Now that Phase 1 of the Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is complete and Kittitas County has purchased the new site, the County has entered the zoning and permitting process for the site. Because the site is located within the City of Ellensburg, the County is working with the city to understand their zoning and permitting requirements and developing the required submittals for their application.

Typical permits include:

  • Land use
  • Utilities
  • Sewer
  • Planning board approval, including compliance with city or county master plans
  • Building department permits
  • Erosion and sediment control plans

Kittitas County will also need to obtain additional specialized permits for transfer stations such as:

  • Solid waste facility permits from the Kittitas County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Air emissions permit from the Washington State Department of Ecology
  • A National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the EPA