Questions raised to Ecology about scientific basis for shoreline “protection”

Posted 7/11/2012

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.

(1)Please provide copies of the scientific papers that definitively identify, the cause of marine

and freshwater contamination?

(2) Please provide copies of the scientific papers that definitively identify what caused the marine

and freshwater contamination? People, development or industry or by birds, wild mammals or

naturally present in the environment?

(3) I am requesting a copy of the scientific papers on the DNA testing for impairment and contamination at the mouth of the

Dungeness River.

 

(4) Were ANY of the contaminated or impaired sites caused by? or as a result of? Clallam County 1976-2012 SMP

 

failure to protect NNL of ecological function?

 

(5) Please provide scientific papers on how the Clallam County SMP from 1976-2012 has failed to protect NNL of

 

ecological function?

 

(6) Please provide scientific papers on why DOE is demanding wider setbacks and buffer zones to protect NNL of

 

ecological function?

 

(7) Please provide scientific papers on how many single family residence were destroyed on Clallam County marine

 

and freshwater shorelines, by rivers or tidal action as a result of? or caused by? or a failure? of Clallam County

 

1976-2012 SMP?

 

(8) Please provide scientific papers on how many ecological disasters occurred as a result of? or caused by? or

 

failure of? Clallam County 1976-2012 SMP?

 

(9)Please provide scientific papers on how many injuries or deaths occurred as a result of? or caused by? or failure

 

of? Clallam County 1976-2012 SMP?

 

 (10) As a member of the Clallam County SMP Advisory Committee I am asking for the exact

 

location of every specific contaminated site and the full identity of EVERY contaminator.

 

UNTIL the DOE can prove with site specific scientific papers that the Clallam County SMP 1976-2012 has caused

 

any loss of ecological function, the current setbacks and buffer zones should remain in place or reduced.

 

Unanswered questions?

 

Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7:57 AM

SMP COMMENT ON CONTAMINATED SITES

WRIA 17-19 SHORELINE INVENTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS

On the 18 Marine reaches

Contaminated sites

they found (3)

On the 64 Freshwater reaches

(that I counted)

Contaminated sites

(1) contaminate site on the R3 Dungeness,

 

(Several) on R1 Elwha (how many is several?)

 

(2) on the R2 on the Hoko.

With all of the SMP concern about contaminated sites

These are the incomplete, censored scientific facts

Why is Green Crow the only contaminator mentioned by name?

 

(10) As a member of the Clallam County SMP Advisory Committee I am asking for the exact

 

location of every specific contaminated site and the full identity of EVERY contaminator.

 

Pearl Rains Hewett

 

Sent:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7:30 AM

Subject:

COMMENT ON WRIA 17-19 SHORELINE INVENTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS

COMMENT ON

 

WRIA 17-19 SHORELINE INVENTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS

 

On the 18 Marine reaches

 

Contaminated sites

 

they found (3)

Impaired water quality sites (12)

Impaired water caused

by temperature (4)

On the 64 Freshwater reaches

 

Contaminated sites

 

(1) contaminate site on the R3 Dungeness,

 

Several on R1 Elwha (how many is several?)

 

(2) on the R2 on the Hoko.

(29) impaired water quality sites (based on how many factors?)

 

On the 64 Freshwater reaches

(34) sites are described as impaired water caused by temperature.

 

Pearl Rains Hewett

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