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    WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    Regarding proposed WA State  Chapter 173-321 WAC

    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

    RELATED TO THE OVERBREADTH DOCTRINE IS THE DOCTRINE OF VAGUENESS. THE VAGUENESS DOCTRINE, AN ASPECT OF THE DUE PROCESS REQUIREMENT OF NOTICE, HOLDS THAT A LAW IS FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION.”

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    SO WHAT ABOUT THIS WA STATE WAC?

     IS IT FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION?

     AS USUAL YOU HAVE TO READ 173-321 WAC, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN IT!

    MISLEADING TO SAY THE LEAST” I read it, the full text is below.

     For more information:

    http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/rules/wac173321/1613ov.html

    ECOLOGY’S Introduction

    Under Chapter 70.105D RCW, Ecology administers a program for GRANTS TO

     “PERSONS WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY A RELEASE OR THREATENED RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS”.

    Grants are used to “facilitate public participation in the investigation and remediation of a release OR THREATENED RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE and to implement the state’s solid and hazardous waste management priorities.”

    Scope of rulemaking
    WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY (DOE) PROPOSES TO:

    • REVISE PROGRAM PRIORITIES TO INCLUDE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
    • Revise eligibility requirements
    • Clarify the criteria used to evaluate applications
    • Revise eligible costs
    • Develop a method for renewing grants annually per Chapter 70.105D RCW
    • Streamline the grant application and evaluation process to increase consistency, transparency, objectivity, and efficiency
    • Revise the grant application process to authorize electronic submittals
    • Update grant administration requirements
    • Align Chapter 173-321 WAC to current program needs.

    Added for clarity…

    CHAPTER 173-321 WAC

    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

    Complete Chapter

    WAC Sections

    173-321-010

    Purpose and authority.

    173-321-020

    Definitions.

    173-321-030

    Relationship to other legislation and administrative rules.

    173-321-040

    Applicant eligibility.

    173-321-050

    Application evaluation criteria.

    173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

    173-321-070

    Grant funding.

    173-321-080

    Grant administration.

    WAC 173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

    (1) ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS FOR SUBSTANCE RELEASE GRANTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

    (A) HIRING TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS TO REVIEW AND INTERPRET DOCUMENTS;

    (b) PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT and public education activities;

    (C) REVIEWING SPECIFIC PLANS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS, REVIEWING REPORTS SUMMARIZING THE RESULTS OF SUCH PLANS AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MODIFICATIONS TO SUCH PLANS.

    (D) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

    (E) OTHER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

    (2) ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT

     PRIORITY GRANTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

    (a) Assisting in DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING PROGRAMS that promote or improve state or local solid or hazardous waste management plans;

    (b) Assisting in developing programs or activities that promote and are consistent with the state solid or hazardous waste management priorities;

    (C) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

    (D) OTHER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

    (3) Ineligible projects and grant costs shall include but not be limited to:

    (a) Independently collecting or analyzing samples at facility sites;

    (B) HIRING ATTORNEYS FOR LEGAL ACTIONS AGAINST POTENTIALLY LIABLE PERSONS, FACILITY OWNERS, OR THE DEPARTMENT. APPLICANTS WHO RECEIVE A GRANT AWARD SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT IF LEGAL ACTION IS INTENDED OR TAKEN ON THE SUBJECT OF THE GRANT PROJECT OR APPLICATION;

    (C) LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING ACTIVITIES;

    (d) Real property;

    (e) Nonexpendable personal property.

    [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 01-05-024 (Order 97-09A), § 173-321-060, filed 2/12/01, effective 3/15/01. Statutory Authority: 1989 c 2. WSR 89-21-072 (Order 89-26), § 173-321-060, filed 10/17/89, effective 11/17/89.]

    To join or leave ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK click here:

    http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK

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    Why does WA State DOE need an Environmental Justice WAC?

    WAC, WAC, WAC, ECOLOGY’S HISTORIC POLICY OF REDUNDANT DUPLICITY

    Environmental Justice | US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

    Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES.

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    Chapter 173-321 WAC
    Public Participation Grants

    Overview

    Introduction

    Under Chapter 70.105D RCW, Ecology administers a program for grants to “persons who may be adversely affected by a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance and not-for-profit public interest groups”. Grants are used to “facilitate public participation in the investigation and remediation of a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance and to implement the state’s solid and hazardous waste management priorities.”

    Why are we doing this rulemaking?
    In 2016, Ecology obtained an independent audit of our Public Participation Grants program. The current application process for the grants requires a significant amount of time and agency resources to establish applicant eligibility and award the grants. Changes Ecology is proposing are either specific audit recommendations or based on the agency’s experiences implementing the program.

    Input from past grant recipients and other stakeholders also indicated a need to increase the emphasis the PPG program places in reaching disadvantaged communities adversely affected by toxic contamination and cleanup work. Updating the rule now will allow us to apply these changes to grants awarded in the 2017-19 biennium.

