Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)


EIS for Community Plan Updates

Pierce County has issued a non-project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Community Plan Updates, pursuant to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The County issued a Notice of Availability and a Notice to Interested Parties on April 5, 2019. The documents for the EIS are available through the online permit system.

This DEIS 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.

Pierce County is providing a 45-day comment period for the DEIS, which begins on April 5, 2019, and ends on May 20, 2019. You may review paper copies of the DEIS at four locations: 

Comments on the DEIS will be accepted until May 20, 2019. Comments may be provided:

  1. By email to Jeff Mann, jeff.mann@piercecountywa.gov
  2. By mail to Pierce County Planning and Public Works, Attn: Jeffrey D. Mann, 2401 S. 35th St., Suite 2, Tacoma, WA 98409
  3. In person at the public open house (details below)

The County will prepare a Final EIS with responses and additional information based on comments received on the DEIS. 

A public open house will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pierce County Skills Center, 16117 Canyon Road East, Puyallup, WA. Stop by any time to talk to staff and view displays. Short presentations about the community plan updates will be made at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to review the DEIS and provide comments.

Staff Contact: Erik Jaszewski, Associate Planner, (253) 798-3752