Permit Assistance

Port projects typically involve some type of environmental permitting or review. The Port’s environmental staff can help determine which permits may be required, as well as help you through the permit process.

Additional permitting assistance is also available through the Cowlitz Economic Development Council,Washington State Department of Ecology Permit Assistance Center, or through the Office of Regulatory Assistance.

The following is a list of permitting agencies that may require permit review:

Permit Compliance

The Port of Longview meets regulatory requirements in the operation and construction of our facilities:

  • Stormwater management
  • Cleanups
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Air quality
  • SEPA Review


The SEPA Process: State Environmental Policy Act

The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) provides a way to identify possible environmental impacts that may result from governmental decisions. These decisions may be related to issuing permits for private projects, constructing public facilities, or adopting regulations, policies or plans.

Information provided during the SEPA review process is intended to ensure that environmental protection and preservation are considered by both state and local agencies in reviewing permit applications. It gives local governments the authority to both review and mitigate potential environmental impacts.

SEPA Comment Form

To directly submit your comments on the Port's posted SEPA, please complete the following form: ( * = required field)
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