|The term "SEPA" stands for the State Environmental Policy Act. When you apply for any permit requiring a SEPA review, you will have to complete an environmental checklist and submit a project proposal to initiate the SEPA process. The checklist contains questions about the natural environment (earth, air, water, etc.) and the built environment (traffic, schools, noise, etc.) of the site. The questions on the checklist apply to the entire project - including future plans for development.