Environmental Health
Surface Water (Lakes, Rivers & Streams)
Nisqually Reach Septic System O&M Program
  Nisqually Reach Watershed
 
 
 

Septic System O & M Program - Public Process

 
 

The following webpage provides details on the public process utilized to develop and implement the Nisqually Reach Operation & Maintenance Program which begins
January 1, 2013.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Follow the advisory committee's progress: see a list of members, meeting dates with agendas for upcoming meetings, and notes from previously held meetings.

Members Click here for a list of members [pdf]

Meeting Agendas Click on the meeting date for the agenda for that meeting.
  March 16, 2010 [pdf]
  April 20, 2010 [pdf]
  May 18, 2010 [pdf]
  July 20, 2010 [pdf]
  October 19, 2010 [pdf]
  January 18, 2011 [pdf]
  February 15, 2011 [pdf]

Meeting Notes Click on the meeting date for notes from that meeting.
  March 16, 2010 [pdf]
  April 20, 2010 [pdf]
  May 18, 2010 [pdf]
  July 20, 2010 [pdf]
  October 19, 2010 [pdf]
  January 18, 2011 [pdf]
  February 15, 2011 [pdf]

Committee Resources Click on the date for meeting handouts.
  March 16, 2010 [pdf]
  April 20, 2010 [pdf]
  May 18, 2010 [pdf]
  July 20, 2010 [pdf]
  October 19, 2010 [pdf]
  January 18, 2011

Project Duration
Start date: December 17, 2009
End date: December 31, 2012

Project Timeline (through 2011)
February, 2010 Stakeholder Committee formed
Mar - Oct, 2010 Committee develops proposal
July, 2010 Newsletter to watershed residents
January 25, 2011 First open house 
February, 2011 Consider public comment
March 30, 2011 - 3:00 p.m. Commissioner Briefing
Spring, 2011 Revise proposal
Summer, 2011 Prepare draft ordinances
October 13, 2011 Public Hearing
December 13, 2011 Public Workshop
January 25, 2012 Commissioner Briefing
February 14, 2012 BoCC & BoH Agenda for Adoption Consideration - Program Approved

Project Tasks
Risk-based on-site Sewage System O & M Program Development
Activities: Project Years 1 & 2
Convene a Stakeholders Advisory Group.
Draft a Risk-based On-Site Sewage System O & M Program.  Submit to elected officials for consideration.
Convene public meetings and hearings.

Public Involvement
Activities: Project Years 1 & 2
Publish at least 3 newsletters and mail directly to watershed residents.
Develop and maintain a website with program development details.
Set-up e-mail mailbox to receive citizen comments and information requests.
Hold at least 2 open houses about the project.
Issue at least 3 press releases.
Prepare and air one program on the local public television station.

Nisqually Reach Watershed - Workshops & Hearing

The Thurston County Boards of Health and County Commissioners held a Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. on October 13, 2011 at the Expo Center, Thurston County Fairgrounds. The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony and comment on the proposed ordinances to adopt the Septic System Operation & Maintenance Program for the Nisqually Reach Watershed Protection Area. The ordinance before the Board of County Commissioners is to amend the Shellfish Protection District boundaries and establish financing for an on-site sewage system operation and maintenance program. A second ordinance before the Board of Health is to amend the Thurston County Sanitary Code to designate marine recovery areas and establish an on-site sewage system operation and maintenance program in the marine recovery area of the Nisqually Reach Shellfish Protection District. Click here to view the comments and questions from the public hearing and the responses.

 
 
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This page last updated: 08/05/13