Environmental Review (SEPA)

We oversee the rules and guidance for the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) environmental review process that helps agency decision-makers, applicants, and the public understand how a proposal will affect the environment.
We oversee the rules and guidance for the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) environmental review process that helps agency decision-makers, applicants, and the public understand how a proposal will affect the environment.

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June 16 Public Meetings on Low-Carbon Energy Siting Study
We're hosting public meetings on June 16 to discuss how we provide environmental review on the siting of "green," low-carbon energy projects.
Reuniones públicas sobre el estudio de mejora del emplazamiento para proyectos de energía con bajas emisiones de carbono
El Low-Carbon Energy Siting Study analiza la forma de mejorar la revisión medioambientalal determinar dónde y cómo se pueden llevar a cabo los proyectos de energía verde.
Public input sought for Low Carbon Energy Siting Study
We have been working with businesses and local leaders to draft recommendations on how green energy projects can be implemented more efficiently. Now we want to hear from you.
Columbia Gorge smelter cleanup, redevelopment considered
Cleanup plans taking shape at former Columbia Gorge Aluminum smelter near Goldendale.
Ecology rolling out improvements to SEPA reporting system
We receive over 6,000 environmental review documents annually from lead agencies under SEPA. We launched a new online tool so partner agencies can now directly enter this data.
A framework for greenhouse gas assessment
We released a framework for a new rule that would guide greenhouse gas environmental assessments in Washington.
Behind the decision
Ecology Director Laura Watson explains the analysis leading to the decision to deny a permit for a methanol plant in Kalama.
Creating a consistent approach for evaluating greenhouse gas impacts
In December 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee directed us to develop consistent, comprehensive standards for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions from major new projects.
Comment period extended for environmental review of Chehalis flood reduction project
The public is invited to participate in an online public hearing April 2 & online public meeting April 21 to comment on draft environmental review for proposed Chehalis River flood reduction project.
VIDEO: Finding solutions for the Chehalis basin

Ecology is currently taking comments on our environmental review of solutions proposed for the Chehalis Basin.