Notice of Public Comment Period and Determination of Nonsignificance for Skagit 2045 Regional Transportation Plan

Notice of Public Comment Period and Determination of Nonsignificance for Skagit 2045 Regional Transportation Plan

Notice is hereby given that on January 20, 2021 the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) released the Skagit 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (Plan) for public comment. SCOG, as the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) lead agency for this nonproject action, has determined it will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment and has therefore issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for the Plan pursuant to Chapter 197-11 of the Washington Administrative Code. The DNS was made after a review of the SEPA Environmental Checklist for the Plan along with other information on file with SCOG.

Comments on the Plan or the DNS may be mailed to Skagit Council of Governments, c/o Mark Hamilton, 315 South Third Street, Suite 100, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or emailed to markh@scog.net. Comments on the Plan or the DNS must be submitted in writing and received by SCOG no later than February 5, 2021. All timely comments on the Plan or the DNS will be considered.

Plan

Skagit 2045 Regional Transportation Plan

Appendices

Appendix A: Regionally Significant Projects

Appendix B: Public Involvement Plan

Appendix C: Public Engagement Activities

Appendix D: Participation and Input Received

Appendix E: Public Comments Received and Comment Tracker (reserved)

Appendix F: Environmental Justice and Equity Analysis

Appendix G: Existing Transportation Facilities Maps

Appendix H: Baseline System Performance Report

Appendix I: Fish Passages

Appendix J: Financial Assessment

Environmental Review Documents

Determination of Nonsignificance

Environmental Checklist

2 Comments
  • george edmundson
    Posted at 06:42h, 27 January Reply

    I agree with Gary Haglands comment this is a terrible plan, it purpose is to control free people

  • Amanda Warner Thorpe
    Posted at 12:02h, 05 February Reply

    Other surrounding National Forests that could be mentioned are the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (about 125 miles southeast of the project area) & the Olympic National Forest (about 100 miles southwest of the project area, requires ferry). U.S. Route 2 & U.S. Route 101 provide primary access to these National Forests, respectively. In terms of improving access to these Federal Lands, it could prove beneficial to add work which is economically feasible to surrounding roads & trails. Only economically viable work should be added because the plan is already estimated to be $925 M.

    Thank you for the opportunity to comment. Please get in touch with any questions.

    Amanda Warner Thorpe, P.E.
    Regional Transportation Program Manager
    U.S. Forest Service
    Pacific Northwest Region
    p: (503)808-2512
    c: (971)279-9395
    e: amanda.warnerthorpe@usda.gov

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