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Buried Comments on wood burning

BURIED PUBLIC COMMENTS ON PAH CAPS WOOD BURNING
1/21/09 BARACK OBAMA SUBJECT: Transparency and Open Government
Dr. Holly Davis DOE PAH CAPS comments and answers
State of Washington (US) https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/1207048part2.pdf
With a 60 day PUBLIC comment period
Pathetic, 86 pages of public comments buried,the first words on many were, I strongly object.
Most of the file cannot be copied, cut or pasted
This is my public comment that was posted and I found it buried on page 57 of 86, with print to small to read
There it was DOE’S OPEN AND TRANSPARENT decisions online and readily available to the public.

DOE Draft Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Chemical Action Plan
Date: Saturday, September 01, 2012 10:00:48 AM
Contact: Holly Davies
(360) 407-7398 / hdav461@ecy.wa.gov

This is my comment on The DOE Draft Polycyclic Aromatic
Hydrocarbon (PAH) Chemical Action Plan.

Our ELECTED WA State REPRESENTATIVES have legislated and continue
to LEGISLATE more and more power to the APPOINTED WA State Department
of Ecology.

The WAC’S being created by the WA State DOE THREATEN American citizens
ability to survive in today economy.

Why are our ELECTED WA State REPRESENTATIVES legislating and empowering
the APPOINTED WA State Department of Ecology to destroy and
eliminate everything in Clallam County that constituted “Our Way of Life?”
Our jobs are gone, our businesses are gone, development is at a standstill, our dams
are gone, our lakes are gone, our logging industry is over regulated, our mills are
gone, and even our water rights are being denied to us.

STACKING FIREWOOD FOR WINTER HEAT (wood stoves, fire places and
bonfires) Winter is coming, from one end of Clallam County to the other, in one backyard after another, people are stacking their free firewood, from their trees, cut on their private property, to heat their family homes. A way of life for people in
Clallam County?

A way of life for MANKIND, for up to 1.7 million years.
(Wikipedia)Claims for the earliest definitive evidence of control of fire by a member of
Homo range from 0.2 to 1.7 million years ago (Mya).[4]

FIREWOOD explained as a way of survival and quality of life
In the United States Of America, WA State, with no jobs, no mills, no dams, no
inexpensive hydroelectric power, higher utility cost, higher food prices, more American’s on food stamps, more food banks, low social security, lost value of IRA’S, AARP doubled cost of medical supplements, higher medical cost, higher prescription cost, higher and higher gas prices, higher tolls, higher fees, higher permitting, more American’s living in poverty, more American’s homeless, more natural disasters, more foreclosures of American homes and closures of American small businesses, more economic and mental depression, recession?

In America, in 2012, American Citizens are forced to make real quality
of life decisions.

WOULD YOU RATHER BE HUNGRY? SICK? OR COLD?
Pearl Rains Hewett

DOE Holly Davies, PhD ANSWER?
SO WHAT EXACTLY DID DOE DO LAST WEEK?
FEDERAL EPA DOE Draft Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH)
Chemical Action Plan The recommendations in the CAP are a set of actions to
reduce and phase out uses, releases, and exposures in Washington, in consideration
of current management approaches. The Departments of Ecology and
Health have existing programs to reduce PAH releases from the
major man-made sources of concern, such as wood smoke, vehicle
emissions, and creosote treated wood. These existing programs can be
enhanced to improve or speed up results, but we did
not find that major new programs are needed. Holly Davies, PhD, Senior Scientist, Reducing
Toxic Threats, Waste 2 Resources

Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public.

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The Olympia Report
by Jeff Rhodes Posted 1/15/2013
State and local governments continue to struggle with the need to balance transparency against the increasing costs of records requests, and according to authorities testifying Tuesday on both sides of the issue, there’s no easy answer.
1/21/09 BARACK OBAMA SUBJECT: Transparency and Open Government
Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public.

The word transparency jumped off the page at me.
When (DOE) Ecology’s Budget for 2011 was questioned? I looked for it online and I found it.
Where? On pages of 603-609 of the 704 page DOE report prepared by Marty Brown.
A BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET
When we asked, who are these Ecology people? I looked for them online and I found them too.
Where? Starting on page 610 of the 704 page report, all 1616 of them, paid DOE employees.

Indeed, It was right there, online, transparent and readily available to me, but only after I read 603 pages.

There’s no easy answer? Really? How about enforcing the “readily available part ”

Pearl Rains Hewett

Transparency and Open Government
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
SUBJECT: Transparency and Open Government
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public.
Government should be participatory. Public engagement enhances the Government’s effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions. Knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having access to that dispersed knowledge. Executive departments and agencies should offer Americans increased opportunities to participate in policymaking and to provide their Government with the benefits of their collective expertise and information. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public input on how we can increase and improve opportunities for public participation in Government.
Government should be collaborative. Collaboration actively engages Americans in the work of their Government. Executive departments and agencies should use innovative tools, methods, and systems to cooperate among themselves, across all levels of Government, and with nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals in the private sector. Executive departments and agencies should solicit public feedback to assess and improve their level of collaboration and to identify new opportunities for cooperation.
I direct the Chief Technology Officer, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Administrator of General Services, to coordinate the development by appropriate executive departments and agencies, within 120 days, of recommendations for an Open Government Directive, to be issued by the Director of OMB, that instructs executive departments and agencies to take specific actions implementing the principles set forth in this memorandum. The independent agencies should comply with the Open Government Directive.
This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
This memorandum shall be published in the Federal Register.
BARACK OBAMA
There it is OPEN AND TRANSPARENT