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1 of 1 <br /> <br />Notice of Availability and <br /> Open Comment Period <br /> <br />Description of Proposal: Notice of Availability of the Draft 3 Update to the Critical Area Ordinance and <br />associated documents. The proposed non-project legislative action is to amend the Critical Area <br />regulations in accordance with the Growth Management Act requirements. The critical areas ordinance <br />regulates certain activities and development in and near wetlands, streams, fish & wildlife habitat <br />conservation areas, geologically hazardous areas, frequently flooded areas, and critical aquifer recharge <br />areas. The draft includes updates in accordance with state law and best available science, <br />reorganization, and functional changes to certain requirements. <br />Project File: PLN-2019-0010 <br />Proponent: City of Anacortes 904 6th Street, P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221-0547 <br />Lead Agency: City of Anacortes, Planning, Community, & Economic Development Department <br />Written comments: A 14 day Comment Period is provided to review the documents and provide <br />comments. Comments must be submitted on or before 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2021 to the project <br />contact listed below. <br />Existing Environmental Documents: SEPA Environmental Checklist, Best Available Science Report for <br />Wetlands and FWHCA’s (ATSI, 11/1/16), Best Available Science Report for GHAs, CARAs, and FFAs <br />(GeoEngineers, 7/26/17), City of Anacortes Stream Buffer BAS Review (GeoEngineers, 10/21/17). <br />To View Documents: Documents associated with this proposal can be viewed on the City of Anacortes <br />website, at: https://www.anacorteswa.gov/201/Critical-Areas-Regulations-Update or may be <br />reviewed at the City of Anacortes Planning Department. <br />Public Hearing: Monday, April 12, 2021. <br />Contact Person: Please direct any comments to Tess Cooper, Senior Planner; Planning, Community, & <br />Economic Development Department; P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221; 360-588-8234; <br />tessc@cityofanacortes.org. <br /> <br />Date of Notice: March 17, 2019