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NOTICE OF

DETERMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL NONSIGNIFICANCE

Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County has entered a determination of environmental non-significance, (DNS), for the proposed action under the State Environmental Policy Act, (RCW 43.21C), as amended.  The lead agency for this proposal has determined that the subject action does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.  An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under 43.21C.030(2)c.  This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency.

This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency shall not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date below.  Written comments must be submitted by September 15th, 2023.  Written comments should be submitted to John M. Brown, SEPA Official, Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA  98802, or at john.brown@dcpud.org. Viewing and copies of the DNS, and Environmental Checklist can be obtained from the Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA  98802 and linked at the bottom of this notice.

The issuance of the determination of environmental nonsignificance, for which notice is hereby given, is for the following action:

Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County proposes to construct a new 230kV transmission line loop which will be constructed and interconnected from an existing 230 kV transmission corridor and line to the Urban Industrial Substation 1 mile southeast of the intersection of Urban Industrial Way and 10th Street NE, Douglas County.  The total length of the proposed project will be approximately 2 miles, 1.9 miles of the 2 mile transmission line loop will be installed as a double circuit line along the existing Eastmont –Pangborn 115kv transmission line corridor.

The location of the proposed project begins at an existing transmission line corridor in Section 2, Township 22 N., Range 21 EWM, Douglas County and travels west and south to the Urban Industrial Substation, Address 875 Urban Industrial Way, which is located 1 mile southeast of the intersection of Urban Industrial Way and 10th Street NE, Douglas County, within Sections 3, 4, 9 & 10, Township 22 N., Range 21 EWM.

Dated this 16h day of August, 2023

Public Utility District No.1 of Douglas County, WA

John M. Brown

SEPA Official

There is no agency/administrative appeal

SEPA Environmental South Route

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