Can a proposal be changed or withdrawn?

However, once the review process starts, changing a proposal can make it easier or more difficult to complete the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA ) review process, and receive permits and approvals. If a change helps avoid environmental impacts, the permitting process is likely to be easier and could avoid the need to do an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

In cases where the review process is nearer completion, significant changes may require portions of the SEPA process to be repeated. The best approach is to incorporate environmental considerations when a project is still in the planning stage.

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1. How long is the decision length?
2. How do you start the process?
3. Can a proposal be changed or withdrawn?