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Posted on: April 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Notice of SEPA Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance

Location of Proposal: 

867 Creer Way, West Richland, WA 99353 

Description of Proposal:

Ranchland Homes LLC, applicant, has submitted a grading permit application on behalf of the property owner, Urban Range LLC, in order to grade and install utilities on the project site. The project includes the placement of approximately 1,300 cubic yards of fill material. The property is zoned MR Multifamily Residential. The legal description for the project site is Western Ridge Phase 2, Lot 34, and is addressed 861 Creer Way. The parcel number (subject to change per the Assessor's office) is 101973030000034. 

Lead Agency:

West Richland Community Development Department

Responsible Official:

Eric Mendenhall, Community Development Director City of West Richland 
Community Development Department 
3100 Belmont Blvd., Suite 104 
West Richland, WA 99353 
Phone: (509) 967-5902 

Threshold Determination: 

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment that cannot be mitigated through compliance with the conditions of the West Richland Municipal Code and other applicable regulations. 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. The responsible official finds this information reasonably sufficient to evaluate the environmental impacts of this proposal. This information is available to the public upon request. 

Mitigation Measures:

  1.  A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and a Temporary Erosion and Sedimentation Control (TESC) plan shall be prepared per City of West Richland standards and implemented for the project to reduce and control erosion impacts.
  2. Best Management Practices (BMP) to minimize dust during construction shall be used, including temporary paving of certain roads, street sweeping, and watering the site in accordance with local air-quality requirements. Landowner is responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of BMPs for grading operations to ensure all Stormwater is retained and treated onsite and does not enter the City's MS4. Said system shall be required to meet Department of Ecology's NPDES Phase II requirements, the 2019 Stormwater Manual for Eastern Washington, and the City of West Richland regulations.
    1. Vegetative cover or a tackifier shall be provided as soon as practicable following clearing and grading.
    2. Dust control shall comply with applicable Benton County Clean Air Authority's Fugitive Dust standards.
  3. Construction equipment shall be maintained to meet emission standards. Construction vehicles shall be turned off when not in use to limit emissions caused by idling, and unnecessary noise. 
  4. The requirements of the Benton Clean Air Agency and Washington State Department of Ecology shall be met at the time of or prior to project construction.
  5. Should archaeological materials (e.g. bones, shell, stone tools, beads, ceramics, old bottles, hearths, etc.) or human remains be observed during project activities, all work in the immediate vicinity shall stop. The State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation {360-586-3065), the City Community Development Department, the affected Tribe(s) and the County Coroner (if applicable) shall be contacted immediately in order to help assess the situation and determine how to preserve the resource(s). Compliance with all applicable laws pertaining to archaeological resources {RCW 27.53, 27.44 and WAC 25-48) is required.
  6. The developer shall construct roads, clear and grub property, backfill trenches, grade the site, prepare the site, and conduct other related activities in accordance to and consistent with the recommendations and conclusions contained in the Geotechnical Engineering Report dated January 2, 2020 and the addendum number one to the report, dated March 19, 2020 unless amended by the City Engineer or City's Building Official.
  7. Site earthwork and subgrade preparation shall not be completed during freezing conditions, except for mass excavation to the subgrade design elevations.
  8. Soils disturbed during site preparation activities, or unsuitable areas identified during proof rolling or probing shall be removed and replaced with compacted structural fill.

This MDNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of issuance. You may submit comments on this proposal to the address below before 5:00 PM, May 8, 2023. 

Staff Contact: 

For information on this proposal, contact Elisha Ransom, Planner, at (509) 967-5902.


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