JANUARY 20, 2017

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE

City wants to own popular fishing pier; ribbon cutting Jan. 26

January 19, 2017, Edmonds Beacon.com

The city of Edmonds is considering ownership of the popular Edmonds Fishing Pier.

Edmonds has been in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) since 1976 for operation of the pier, originally a three-way partnership between the city, Port of Edmonds and WDFW.

The fishing pier was originally on Port property, and is now located on a WDFW easement. WDFW built the pier and the city has maintained it since 1976.

Read more here:  http://edmondsbeacon.villagesoup.com/p/city-wants-to-own-popular-fishing-pier-ribbon-cutting-jan-26/1616446

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES

Concerns of Quinault Nation, EPA slow Port of Chehalis

Justyna Tomtas, January 19, 2017, The Chronicle

A regional general permit renewal for the Port of Chehalis has been prolonged due to an extended comment period as concerns from the Quinault Indian Nation and the Environmental Protection Agency are addressed.

The five-year permit, which expired in September 2016, allows the port to fill wetlands while utilizing its Pleasant Valley Mitigation Site, which has 40 acres of credit to offset development in wetlands elsewhere.

The public comment period was extended on Nov. 8, 2016, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the permit’s issuing agency, received a request from the Quinault Indian Tribe for an extension.

Read more here:  http://www.chronline.com/business/concerns-of-quinault-nation-epa-slow-port-of-chehalis/article_8d8d1ee6-de78-11e6-9387-f345c969f77a.html

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