NOTICE OF PROPOSAL
DETERMINATION OF SIGNIFICANCE AND SCOPING NOTICE
REVISED OKANOGAN COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Notice is hereby given that the Okanogan County Office of Planning and Community
Development has proposed revisions to the 2014 Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan. The
Comprehensive Plan proposal is prepared in accordance with RCW 36.70 Planning Enabling
Act, RCW 36.70A Growth Management Act, and other applicable case law and requirements.
The Comprehensive Plan contains policies that inform other land use regulation in all
unincorporated areas of the county. The proposed revisions to the comprehensive plan
consider the medium range of population increase prepared by the OFM which projects that the
population will increase by 3511 people by the year 2040. The revised comprehensive plan
includes three alternative policy approaches for dealing with the projected population increase.
After review of the proposed comprehensive plan and an environmental checklist the SEPA
Responsible Official for Okanogan County has determined the proposal is likely to have
significant adverse impacts on the environment and has determined an environmental impact
statement is required in accordance with WAC 197-11-360.
The SEPA Responsible Official has determined the EIS should examine the likely impacts of the
proposal to groundwater quality and quantity, transportation infrastructure, and critical areas.
Agencies, affected tribes, and members of the public are invited to comment on the scope of the
EIS. You may comment on alternatives, mitigation measures, or other probable, significant, and
adverse impacts related to the proposal. The deadline for submitting comments is January 4,
2019 at 5:00 p.m. You may submit your comments in writing or electronically to:
rrobbinst~co.okanoqan.wa.us or mailed or delivered to 123 5th Ave N. Suite 130, Okanogan WA
98840.
Information regarding this proposal can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning
and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130
Okanogan, WA 98840 509-422-7218 or phouston@co.okanogan.wa.us. A copy of the proposal
and other documents may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning
Lead Agency: Okanogan County Planning
Date of Publishing is: November 14 and 15, 2018
Threshold SEPA Determination
SEPA Checklist
Draft Comprehensive Plan
Map of Alternative 1
Map of Alternative 2
Map of Alternative 3
Comprehensive Plan 12/22/2014
Comprehensive Plan 12/22/2014
Methow Valley More Completely Planned Area
Methow Valley More Completely Planned Area Sub Unit A
Comprehensive Plan Map
Transportation Map

Comments Recieved
Department of Ecology
Carol Cassella
Futurewise
Kerri Wilson
Kerri Wilson Attachment
Methow Conservancy
Mike Real
Methow Valley Citizens Council
MVCC Attachment 1
MVCC Attachment 2
Nancy Soriano
Nanacy Soriano Attachment 1
Nancy Soriano Attachment 2
Okanogan Highlands Alliance
Isabelle Spohn
Susan Crampton
Schedule for Comprehensive Plan
November 20, 2017 Identify Sections and Objectives
November 27, 2017 Identify Sections and Objectives
December 4, 2017 BOCC Review Preliminary Draft
December 11, 2017 BOCC Review Preliminary Draft
January 2018 Joint meeting with Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission
Begin Draft Environmental Impact Statement-Scoping
February 2018 Draft Enviornmental Impact Statement
March 2018 Planning Commission Hearings