    Scope of rulemaking
    Ecology proposes to:

    • Revise program priorities to include environmental justice
    • Revise eligibility requirements
    • Clarify the criteria used to evaluate applications
    • Revise eligible costs
    • Develop a method for renewing grants annually per Chapter 70.105D RCW
    • Streamline the grant application and evaluation process to increase consistency, transparency, objectivity, and efficiency
    • Revise the grant application process to authorize electronic submittals
    • Update grant administration requirements
    • Align Chapter 173-321 WAC to current program needs.

    Ecology will periodically update these web pages to provide up-to-date information about this rulemaking. We will notify interested parties through the agency email listserv (WAC Track), a Waste 2 Resources ListServ specifically established for the Public Participation Grants program. We will e-mail contacts identified in our grants-related database and those identified by grants staff. We will publish notice in the Washington State Register as we move through the process. To learn more about how to contact Ecology and participate in the process, please visit our public involvement page.

    ADDITIONAL RULE INFORMATION

     

     

    Regarding 173-321 WAC, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

    Granted, I have been publicly participating, criticizing, objecting, commenting and tracking Ecology’s, WA State DOE Environmental WAC-ING for years.  I do investigative documentation and reporting on my website. I have been signed up for Ecology’s WAC Track for years, receiving, reading hundreds of pages,  investigating and documenting, posting, commenting and disseminating information on  one proposed WAC after another WAC….

    This was my published opinion on Apr 15, 2013,  and I’m sticking with it. period

    Behind My Back | “Ecology Sucks”

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/04/15/ecology-sucks/

    APR 15, 2013 – “Ecology Sucks” And, the rest of the story. The local news papers did report that I said it. WHAT THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS DID NOT REPORT …

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    Behind My Back | Ecology’s Expedited Rule Making?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/26/ecologys-expedited-rule-making/

    JUN 26, 2014 – Washington Department of Ecology AO #14-01 NOTICE THIS RULE REPEAL IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE- MAKING …

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    MY ONE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO ECOLOGY’S EXPEDITED RULE MAKING

    Behind My Back | A Thousand Wrongs? One Right?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/09/17/2757/

    SEP 17, 2014 – OK, so what’s WRONG with that? We the people, have every RIGHT to make a THOUSAND public objections and comments. So what’s …

     “One right doesn’t remedy a thousand wrongs.’

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    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

     BEST GUESS OBAMACARE….

     RELATED TO THE OVERBREADTH DOCTRINE IS THE DOCTRINE OF VAGUENESS. THE VAGUENESS DOCTRINE, AN ASPECT OF THE DUE PROCESS REQUIREMENT OF NOTICE, HOLDS THAT A LAW IS FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION.”

    The bottom line….

    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH, deserves another posting on my website.


  • Where There’s a Won’t They Don’t

    Where There’s a Will there’s a Way.

    Where There’s a Won’t They Don’t

    In a reelection campaign speech, our Clallam County Commissioner Mike Chapman  said “If we don’t want you to do it, we will make it as difficult as possible”

    Go figure… With this attitude against what our local citizens want, Mike Chapman was reelected.

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    WHAT CITIZENS WANT AND WHAT WE’VE GOT….

    WITH “THEY” BEING DEFINED AS THE ELECTED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO TAKE OUR WORKING TAXPAYERS MONEY. BY TAXING, TOLLING, FEES, PERMITTING, FOR ENTRANCE…

    THEY WON’T AND DON’T BOTHER WITH FINDING A WAY  FOR WORKING AMERICAN CITIZENS TO PUT FOOD ON THEIR OWN TABLE AFTER FEDERAL DEDUCTIONS. (LIKE SUBSIDIZING OBAMACARE)

    THEY ARE MUCH TOO BUSY DIVING UP TAXPAYERS MONEY TO GIVE FREE  ENTITLEMENTS  TO ILLEGALS AND IMMIGRANTS, ETC.

    THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO TAKE OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND.

    THEY WILL FIND A WAY BY ACTS, LEGISLATION, REGULATION, RESTRICTION, RULES,  TO TAKE OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND USE AWAY FROM WE THE PEOPLE.

    THEY WILL FIND A WAY BY ACTS, LEGISLATION, REGULATION, RESTRICTION, RULES, TO TAKE OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND USE AWAY FROM WE THE PEOPLE. (IN FACT, ALL LAND USE, GRAZING, RECREATIONAL AND EVEN BUILDING A HOME ,)

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    If congress doesn’t… Obama will..

    Obama signs executive order, bypasses Congress, and …

    https://investmentwatchblog.com/obamasignsexecutiveorderbypasses-…

    1 day ago – Obama signs executive order, bypasses Congress, and legalizes all BLM land grabs. … order, bypass Congress, and do a massive BLM land grab. … http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/22499-behind- …

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    OOPS, TO THE GROUPS WITH THE GREAT SUGGESTION…

    THEY BEING THE ELECTED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WON’T BE BOTHERING WITH REFORMING THE (LWCF) any time soon..

