NOTICE is hereby given that a DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS) SEPA2012-02 has been made by the City of Monroe SEPA Responsible Official for the Cannabis/Marijuana Land Use Regulations on December 13, 2012.
Location of Proposal: City-wide.
Description of Proposal:
The proposed non-project action adopts a new chapter in the Monroe Municipal Code: 18.70 Marijuana Related Uses, prohibiting medical cannabis collective gardens in all zoning districts of the City of Monroe, and permitting the production, processing, and/or retailing of marijuana as regulated by Initiative 502 in designated zoning districts and only at facilities that have obtained a valid license issued by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. The proposed non-project action also repeals the ordinances establishing and extending a moratorium on the location of medical cannabis collective gardens in the City of Monroe. As the above described ordinance was adopted on an interim basis, further refinements to the regulations are anticipated over approximately the next 18 months. Marijuana producers may be located only in the General Industrial zone of the City. Such facilities and uses may be located only at designated sites licensed by the State of Washington and fully conforming to state law. Marijuana processors may locate in Light and General industrial zones of the City, but only at designated sites licensed by the State of Washington and fully conforming to state law. Marijuana retailers may locate only in the General Commercial and Service Commercial zones at designated sites licensed by the State of Washington and fully conforming to state law.
The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a 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 City of Monroe. This information is available to the public for review on request at Monroe City Hall, 806 West Main Street, Monroe, Washington, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays or online at monroewa.gov/cannabis. This Determination of Nonsignificance is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days (per MMC 20.04.110(F)) from the date below. Comments must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. Friday, December 28, 2012.
Comments regarding the Determination of Nonsignificance may be submitted to the City until 5:00 p.m., December 28, 2012. Comments may be delivered or mailed to:
Roosevelt Road Rezone DNS Comments
806 West Main Street
Monte, WA 98272
Or emailed to:
Appeals to the above Determination of Nonsignificance must be filed with the City of Monroe Permit Supervisor within fifteen working days of the date of issuance above (until 5:00 p.m. January 7, 2013). Appeals must be made on appeal forms available at Monroe City Hall, 806 West Main Street, Monroe, WA 98272. Appeals must be filed in original form. The adopted appeal fee must be paid at time of filing. Fax or e-mail appeals shall not be accepted and shall not be considered as meeting the filing requirements. Appeals shall set forth the specific reason, rationale, and/or basis for the appeal.