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Ecology as SEPA Lead Agency

We conduct State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) reviews for some proposed rule amendments, programs, toxic cleanup actions, various minor projects, and a few major projects such as energy transportation and storage proposals.

Information provided during the SEPA review process helps agency decision-makers, applicants, and the public understand how a proposal will affect the environment.

We review proposals under SEPA on a case-by-case basis. If the scope of analysis appears different from one project to another, it is because the proposal itself raises issues that are different. SEPA review is influenced by the location and context of a specific proposal.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) notices for Ecology

To see the SEPA documents we have issued since 2000, view Ecology records on SEPA Register. Records posted since October 2016 include the SEPA documents as attachments.

Major SEPA projects in which we have or had a lead agency role:

SEPA Help

SEPAHELP@ecy.wa.gov OR 360-407-6922 - Use these for general assistance on SEPA policy and process questions.

SEPA Register

separegister@ecy.wa.gov - Use this e-mail for SEPA document submission to SEPA Register

SEPA Contacts

Annie Szvetecz, SEPA Policy Lead
360-407-6925

Fran Sant, Rule Coordinator and Technical Assistance
360-407-6004

Washington  State Department of Ecology
P.O. Box 47703
Olympia WA 98504-7703

Southwest Region

Sonia Mendoza, Regional Coordinator
Washington State Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
360-407-6313

Central Region

Gwen Clear, Regional Coordinator
Washington State Department of Ecology
Central Regional Office
15 W. Yakima Ave, Suite 200
Yakima, WA 98902
509-575-2012

Eastern Region

Cindy Anderson
Washington State Department of Ecology
Eastern Regional Office
4601 N. Monroe Street
Spokane, WA 99205-1295
509-329-3550

Northwest Region

Meg Bommarito, Regional Coordinator
Washington State Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office 
3190 - 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008-5452
425-649-7128