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PDFWAC 197-11-792


(1) "Scope" means the range of proposed actions, alternatives, and impacts to be analyzed in an environmental document (WAC 197-11-060(2)).
(2) To determine the scope of environmental impact statements, agencies consider three types of actions, three types of impacts, and three types of alternatives.
(a) Actions may be:
(i) Single (a specific action which is not related to other proposals or parts of proposals);
(ii) Connected (proposals or parts of proposals which are closely related under WAC 197-11-060(3) or 197-11-305(1)); or
(iii) Similar (proposals that have common aspects and may be analyzed together under WAC 197-11-060(3)).
(b) Alternatives may be:
(i) No action;
(ii) Other reasonable courses of action; or
(iii) Mitigation measures (not in the proposed action).
(c) Impacts may be:
(i) Direct;
(ii) Indirect; or
(iii) Cumulative.
(3) WAC 197-11-060 provides general rules for the content of any environmental review under SEPA; Part Four and WAC 197-11-440 provide specific rules for the content of EISs. The scope of an individual statement may depend on its relationship with other EISs or on phased review.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21C.110. WSR 84-05-020 (Order DE 83-39), ยง 197-11-792, filed 2/10/84, effective 4/4/84.]
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