CITY OF PORT ORCHARD
PROGRAMMATIC DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS)
City of Port Orchard 2020 Water System Plan
DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: The City of Port Orchard has prepared an update to the City’s 2009 Comprehensive Water System Plan (“Plan”). The updated Plan provides a summary of the City’s current water capacities and an analysis of the impact of projected growth on the City’s water system and proposes a Capital Improvement Program to alleviate system deficiencies and the implement the Plan. It also documents the water utility’s policies, operations and maintenance practices, and financial condition. The Plan complies with the Washington State Department of Ecology regulations for a comprehensive water plan as provided in WAC 246-290-100.
PROPONENT: City of Port Orchard Public Works Department
LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: This is a programmatic, non-project action to update the 2009 Comprehensive Water System Plan, which covers areas within the current City limits and portions of the City’s urban growth area.
LEAD AGENCY: City of Port Orchard
SEPA OFFICIAL: Nicholas Bond, Development Director City of Port Orchard
720 Prospect Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
DETERMINATION: The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does 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). The decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. The proposal (update of the Plan) is a non-project action per WAC 197-11-774; however, all project-level improvements will be subject to individual environmental review at the time of their application.
The DNS is issued pursuant to WAC 197-11-340(2)(a)(v); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date of issue.
DATE OF ISSUANCE: October 26, 2020
COMMENT DEADLINE: November 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm