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Yakima County Public Services

Planning Division

Notice of Application, Notice of Completeness,

Notice of Environmental Review

File No.: CUP2020-00069/SEP2020-00031 – PacifiCorp Type 2 Flint Substation Project

Description of Proposal: The applicants are proposing to establish a Utility Service in the Rural-10/5 (R-10/5) zoning district. The proposal involves a new 115-kilovolt (kV) to 12.47-kV distribution substation and a 600 sf switchgear building within a fenced 250 ‘x 250’ graveled area. There are Type 4 wetlands on the property and a Type 4 stream that runs along the southern property line. Proposed access is onto Buena Road, through parcel 201116-43014.

Location of Proposal: 180 Buena Road. The subject properties are located southeast of the intersection of Buena Road and Knight Hill Road, about 1 mile northwest of the City of Zillah. (Parcel Numbers 201116-43013 and 201116-43014)

Determination: The Planning Division is the lead agency for this proposal. Yakima County expects to issue a DNS for this proposal. The optional process authorized by WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposal. The proposal may include mitigation measures under applicable codes, and the project review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. After all comments have been received and considered, a final threshold determination will be made without an additional comment period.

Comment and Appeal Information: To view the application materials and SEPA documents online go to or you can view a copy of application materials at the Planning Division on the 4th floor of the courthouse. This proposal is subject to environmental review. Your views on the proposal are welcome, and any person may provide written comments on issues related to the proposal. Mail your comments on this project to Yakima County Planning Division, 128 N. 2nd St., 4th Floor Courthouse, Yakima, WA 98901. To be considered prior to making the final decision, all submitted comments must identify the name and physical or post office address of the sender. Be sure to reference the above case number in your correspondence. All written comments received by 4:00 p.m., November 20, 2020 will be considered prior to making the final decision. Notice of the final decision will be sent to those who comment or may be obtained upon request. The final decision will contain specific appeal information and may be appealed within 14 days of the date of issuance. If you have any questions on this proposal, please call Julia Loudon, Project Planner, at (509) 574-2300 or 1-800-572-7354 ext 2300.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this program, hearing or service, you may be entitled to receive certain assistance at no cost to you. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at Yakima County no later than five (5) working days prior to the date service is needed.

Yakima County ADA Coordinator

128 N. 2nd Street, Room B27

Yakima, WA 98901

(509) 574-2210

7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384 (Washington Relay Services for deaf and hard of hearing)

Dated this 6th day of November, 2020

(963984) November 6, 2020