Comment on the SMP Draft Update
Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee
George C. Rains Sr. Estate
Member SMP Committee
(Comment – Notice all the “shalls”… Ed.)
4.4 Mitigation and No Net Loss
Compensatory mitigation plans shall be prepared by qualified professionals with education, training and experience in the applicable field:
4.4.3 Regulations – General Mitigation Requirements
1. Proponents of new shoreline use and development, including preferred uses and uses that are exempt from permit requirements, shall employ all reasonable measures to mitigate adverse impacts on shoreline functions and processes.
Impacts can be mitigated if mitigation measures would not result in an extraordinary hardship and denial of reasonable use of the property.
by Pearl Rains Hewett
I submit this as my SMP comment
With questions directed to
Clallam County DOE Shoreline Specialist Jefferee Stewart
Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee
George C. Rains Estate
Member SMP Advisory Committee
This email is my legal WRITTEN request for WRITTEN answers to my questions from DOE Jeffree Steward and/or, Paula Ehlers and/or Gordon White.
DOE represesentatives have consistently ignored written questions, on WRIA 17-19 SHORELINE INVENTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS REPORT, and The Clallam County SMP Update, asked and requested on the SMP public comment section on the Clallam County SMP Update wesite.
Jeffree Stewart informed me yesterday 7/10/12 (in front of Steve Gray) that if I want answers to questions I would have to send him a letter of request. Emails are a legal form of communication.
My other option is DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY REQUEST FOR PUBLIC RECORD I have the form filled out and ready to email.
I am requesting answers to the following questions to comply with the core principles of Due Process.
DOE SMP taking of private property in Clallam County. Continue reading
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
A COMPLETE LIST OF CLALLAM COUNTY DOE SMP COMMENTS 2010-2012
Available on Clallam County SMP website.
All public comments are subject to Public Disclosure.
I will complete the comments on #1 to #99 and document the pros and cons.
Pearl Rains Hewett
· 070212 – RKonopaski – G
· #284 clarifying the setbacks on marine shorelines?
· 062312 – ESpees – G
· 175-150 + 10 foot setbacks
· 061712 – PHewett – G
· DOE private meeting
· 061412 – PHewett – G
· Futurewise and Grays Harbor
· 061412 – PHewett – SED Continue reading
Posted June 30,2012
Sequim, WA – On June 28, 2012, the Washington State Department of Ecology offered citizens a chance to speak out – as required by law – about the proposed Rule to meter wells and require mitigation fees, among other aspects of their plan. Approximately 300 citizens showed up. You can read the full story at the Citizen Review Online – Click here: http://citizenreviewonline.org/citizens-voice-extreme-concerns-at-water-management-meeting/
Proclamation—Recognizing Korean War Remembrance Day June 25, 2012
Clallam County Commissioners June 19, 2012
Howard V Doherty, Jr., Chair
Michael C. Chapman
Mary Reed—-First Lieutenant Army Nurse Corp.
Charles Gagnon—Quartermaster US Navy
Gerald Rettela Staff Sargent US Army Military
Donald Clayton US Marine Corp.
