Environmental Impact Statement

Whatcom County issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) on November 12, 2015 for the proposed 2016 Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations Update and Urban Growth Area (UGA) Review, which was adopted by the County Council on August 9, 2016.

Four alternatives were studied in the Draft EIS issued in March 2015 addressing a range of population and employment growth levels and patterns. The Final EIS responds to public and agency comments received on the Draft EIS and provides corrections and clarifications to the environmental analysis contained in the Draft EIS. The Final EIS also evaluates a Preferred Alternative identified by each City and the County, which is a variation of alternatives studied in the Draft EIS.

?Final EIS--November 2015
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?Notice of Availability - Final EIS November 2015

Addendum December 3, 2015

Whatcom County has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the 2016 Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations Update and Urban Growth Area Review. The Draft EIS describes the existing conditions, identifies probable significant environmental impacts, and identifies measures to mitigate these impacts. Four alternatives are studied in the Draft EIS addressing a range of population and employment growth levels and patterns. You may view the EIS by clicking below.

   

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The County held a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIS on April 13, 2015  at the Whatcom County Courthouse (Council Chambers). 

Comments from the hearing  
Minutes of the hearing   
Audio of the hearing