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County’s environmental review of comp plan upheld

County’s environmental review of comp plan upheld

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County’s proposed comprehensive plan will not result in significant environmental impacts, and growth in the county can be expected to remain very slow, said the county’s hearing examiner in a decision on an appeal of the environmental review of the plan. Okanogan County Hearing Examiner Dan Beardslee said other...
Environmental impacts of county’s comprehensive plan challenged

Environmental impacts of county’s comprehensive plan challenged

By Marcy Stamper Does Okanogan County have to imagine the future environmental effects of any growth allowed by its comprehensive plan, or only the impact of specific projects that the plan would permit? That distinction — and the county’s responsibility to do a thorough environmental analysis to inform the public and elected officials — was the crux of arguments...
Appeal on county comp plan to get hearing Thursday

Appeal on county comp plan to get hearing Thursday

An appeal of Okanogan County’s determination that the county’s comprehensive plan, as currently proposed, would have no effect on the environment comes before the county’s hearing examiner this week. The appeal was brought by two environmental organizations, the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and Futurewise, who claim that state law requires the county to analyze the...
County: proposed plan would have no adverse environmental impact

County: proposed plan would have no adverse environmental impact

The Okanogan County planning director has issued a final determination on the environmental impact statement for the comprehensive plan, finding that the plan would not have an adverse environmental impact. The final determination under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) pertains to the environmental impact statement issued in May, which has not been changed, said...
Tough questions raised about county’s comp plan draft

Tough questions raised about county’s comp plan draft

By Ann McCreary
Concerns about over-allocation of water resources, inadequate protection of groundwater, and impacts of high-density development in rural areas are among …
Groups appeal county’s comp plan ruling, claiming major environmental impacts

Groups appeal county’s comp plan ruling, claiming major environmental impacts

By Marcy Stamper
Two conservation groups have appealed Okanogan County’s environmental determination on the current draft of the county’s comprehensive plan and zoning map, pointing to provisions that could pave …
County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

By Marcy Stamper
Comprehensive planning is right up there with the wonkiest of bureaucratic undertakings, obscure enough that ordinary citizens often find it difficult …
County to release new comp plan draft, finding no environmental impact

County to release new comp plan draft, finding no environmental impact

By Marcy Stamper
Three years after the county’s comprehensive plan was last reviewed for any impacts it would have on the environment, the Okanogan County Planning Department is about to

Environmental review of comp plan in the works

By Marcy Stamper
People who have been awaiting the next stage of the county’s comprehensive plan—the environmental analysis of the current draft, which has changed substantially from the one that was the basis for the last environmental impact statement—should soon have …
Comp plan goes to county commissioners

Comp plan goes to county commissioners

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County planning commissioners have sent the current draft comprehensive plan to the county commissioners