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SDCI Closures, Service Updates, and Inspection Requirements

SDCI customer service areas remain closed until further notice and continue offering services online. King County has approval from the State Department of Health to allow all private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict COVID 19 Job site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued requirements for construction projects seeking inspections. The City WILL NOT INSPECT any site that does not follow these requirements.

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Summary: The City must assess the environmental impacts of public and private development proposals under Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). This is often referred to as “SEPA review” or “environ-mental review,” and is required for projects of a cer-tain size or scope as described in this Tip. During a SEPA review, we review environmental documents, an environmental checklist, traffic reports, and plans for proposed developments. The Seattle SEPA Ordinance is located in Chapter 25.05 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC).

Date Revised: 01/30/2020

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