State Environmental Policy Act RCW 43.21C was enacted by the Washington State Legislature in 1971. Its purposes are: (1) to declare a state policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between humankind and the environment; (2) to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere; (3) to stimulate the health and welfare of human beings; and (4) to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the state and nation.

Per RCW 43.21C, WAC 197-11 and WAC 478-342-020 through 210, the University of Washington is the Lead Agency responsible for compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for projects which the University initiates.

UW SEPA responsible official and contact person

Julie Blakeslee 
Environmental Planner/Land Use Compliance Officer
Box 352205
Seattle WA 98195-2205
(206) 543-5200


Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, or on an as-needed basis. A lack of agenda items will result in meeting cancellation. ​Meetings begin at 10 a.m. and are held in a conference room in the University Facilities Building.