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Mineral Resource Lands Update

Draft Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Zoning Mineral Lands Ordinance, and Right to Practice Forestry, Mining, and Agriculture for Public Hearing to be held September 29, 2020, 10:30am BOCC Hearing

Documents adopted by Planning Commission on July 15, 2020 for review by BOCC.

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The purpose of this public participation plan and scope of work is in support of the County efforts to review and consider updates to provisions of the comprehensive plan and development regulations (e.g., zoning) that pertain to mineral resource lands to complete the County’s periodic review and evaluation under RCW 36.70A.130 and RCW 36.70A.131 of the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA).  Implementation of this public participation plan is also in response to the remand order by the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board (WWGMHB), Case No. 18-2-0006, for the County to conduct further review and public participation process related mineral resource land designations and regulations consistent with RCW 36.70A.131 and guided by GMA public participation requirements.

This Participation Plan and Scope of Work is made necessary by decisions of the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board from April and May of 2019.  In those decisions the Growth Board ruled Clallam County had failed to comply with state law regarding “public participation” with respect to the required “periodic review” of the Comprehensive Plan provisions and development regulations of the County that designate, regulate and protect locations in the County where mineral resources lie or are being extracted that must occur approximately every 7 years.

Clallam County’s current mineral resource land designations and development regulations are primarily based on land use planning efforts that were conducted more than 20 years ago.  As part of the periodic review of comprehensive plan and development regulations, the GMA in RCW 36.70A.131 requires review of mineral resource land designations and regulations.  

 

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  1. March 2020 Proposed Changes to Comprehensive Plan regarding Mineral Resources
  2. March 2020 Proposed Changes to Zoning Ordinance – New Mineral Resource Lands Overlay District
  3. March 2020 Spread Sheets of Mine Information for Sequim, Port Angeles, & Western Regions
  4. Zoning Maps with Mine Locations for Sequim, Port Angeles, & Western Regions
  5. Geology Maps with Mine Locations for Sequim, Port Angeles, & Western Regions
  6. Planning Commission Packet, Current
  7. Planning Commission Packet, May 20, 2020
  8. Planning Commission Packet, April 20, 2020
  9. Archived Planning Commission information

 

 

 

The Clallam County Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution 68 - 2019

 

 
 

See Resolution and Adopted Participation Plan:

 
 

Clallam County Public Participation Plan and Scope of Work Mineral Resource Lands Designation, Policies and Regulations

 

 

 

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FAQguyRules and Requirements for Mineral Extraction and Processing Activity

Public Participation Workshop Schedule:

 

 

The Clallam County Department of Community Development will hold four community work shops in September and October 2019, at the city of Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim, and Clallam Bay/Sekiu.

 

The workshops will feature a presentation covering four basic subject areas:

  1. Overview on the County’s Mineral Resource Lands.
  2. Receive input from the community on possible changes to the County’s Mineral Resource Lands.
  3. Discuss the desired outcomes from what is being proposed.
  4. Discuss the need and Washington state requirements on Mineral Resource Lands.

 

 

 

Date

Location

Time

Workshop Locations

Tuesday

September 3, 2019

Forks

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Forks City Hall

500 E. Division Street

Forks, WA 98331

Tuesday

September 17, 2019

Port Angeles

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Clallam County Courthouse

223 E. 4th Street

Port Angeles, WA

Tuesday

September 24, 2019

Sequim

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sequim City Hall

152 W. Cedar Street

Sequim, WA 98382

Tuesday

October 1, 2019

Clallam Bay-Sekiu

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Clallam Bay-Sekiu Community Center

16801 Highway 112

Clallam Bay, WA 98362

 

How to provide comments:

 

 

  • Submit written comments at the workshops.

  • Submit oral and/or written comments at a Planning Commission Work Session or Public Hearing.

  • By email: Email Form (or   ) emailMan

  • By mail: Clallam County Department of Community Development:

    RE: Mineral Resource Lands

    223 East 4th Street, Suite 5

    Port Angeles, WA 98362

 

If you have questions please contact: Clallam County Long Range Planning at (360) 417-2322

or visit the Department of Community Development at the Clallam County Courthouse (see address above).

 

 

 

Mineral Resource Links:

 

 

Planning Commission Meeting Staff Reports:

September 4, 2019

August 21, 2019

August 7, 2019

July 17, 2019

June 19, 2019

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Clallam County Code:

Chapter 27.10 – Right to Practice Forestry, Mining and Agriculture

Chapter 31.02.02.145 – Mineral resource land issues

Chapter 31.02.150 – Mineral land goals

Chapter 31.02.910 – Generalized31_02_910 land use maps - Clallam County Mineral Overlay Map

Chapter 33.03.010 – Definitions

Zoning Table for Mineral Extraction

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Revised Code of Washington (RCW):

RCW 78.44.031 Definitions

RCW 36.70A.050, Guidelines to classify agriculture, forest, and mineral lands and critical areas

RCW 36.70A.060, Natural resource lands and critical areas – Development regulations

RCW 36.70A.131, Mineral resource lands – Review of related designations and development regulations

RCW 36.70A.170, Natural resource lands and critical areas – Designations

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Washington Administrative Code (WAC):

WAC 365-190-030, Definitions

WAC 365-190-070, Mineral resource lands

 

 

 

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