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A. The following administrative appeal procedures are established in accordance with the provisions of RCW 43.21C.075 and WAC 197-11-680:

1. There shall be no appeals of determinations concerning whether there is a “proposal” or “action,” whether a proposal is categorically exempt, or who is the lead agency; nor may there be appeals of checklists, scoping determinations, or draft impact statements.

2. As set forth in RCW 43.21C.075, when any proposal or action is conditioned or denied based on an environmental determination by the city under SEPA, the environmental determination shall be appealable to superior court as part of an appeal of the underlying action.

3. Procedural determinations made by the city’s SEPA responsible official shall carry substantial weight within any appeal proceeding.

(Ord. 1621 § 2 (Exh. A), 2022)