Posted by: wadahp | January 6, 2011

SEPA TRAINING IN KELSO

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) is hosting Ecology for a SEPA training in Kelso next month.  Here are the details:

Date: February 16, 2011

Location: Cowlitz County Administration Building,

General Meeting Room, 3rd Floor,  207 4th Ave. N., Kelso, WA

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to sepahelp@ecy.wa.gov and include your name, e-mail and agency affiliation.

Ecology provides a one-day training on “SEPA Basics and Beyond”.  The morning session is a general overview of the SEPA review process. The afternoon is a more in-depth presentation on specific topics with guest presenters when available.  Please register for either or both sessions.  Ecology is now able to offer certified planners AICP CM credits for these trainings, so be sure to sign-in at the workshop if you intend to seek credit.

Sample Training Agenda:

Morning:  SEPA Basics

1. Brief history and background of SEPA

2. Brief Overview of the SEPA process

3. Exemptions and Exceptions

4. How to evaluate a proposal and make a threshold determination

5. Resources for lead agencies – including the Office of Regulatory Assistance

6. Issuing SEPA documents and involving other agencies and the public

7. Integration with Local Project Review Act

8. Using SEPA in decision-making

9. Appeal process in brief

10. Agency Compliance

Afternoon: Beyond Basics

1. GMA-SEPA Integration

2. Non-Project Actions and Phased SEPA Review

3. Use of Existing Documents –when to Addend, Supplement or Revise

4. NEPA-SEPA Integration

5. Addressing Climate Change in SEPA

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