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contains information about past proposals received from Fred Hill
Materials Inc., including the Mineral Resource Land overlay district
and the Wahl Area mineral extraction permit in the Shine - Thorndyke
Jefferson County has received a new proposal from Fred Hill
Materials (FHM) for a 10-acre mining area adjacent to the Shine
Hub area. The application file number is MLA05-00630.
Mineral Extraction: Shine Hub, Wahl
Meridian Areas section for more information on mineral
extraction in the area.
Materials, Inc. (FHM)
has been approved for a Mineral Resource Land overlay district and
mineral extraction permit in recent years.
Comprehensive Plan amendment proposal submitted in 2002 to
Mineral Resource Lands (MRL) overlay district designating
mineral resource lands per the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan
and the State Growth Management Act (GMA).
Permit application in 2003 for
mineral extraction in the Wahl extraction area of the newly
designated MRL, to be processed by DCD under the Unified
Development Code (UDC).
Permit application for
10-acre expansion of the existing Shine Hub pit in 2004, to be processed under the
Lands Overlay District
Documents are posted at the end
of this section.
In 2002, Fred
Hill Materials (FHM) submitted a Comprehensive Plan amendment
proposal (MLA02-235) to Jefferson County to establish a Mineral
Resource Lands (MRL) overlay district in the
Shine-Thorndyke area. An MRL overlay district is intended to
designate and protect mineral resource lands per the Growth
Management Act (GMA)
and the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan. The establishment of
an MRL overlay is a non-project (i.e., legislative) action under the
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
At the conclusion of the 2002 Comprehensive Plan amendment cycle,
the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
established a 690-acre MRL overlay district. Visit the
2002 Comprehensive Plan amendment cycle page for background
information and documents associated with this decision.
The decision was appealed to the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board
The compliance process under WWGMHB Case No. 03-2-0006 is on-going.
In a Final Decision and Order (FDO)
issued on August 15, 2003, the WWGMHB directed the County to conduct additional environmental review under SEPA.
The WWGMHB granted the County an extension of time, moving the
compliance due date from
February 19, 2004 to May 28, 2004. The
Compliance Hearing before the WWGMHB has been changed from April 14,
2004 to August 3, 2004. Documents
related to the compliance process are posted below in this section.
On October 29 and November 11, 2003, the Jefferson
County DCD published a Request For Proposals (RFP) in the Daily
Journal of Commerce and the Leader newspapers for
consultant services to assist in the environmental review of a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment to place an MRL overlay district on 690 acres (case no. MLA02-235). Four Proposals
were received by the November 21, 2003 deadline. On December 11,
2003, DCD selected the Wheeler Consulting Group/Intergroup
Development Corporation Proposal, whose proposal included the preparation of
a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) and Final SEIS
(FSEIS). The Professional Service Agreement
between Jefferson County and Wheeler Consulting Group/Intergroup
Development Corporation was completed on January 13, 2004.
The DSEIS was issued by DCD on March 3, 2004.
The public comment period on the DSEIS ended on April 2, 2004.
The FSEIS, which includes responses to comments on the DSEIS, was
issued by DCD on May 12, 2004.
Subsequent to the release of the DSEIS, the BOCC was expected to
review the additional environmental
information and reconsider the December 2002 decision to
establish an MRL overlay district in the Shine-Thorndyke area.
The BOCC had the option to reaffirm the original decision, modify the decision, or
deny the request by FHM to establish an MRL overlay district in that
area. A public hearing on case no. MLA02-235 was scheduled
before the BOCC on Tuesday, May 25, in the Superior Courtroom at the
Courthouse, but the accommodations proved too small for the number
of persons who desired to participate. The public hearing
on MLA02-235, Wahl-Meridian Mineral Resource Lands (MRL) overlay
district, originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, was
re-scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, 7:00 PM, at the
Chimacum School Auditorium.
On Wednesday, June 30, the BOCC voted unanimously to re-affirm the
2002 decision to designate a 690-acre Mineral Resource Lands (MRL)
overlay district in the Shine-Thorndyke area. The adopting
ordinance includes new findings and conditions.
The Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board (WWGMHB)
issued a Compliance Order for Case No. 03-2-0006 on October 14,
2004 that finds the County MRL adoption decision in compliance
with the State Environmental Policy Act and the Growth Management
The following documents are related to the Growth
Management Hearings Board compliance process for the Wahl-Meridian
MRL overlay district proposal:
Extraction: Shine Hub, Wahl and Meridian Areas
10-acre Pit Expansion (MLA04-00549)
On November 11, 2004, DCD approved an administrative permit for a
ten-acre extraction area (pit area) adjacent to the existing Shine
Wahl Extraction Area (MLA03-00377)
a permit application to Jefferson County in 2003 for mineral
extraction in the Wahl extraction area of the newly designated MRL
and a conveyor from the Wahl area to the Shine Pit hub. The case
number for this
Type I permit is MLA03-00377. Track the case history on the
Permit Database Search page.
The final permit decision and related documents are posted in
this section below.
The Wahl Area Extraction proposal is for
mineral extraction on 165 acres that would include transporting this
material by conveyor to the existing Shine Hub for processing.
This material would be transported by truck on SR 104. The
extraction area and conveyor are located within in the Mineral
Resource Lands (MRL) overlay district adopted by Ordinance No.
08-0706-04 on July 6, 2004.
List of studies submitted to DCD for Wahl extraction by applicant
decision for this County mineral extraction / stormwater management
permit was made by the Unified Development Code (UDC)
Administrator at DCD on July 18, 2005. Other agencies with jurisdiction include the
State Department of Natural Resources,
Surface Mine Reclamation; State Department of Ecology,
Water Quality Program; and
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency.
for Wahl Extraction Area
Memorandum re: Wahl
Extraction Area threshold determination 3/30/05
DCD Memorandum re:
agency comment period
issued 12/23/04; comment period extended through 1/28/05
The term "threshold determination" relates to an action under
the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
Meridian Extraction Area
To date, no
permit application has been submitted for mineral extraction in the
Meridian extraction area, which is south and east of the Wahl area.
information on the County review processes associated with these
proposals, email the
Review Division or call (360) 379-4450.
information on State permitting, visit the
Office of Regulatory Assistance.