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05/13/2018: "Public Hearing Friday On Flood Hazard Regulations"

San Juan County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 15.12. SJCC and Section 18.80.140 (B) of the San Juan County Code. The proposed ordinance adopts new maps identifying the County’s areas of special flood hazard and updates the development regulations applicable to all new and substantially improved structures in special flood hazard areas.

The hearing will begin at or after 9 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, in the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the hearing and submit written or oral comment.

The staff report and draft ordinance will be available at the Department of Community Development (DCD) 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA, during business hours and posted at ten days prior to the hearing. Copies of all documents posted online will be mailed upon request without charge.

How to comment: The official comment period is Wednesday, May 2, 2018, through Friday, May 18, 2018. Written comments about particular changes should refer to the page and line numbers in the draft ordinance. Written comments submitted prior to 12:00 midday, Thursday, May 17, will be copied for the Planning Commission unless the Planning Commissioners wish to review the comments on-line. For the record, please include your full address in all correspondence.

You may comment:

• Via mail: Prior to the hearing date, mail written comments to Colin Maycock, AICP, Department of Community Development, P.O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250 or deliver them to the DCD office at 135 Rhone Street during business hours.

• Via Email: Email comments to Please title the email subject line: Flood hazard reduction regulations comments from (your last name or agency name).

• Via oral testimony: The public is invited to attend to provide comment on the proposed code amendments. Please provide fifteen (15) copies if submitted after 12 midday on May 17 or if distributed on the day of the public hearing.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review. An Environmental Checklist for the non-project action was completed. It was determined that the adoption of the proposed amendments will not result in significant adverse impact on the environment, and, under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c), an environmental impact statement is not required.

Under WAC 197-11-340(2), a Determination of Non-Significance was issued on May 2, 2018. Comments on this determination must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. May 17. 2018. Following a final decision this determination may be appealed with the underlying action to the Growth Management Hearings Board as provided in RCW 36.70A.290.

Copies of the SEPA checklist, the SEPA Determination & associated documents are available from the County web site at

For more information contact Colin Maycock, San Juan County Department of Community Development, PO Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250, (360) 370-7573,

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