Notice of Public Comment Opportunity

Ferry Concept Design


Notice of Public Comment Opportunity

optional comment opportunity for SEPA environmental assessment

Proposal Information

Publish date: February 2, 2018
Proposal name: Replacement Guemes Ferry Proposal
Documents available at:
Lead Agency: Skagit County Planning & Development Services
Contact Person: Ryan Walters, Assistant Director
Written comment deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.


Skagit County Planning and Development Services (“PDS”) is performing environmental review on the proposal from Skagit County Public Works to replace the Guemes-Fidalgo island ferry vessel. More information on the proposal is available at

PDS has contracted with BERK Consulting to perform an environmental assessment under the State Environmental Policy Act (“SEPA”) prior to issuing a threshold determination. PDS is soliciting comment at this stage, prior to writing the environmental assessment, to ensure relevant environmental data and considerations are collected from the public.

The formal required comment period will follow issuance of the threshold determination.

How to Comment

Email comments are preferred and must be sent to with the proposal name (“Replacement Guemes Ferry Proposal”) in the subject line. Include your comments in the body of your email message rather than as attachments. Comments should focus on the environmental aspects of the proposed replacement ferry.

Paper comments must be printed on 8½x11 paper and mailed or delivered to:

Comments on proposed “Replacement Guemes Ferry Proposal”
Planning and Development Services
1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon WA 98273

All comments must be received by the deadline and include your full name and mailing address.

Captain Rachel Rowe

Ferry Operations Division Manager

Skagit County Public Works


Anacortes Terminal – 500 I Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

Ferry Office: (360) 293-6433   Cell: (360) 333-1496

Direct Line: (360) 416-1466     Fax: (360) 293-1899


Source: Email from Skagit County 2.1.18