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Title 17E
Chapter 17E.050
Section 17E.050.270

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.050 SEPA

Article X. Agency Compliance

Section 17E.050.270 Fees
  1. The City of Spokane exercises the option presented in WAC 197-11-914 to recover all or a substantial portion of the costs of SEPA compliance as regards a private proposal in the manner detailed below.
  2. Public Notices.
    The full cost of giving public notices shall be recovered from, or borne by, the proponent of private proposals subject to this ordinance.
  3. Threshold Determination.
    The City of Spokane, Spokane County, Spokane Regional Health District, and Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority may, through separate ordinances, resolutions or rules, establish fees to recover expenses from the applicant. These established fees shall accompany each completed environmental checklist submitted to the City of Spokane. The time periods provided by this ordinance for making a threshold determination shall not begin to run until payment of a fee is received.
  4. When an EIS is required for a private proposal, the applicant shall comply with SMC 17E.050.130 and 17E.050.140. Each jurisdiction may recover from the applicant such costs as are reasonable and associated with: (a) scoping, (b) preparation of a DEIS and/or SDEIS, (c) review/comment responses, (d) any separate public hearing, (e) preparation of the FEIS and/or FSEIS, and (f) any miscellaneous costs identified by the responsible official. Fee(s) to recover such costs shall be based on the staff time spent on the project using established rates, and may include printing and /or mailing costs. A deposit as set forth in an adopted fee schedule, against which administrative and other costs will be applied, shall be deposited with the City of Spokane before production of an EIS will begin. Such other deposits as are necessary to cover administrative costs will be made as monies on deposit are depleted. Production of the EIS may be suspended in the event additional monies are not deposited upon request.
  5. The City of Spokane shall not collect a fee for performing its duties as a consulted agency.
  6. The City of Spokane may charge any person for copies of any document prepared under this ordinance and for mailing the document in a manner provided by chapter 42.17 RCW.
  7. Each jurisdiction shall adopt fees for the implementation of this ordinance pursuant to its own procedures.

Date Passed: Monday, February 21, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

ORD C33583 Section 3