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<br />Notice of Public Hearing <br /> <br />NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Pre-Decision Open Record Public Hearing will be held by the Anacortes Planning <br />Commission on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM for the following proposal: <br /> <br />File Number: SDP-2021-0005 <br />Project Name: Anacortes Wastewater Treatment Plant <br />Outfall Relocation <br />Property Owner: City of Anacortes <br />Applicant: Widener & Associates, on behalf of City of <br />Anacortes <br />Project Location: Starting at 500 T ave N, 3rd St west, U ave <br />N and into the Guemes Channel. Anacortes, <br />Washington 98221 (Parcel 56815) <br />Request: The applicant is requesting a Type-4 <br />shoreline substantial development permit and shoreline conditional use permit to <br />replace and relocate the damaged outfall pipe. The new pipe will be a 48-inch diameter <br />Fiberglass Reinforced Pipe (FRP) pipe coming from the WWTP for 1,631 feet until the <br />Guemes Channel shoreline where the pipe will reduce to 42-inch outside diameter high <br />density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for 1,030 feet with an 86-foot diffuser angled to the <br />northeast at approximately 24.5 degrees to better match the bidirectional current. The <br />total length of the pipe will be 2,661 feet from the WWTP continuing into the Guemes <br />Channel. <br /> <br />Environmental Review: A Mitigated SEPA threshold Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) was issued for <br />the project on September 27, 2021, under WAC 197-11-340(2), after using the Optional <br />DNS process in WAC 197-11-355. There is no further comment period on the MDNS. <br />Public Hearing: <br />Planning Commission Open Record Public Hearing: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM <br />City Council Closed Record Decision Hearing: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM <br /> <br />➢ Virtual meeting participation instructions and connection information can be viewed here: <br /> Meeting attendance options will be posted <br />on the applicable agenda published the week before the meeting. Hearings will be conducted in accordance <br />with the rules of procedure adopted by the hearing body. <br />➢ Members of the public who require special assistance to participate in or access the public hearing may contact <br />the City Clerk 24 hours before the meeting to make special arrangements. Dial 360-299-1960. <br />Document Availability: Application documents may be reviewed at <br />Projects by clicking under “Current Planning Applications” and then opening the appropriate project file number folder. <br />The staff report will be available for review at this location no later than 5:00 PM on November 18, 2021. <br />Appeals: Per AMC 18.16.110, appeals of a final decision of the City of Anacortes or the Department of Ecology , once <br />made, must be filed within 21-days of the date of filing of the final permit and will be heard by the Shoreline Hearings <br />Board pursuant to the procedures and timelines of RCW 90.50.180. <br />For Project Information: Libby Grage, Planning Manager; 360-299-1986;; City of <br />Anacortes Department of Planning, Community, & Economic Development, P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221