Notice of SEPA Determination (DNS) and Public Hearing Regarding Vehicle Parking and Storage

NOTICE OF SEPA DETERMINATION (DNS) AND PUBLIC HEARING

Proposal:                                            
Code Amendment: Amend Covington Municipal Code 18.50.110 by adding language to change the total number vehicles parked or stored outside a building for single family dwelling units regardless of zones.                                                                   

Application File Number:            SEPA19-07; LA19-0008

Applicant/Contact:                        
Dafne Hernandez, Planning Technician
Covington Community Development Department
16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100
Covington, WA 98042

Date of Issuance: July 12, 2019

Project Location: This is a non-project action and contains proposed policies and regulations that are applied citywide.

Description of Proposal:  Amendments to Covington Municipal Code 18.50.110(10) by adding language to change the total number of vehicles parked or stored outside a building, regardless of zones for single family dwelling units, to four vehicles.

Public Hearing:  On Thursday, August 1, 2019, 6:30pm at City Hall located at 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington, WA 98042, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed amendments described above.  Written comments may be accepted until 4:30pm, Thursday, August 1, 2019 or in person at the hearing.  Email comments to publiccomment@covingtonwa.gov or by mail to the contact below. Please reference file no. LA19-0008.

Responsible Official/Lead Agency: 
City of Covington
Gina Estep, Community Development Director
16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100
Covington, WA 98042

SEPA Threshold Determination:

The City of Covington (lead agency for this proposal) has determined that this proposal does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment that cannot be mitigated through compliance with the conditions of the Covington Municipal Code and other applicable regulations.  An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request at the offices of the City of Covington Community Development Department at 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100, Covington, WA.

This SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) is issued under WAC 197-11-340. Notice is hereby provided for the SEPA action for a non-project GMA Action. The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of publication of the notice of DNS, allowing time for public comment. The issuance of this DNS should not be interpreted as acceptance or approval of this proposal as presented. The City of Covington reserves the right to approve or deny said proposal subject to conditions if it is determined to be in the best interest of the City and/or necessary for the general health, safety, and welfare of the public.

There is no administrative appeal of a DNS associated with a legislative decision per CMC 16.10.210.

Email written comments for the SEPA DNS to publiccomment@covingtonwa.gov or mail comments to 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100, Covington, WA 98042. Please reference file no. SEPA19-07.