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DEIS Comments

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is available here on June 25, 2014 for viewing and downloading as PDF files:
CDs of the DEIS are available at DCD, 621 Sheridan St. Port Townsend for $2.50. Hard copies can be viewed at the DCD office (same address), and the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock. Hard copies of the Appendices are available at DCD only. Hard copies may also be purchased at the SOS Printing, located at:
2319 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360-385-4194

Comments received on the DEIS will be analyzed and used to produce a Final EIS.

Submitting Comments

Email written comments by 5pm Monday, August 11, 2014. Email comments must include a complete current return mailing address.

Written comments sent via U.S. Mail must be postmarked by Monday, August 11, 2014, or hand delivered by 4:30pm to the following address:
Thorndyke Resource DEIS c/o Jefferson County DCD
621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Open House

A Public Open House will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014 to allow the public to interact and discuss the DEIS and project with Staff, the Applicant and DCD Consultants, with an opportunity to provide verbal comments to a court reporter, at:
Port Ludlow Bay Club
120 Spinnaker Lane
Port Ludlow, WA 

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) will be used to inform the public and decision maker (Jefferson County Hearings Examiner) regarding the proposed project, which requires County approval through a Shoreline Conditional Use permit for the Pier and Loading Dock and a Zoning Conditional Use permit for the Conveyor to transport material to the Pier. The public and interested parties will be notified when the Final EIS is available for review and how to obtain a copy. A notice of public hearing will be sent to parties who comment on the DEIS.

Scoping Memo

In order to define the scope of the Draft EIS, DCD prepared the Scoping Letter below:
Above: this is a similar permitted and operational barge loading facility on Puget Sound at Dupont.

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 and Pier Proposal and T-ROC Environmental Impact Statement sections below.

Above: This is a similar barge loading facility operated by Manke just north of Shelton on Puget Sound.

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.

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 materials.

Laserfische Web Link Instructions:
  1. Click "Permits" then click "Case Files".
  2. Click on the main folder "MLA03-00155 FHM Pit to Pier ZON & SDP".
  3. 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.
  4. To view a specific document, go back to the main folder and click on the appropriate Log Number.