Col. Don Roberts -US Army—-Korean war, 2nd World War and Viet Nam
(Photos by Lois Krafsky-Perry)
RECOGNIZING KOREAN WAR REMEMBRANCE DAY
June 25, 2012
WHEREAS, The Korean War erupted on June 25, 1950 when the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Army (NPRK-North Korea) invaded the Republic of South Korea (ROK); and
WHEREAS, between June 25 and December 31, 1950, 22,789 US personnel were killed in action, 28,634 were wounded in action, 8,177 missing in action (MIA) and 2,701 died as prisoners of war (POW); and
WHEREAS, battles taking place between June 25 and December 31, 1950 were: Anju, Bowling Alley, Chonggoko, Chosin Reservoir, Chungju, Chonan, Fungchilin Pass, Han River, Hadong, Hagaru, Hongdam, Hungnam,
Hamhung, Inchon, Kum River, Kunsang, Kunu-ri, Koto-ri, Mason, Nakton-Bulge/Perimeter, Osan, Pusan Perimeter, Pyongang, Sunchon, Sukchow, Sinuju, Suwon, Taejon, Taegu, Usan and Youngsan, and
WHEREAS, the truce was signed two and a half years later. The war tenuously ended on July 27, 1953, leaving 33,629 dead with over 2,000 killed during the conflict period following the truce; and
WHEREAS, over 4,000 men died in the prison camps due to frostbite, insect infections, chronic dysentery, pneumonia, acute diarrhea, beriberi, pellagra, starvation, atrocity, and resperitory infections;
WHEREAS, over 4,000 prisoners of war were returned in August 1953 from prison camps at Paks Palace, Kanegge, Sambakol, Changsong, Pyoktong, Chonma, Pukchin, Teksil-li, Suan, and Pongyang,, North Korea; and
WHEREAS, more than 6 million Americans served during the Korean War-122,000 from Washington State; 528 Washington State residents and 6 Clallam County residents were killed in action between 1950 and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED the Board of Clallam County Commissioners hereby declare June 25, 2012 as Korean War Remembrance Day and urge all citizens to join in remembering the thousands of Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice during and after the Korean War.
Signed this nineteenth day of June 2012
BOARD OF CLALLAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Howard V. Doherty, Jr., Chair
Michael C. Chapman
This is my comment on the Clallam County DOE SMP [Washington State Department of Ecology, Shoreline Management Plan] Update
As Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee of the George C. Rains Sr. Estate
“A Continuing Family Run Business”
WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC FUTURE OF CLALLAM COUNTY?
The Rains Family has lived in Clallam County for over 90 years.
The private property in the Rains Sr. Trust has been owned and managed
by the Rains family for over 60 years.
The Rains Sr. Trust Clallam County marine and freshwater property, is
described in the DOE SMP Inventory and Characteristic report, as
nearly pristine, it is not contaminated or impaired.
The Rains Sr. Estate includes all trust properties in Clallam County
and is a (IRS) documented, continuing second generation Family Run
Business. Continue reading
More Information about Smart Meters
by Lynn Stuter
Recently, an e-mail made the rounds, requesting the names of attorneys with experience in the Smart Grid/Smart Meter fight. Follows is some information that may be helpful to others in this fight.
Many companies have received federal grants to help defray the costs of installing Smart Meters. If you have had a Smart Meter installed, did your electric company receive such a grant?
If so, were you given the option of opting out? Or were you told that the Smart Meter would be installed irrespective of your making it very clear that you did not want it?
16 USC 2621(d)(14)(A) states, with regard to the installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology (Smart Meters) –
Not later than 18 months after August 8, 2005, each electric utility shall offer each of its customer classes, and provide individual customers upon customer request, a time-based rate schedule under which the rate charged by the electric utility varies during different time periods and reflects the variance, if any, in the utility’s costs of generating and purchasing electricity at the wholesale level. The time-based rate schedule shall enable the electric consumer to manage energy use and cost through advanced metering and communications technology. (underlining for emphasis)
“Shall offer” means just that. It is up to the consumer to accept or reject the offer.
How do federal grants tie into this fight? Continue reading
My short form translation of 11/15/11 SMP meeting
Port Opposes Wild Olympics Campaign
June 22, 2010
On June 14, 2010, the Port of Port Angeles’ Board of Commissioners introduced and unanimously passed a resolution in opposition of the Wild Olympics Campaign. The Wild Olympics Campaign proposes to expand the boundaries of the Olympic National Park (ONP).
The Port Commission opposes this campaign because the proposed expansion would add approximately 37,000 acres of productive private and Department of Natural Resources land to the ONP. The Campaign also would convert 145,000 acres of USDA Forest Service Olympic National Forest to Wilderness Designation and create 200 more miles of Wild and Scenic River Designation.
The Commission is concerned about the loss of productive timberlands and the negative impact on the local economy in Clallam County. The Port’s Executive Director Jeff Robb said, “I encourage all residents of Clallam County to get informed about this campaign and consider the potential impacts to our community and economy.”