    UPDATED Dec 16, 2015

    Conservation fund gets 3-year lifeline in spending bill | TheHill

    thehill.com/…/263424-conservation-fund-gets-3-year-lifeline-in-…
    The Hill

    Dec 16, 2015The reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund … is a sign of the ineffectiveness of this Congress and deep dysfunction in …

    The NEW spending bill also gives the LWCF fund $450 million for the coming fiscal year, a near 50 percent increase over the previous level.

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    FULL UNEDITED TEXT

    New post on Pie N Politics

    Group: Fix the national parks we have, don’t create new ones
    by Liz Bowen
    PNP comment: I don’t know who is behind this group, but this certainly sounds like a good idea. — Editor Liz Bowen
    Summary
    A group behind “free market environmentalism” said the nation’s nearly $12 billion backlog of deferred maintenance at national parks could be in part solved by taking care of the ones that already exist, instead of spending money on new ones.

    By Amy Joi O’Donoghue,
    Deseret News
    Published: Sunday, Feb. 21 2016 3:10 p.m. MST
    SALT LAKE CITY — A new report issued by a group promoting “free market environmentalism” said the national park system will observe its 100th anniversary this year with a nearly $12 billion backlog of needed maintenance — something it says seven key strategies would help reduce.
    Consider:
    • A leaky wastewater system dumped raw sewage into the streams in Yosemite.
    • Frequent ruptures in an 83-year-old pipeline system at the Grand Canyon causes water shortages and facility closures.
    • And nearly half the roads in national parks are in fair or poor condition.
    The Property and Environmental Research Center founded 35 years ago in Bozeman, Montana, issued “Breaking the Backlog,” detailing deferred maintenance projects that are five times higher than the National Park Service’s budget.
    Over the past 10 years, Congress has funded 4 percent of the agency’s total backlog, while discretionary spending to address the problem has decreased 40 percent.
    The group founded on property rights principles and markets said it is unrealistic to expect Congress to fix existing problems at national parks like roads, campgrounds, wastewater treatment systems or failing bridges because conserving new land has broader appeal and more political punch.
    The federal government, however, should stop acquiring land for national parks and instead prioritize taking care of the land it already has, the group says.
    “By focusing on land acquisition, limited conservation dollars are spent at the expense of properly maintaining existing lands,” the report notes. “Moreover, adding more public lands can exacerbate the problem because the federal government incurs even more liabilities, often with little or no means of maintaining the additional lands.”
    The group recommends reforming the (LWCF) Land and Water Conservation Fund

    —  which it said has allocated $100 million to acquire 100,000 acres from 2011-2014 — and instead dedicate the federal dollars to maintenance at existing parks.
    That idea is likely to draw cries of protest.
    Multiple key environmental organizations across the country consider the fund’s ability to facilitate the federal government’s acquisition of more public lands sacrosanct, skewering Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, when he proposed reforms last year.
    Paul Wilkins, chief conservation officer for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a coalition of sportsmen’s organizations, said there is no need to come up with new strategies to address the maintenance backlog at national parks.
    MORE
    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648262/Group-Fix-the-national-parks-we-have-dont-create-new-ones.html

    In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
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    Behind My Back | Pie N Politics page (1)

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/07/27/pienpolitics-page-1/

    Jul 27, 2015 – Pie N Politics page (1) Pie N Politics. Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are …
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    BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, “IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO DO IT,  THEY WILL MAKE IT AS DIFFICULT AS “IMPOSSIBLE”

    This is a long standing systemic violation of an American constitutional government, FROM THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL.

    LET’S START HERE…

    FOLLOW THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY?

    As our elected government representatives, Congress acts, Congress votes, and Congress funds Congress passes the buck, our taxpayers money, through one appointed federal agency to another appointed agency, to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) a Federal program, to the (DOI) to a military contractor, to the (EPA) to (NOAA) ETAL. using a bit of nepotism here and a bit, political cronyism there, a bit of insider trading, real estate contracts, etc….

    SHALL I GO ON?

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    CONGRESS JUSTIFIES THE COMPROMISED SPENDING OF TAXPAYERS MONEY?
    AFTER OUR ELECTED CONGRESS HAS ACTED, ENACTED, PASSED THE LAWS, ENABLED AND EMPOWERED APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES?

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    OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE SAY..

    WELL, GOLLY GOSH AND GEE WHIZ… THE SPENDING OF TAXPAYER MONEY IS OUT OF OUR HANDS. THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND… WE HAVE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)… THE TRIBES HAVE THEIR TREATY RIGHTS….

    OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE SAY..
    OUR HANDS ARE TIED? WE HAVE FEDERAL LAWS.. THE (EPA) THE CLEAN WATER ACT, THE CLEAN AIR ACT, THE (DOI) USE OF PUBLIC LAND, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA) THE WILD, WILDERNESS, SCENIC WILD RIVERS ACT, SCENIC HI WAYS AND BYWAYS, (NOAA) etal.

    INDEED, OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAWS THAT THEY COLLECTIVELY ENACTED..

    SHALL I GO ON?

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    THE TAXPAYERS MONEY IS OUT OF CONGRESS’S HANDS?

    OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE ARE NO LONGER RESPONSIBLE OR ACCOUNTABLE TO THE AMERICAN CITIZENS THAT ELECTED THEM?

    AFTER CONGRESS HAS APPROPRIATED, AND FUNDED THE APPOINTED SELF SERVING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, THOSE AGENCIES  ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE OR RESPONSIBLE TO AMERICAN CITIZEN.

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    WHAT’S EVEN WORSE? HOW COULD IT BE ANY WORSE?

    AS WE FOLLOW THE TAXPAYERS MONEY TRAIL?

    OUR TAXPAYER MONEY IS ALL GONE,

    WHERE OUR TAXPAYER MONEY HAS GONE TO, IT HAS BEEN DIVERSIFIED TO FUND AND THE GRANT THE GLOBAL AGENDA 21, SELF SERVING NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS (NGO) THAT HAVE ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY TO ANYONE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    DO TAXPAYERS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS?
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    WE THE PEOPLE ARE MAD AS HELL, FOR BEING “COMPROMISED AND DIVERSIFIED” OUT OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND, OUR TAXPAYERS MONEY, BY THE ACTS AND ACTIONS OF THE LEFT AND RIGHT WINGS OF OUR ELECTED GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES.
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    HOW STUPID DOES THE WA DC POLITICO ESTABLISHMENT THINK VOTERS ARE?

    WE HAVE HAD IT..

    WITH THE ECONOMY
    THE $19 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT
    THE 15 YEAR WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
    THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS
    THE ISIS AND ALQIDA TERRORISTS CRISIS
    THE GOVERNMENT TAKING OF OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND
    TAKING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
    THE TOP PRIORITY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    KILLING A PEACEFUL PROTESTER
    TAKING CITIZENS GUN RIGHTS
    ARMED CONFLICT WITH RANCHERS
    OBAMA’S JUSTICE FOR ALL
    THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL AGENDA 21
    THE UNITED NATIONS VETTING OF U.S. IMMIGRANTS
    THE MISTREATMENT OF OUR VETERANS
    LETTING VETERANS DIE AND GETTING A BONUS FOR IT
    JOHN KERRY’S DIPLOMATIC FAILURES
    THE LIARS CATCH AND RELEASE JUSTICE PROGRAM
    THE IRS TARGETING
    THROWING GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES UNDER THE BUS WITH A GOLDEN PARACHUTE
    OBAMA’S PEN AND PHONE
    OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS
    OBAMACARE COST
    FAST AND FURIOUS

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT

    THE ESTABLISHMENT POLITICO PARTY’S ARE OVER.

    TRUMP IS WINNING AND WINNING AND THE ESTABLISHMENT DOESN’T GET IT

    HOW STUPID ARE THEY?


  • Find Your Park Who’s Funding and Granting?

    Find Your Park Who’s Funding and Granting?
    Olympic National Park?

    Dec 3, 2015 The report examines THE ELWHA DISTRICT ……The 35-page report says?

    International attention over the dam project has led to a spike in visitors. The number of visitors to the park’s THE ELWHA DISTRICT rose 13 percent between 2013 and 2014.

    Dec 3, 2015 The report examines ……The 35-page report says?

    Olympic National Park, THE ELWHA DISTRICT struggles to maintain public access recent?

    The Elwha River flooding and washouts?

    Feb 7, 2016 There is no established timeline yet for repairs or reopening damaged ELWHA RIVERS DISTRICT roads, trails and campgrounds

    And failing to provide a high level of service at some of its biggest attractions?

    The report examines ……Failing to meet the needs of the more than 3 million people flocking to the THE ELWHA DISTRICT  in Olympic National Park each year.

    Nothing? about how the NPS SPENT the $$$ windfall of THE ELWHA DISTRICT increased visitors $$$$?

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    ECONOMIC IMPACT?

    Since Nov 17, 2015, TO Feb 7, 2016 All PUBLIC ACCESS has been denied to THE ELWHA DISTRICT

    The Olympic Hot Springs access road to the ELWHA DISTRICT of the Olympic National Park has been closed at the park boundary to motor … the road and all areas beyond the washout have been closed to all public entry into the Elwha Valley.

    In spite of numerous, periodic requests to Olympic National Park, both Federal  and County Representatives.

    including this request.. Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    We the taxpayers have received ZERO response And, as of…

    Feb 7, 2016 There is no established timeline yet for repairs or reopening damaged ELWHA DISTRICT roads, trails and campgrounds

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    ECONOMIC IMPACT?

