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Within fourteen days of the issuance of a determination of a completeness, the city shall issue a notice of application for all Type 2, 3, and 4 permit applications, in accordance with the provisions of CEMC Section 14.30.240, Public notice requirements.

A. Notices of application shall include:

1. The date of application, the date that the application was determined to be complete and ready for processing, and date of the notice of application.

2. Identification of the public comment period, which shall not be less than fourteen nor more than thirty days.

3. A description of the proposed project action.

4. Identification of the permits and approvals that may be required and future opportunities for public review and comment.

5. A list of existing environmental documents that evaluate all or part of the proposal, as well as any additional studies that will be required.

6. A statement of the preliminary determination, if one has been made at the time of notice, of those development regulations that will be used for project mitigation and for the required determination of consistency.

7. A preliminary determination of the project’s consistency with the comprehensive plan, development regulations, development agreements, and any required mitigation, if one has been made at the time of notice. If a statement of preliminary determination is not available, an explanation shall be provided at the time of the preliminary determination of consistency.

B. If the city elects to utilize the optional DNS process (WAC 197-11-355), the notice of application shall also include a statement that:

1. The optional DNS process is being used.

2. The city expects to issue a DNS for the proposal.

3. This may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project.

C. A preliminary SEPA threshold determination or preliminary SEPA action may be included with notice of application if such preliminary actions have been made at the time the notice of application is issued. A preliminary SEPA threshold determination, or preliminary SEPA action, does not substitute, or in any way circumvent, the process for making a final SEPA threshold determination or in taking a SEPA action. Preliminary SEPA determinations are intended to encourage early public comment on project applications.

(Ord. 1621 § 2 (Exh. A), 2022)