EIS Scoping

Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Project

Public Scoping Period (CLOSED)

September 28 through October 29, 2018

The purpose of scoping is to seek public comment on the environmental issues that should be studied. Scoping comments can only be considered if they are submitted during the comment period.

Public Scoping Meetings Locations and Format

Two public scoping meetings were held in the lower and upper Chehalis River Basin.

Tuesday, October 16

Montesano City Hall
112 N. Main Street
Montesano, WA 98563

Wednesday, October 17

Centralia College – Bowman Rotary Banquet Room
600 Centralia College Boulevard
Centralia, WA 98531

  • Open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Short presentation at 5:15 p.m.
  • Oral comments received through 8 p.m.

All scoping meeting materials are available for online viewing here.

SEPA and NEPA EIS Scoping Period (CLOSED)

Ecology and USACE held a 31-day EIS scoping period from September 28 through October 29, 2018, which is the first step in the environmental review process. Scoping is designed to receive public input on the scope of the EIS for the proposed project to help identify project alternatives, probable significant adverse impacts, potential mitigation measures, and licenses or other approvals that may be required.

During the scoping period, Ecology and USACE held two public scoping meetings on October 16 and 17, 2018, where the public provided oral and written comments. Scoping comments were also submitted via the online comment form, mail, and email. Scoping comments were received from citizens, agencies, tribes, and organizations during the public scoping period. Scoping comments will be summarized, and separate SEPA and NEPA scoping reports will be issued later in 2018. The scoping reports will summarize input received on what should be included in the draft EISs.

Scoping Meeting Materials

The following scoping materials were available for public review throughout the entire length of the scoping period: