Details for Yakima County Public Services

Yakima County Public Services

Planning Division

Notice of Environmental Review

File No.: SEP2021-00001; Sunnyside Dairy LLC SEPA Review for Dairy Stormwater Facilities and Lagoon Upgrades

Description of Proposal: The Yakima County Planning Division has received a SEPA Checklist for the construction of a new emergency stormwater overflow basin and cleaning, excavation, and lining of several lagoons. Please note, this project also requires a Grading Permit, processed by the Yakima County Building Division under case GRD2021-00001.

Location of Proposal: The proposed project is located on Maple Grove Road, approximately 3 1/2 miles north of the City of Sunnyside, WA. Parcel Numbers: 221002-21401 and 221134-44001.

Determination: The Yakima County 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 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., February 12, 2021 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 Byron Gumz, Senior 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

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(969990) January 29, 2021