On April 3, 2017, the City of Seattle published the Master Use Permit (MUP) Analysis and Decision with Conditions for the Terminal 5 Improvements Project proposed by the Port of Seattle and the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
The Port of Seattle has completed the environmental analysis, including review of pertinent and available information, has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Terminal 5 Improvements project (Project), and announces the issuance of the FEIS for the Project.
SEPA Compliance: This notice of the issuance of the FEIS for the Project complies with Resolution 3650, as amended. The Port of Seattle SEPA Responsible Official, has determined that the FEIS is adequate, and that it complies with the requirements of the SEPA, Chapter 43.21C, Chapter 197-11, WAC, and Resolution 3650, as amended, Port of Seattle SEPA Policies and Procedures. The FEIS has been prepared for use by the public, agencies, groups, and decision-makers in reviewing the Project.
Future Actions: The Port of Seattle Commission has not yet decided whether to approve final design and construction of the Project. The Port of Seattle has already applied for certain regulatory approvals for the Project from other government agencies, including an application for a shoreline master use permit from the City of Seattle.
Appeal of the Adequacy of FEIS: Port of Seattle Resolution 3650, as amended, provides for appeal of the adequacy of a FEIS to be filed with the Port pursuant to the provisions of Section 21. Port of Seattle Resolution 3650, as amended, can be accessed here: www.portseattle.org/Environmental/Environmental-Documents/SEPA-NEPA/Pages/default.aspx. Any appeal of the adequacy of an FEIS must be filed by 5:00 pm on November 1, 2016, the 14th calendar day following the date that the Port provided public notice of the issuance of the FEIS (October 18). In addition, any appeal of the adequacy of the FEIS must comply with the other requirements for filing appeals in Resolution 3650, as amended, including the specific requirements of Section 21.5.