Pearl Rains-Hewitt used the Freedom of Information Act to request work session information from the Clallam County Commissioners & Administrator for the period 2010 to 11/2011.

 

Here are the questionnaires submitted to work session from the Department Health and Human Services for the period 2010 to present.  (Click here – pdf format)

WAC 173-18-090 Clallam County Streams

Clallam County streams

Pearl

WAC 173-18-090

No agency filings affecting this section since 2003

Clallam County.

Streams (rivers) Continue reading

WAC 173-20-120 Clallam County lakes


WAC 173-20-120

No agency filings affecting this section since 2003

Lakes coming under purview of chapter 90.58 RCW — Clallam County lakes.

Location Section Name Area

(Acres)

Use
(1) T29N-R14W 20 A/B Wentworth Lk. 53.8 R
(2) T30N-R7W 15-G Aldwell Lk. 320.8 P,R
(3) T30N-R8W 22-Q Sutherland Lk. 360.8 R
(4) T30N-R12W 9-J/K Beaver Lk. 36.3 R
(5) T30N-R13W 35-E Pleasant Lk. 486.0 R
(6) T30N-R14W 16-L Dickey Lk. 527.0 R
(7) T31N-R15W 12-W1/2 Elk Lk. 59.0 R
(8) T31N-R15W 18-E/M Seafield Lk. 22.0 R

[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.58.030, 90.58.120 and 90.58.200. 85-09-043 (Order DE 85-05), § 173-20-120, filed 4/15/85; Order DE 76-16, § 173-20-120, filed 5/3/76; Order DE 72-14, § 173-20-120, filed 6/30/72.]

 

Submitted by Pearl Rains-Hewitt

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Found on line 11/08/11
Pearl)

EXCLUDED SMP DOE WAC’S DO NOT BECOME LAW

Letter addressed to Sheila Roark-Miller, elected Director of the Department of Community Development:

 

This is very important with regard to the Clallam County SMP Update.

 

This ison the DOE Public Trust Doctrine web site (88 pages)
Finally, SMPs, unlike other comprehensive plans,

are adopted as WAC’S and become part of the state’s Shoreline Master Program.

As such, all local SMP rules, regulations, designations and guidelines

BECOME STATE LAW AND ARE ENFORCEABLE.
in this manner, protection of public trust resources and uses becomes binding.

 

If an SMP DOE WAC is excluded from the SMP UPDATE

IT DOES NOT BECOME LAW.

If an SMP DOE WAC is not written into the SMP UPDATE

IT DOES NOT BECOME LAW.

 

It is within your power,  as our elected official, to EXCLUDE/REMOVE WAC’S from the Clallam County SMP update.

 

I resent the fact that this is vital SMP information is HIDDEN on page 88 of the DOE Public Trust Doctrine website.

 

Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee

George C. Rains Sr. Estate

Member SMP Advisory Committee

 

SMP and WA STATE SUPREME COURT

My comment on the SMP Update

by Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee

George C. Rains Sr. Estate

Member SMP Advisory Committee

This is how Judge Johnson Washington State Supreme Court explains the role of local government in the SMP.

(Taken out of context)

The Supreme Court explained that even though there is significant local government involvement in the creation of SMPs, the process is done in the shadow of the Department of Ecology’s (DOE) control.

Involvement of local jurisdiction in the SMP process is merely a benevolent gesture by the state.

Court confirmed that Whatcom County’s SMP was not the product of local government,

Read on if you are interested. Continue reading

2011 Budget – “Environmental Programs” get at leat $2.5 million

Read on if you are interested

This is taken out of context
posted by Pearl Rains-Hewitt

NOTE THE AMOUNT FOR “ENVIRONMENTAL” PROGRAMS….

The Full Clallam County Budget 2011 is online.

Public Works – Carlsborg Sewer Project

This is listed as a part of the 2011 budget?

But there is no expenditures information?

 

Health and Human Services ‐ Environmental Health

00100.511.

expenditures $1,218,865

 

2011 Community Development ‐ Planning

00100.334.

expenditures  $1,021,439

 

2011 Community Development ‐ Dungeness Estuarine

Capital Projects

30601.331.

expenditures  $826,596

 

 2011 Community Development ‐ Environmental Quality

00100.332.

expenditures  $1,659,882

Conflict of Interest? Clallam Co. versus NOLT

from PearlRains-Hewitt

October 27, 2011

 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Dale Holiday IS THE Grant Director at Department of Health and Human Services – Clallam County

Dale Holiday IS North Olympic Land Trust (Member Board of Directors and Chair of the Fund Raising Committee)

Why should we worry about the best interest of the public in Clallam County? When Clallam County pays Dale Holiday a Member of the Board of Directors of the Olympic Land Trust as the Grant Director for Clallam County Dept. of Public Health and Human Services.

