Notice of SEPA Determination/Public Hearing regarding Noise Control, Clearing and Grading Regulations

Notice of SEPA Determination and Planning Commission Public Hearing for Code Amendments to CMC 8.20 Noise Control & CMC 14.60 Clearing and Grading
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019 – 6:30 PM 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Covington Planning Commission will a hold a public hearing for consideration of amendments to Covington Municipal Code (CMC) including: CMC 8.20 Noise Control & CMC 14.60 Clearing and Grading Regulations to allow night-time fill activities to implement an approved DNR Reclamation Permit.  The Planning Commission’s public hearing will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm, to be held in the Council Chambers at Covington City Hall, 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington, WA.

The purpose of this public hearing is for the Planning Commission to receive comments from the public, both written and oral, regarding the proposed amendments and to forward a recommendation to the City Council. These amendments are a non-project proposal and will apply citywide.

All persons desiring to comment may do so in writing to Kelly Thompson, Planning Commission Clerk, at 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100, Covington, WA, 98042 (please be sure to include your name and mailing address) or by testifying at the public hearing on March 21, 2019. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that agenda information will be posted by the Friday prior to the above meeting at Covington City Hall, and on the city’s web site:

For further information, please contact Ann Mueller, Senior Planner at or by phone at 253-480-2444.


Application Name: Code Amendments to CMC 8.20 Noise Control & CMC 14.60 Clearing and Grading Regulations to allow night-time fill activities to implement an approved DNR Reclamation Permit.

Application File Number:      SEPA18-03; LA18-0005

Colin Lund 
Lakepointe Covington    
3025 112th Ave. NE, Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98004

Date of Issuance: March 1, 2019

Project Location: The proposed code amendments apply citywide if applicable.

Project Description:  Amendments to CMC 8.20 to allow wavier requests for nighttime fill activities if part of an approved DNR Reclamation Permit, related amendments to CMC 14.60 to include specific performance requirements if a waiver is applied for.

Environmental Documents: Covington 2015-2035 Comprehensive Plan; SEPA Environmental Checklist (dated 01/22/2018) Lakepointe Site Redevelopment Reclamation Noise Study (dated July 17, 2018 prepared by Ramboll US Corporation); Revised Reclamation Noise Study (dated December 13, 2018 prepared by Ramboll US Corporation); Memo with revisions to 2018 SEPA Checklist (dated December 17, 2018); and other information on file with the lead agency.

Responsible Official:
Gina Estep, Community Development Director

Lead Agency:
City of Covington SEPA Official
16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100
 Covington, WA 98042

The City of Covington has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c).  We have reviewed the attached Environmental Checklist and other environmental documents on file with the lead agency. This information is available for reference online via Citizens Connect: Search LA18-0005.

This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of issuance. The comment period is 14 calendar days. Comments on this SEPA determination must be submitted by March 15, 2019 at 5pm. Comments on this DNS must be submitted by first class mail or delivered to the responsible official at the above lead agency address. Please reference SEPA18-03. There is no administrative appeal of a DNS associated with a legislative decision per CMC 16.10.210.