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Imperium Renewables and Pacific Coast Canola sign contract for biofuel supply

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HOQUIAM, Wash. –Imperium Renewables, one of the largest biodiesel manufacturers in the United States, has reached an agreement with Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) to purchaseregionally sourcedcanola oil for biodiesel production. Pacific Coast Canola’s canola crushing plant in Warden, Wash., is the largest in the West. It began commercial operation in August of 2013 and has…

Wash. Governor Inslee accepting applications for Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council

Governor Inslee is accepting applications for membership on the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council. The advisory council will advise the Governor’s office, state and local agencies, and the legislature, on ocean policy and management issues along Washington’s Pacific Coast.
Interested applicants should fill out the online application form available at:
http://www.governor.wa.gov/boards/application/default.aspx
Applications are due August 21, 2013. Governor Inslee will review applications and appoint members to the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council.
The advisory council includes gubernatorial appointments for representatives of various stakeholder interests, including: commercial fishing, conservation, shellfish aquaculture, ports, economic development, ports, education, shipping, recreational fishing, science and citizens. Each coastal Marine Resource Committee will also select one representative to serve on the advisory council. State agencies and the Governor’s office will also have representatives serving on the advisory council.
Applicants should be committed to participate in a collaborative, advisory process with a diverse group of stakeholders and agencies. The advisory council must meet a minimum of two times per year and plans to meet four times over the next year. Advisors do not receive any compensation for their work. Advisors will serve a four-year term and may be reappointed. More information on the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council is available at: http://www.governor.wa.gov/boards/profiles/7319475.aspx

Grays Harbor tall ships to escort Paddle to Quinault canoes

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The brig Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington, and her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, will escort more than 100 tribal canoes down the Pacific Coast starting Friday, July 26 from Neah Bay. The ships, in cooperation with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and the Quinault Indian Nation, are participating in the “Paddle to Quinault 2013″ event, scheduled for July 26 to August 1. The vessels were invited by the Quinault Nation to escort ocean-going canoes from First Nations communities in Washington and British Columbia as they travel along the open coast of the National Marine Sanctuary from Neah Bay to Taholah. 

  

Media are invited to observe the vessels and canoes while they are anchored off the Pacific Coast in Neah Bay, the Ozette River, La Push, the Hoh River, the Queets River, and the Quinault River. Reporters and producers may be able to visit the ships by making prior arrangements.

Public Comment Period Open for Pacific Coast Marine Spatial Plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment regarding what elements should be covered in a marine spatial plan for the state’s 375 miles of ocean coastline. This includes feedback about the draft goals, objectives, boundaries as well as other scoping issues that should be included under a related environmental impact statement (EIS) for Washington’s Pacific Coast.

The EIS will evaluate the alternatives and potential significant adverse impacts associated with developing the marine spatial plan. The scoping document below provides important background, context, and draft proposed language to assist those wishing to provide comments. We strongly encourage those commenting to review the scoping document prior to preparing and submitting their comments.

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Public Comment Scoping Document
Optional Comment Card (word)

Submit comments electronically at mspcomments@ecy.wa.gov by 5 pm, September 23, 2013.

Written comments may be mailed to: Department of Ecology, SEA Program, PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600