City Council approved the new Seattle Electrical Code on September 18, 2017. The new code became effective on October 21, 2017. All projects submitted to SDCI on or after October 21, must meet the new Electrical Code standards. If your electrical permit is associated with a building permit, you must follow the electrical code that was effective when you applied for the building permit.
We are updating our Stormwater Code. The proposed amendments to the Stormwater Code include several changes, including: modifying on-site list requirements; making technical corrections; and clarifying submittal requirements for projects.
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.
Seattle 2035’s Key Directions event attracted over 200 people to the Seattle Center last Tuesday evening. The purpose of the event was to help DPD define the important “key directions” for the update to the Comprehensive Plan. The crowd travelled a circuit of stations to learn more and to weigh in on a range of topics, including housing, economic development, environment, land use, and transportation.
The DPD Electrical Program has started reviewing the Seattle Electrical Code for changes in 2014. The last code change was in 2008, so it is time for an update. The update will include reviewing changes in the 2011 and 2014 editions of the National Electrical Code and the latest WAC rules adopted by the State of Washington.
DPD has reached another step in the comprehensive update of Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP). Seattle’s SMP submittal package was delivered to the Department of Ecology (Ecology) in February 2013 after City Council passed the SMP Ordinance on January 22, 2013. Ecology has reviewed this material and on August 2, 2013 Ecology informed DPD that the SMP submittal is complete, meeting the requirements of WAC 173-26-100 and 110.
An environmental (SEPA) determination and decision on DPD’s final recommendations for updating Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program was published on June 28. The final Shoreline Master Program recommendations include the goals, policies and regulations that govern Seattle’s Shoreline District and the Restoration and Enhancement Plan. The Shoreline District includes the Duwamish River, the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Lake Washington, Green Lake, Puget Sound, associated wetlands and floodplains, and land within 200 feet of these water-bodies.
Thank you to all who attended our May 3, 2012 public meeting. Your input will help us develop amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the update to the Climate Action Plan. Did you miss the meeting? We still want to hear from you.
Corrected electronic version of building envelope compliance form for nonresidential and multifamily residential spaces is now online.
Last month, we asked Seattle to take our online survey about the next 20 years of Seattle’s future. The themes in this survey will guide our major Comp Plan Update. We have heard from a thousand Seattle citizens. As part of the survey, we’re asking participants to tell us their dream for Seattle’s future.