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CX-004788: Categorical Exclusion Determination

CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B1.32, B2.5, B5.1
Date: 12/20/2010
Location(s): Skagit County, Washington
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. 1) Fund a sustainability office; 2) small conservation project energy retrofits to include implementing energy fuel and natural resource conservation measures (i.e., purchase and install motion sensor lights, energy meters, print reduction software, rain barrel stands, and bike racks); 3) event recycling and bin lending program including purchasing recycling/composting bins, bin transporters, signs, and cargo trailer and applying appropriate signage; 4) purchase and install recycling bins in public facilities; 5) supplemental funding for Skagit Council of Governments to hire a Resource Conservation Manager to analyze electricity and fuel consumption; 6) conduct vehicle fleet review for energy efficiency, purchase all-electric vehicle for fleet use, and apply signage to county electric vehicle to promote electric vehicle usage; 7) Sustainable Skagit Home Certification Program which includes a marketing campaign to recruit homes in targeted neighborhoods, conducting audits of homes, etc., and a certification process to recognize and reward homeowners that take actions to reduce their home?s environmental impact; and 8) Climate Stewards Program?offer participants training on climate change, impacts of global warming, actions to reduce personal and residential greenhouse gas emissions, and tools for communicating information to other community members.