    Dec. 10, 2015

    Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Director Russ Veenema said it’s the park that draws the majority of the 300,000 people who stay in north peninsula hotels and bed-and-breakfasts each year. He fears that a growing number visitors are becoming FRUSTRATED by park road closures and other failing infrastructure.

    By Tristan Baurick of the Kitsap Sun

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    FRUSTRATED is an understatement. TAXPAYERS are disgusted and fed up, with being BAMBOOZLED  by clever elected representatives, appropriating funding from  a gullible congress, under the guise of maintaining NPS  roads and trails for increased access.

    DISGUSTED TAXPAYERS COMPLAIN TO THEIR FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES..

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    Who’s Funding and Granting Taxpayers money?

    Follow the taxpayers money?

    Behind My Back | Taken by the “GRANTED”

    www.behindmyback.org/category/taken-by-the-granted/

    Oct 19, 2015 – Category Archives Taken by the “GRANTED” ….. (NOPRCD.org) project, funded by WA Dept of Ecology and Commerce. ▷ Goal: To … their …Taxpayers Shall Pay for This?

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    DISGUSTED TAXPAYERS COMPLAIN TO THEIR FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES..

    Who’s Funding and Granting Taxpayers money for Restoration?

    GOOD LUCK Following the taxpayers money

    Behind My Back | The “RESTORATION” Shell Game

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/09/the-restorationshellgame/

    Jun 9, 2014 – The “RESTORATION” Shell Game. A highly convoluted “GAME OF RESTORATION that is involving the sleight of many, many hands, in which …

    The  U.S. Department of the Interior is the top of U.S. APPOINTED Government Hierarchy  for National Park Service “RESTORATION” projects.

    And the APPOINTED (DOI) is ultimately responsible for Management or MISMANAGEMENT of the National Park Service “RESTORATION” projects, Spending, Funding and Granting Taxpayers money.

     “A nearly $12 BILLION BACKLOG in repairs and maintenance is further proof that the APPOINTED National Park Service is and  has been using congressional approved appropriations of taxpayers money, AFTER THE FACT to promote, “RESTORATION” funding and granting to special interest global non-profits etal. and supply additional funding to the tribes.

    GOOD LUCK FOLLOWING THE TAXPAYERS MONEY GOES

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    Just asking? Just saying…

    Maybe taxpayers should check this out??

    The Ponzi Game – Windows Games on Microsoft Store

    https://www.microsoft.com/…ponzigame/9wzdncr…
    Microsoft Corporation

    The purpose of the game is to demonstrate the Ponzi scheme, how it works, where the money goes and how unscrupulous financial experts can easily cheat …

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    Where the Taxpayers money went? And, How the NPS ended up with …

     A nearly $12 BILLION BACKLOG in repairs and maintenance

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    ADDING INSULT TO INJURY

    Olympic National Park News Release February 3, 2016

    The new Olympic National Park Annual Pass will go on sale on June 1, 2016 and will cost $50, an increase of $10 from the current annual pass.

    All annual passes, no matter when they are purchased, are good for one year from the date of purchase.

    Seven-day entrance fees will also increase on June 1, with a seven-day passes for vehicles, motorcycles and individual persons going to $25, $14 and $10, respectively.

    These and other Olympic National Park fee increases were announced last May and are outlined at the park’s website http://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/news/olympic-national-park-to-increase-park-entry-and-use-fees-beginning-june-1.htm.

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    Leisure, Recreation, and Tourism | National Agricultural …

    https://www.nal.usda.gov/leis…
    United States National Agricultural Library

    National and state recreational opportunities including forests, parks, farms and wildlife associated recreation. ... Home » Topics » Natural Resources and Environment » Leisure, Recreation, and TourismU.S. Department of the Interior.

    Tourism and Natural Resource Management – Forest …

    www.fsl.orst.edu/lulcd/Publicationsalpha_files/Kline_2001_GTR506.pdf
    by JD Kline – ‎2001 – ‎Cited by 30 – ‎Related articles

    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. … between tourism and natural resource management has resulted in a … recreation, which has been a management objective of National Forests since their.

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    The report examines …… The 35-page report says?

    Olympic National Park, THE ELWHA DISTRICT struggles to maintain public access recent? The Elwha River flooding and washouts? And failing to provide a high level of service at some of its biggest attractions?
    The report examines ……Failing to meet the needs of the more than 3 million people flocking to the THE ELWHA DISTRICT  in Olympic National Park each year.

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    THE ELWHA DISTRICT

    Elwha River shows new potential as outdoor playground

    www.kitsapsun.com/…/elwha-river-shows-new-potential-as-ou…
    Feb. 13, 2015 Kitsap Sun

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Freed from the two dams that held it back for … Visitation to the park’s THE ELWHA DISTRICT is up more than 144 percent over last year.

