Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) has updated the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) rules. The new rules took effect on May 10. DOE has updated the SEPA Environmental Checklist and made some changes to SEPA exemptions. The updated checklist is available on our forms webpage at www.seattle.gov/dpd/permits/forms/. You should use the updated checklist when you submit a new application for Master Use Permits that include SEPA review.