Published: January 2020
Author(s): Environmental Science Associates
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Lead Agency for the Duckabush Estuary Restoration Project (Duckabush Project) located on the Hood Canal near Brinnon, Washington. The proposed Duckabush Project is required to be reviewed for impacts to the built and natural environment under SEPA for Washington State. The environmental review process helps state and local agencies identify and consider possible environmental impacts that could result from government actions, including permit actions.
WDFW adopted the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and WDFW in 2016: The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration: Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA EIS).
WDFW is now issuing this Draft SEIS with additional information about the Duckabush Project to comply with SEPA requirements. The information provided in the NEPA EIS combined with the information in this Draft SEIS form the entirety of the SEPA environmental review for the Duckabush Project.