    Nothing? about how the NPS SPENT the $$$ windfall of THE ELWHA DISTRICTS increased visitors $$$$?

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    Since Nov 17, 2015, TO Feb 7, 2016 All PUBLIC ACCESS has been denied to THE ELWHA DISTRICT

    The Olympic Hot Springs access road to the ELWHA DISTRICT of the Olympic National Park has been closed at the park boundary to motor … the road and all areas beyond the washout have been closed to all public entry into the Elwha Valley.

    In spite of numerous, periodic requests to Olympic National Park, both Federal  and County Representatives.

    including this request.. Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    We the taxpayers have received ZERO response And, as of…

    Feb 7, 2016 There is no established timeline yet for repairs or reopening damaged ELWHA DISTRICT roads, trails and campgrounds

    Olympic National Park, Washington, United States. Elwha River.

    Visiting the Elwha Valley – Olympic National Park (U.S. …Pl

     

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    Dec 3, 2015 The report examines? The 35-page report says?

    International attention over the dam project has led to a spike in visitors.

    The number of visitors to the park’s Elwha District rose 13 percent between 2013 and 2014.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY?

    What the report fails to examine? What the 35 page report fails to say?

    What happened to the $$$ windfall of THE ELWHA DISTRICT increased visitors $$$$?

    who took the money and how did they spend it?

    The report examines ……Funding Shortfalls at Olympic National Park?

    The report examines ……Struggles to maintain public access recent?

    The Elwha River flooding and washouts?

    Failing to provide a high level of service at some of its biggest attractions

    The report examines ……Failing to meet the needs of the more than 3 million people flocking to the park each year.

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    Dec 3, 2015 The report examines? The 35-page report says?

    Park on the Edge: Funding Shortfalls at Olympic National …

    https://www.npca.org/…/3152-p
    National Parks Conservation Association

    Dec 3, 2015 – Olympic National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the country, currently receives only approximately 60% of the funds it needs to …

     


  • Lessons on Funding and Granting

    Lessons on Funding and Granting

    This how the Jamestown S’Kallam  Tribe  got everything they wanted, $7 million dollars, paid for,   FUNDED AND GRANTED, by thinking creatively, leveraging and using very ingenious legal manipulation of  American citizen’s tax dollars. for the restoration  of Jimmycomelately Creek.

    Lessons Learned – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

    LOCAL AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE should be  reading and taking free lessons.  even the  Funding for the final  72 page report was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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    The snippets below may be repetitive, but are necessary to show the linking methodology used by the  Jamestown S’Kallam  Tribes  for 100% granting and funding for the restoration  Jimmycomelately Creek.

    It should be a required reading lesson in funding and grant management, by citizens representatives.

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    HOW DID THE TRIBES DO IT? with 100% government grant funding.

    THINK CREATIVELY to meet every criterion of each granting agency.

    We used birds, shellfish, flooding, historic farming,

    A NON-EXISTENT BUT PROPOSED RIPARIAN BUFFER,

    A PEDESTRIAN TRAIL, AND EVEN KAYAKING TO FUND A SALMON RESTORATION PROJECT.

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    HOW DID THE TRIBES DO IT?

    The US Department of Agriculture also gave us significant estuary restoration dollars through its   Natural Resource Conservation Service(NRCS)

     Wetland Reserve Program as the area had a clearly established history of FARMING .

    An EPA BROWN FIELD GRANT to the tribes.  

     The Brown field grant relied on job creation (TRIBAL SHELL FISHING)

     and creation of “greenspace” (kayaking– we called it “bluespace”)

    to meet GRANT criteria. With the Tribe’s ALEA GRANT,

     and contributions FROM THE WSDOT TO RESTORE THE ENG PROPERTY,

    and THE COUNTY TO BUILD THE TRAIL,

    THE RESTORATION NORTH OF HIGHWAY 101 WAS FULLY FUNDED.

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    HOW DID THE TRIBES DO IT?

     FUNDING  THE BRIDGE

    As for bridge funding sources, the JCL culvert under the high way was not deemed a fish passage barrier, eliminating the most obvious source for funding a new bridge.

     There were no compelling traffic problems either,

    SO  THE BRIDGE HAD TO BE FUNDED WITH SALMON RESTORATION MONEY

     WSDOT PROVIDED THE COST OF THE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT.

    However, There was no design cost, no mobilization/demobilization of

    equipment or any other constructionrelated costs.

     WSDOT AGREED TO PAY FOR THE COST OVER RUNS

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    HOW DID THE TRIBES DO IT?

