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Change in Ownership and Project Name
In the spring of 2009 Fred Hill Materials sold their lease of the
Shine Hub Operations and Wahl Lake area mining sites to Miles
Sand and Gravel. Fred Hill retained lease ownership of the
690-acre Merridian area proposed for extraction in conjunction
with the conveyor and pier project for marine transportation
only. Fred Hill Materials' application identifies the
project as Thorndyke Resources Operation Complex (T-ROC).
This is the same project also referred to as the Pit-to-Pier.
For more information see the T-ROC Conveyor
& Pier Proposal and T-ROC Environmental
Impact Statement sections below.
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Public Scoping
A public scoping meeting was held on September 27, 2007
at Fort Worden Commons to present information and to take
comments on the EIS for the Pit to Pier proposal. Written
comments will be accepted until October 5, 2007.
Comments can be sent via:
Michelle Farfan, FHM Lead Planner, Department of Community
Development, 621 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
Comments received will be considered
during the preparation of the Draft EIS.
Case File Documents Available
All documents in the T-ROC (formerly pit-to-pier) Case File are NOW AVAILABLE
for online viewing through the
Laserfische Web Link (see instructions below). Case File documents include
special reports, public comments received, maps, site-plans etc.
New documents are added weekly - check back often to see new
Laserfische Web Link Instructions:
Click "Permits" then click "Case
Click on the main folder
"MLA03-00155 FHM Pit to Pier ZON & SDP".
Click on a Log List to see the Log
Number and a short description for each individual document.
Documents are listed by Log Number, not title.
To view a
specific document, go back to the main folder and click on the
appropriate Log Number.
FHM Background Information
have been received from Fred Hill Materials Inc., including the
Mineral Resource Land overlay district and the Wahl Area mineral
extraction permit in the Shine - Thorndyke area. More details
are on the FHM Background page
Conveyor & Pier
The T-ROC proposal no longer includes the Wahl
Lake area and the Shine Hub Operations which are now leased from
Pope Resources by Miles Sand and Gravel (not affiliated with Fred
Hill Materials). The T-ROC conveyor and pier proposal is
undergoing the environmental review process for permitting.
Learn more in the T-ROC Environmental Impact
Statement section below.
permit applications to Jefferson County in 2003 for zoning
conditional use approval and shoreline conditional use and
substantial development for a conveyor from the Shine Pit hub to the
marine shoreline of Hood Canal and a connected pier facility
intended for barge loading. The review of these applications will
be combined under a
Type III permit process. The zoning case (ZON03-00017) and the
shoreline case (SDP03-00007) have been combined under one Master
Land Use Application: MLA03-00155. Check here for updated
information and track the case history on the
Permit Database Search page.
Through February 18, 2005, Jefferson County DCD sought Request For
Qualifications (RFQ) for the preparation of an Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) for a conveyor and approximately 1,000 foot
long pier into Hood Canal, referred as the Pit-to-Pier project.
The specifics for the RFQ are provided below along with other
Permit application in 2003 for shoreline conditional
use and substantial development for a
conveyor and pier facility intended for barge loading. Review
of the shoreline permit is combined with review of the zoning
conditional use under #3 above. The Jefferson County Shoreline
Master Program (SMP)
is Section 5 of the
For this Type
III permit, after environmental review under the State Environmental
Policy Act (SEPA) has been completed, DCD will present a staff
report and a recommendation to the County Hearing Examiner. The
Hearing Examiner decision will be the final County decision with
regard to zoning conditional use approval. The Hearing Examiner
decision on the shoreline conditional use under the Jefferson County
Shoreline Master Program (SMP)
will be forwarded to the
State Department of Ecology for a final decision, per the
Shoreline Management Act (SMA).
several other agencies with jurisdiction over the T-ROC
proposal. These include: State Department of Ecology,
Water Quality Program and
Coastal Zone Management Program; Washington Department of Fish
and Wildlife (WDFW);
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency; and US Army Corps of Engineers
Seattle District Regulatory Program. For more information on
State permitting, visit the
Office of Regulatory Assistance.
Environmental Impact Statement
action Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the State
Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) will be prepared for the T-ROC
proposal to identify and analyze potential significant adverse
environmental impacts. The first step in the EIS was a scoping
process where agencies, organizations and the public were invited
to help establish the scope of the document (i.e., identify areas of
study). The scoping process was completed in September 2008. The SEPA process
involves the comparison of
alternatives, including the "No Action" option.
associated with the EIS are available for viewing in the
State Department of Ecology SEPA page for more information on
the preparation of an EIS.
information on the County review processes associated with these
information on State permitting, visit the
Office of Regulatory Assistance.