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Washington Rural Access Project

This on-going project is for installation of approximately 1,400 miles of broadband fiber to rural areas across Washington State. The $150M in ARRA grant-funded project occurs in 20 separate counties and is being accomplished for a consortium of Public Utility Districts. Permitting was required from more than 100 national, state, local, and governmental entities and included SEPA, JARPA (USACE) Nationwide 12, shoreline permits, DNR permits, Ecology, Utility Franchise Agreements, Right-of-Way and Pole Attachment Agreements, Railroad Crossing Permits, and miscellaneous building permits. PACE worked closely with the Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance in the development of "SMAPP" or Statewide Multi-Agency Permitting Process to streamline the SEPA process for large, multi-agency projects.