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Olympic Pipeline Maintenance

The City of Auburn is issuing a Notice of Application (NOA) and Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the following described project. 

Proposal: Maintenance and repair, as needed, of an existing 14-inch petroleum products pipeline. Temporary impacts within a Category II wetland and buffer include vegetation clearing for equipment access, excavation footprints, staging/stockpiling areas, temporary work areas, and other necessary construction or sequencing activities. Approx. 2,718 sf of wetland and 3,906 sf of buffer area(s) will be temporary impacted and will be restored. Work to be completed in exempt from City of Auburn Critical Areas Ordinance under Auburn City Code (ACC) 16.10.040.

Location: The project is located at the northern intersection of 44th St. NW and the interurban trail. King County Assessor Parcel No. 0002200004.

Notice of Application:
April 18, 2022
Application Complete: 
March 25, 2022
Permit Application:
March 4, 2022

File Nos. 

Property Owner:
Puget Sound Energy
PO Box 97034 / EST-06E (AEM)
Bellevue, WA 98009

Applicant’s Representative:
Emily Hurn
17425 NE Union Hill Rd., Suite 250
Renton, WA 98052

H. Ernest Falcon, Project Engineer
Olympic Pipe Line Co. LLC
600 SW 39th St., Suite 275
Renton, WA 98057 

Studies/Plans Submitted With Application (PDFs):
Critical Areas Report prepared by GeoEngineers, revision dated March 30, 2022
SEPA Environmental Checklist, prepared Olympic Pipe Line Company LLC, revision received April 13, 2022
Mitigation Plan prepared by GeoEngineers, revision dated March 30, 2022
Preliminary Civil Plans, prepared by GeoEngineers, received March 3, 2022

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
Level 1 Stormwater Permit 

Statement of Consistency and List of Applicable Development Regulations:  This proposal is subject to and shall be consistent with the Auburn City Code, Comprehensive Plan, and Public Works Design and Construction Standards.

Lead Agency: City of Auburn

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under 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. This information is available to the public on request. 

Public Comment Period: This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impact of the proposal. All persons may comment on this application. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-355; the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date issued below. Comments must be in writing and submitted by 5:00 PM on May 3, 2022 to the mailing address of 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001 or emailed to the contact below. Any person wishing to become a party of record, shall include in their comments that they wish to receive notice of and participate in any hearings, if relevant, and request a copy of decisions once made.

Any person aggrieved of the City's determination may file an appeal with the Auburn City Clerk at 25 West Main Street, Auburn, WA 98001- 4998 within 14 days of the close of the comment period, or by 5:00 PM on May 17, 2022.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Alexandria D. Teague, AICP, Senior Planner, at [email protected] or 253-931-3003.

Public Hearing:

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