Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Final Environmental Impact Statement

NOTICE: The Final Environmental Impact Statement will be issued at least seven days prior to action by the Pierce County Council, in accordance with WAC 197-11-460(5). Due to the Community Plan Updates proposal’s unusually large scope of rezones and policy changes, the County has chosen to issue the Final EIS more than 60 days after the end of the comment period as provided in WAC 197-11-460(6).

Pierce County issued a non-project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Community Plan Updates on April 5, 2019 and notified interested parties, pursuant to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). 

The 45-day comment period for the Draft EIS ended on May 20, 2019. Public comments received, along with the Draft EIS and Final EIS (when available), may be found through Pierce County Online Permits

The County will consider comments and provide a response in the Final EIS, including any revisions made in response to comments.

This EIS provides non-project-level review of updates to four Community Plans in Pierce County’s central Urban Growth Area: Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill. The update includes proposed changes to plan text, policies, land use and zoning. The DEIS evaluates the impacts and mitigation measures for the proposed changes.

Erik Jaszewski