    Planning for the Jimmycomelately Ecosystem Restoration Project (the Jimmy Project) began in the late  1990’s, and the multiple project partners (27 total)

     FUNDING CHRONOLOGY

    1. NAWCA for acquisition

    2. partner funds for match: USFWS Coastal Wetlands

    3.ALEA acquisition and restoration of log yard

    4. Centennial for channel construction

    5.ALEA and SRF for more acquisition (plus Tribe)

    6. EPA WPDG  (2) for planning and monitoring plans

    7. WADOT for acquisition rescue

    8. First acquisition funding switch to all estuary restoration

    9.EPA 106 stormwater

    10. SRF for Highway 101 Bridge Construction

    11. EPA 319, -C for sedimentation (hydrohab modifications) in creek

    12. Back to SRF for more bridge $$

    13. USFWS Coastal Wetlands

    14.ALEA for Dean Creek

    15. 319-C sedimentation (hydro/hab modifications) in estuary

    16. Hostile neighbors–plan around two pay one off

    17: NRCS to restore ex-farm land (log yard)

    18. Co Public Works + ALEA to build trail for required public access

    19. WADOT for balance of bridge money

    20.EPA Brownfields for piling removal

    AND…

    Coastal Salmon, ANA,

    USFS, Forest and Fish,

    Self BIA, USFS,

    Forest and Fish-

    Gov and

    Tribal hard dollars

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    The report can be found on the tribe’s Web site at www.jamestowntribe.org, under “Programs”- “Natural Resources” – “Jimmycomelately Restoration.”

     

    Lessons Learned is broken down into 14 sections

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    snippets of lessons learned

    FUNDING GRANT MANAGEMENT

     With SO MANY FUNDING SOURCES GRANTED to different partners, all with different match requirements, GRANT MANAGEMENT is a monumental, task.

    Assign one person to manage the match requirements of multiple different grants

    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    When it comes to GRANT FUNDING, remember that there is usually more than one way to“ skin a cat.”

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    FUNDING MOVING GRANT  MONEY AROUND

    Build as much FLEXIBILITY into your GRANT APPLICATIONS as possible

    and include line items for multiple tasks,

    so you have the ability to move money around.

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    FUNDING  CONVERTING  GRANT DOLLARS

    because of the small line item for restoration, we were able to convert the

    monitoring dollars to restoration work. This was another  example of the

    benefit of putting a number of different activities in a grant, as it facilitates

    REALLOCATING FUNDS.

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    The JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE recently released a 72-page report explaining how the 10-year, $7 million project was started, the challenges it faced and what it took to complete it. And more importantly, it provides suggestions on how to deal with large-scale, multi-agency restoration projects.

    The report can be found on the tribe’s Web site at www.jamestowntribe.org, under “Programs”- “Natural Resources” – “Jimmycomelately Restoration.”

    Lessons Learned is broken down into 14 sections, detailing the work that was put into every step, including partnership development, communication techniques, engineering and design, property acquisition, permitting and monitoring of the finished product.

    EACH CHAPTER ENDS WITH A LESSONS LEARNED SECTION, recommending how to approach the challenges of each step and what could have been done differently.

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    Lessons Learned – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

    www.jamestowntribe.org/programs/nrs/jcl-lessionslearned10-31-08.pdf

    May 28, 2002 – RESTORATION: LESSONS LEARNED. © 2008 Jamestown … Spawning summer chum salmon in Jimmycomelately Creek (Dave Shreffler) …

    Planning for the Jimmycomelately Ecosystem Restoration Project (the Jimmy Project) began in the late  1990’s, and the multiple project partners (27 total)

    EVEN, funding for this FINAL 72-page report was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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    Leveraging EPA CWA 319 funds: Jimmycomelately Creek …

    www.epa.gov/…/r10cwa31…

    United States Environmental Protection Agency

    Oct 4, 2006 – Jimmycomelately Creek & Estuary. Restoration. Leveraging EPA … Jimmycomelately Cooperating. Partners … Lessons Learned: • Plan for …

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    Lessons Learned

    Jamestown S’Klallam, Agencies Share Lessons From “The Jimmy Project”

    Nov 26th, 2008 • Category: News

    BLYN – CONSIDER IT A “HOW-TO” GUIDE for the next great habitat restoration project.

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    CONSIDER IT A “HOW-TO” GUIDE FOR WA STATE 29 TRIBES

     

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    Repetitive YES..

    NOW, CONSIDER IT A “HOW-TO”  GUIDE FOR CITIZENS ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE

    FUNDING GRANT MANAGEMENT

     With SO MANY FUNDING SOURCES GRANTED to different partners, all with different match requirements, GRANT MANAGEMENT became a monumental, unanticipated task.

    Assign one person to manage the match requirements of multiple different grants

    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    When it comes to GRANT FUNDING, remember that there is usually more than one way to“ skin a cat.”

    FUNDING RESTORATION

    Think creatively to meet every criterion of each granting agency.

     We used birds, shellfish, flooding, historic farming,

    A NON-EXISTENT BUT PROPOSED RIPARIAN BUFFER,

    a pedestrian trail, and EVEN KAYAKING TO FUND A SALMON RESTORATION PROJECT.

