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2017/2018 Official Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket
Item 11

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Public Information Meeting Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Meadows Elementary School, Gymnasium (836 Deerbrush DR SE, Lacey, WA 98513)

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Contact Us

Project Manager:
Celinda Adair, Associate Planner
adairc@co.thurston.wa.us
(360) 754-3355 x 2087

 

Nisqually Sub-Area Plan - Policy E.5 Asphalt Reprocessing (Recycling)

The County received an application for an amendment to policy E.5 of the Nisqually Sub-Area Plan. The amendment would chance policy E.5 to remove the language that prohibits the reprocessing (recycling) of asphalt as an accessory use inside the mined out portion of any gravel pit(s) located within the Nisqually sub-area. The current policy language, which was adopted in 1992, cites water quality concerns as the basis for the prohibition on asphalt recycling.

The County is starting the process of reviewing and considering this request. Under this review the County will ONLY be reviewing policy E.5 of the Nisqually Sub-Area Plan and evaluating the potential implications of the proposed amendment, which would allow asphalt recycling inside gravel pits within the Nisqually sub-area.

No decisions regarding individual permit applications will be made through this process.

View the Information Sheet to learn more about this project or check out the Process and Timeline information provided below.

Maps of the Nisqually Sub-Area 

Map of Nisqually Sub-Area
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Map of Nisqually Sub-Area with Aerial Large
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Nisqually Sub-Area Plan

July 27th Public Information Meeting Display Boards

County Review Process and Timeline (Revised 10/24/2017)

PROCESS SCHEDULE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
Project Work Plan/Schedule Development
  • Board Briefing to review Work Plan - July 5, 2017
June 2017 – July 2017 N/A
(work plans must comply with all State and County regulations for processes & timeframes)
Public Engagement (early and continuous) 
  • Public Information Meeting  - July 27, 2017
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing - (current estimate March 2018)
  • Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing -  (current estimate May 2018)
July 2017 --> current estimate Unknown Public Information Meeting
  • Community members can ask questions, comment on the process/schedule, voice concerns, and provide input regarding the research and analysis they wish to see conducted for this project.
Public Hearings
(See the information provided below for the relevant hearing processes)
Staff Research and Analysis
(i.e. regulatory, environmental health, transport and economic implications)
  • A 3rd party consultant will be selected, hired, and overseen by the County through an Request for Proposal (RFP) process to conduct a portion of the research and analysis.
Current estimate September 2017 --> December 2017
  • Community members can contribute information, ask questions, make suggestions, and discuss the  research/analysis scope of work with the Project Manager
Thurston County Planning Commission Process
  • Worksessions
  • Public Hearing – (current estimate March 2018)
  • Recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners
Current estimate December 2017 --> March 2018
  • Hearing materials will be made available for public review prior to the hearing.
  • Formal comment period – written comments can be mailed or emailed
  • Verbal or written comments can be submitted at public hearing
SEPA Review and Issue Current estimate December 2017 --> March 2018
  • Formal Review and comment period
Board of County Commissioners Process
  • Worksessions/Briefings
  • Public Hearing – (current estimate May 2018)
  • Final Action
Current estimate March 2018 --> May 2018
  • Hearing materials will be made available for public review prior to the hearing.
  • Formal comment period – written comments can be mailed or emailed.
  • Verbal or written comments can be submitted at the public hearing

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