Whose interest is being conflicted by our County Commissioners?

Welcome to the North Olympic Land Trust

North Olympic Land Trust is a non-profit conservation organization serving the communities of the North Olympic Peninsula. We are working to protect the special qualities of the North Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County, Washington, just outside the internationally treasured Olympic National Park. 

Pearl Rains Hewett

CLALLAM COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Dale Holiday’s Overview
Current
  • Member Board of Directors at Olympic Peninsula Humane Society
  • Grant Director at Department of Health and Human Services – Clallam County
Groups and Associations:
North Olympic Land Trust (Member Board of Directors and Chair of the Fund Raising Committee)
 Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau (Member Board of Directors)

Are you increasing the set back to 50 feet? WHY?

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I submit this as my comment to the proposed SED

 

Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee

George C. Rains Sr. Estate

Member SMP Advisory Committee

 

 

PROPOSED # 2  FRESHWATER RESIDENTIAL

Like Lake Sutherland

I thought the set back was 35 feet?

Are you increasing the set back to 50 feet? WHY?

Prohibited or discouraged use

Armoring, except when single family residence is in imminent danger.

BY Law there is NO mention of the words” imminent or danger or soft armoring”

IN FACT THE LAW STATES, SHALL PROVIDE FOR METHODS TO achieve effective and timely protection against loss or damage.

 

Is this another WAC overstepping it’s authority and the LAW?

Read on if you are interested

 

PROTECTION FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY

Protection of single family residences

2

RCW 90.58.100

(6) Each master program shall contain standards governing the protection of single family residences and appurtenant structures against damage or loss due to shoreline erosion. The standards shall govern the issuance of substantial development permits for shoreline protection, including structural methods such as

construction of bulkheads, and nonstructural methods of protection.

 

The standards shall provide for methods which achieve effective and timely protection against loss or damage to single family residences and appurtenant structures due to shoreline erosion.

 

The standards shall provide a preference for permit

issuance for measures to protect single family residences occupied prior to January 1, 1992, where the

proposed measure is designed to minimize harm to the shoreline natural environment.

Watch Out, Dungeness, Here They Come – Dungeness Wastewater Treatment Feasibility Study

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN – from Pearl Rains-Hewett

WATCH OUT DUNGENESS, HERE THEY COME 

Dungeness Wastewater Treatment Feasibility Study

CLALLAM COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 (GO ON LINE, LOOK THEM UP, THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

SPECIFICATIONS DOCUMENT

Issue Date: October 11, 2011

THE CONTRACT FOR THE CONSULTANT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

THE APPLICATION FOR THE FUNDING FOR THE STUDY HAS BEEN WRITTEN (SENT?)

Read on if you are interested.

Pearl Rains Hewett

PROJECT TITLE:

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: November 1, 2011

EXPECTED TIME PERIOD FOR CONTRACT:

January 2012 – October 2012

Task 4: Assessment of Alternative Wastewater Solutions in Dungeness

 

Task Description

With this task the feasibility of a clustered or community option for wastewater treatment and disposal will be determined

for the community adjacent to the mouth of the Dungeness River. In this area, septic system repairs are very expensive

and sometimes unworkable due to poor soils, a high water table, and small lot sizes, and water supply development is

equally difficult. Recent microbial source tracking in the Dungeness Bay shellfish growing area adjacent to this

community (currently closed for commercial harvest) showed that human waste is a contributor, so this task will assess

feasible “small flow” solutions to an insidious nonpoint problem. The

feasibility study would interactively combine

community input into the development of technical options. The outcome would be a community equipped and

mobilized to pursue a facility plan with the best alternative, as per the hierarchy for rural development.

Project Area for Task 4

Old Dungeness” is a very historic community originally developed as the Clallam County seat, where building sites were

small and waste disposal and domestic water supplies were generally crowded on the same lot. Adjacent to this and on

the east side of the Dungeness River mouth, the mile-long Three Crabs Road can be characterized as a linear sand dune

between outer Dungeness Bay and wetlands. It was originally developed as vacation housing on the seashore. Now the

area has shoreline lots with large full-time residences with added fill to combat normal erosion, tidal action, increasinglyshallow

groundwater conditions (as sea level rises). On the wetlands side, a canal system that discharges to marine water

was excavated to create a 90-lot subdivision. The unique site characteristics and historic land use practices all contribute

to

septic system problems with no good repair options.

