The Port of Seattle has announced that it has completed an environmental analysis, including review of pertinent and available environmental information and preparation of an environmental checklist for the proposed Pier 66 Cruise Terminal interior improvements project (in accordance with the Washington State Environmental Policy Act).

The purpose is to modify the existing interior building features to improve the cruise terminal’s efficiency and ability to accommodate passengers. The proposed project includes the following elements: (1) interior space modifications to floor, wall, ceiling, and casework areas; (2) addition of luggage screening/handling system; (3) installation of four new elevators, one new escalator, and stair; (4) re-use of approximately 30,500 square feet former event/museum space for service in passenger terminal operations; and (5) construction of approximately 19,900 square feet new floor area in existing mezzanine. All building improvements consist of interior building modifications, with two of new elevators attached to the center-east wall of existing building.

The port said it has determined that the project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment (Determination of Non-significance). As such, an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under the provisions of the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (RCW 43.21, WAC 197-11) and Port of Seattle SEPA Policies and Procedures (Port Commission Resolution 3650). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information that is available upon request. Any action to set aside, enjoin, review, or otherwise challenge such action on the grounds of noncompliance with the provisions of Chapter 43.21C RCW (State Environmental Policy Act) shall be commenced within 21 days from the date of last newspaper publication of the notice or be barred.

Supporting information used to reach this determination, and applicable State laws and Port of Seattle policies, regulations, and procedures are available for public review at the Port of Seattle office, at the Maritime Environmental Dept., Pier 69, 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle.