Preliminary Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS)

In accordance with WAC 197-11-340, a copy of the Preliminary Determination of Environmental Nonsignificance for the project described below is transmitted:

Case Nos. LU017-00254 & LU-17-00260:  An amendment to the Lakewood Municipal Code, Title 18A, Land Use and Development Code,  to either:  enact a prohibition of all medical and recreational marijuana uses, including medical marijuana dispensaries, collective gardens, cooperatives, individual or group cultivation of marijuana, and all marijuana production, processing, research, and retailing, including those marijuana businesses licensed by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board; OR establishing a Marijuana Business Overlay zoning district that provides for state licensed recreational and medical marijuana retail uses consistent with state law under Title 69 RCW, and subject to requirements of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 314-55, adding additional local standards to address potential public health, safety and welfare considerations.

On December 29, 2017, the City of Lakewood, acting as lead agency for this proposal, has made a determination that this project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.  An environmental impact statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2) (c).  This decision was made after review of an environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency.  This information is available to the public upon request.

This Preliminary Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2).  Comments may be submitted by 5:00 PM on January 17, 2018.   The Responsible Official will reconsider the DNS based on timely comments and may retain, modify, or, if significant adverse impacts are likely, withdraw the DNS.  Unless modified by the City, this determination will become final on February 7, 2018.  There is no administrative appeal for this determination.  Appeals must be filed in conjunction with appeals of the adopted amendments to the Growth Management hearings Board; appeals shall be taken in accordance with procedures and limitations set forth in RCW 43.21C.075 and WAC 242-02.  In addition to the Growth Management Hearings Board requirements, a copy of the appeal shall be filed with the City Clerk, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-5027.