The map below for the Task 4 project area illustrates several of the limiting factors for management of wastewater (and

individual water supplies).

 

 

THE CONTRACT FOR THE CONSULTANT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

 

THE APPLICATION FOR THE FUNDING HAS BEEN WRITTEN

 

1. INTRODUCTION

 

BACKGROUND

 

“Dungeness” is a very historic community originally developed as the Clallam County seat,

where building sites were small and waste disposal and domestic water supplies were generally

crowded on the same lot. Adjacent to this and on the east side of the Dungeness River mouth,

the mile-long Three Crabs Road can be characterized as a linear sand dune between outer

Dungeness Bay and wetlands. Originally developed as vacation housing, now the small

shoreline lots have large year-round residences – sometimes with added fill to combat normal

erosion, tidal action, and potentially rising groundwater as sea level rises. On the wetlands side,

a canal system that discharges to marine water was excavated to create a 90-lot subdivision. The

unique site characteristics and historic land use practices all contribute to septic system problems

with no good repair options. With this project the feasibility of a clustered or community option

for wastewater treatment and disposal will be determined for Dungeness and the Three Crabs Rd.

communities, where septic system repairs are very expensive and sometimes unworkable due to

poor soils, a high water table, and small lot sizes.

Recent microbial source tracking in the Dungeness Bay shellfish growing area adjacent to this

community (portions of which are closed for commercial harvest) shows that human waste is a

contributor to water quality degradation. This feasibility study will incorporate community input

in the development of technical options to address this problem. The outcome should be a

community equipped and mobilized to pursue the next steps toward improved wastewater

management.

Note that while it should be acknowledged that water supply development is similarly difficult,

this project will not explore specific options for community water supply.

 

Please refer to the grant application (Exhibit C, Task 4) for detailed background information,

maps and references.

 

From those sites over 92% of the bacteria could be identified to a known host organism. At

 

least 34 species or animal groups were identified as present at one or more sites throughout the course of the study. The

 

predominant source identified at all sites was birds, followed by wild mammals. The presence of human sources was

identified at each site as well, with onsite septic systems the likely cause.

 

NO NET LOSS of Shoreline Ecological Functions IS NOT A LAW

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I submit this as my comment on NNL

Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee

George C. Rains Sr. Estate

Member SMP Advisory Committee

NO NET LOSS of Shoreline Ecological Functions IS NOT A LAW 

FOUND ON PAGE (1)  AND PAGE (47) OF A 48 PAGE REPORT AND

KEEPING IN MIND THAT WAC’s ARE NOT LAWS

SMP HANDBOOK Chapter 4

The SMP Guidelines, adopted in 2003, constitute the first actual rule (WAC) in Washington State to incorporate the

 no net loss requirement. The concept of no net loss in this State originated with earlier efforts to protect wetlands. In 1989, Governor Booth Gardner signed an Executive Order establishing a statewide goal regarding wetlands protection. “It is the interim goal…to achieve no overall net loss in acreage and function of Washington’s remaining wetlands base. It is further the long-term goal to increase the quantity and quality of Washington’s wetlands resource base.” (E.O. 89-10).

Read on if you are interested

SMP NNL Handbook Last updated 6/22/2010

8.

Specific Shoreline Activity and Use Standards Numerous additional specific references exist in the SMP Guidelines, requiring SMP regulations resulting in no net loss of shoreline ecological functions. Specific shoreline activity standards referencing NNL are located at: WAC 173-26-221(2)(c)(ii)(C) and (D): Geologically hazardous areas. WAC 173-26-221(2)(c)(iii)(C): Critical saltwater habitats

WAC 173-26-221(2)(c)(iv)(C): Critical freshwater habitats

WAC 173-26-221(3): Flood hazard reduction

WAC 173-26-221(4)(d): Public access

WAC 173-26-221(5): Shoreline vegetation conservation

WAC 173-26-221(6): Water quality, storm water and nonpoint pollution

WAC 173-26-231: Shoreline modifications, including shoreline stabilization, piers and docks, fill, breakwaters, jetties, groins and weirs, beach and dunes management, dredging and dredge material disposal, shoreline habitat and natural systems-enhancement projects.

Specific shoreline use standards referencing NNL are located at:

WAC 173-26-241(2)(a)(iv), addressing the following uses:

Agriculture

Aquaculture

Boating facilities

Commercial development

Forest practices

Industry

In-stream structural uses

Mining

Recreational development

Residential development

 

Transportation and parking

Utilities