DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE WAC 197-11-970
Project Name: Port of Tacoma 2022 Demolition Program
Description of proposal: The project involves the removal of eight vacant structures (103,075 SF), disconnection and capping of utilities, and minimal fill and grade at five Port-owned properties in Tacoma, WA. Hazardous materials will be remediated per the surveys for the structures in accordance with all applicable laws and requirements. This includes materials containing asbestos, lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and any other hazardous materials found during demolition. The demolition will be conducted mechanically (no explosives) and will include recycling materials from the structures as feasible. Footings and foundations may be removed as part of the project or at a later date. Soils will be stabilized with gravel to prevent erosion and match surrounding grades. It is anticipated approximately 1,000 cubic yards of gravel will be necessary for all five sites. Proponent: Port of Tacoma
Location of proposal, including street address, if any: 1110 E. Alexander Ave, 2144 and 2202 Port of Tacoma Rd, 2220 E. 11th St, and 2302 Ross Wy, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA.
Lead agency: Port of Tacoma, the lead agency for this proposal, has determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. Additional project and/or State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) information is available upon request at the Port of Tacoma’s Administration building, located at One Sitcum Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98421 or at the Port’s website at http://www.portoftacoma.com/sepa.
Comments and Request for Reconsideration: This Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) is issued under Chapter 197-11-340(2) Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Pursuant to Port policy, all interested parties shall have 14 calendars days to comment on the proposed SEPA threshold determination. Only those who commented within the 14-day comment period shall have standing to file a Request for Reconsideration. Any challenge to a SEPA threshold determination shall be initiated by filing a Request for Reconsideration with the Responsible Official or designee no later than 7 calendar days following the end of the 14-day comment period for the SEPA determination. The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the start date of the comment period described below. Comments shall be submitted to the Port of Tacoma, Environmental Programs, C/O Heather Curbow at One Sitcum Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98421 or at the Port’s website at http://www.portoftacoma.com/sepa.
Comment Start Date: 8/12/22
Comment End Date: 8/26/22
Request for Reconsideration End Date: 9/2/22
August 12, 2021