All applications for a permit, license, certificate, or other approval as required by the provisions of this title shall include a completed SEPA checklist in such form as provided by the city.
A. A completed SEPA checklist shall not be required when:
1. The city has determined the activity to be categorically exempt from the requirements of SEPA.
2. The city and applicant mutually agree that an EIS is required.
3. SEPA compliance for the proposed project has already been completed.
4. SEPA compliance has been initiated by another agency for the same proposal.
B. For private proposals, the applicant shall be responsible for completing the SEPA checklist and providing all required supporting documentation.
C. For proposals sponsored by the city or another public agency, the agency or department initiating the proposal shall be responsible for completing the SEPA checklist and providing all required supporting documentation.
D. For projects submitted as planned actions under WAC 197-11-164, the city will use its existing environmental checklist form or may modify the environmental checklist form as provided in WAC 197-11-315. The modified environmental checklist form may be prepared and adopted along with or as part of a planned action ordinance or developed after the ordinance is adopted. In either case, a proposed modified environmental checklist form must be sent to the Washington State Department of Ecology to allow at least a thirty-day review prior to use.