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NOA with Optional SEPA Determination of Nonsignificance

Posted on March 24, 2021


PROJECT: Lighting Retrofit Project at Etta Turner Park & Bay Street Pedestrian Path (LU21-SH SDP-01)

LOCATION: Right-of-way abutting parcel number 252401-2-001-2003, commonly known as Etta Turner Park and surrounding Bay Street Pedestrian Path (BSPP) Segments 3, 4, and 5.

PERMIT APPLICATIONS: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: Replacement and upgrade of existing electrical conduit/wiring and replacement of two (2) existing streetlights at Etta Turner Park. The replacement streetlights will be placed approximately 5-ft. further to the east, away from Blackjack Creek. An additional street light will be installed near the existing gazebo at Etta Turner Park. The upgraded conduit and wiring will extend to the BSPP Bridge over Blackjack Creek and electrical outlet receptacles will be installed on the underside of the bridge. Other lighting improvements will include removal of three existing light bollards and adding six solar light bollards in segment 3 and six solar light bollards in segment 5 (total of 12) for added pedestrian safety. Concrete pads will also be installed; two pads in segment 3 for park benches and trash receptacles and one concrete pad at Etta Turner Park for future inlaying of donated bricks.

APPLICANT: City of Port Orchard, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard WA 98366

REPRESENTATIVE: Mark Dorsey, Public Works Director, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard WA 98366

DATE OF PERMIT APPLICATION: February 4, 2021

DATE OF DETERMINATION OF COMPLETENESS: March 5, 2021

DATE OF NOTICE OF APPLICATION: March 24, 2021

LEAD AGENCY:     City of Port Orchard

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW: The City of Port Orchard has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used, consistent with POMC 20.160. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project.

The proposal may include mitigation measures under applicable codes, and the project review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared.

A copy of the subsequent threshold determination for the specific proposal may be obtained upon request.

REQUIRED PERMITS: The following local, state, and federal permits/approvals are needed for the proposed project: SEPA Determination

REQUIRED STUDIES: No additional studies required at this time.

EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS: SEPA Checklist

PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS THAT WILL BE USED FOR PROJECT MITIGATION AND CONSISTENCY: Port Orchard Municipal Code Title 20

Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments must be submitted by April 23, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. to the City of Port Orchard, Department of Community Development, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard WA 98366 or by email at [email protected].

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