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The Washington State Environmental Policy Act of 1972 (SEPA) was designed to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts. SEPA environmental review is necessary for many King County Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD) proposed actions, especially capital improvement projects.

Information provided and gathered during the SEPA review process helps decision-makers, project sponsors, and the public understand how a proposed project will affect the environment. The SEPA process is intended to ensure that environmental values are considered during project development.

As a lead agency, WLRD assesses its proposed projects and programs to determine if any significant adverse environmental impacts are likely, and if so, potential mitigation is identified. A determination of nonsignificance is issued when WLRD has determined that a proposal is unlikely to have significant adverse environmental impacts, or mitigation has been identified within the project that will reduce impacts to a non-significant level.

The projects highlighted below are designated WLRD SEPA lead agency projects currently undergoing environmental review.

Opportunities for public review and comment

Belmondo Levee Repair Project

The Belmondo Levee Repair Project will repair up to 100-feet of damage on the levee, existing engineered log jam and rock barb located at River Mile 10.4 on the Cedar River. The project will also include habitat enhancement in the floodplain adjacent to the damaged section of levee. The goals of the project are:

  • Repair levee damages to continue providing flood protection to State Route 169, King County’s Cedar River Regional Trail, and Verizon’s buried interstate fiber optic line
  • Enhance and improve aquatic habitat

Comment Period: The public comment period for this project is closed. The initial comment period was from Dec. 8 to Dec. 22, 2022, and no public comment was received. A final determination of no significant impact was made on Dec. 28, 2022.

Notice of Action: A determination of no significant impact was made on Nov. 21, 2022.

El Proyecto de Reparación del Dique Belmondo reparará 100 pies de daño en el dique, existente atasco de troncos y lengüeta de roca ubicados en milla 10.4 en el Río Cedar. Los objetivos del proyecto son:

  • Reparación de daños en el dique para seguir brindando protección contra inundaciones a la ruta estatal 169, al sendero regional Cedar River del condado de King y a la línea enterrada de fibra óptica interestatal de Verizon.
  • Mejorar el hábitat acuático.

Período de comentario: El período de comentarios públicos para este proyecto está cerrado. El período inicial de comentarios fue del 8 al 22 de diciembre de 2022 y no se recibieron comentarios públicos. El 28 de diciembre 2022 se tomó una determinación final de impacto no significativo.

Aviso de acción: el 21 de noviembre de 2022 se determinó que no hubo un impacto significativo.

Linda Bartolini-Venegas, Project Manager / Gerente de Proyecto

For more information please contact Katy Vanderpool in the River and Floodplain Management Section.