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Merrill Creek Operations Base (MCOB)

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Documents

Entrance to Merrill Creek Operations Base (MCOB)Community Transit has issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Rules for the Merrill Creek Operating Base (MCOB) Channel Maintenance Plan.

About the project:

  • The Merrill Creek Operating Base (MCOB) is a fully functional transit operations and maintenance facility within Snohomish County. It is owned and operated by Community Transit.
  • Adjacent to MCOB is a channelized section of Merrill and Ring Creek flows from south to north, as well as and outlets into the Possession Sound.
  • This management program provides the guidance for responsible treatments and maintenance activities to the riparian vegetation and stream channel sediment for public safety, stormwater management, and stream channel enhancement.
  • The plan does not negatively alter stormwater behavior or management within the basin and does not affect functionality of MCOB’s stormwater treatment and outfall systems.

After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the agency, Community Transit has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.

The Official DNS Letter, MCOB Channel Maintenance Program SEPA Checklist and MCOB Long-term Channel Maintenance Program are available for download and review below.

Public Comment

The public is invited to comment on this DNS by submitting written comments no later than 5:00 p.m., April 3, 2020:

  • By mail, send your comment to Larry Daubenmire at Community Transit, 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett, WA 98203
  • By email, send to

This determination may be appealed by writing Roland Behee, Director of Planning and Development.

  • Submit a written statement requesting an appeal no later than 5 p.m. on April 10, 2020. This sets forth the information required by Community Transit’s SEPA rules (Resolution 3-05)
  • Send statement to Community Transit, 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett, WA 98203; Attn: Roland Behee
  • Pay the required fee of $200

Auxiliary aids and services and communication materials in accessible format can be arranged with sufficient notice by calling (425) 348-7100.