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961372 SSDP Taylor Shellfish Company
North Totten Mussel Farm

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Board of County Commissioners Decision

November 14, 2012 Board of Commissioners Appeal Meeting Audio

Notice of Appeal

Project Record:

Table of Contents:

A.    Hearing Examiner Supplemental Decision, September 14, 2012

B.    Hearing Examiner Decision, July 19, 2012

C.    Appeal to the Board of County Commissioners, September 28, 2012

D.    Comment Letters:

APHETI's Response in Opposition to Appeal of Hearing Examiner Decision, Oct. 18, 2012

E.    Appellant Response to Comment, Oct. 25, 2012

F.    Directions to the Site

G.   Parties of Record

Public Hearing Audio:

February 1, 2012 Pre-Hearing Conference Call Audio:

February 13, 2012 Hearing Audio:

February 17, 2012 Hearing Audio:

Exhibits Before the Hearing Examiner:

Exhibit 1 - Nov. 3, 2011 Email from Tom Bjorgen to Parties

Exhibit 2 - Nov. 27, 2011 Email from Samuel Plauche to Tom Bjorgen

Exhibit 3 - Dec. 2, 2011 Email from Tom Bjorgen to Parties

Exhibit 4 - Jan. 30, 2012 Email from Tom Bjorgen to Parties

Exhibit 5 - Feb. 6, 2012 Email from Tom Bjorgen to Parties

Exhibit 6 - May 2010 Draft EIS

Exhibit 7 - Technical Review Committee Reports:

  1. Macroalgae Survey
  2. Sediment Physiochemistry of Totten Inlet
  3. Benthic Resposne at the Deepwater Point Farm
  4. Summary of Totten Inlet Baseline Studies
  5. Frequency of Alleles
  6. Totten Inlet Circulation Study
  7. Totten Inlet Drouge Study
  8. Old Plant Site Characterization
  9. Assessment of Potential Water Column Impacts

Exhibit 8 - Nov. 2011 Final EIS

Exhibit 8a - CD containing Draft EIS, Final EIS and Technical Reports  (Contact Cami Petersen 754-3355 ext. 6348)

Exhibit 9 - 1996 - 2005 Comment Letters with Index

Exhibit 10 - AAPL 98-089 Hearing Examiner Decision

Exhibit 11 - Visual Impact Analysis and Navigation Concerns Assessment, prepared by APHETI, May 22, 1998

Exhibit 12 - Visual Impact and Ecological Concerns Assessment for the Totten Inlet Mussel Rafts Project, prepared by EDAW, Inc., January 1998

Exhibit 13 - Aquaculture Siting Study, prepared by EDAW Inc. and CH2M/HILL, October 1986

Exhibit 14 - Staff Report

Exhibit 15 - Feb. 13, 2012 Written Public Comments
                Part 1
                Part 2
                Part 3

Exhibit 16 - Photo of Public Hearing Notice Posting

Exhibit 17 - Cirriculum Vitaes of Mark G. Pedersen, Ralph A. Elston, Roger I. E. Newell, Mitsuhiro Kawase, Jan Newton, J.E. Jack Rensel

Exhibit 18 - CD Containing Technical Reports, dated 1999 - 2008  (Contact Cami Petersen 754-3355 ext. 6348)

Exhibit 19 - Letter from Brian Kinzett, Center for Shellfish Research, Feb. 9, 2012

Exhibit 20 - Taylor Shellfish, Feb. 13, 2012, Analysis of Project Consistency with SMA and SMPTR, including attachments.

