Public invited to comment on oil transportation study

The public is invited to provide feedback on a preliminary study assessing risks associated with increased transportation of oil through Washington state. Public meetings are scheduled next

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Pacific County seeks consultant to update Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is currently seeking proposals from qualified consultants to update the Pacific County Hazard Mitigation Plan that meets all requirements under

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Public Comment period extended on Grays Harbor navigation improvement

SEATTLE – A public comment period for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project draft limited reevaluation report including a draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been extended through April 8. The draft reevaluation report, draft supplemental EIS and appendices are available to review on line at:  or through Seattle District’s main website: by clicking on “Grays Harbor Navigation” under the “Most Requested” column. The Corps is accepting public comments on the draft limited reevaluation report and supplemental EIS through April 8.   Comments can be sent via email to: or through the mail to Josh Jackson, CENWS-PM-CP, PO Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755. Background The Grays Harbor federal navigation deep draft channel is 250 feet wide at Cosmopolis, increasing to 1,000 feet over the Bar at the mouth of Grays Harbor. The currently maintained channel depth is -36 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) from the South Reach to the Cow Point Reach, where Port of Grays Harbor Terminal 4 is located. The channel then decreases to -32 feet MLLW through Cosmopolis. The Corps investigated the feasibility of dredging the channel from the South Reach upstream to Cow Point to its fully legislatively authorized depth of -38 feet MLLW. This project covers approximately 14.5 miles of the 27.5 mile channel.  Deepening of the relevant portion of the Grays Harbor navigation channel to -38 feet MLLW was authorized by Congress in 1986, but a 1989 economic evaluation found that dredging only to -36 feet MLLW was economically justified at that time. Through updated economic and environmental analysis the present study has evaluated implementing the previously authorized -38-foot depth through a Limited Reevaluation Report and a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), building on the original 1982 EIS and its 1989 Supplement.

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Public Comment Period Open on Draft Coastal Zone Management Act

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on Washington’s Draft Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Section 309 Assessment and Strategy 2011-2015.

The public comment period opened September 3, 2010, and closes at 5:00pm on October 7th.


Every five years, NOAA requires coastal states to conduct an assessment of their coastal resources and management activities within nine enhancement areas

Hoquiam Celebrates Business Unity With A Night To Remember

HOQUIAM, Wash. - For the very first time, your Hoquiam Development Association and the Hoquiam Business Association are joining forces to bring you the most spectacular auction of all! The proceeds from the auction will provide funding for the improvement of our beloved Hometown Hoquiam.

Projects such as beautification of the city streets, sponsorship of youth events, support of our local business owners, liaison with City tangible and intangible results from a cadre of devoted Hoquiam citizens create the atmosphere of cooperation and goodwill which are the hallmark of Hoquiam. You are the best part of what makes 'IT' happen in Hoquiam!!!

We applaud your devotion and invite you to join with us in a celebration of Hoquiam unity on Saturday, October 2nd.


Saturday October 2nd is the date! Hoquiam Shows Its Best presents;


'A Night To Remember'
6pm at the Hoquiam Elks Lodge
tickets- $25.00 per person

Lake Sylvia and Schafer State Parks Meeting

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 112 North Main Street, Montesano, Washington.  At the meeting the Commission will consider adopting or approving the agenda item.  The item does not have a specific time at the meeting.  Members of the public are welcome to attend and will have an opportunity to provide comment.

If you wish to receive a copy of this agenda item, please contact:

Nata Jo Hurst, AA 3
Parks Development Service Center
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
PO Box 42650
Olympia WA 98504-2650
Phone:  (360) 902-8638  FAX:  (360) 586.0207