WaDOE MTCA Site Cleanup Projects

Updated through June 19, 2019

At our March 4, 2019, meeting the WaDOE’s Tim O’Connor and Alan Noell presented an update on the Reserve Silica Mine Site MTCA Cleanup project — view their slides here (pdf – 2 MB): PowerPoint_Reserve Silica_GMVUAC_03042019.  In addition, WaDOE’s Jerome Cruz and Brad Petrovich will presented an update on the Landsburg Mine Site MTCA Cleanup project — view their slides here (pptx – 19 MB): PowerPoint FilesLandsburg_Mine_GMVUAC_03042019finalSee our Current Issues Box for links to more detailed information.

The GMVUAC has submitted an application to, and has received preliminary approval from, the WaDOE for financial assistance under its Public Participation Grants program for technical support and public outreach relating to MTCA projects in our service area.  We will keep you advised to any decisions made by the WaDOE and GMVUAC on this request.

The Washington Department of Ecology has published its Draft Agreed Order, Public Participation Plan, and Public Comment Period Fact Sheet; please read them here and fully participate in any way you are able in this very important MTCA Cleanup Project:  WaDOE Reserve Silica Draft Agreed Order     WaDOE Public Participation Plan     WaDOE Comment Period Fact Sheet .  The GMVUAC submitted comments on December 7, 2018, regarding the Department’s draft Agreed Order and Public Participation Plan relating to the Reserve Silica Mine Site MTCA Cleanup project; read the Council’s comment letter here: Comment Ltr–RS Agreed Order .

The GMVUAC will have Department staff attend future Council meetings to present and discuss the status of the various MTCA cleanup projects in our service area; including the Reserve Silica and Landsburg Mine Sites.  For more detailed information on these projects, and much more, please visit our Current Issues Box and/or the Environment Committee webpage.

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