Exhibit 21 - Video Clip taken within Deep Water Point Farm, by Pacific Shellfish Institute, 2004

Exhibit 22 - Letter from Laura Hendricks, Sierra Club, Feb. 12, 2012

Exhibit 23 - Plastic Disk  (Contact Cami Petersen 754-3355 ext. 6348)

Exhibit 24 - Excerpts from book titled "Plastic Ocean, by Capt. Charles Moore, 2011" (excluding web link to Jan. 2012 presentation by author)

Exhibit 25 - Letter from Brendan W. Donckers, Gendler & Mann LLP, Feb. 12, 2012

Exhibit 26 - Daniel E. Penttila Documents:
            Attachments 1 - 5
            Attachments 6 - 15

Exhibit 27 - 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case No. 00-35667, filed Aug. 6, 2002

Exhibit 28 - Written testimony from Mary Troy, including attachments, Feb. 13, 2012

Exhibit 29 - Written testimony of Cathy Wolfe, including attachments, undated

Exhibit 30 - Written statement of Julia C. and Francis J. Walker, including attachments, Feb. 16, 2012

Exhibit 31 - Written testimony of Lee Rudy, including attachments, Feb. 13, 2012

Exhibit 32 - Comment Letters from Lance Winecka, Feb. 9, 2012, Mary DiMatteo, Feb. 13, 2012 and Susie Richards, Feb. 13, 2012

Exhibit 33 - Written testimony of Preston Troy, including attachments, Feb. 13, 2012

Exhibit 34 - Comment email from Carrie Toebbe, Feb. 17, 2012

Exhibit 35 - Puget Sound Action Team Statement, submitted by John Lentz

Exhibit 36 - Enlarged Aerial of Totten Inlet  (Contact Cami Petersen 754-3355 ext. 6348)

Exhibit 37 - Surf Smelt, Sand Lance, Rock Sole and Herring Map, WDFW, Mar. 10, 2009

Exhibit 38 - Mar. 15, 2011 Transcript of Proceeding of a Public Hearing by the Pierce County Hearing Examiner

Exhibit 39 - "Goeduck Aquaculture Harvest Impacts" presentation, Sept. 20, 2011

Exhibit 40 - US Dept. of Commerce Report, April 28, 2009

Exhibit 41 - Comment Letter from Jeff Dickison, Squaxin Island Tribe, Feb. 10, 2012

Exhibit 42 - Army Corps of Engineers 48 Permit (excerpts)

Exhibit 43 - Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment, Chapter 8, published 2011

Exhibit 44 - Illustration titled "Shellfish present in system, Shellfish absent from system"

Exhibit 45 - Enlarged Color Map of Project Location (Contact Cami Petersen 754-3355 ext. 6348)

Exhibit 46 - Solar LED Navigation Light  (Contact Cami Petersen 754-3355 ext. 6348)

Exhibit 47 - Dive Survey Report by Ken Dean, Dec. 11, 2006

Exhibit 48 - Comment letter from Rosalind A. Schoof, including attachment

Exhibit 49 - Rentzel Calculations

Exhibit 50 - Email sent Febr. 22, 2012 from Thomas Bjorgen to the parties, with issues for post hearing briefing

Exhibit 51 - Emails from Jules Michel to Thomas Bjorgen sent March 11, 2012 at 11:49 and 11:56 a.m. inquiring into party status

Exhibit 52 - Email sent March 12, 2012 from Thomas Bjorgen to the parties and staff reharding inquiry from Jules Michel on party status

Exhibit 53 - APHETI's Closing Argument, dated April 9, 2012

Exhibit 54 - Taylor Shellfish's Post-Hearing Brief, dated April 9, 2012

Exhibit 55 - Emails between the Hearing Examiner and the Applicant, concerning extension of the deadline for the decision

Exhibit 56 - Letter dated August 16, 2012 from Samuel W. Plauche to Hearing Examiner Bjorgen

Exhibit 57 - E-mail sent August 27, 2012 from Tom Bjorgen to Brendan Donkers, Jeff Fancher, Billy Plauche, Laura Kisielius, Michael Witek, Robert Smith and Cami Petersen

 

 

Contact Us

Cami Petersen, Land Use Clerk. Phone: 360-754-3355 ext. 6348. Fax: 360-754-2939. TDD Phone: (360) 754-2933. Email: peterscs@co.thurston.wa.us.  Address: Thurston County Office of the Hearing Examiner, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One, Second Floor, Olympia, WA 98502.

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