near Pe Ell in Lewis County, and make improvements at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport.
Our role will be to:
- Conduct the state environmental review process under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
- Offer public engagement opportunities.
- After the environmental review, issue environmental permits consistent with state and federal laws and rules should the project proceed.
The lead federal environmental review agency is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who will conduct a separate review under the National Environmental Policy Act.
We and the USACE will each develop a separate Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the project. All permit decisions must wait until the assessment is complete.