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    MULTIPLE PARTNERS bring great strength to a project

    Jimmycomelately Cooperating Partners

    Environmental Protection Agency

    US Fish and Wildlife

    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

    WA Dept of Natural Resources

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    WSU Cooperative

    CLALLAM CONSERVATION DISTRICT

    CLALLAM COUNTY DEPT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOP

    CLALLAM COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS

    Cooperating Landowners

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    FUNDING MOVING GRANT  MONEY AROUND

    Build as much flexibility into your GRANT APPLICATIONS as possible

    and include line items for multiple tasks,

    so you have the ability to move money around.

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    FUNDING PROPERTY ACQUISITION

    When it comes to property acquisition, remember that there is usually more than one way to“ skin a cat.”

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    FUNDING THE JIMMYCOMELATELY CREEK RELOCATION

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    FUNDING Clallam Conservation District applied for a State Centennial Clean Water Act GRANT.

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    FUNDING  THE EASEMENT

    The Tribe applied to the State Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) for a GRANT to buy the easement The ALEA GRANT was awarded in 2000. A small amount of restoration funds, and about$10,000 for monitoring,

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    FUNDING MONITORING

    We used TWO EPA Wetland Planning Development GRANTS

    to hire a coordinator for the design work, and to write the monitoring plans

    In the end, monitoring was paid for with EPA and other funds.

     

    AND, FUNDING  AND CONVERTING  GRANT DOLLARS

    because of the small line item for restoration, we were able to convert the

    monitoring dollars to restoration work. This was another  example of the

    benefit of putting a number of different activities in a grant, as it facilitates

    REALLOCATING FUNDS,

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    FUNDING  THE BRIDGE

    As for bridge funding sources, the JCL culvert under the high way was not deemed a fish passage barrier, eliminating the most obvious source for funding a new bridge. There were no compelling traffic problems either,

    so  the BRIDGE HAD TO BE FUNDED WITH SALMON RESTORATION MONEY

    WSDOT provided the cost of the bridge replacement.

    However, There was no design cost, no mobilization/demobilization of

    equipment or any other construction‐related costs.

    WSDOT agreed to pay for the cost over runs

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    FUNDING  THE ESTUARY RESTORATION

    To pay for the estuary restoration,

    the Tribe applied to the EPA for a competitive pot of Clean Water Act Section 319 funds set aside for Tribes and subsequently to the USFWS for a Coastal Wetlands Grant.

    The US Department of Agriculture also gave us significant estuary restoration dollars through its  Natural Resource Conservation Service(NRCS)

    Wetland Reserve Program as the area had a clearly established history of farming . An EPA BROWN FIELD GRANT to the tribes.

     The Brown field grant relied on job creation (tribal shell fishing) and creation of “greenspace” (kayaking– we called it “bluespace”) to meet GRANT criteria. With the Tribe’s ALEA GRANT, and contributions from the WSDOT to restore the Eng property, and the County to build the trail, THE RESTORATION NORTH OF HIGHWAY 101 WAS FULLY FUNDED.

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    FUNDING THE MONITORING PROGRAM

    JIMMYCOMELATELY ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION MONITORING REPORT 2004-2011

    A 258 page report Produced in 2012 by:        The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

    Production of this report has been FUNDED BY the US Environmental Protection Agency-Puget Sound Protection and Restoration: Tribal Implementation Assistance Program (Agreement #PA-00J32201).

    Available at

    http://www.jamestowntribe.org/programs/nrs/jcl-Monitoring_Report.pdf

    Jimmycomelately Ecosystem Restoration Project documents:

    Other relevant project documents are available at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe website as downloadable PDF

    files: http://www.jamestowntribe.org/programs/nrs/nrs_jimmy.htm

    Lessons Learned is broken down into 14 sections, detailing the work that was put into every step, including partnership development, communication techniques, engineering and design, property acquisition, permitting and monitoring of the finished product. EACH CHAPTER ENDS WITH A LESSONS LEARNED SECTION, recommending how to approach the challenges of each step and what could have been done differently.

    The report can be found on the tribe’s Web site at www.jamestowntribe.org, under “Programs”- “Natural Resources” – “Jimmycomelately Restoration.”

    Clallam, Agencies Share Lessons From “The Jimmy Project”

    http://nwifc.org/2008/11/jamestown-sklallam-agencies-share-lessons-from-the-jimmy-project/

    http://nwifc.org/2003/02/jamestown-sklallam-tribe-continues-jimmeycomelately-restoration/

    http://nwifc.org/2008/11/jamestown-sklallam-agencies-share-lessons-from-the-jimmy-project/

    http://www.jamestowntribe.org/programs/nrs/jcl-prelim_final.pdf

    EVEN, Funding for the final  72 page report was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Another chapter in the book of revelations by Pearl Revere