City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Public Comment Period Begins for Denny Substation Environmental Impact Statement
10/8/2012  12:52:00 PM
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

City Light also announces public SEPA meetings

SEATTLE – Seattle City Light is beginning the environmental review process for the Denny Substation Project by announcing the public comment period and associated public meetings. Scoping is the first step toward developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and provides the public the opportunity to comment on the potential impacts and alternatives that should be considered. The scoping period begins on Monday, October 8, and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The public is invited to submit comments at any time during the scoping period. Comments can be sent to: or
• Seattle City Light, Environmental Affairs Division, ATTN: Kathleen G Fendt, P.O. Box 34023, Seattle WA 98124-4023

City Light is holding three State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) public scoping meetings to provide information about the project and to gather comments. Public Meetings will be held from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on:

Monday, October 22
Seattle City Hall
Bertha Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA

Wednesday, October 24
Seattle BioMed
Discovery Rooms
307 Westlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA

Thursday, October 25
Seattle University
Alumni and Admission Building
12th Ave. & E. Marion St.
Seattle, WA

All meetings will feature the same content and will include an open house from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and an oral comment period from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Written comments can be provided at any point during the meeting.

The new substation will help City Light serve customers in the South Lake Union, Cascade, Denny Triangle, Uptown, Belltown, and First Hill neighborhoods, as well as customers throughout City Light’s service area.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.