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  • SMP Update Thank you for your comments

    Dec 10, 2017, Many SMP Update public comments of concern have been lost in the arbitrary DCD cut off dates shuffle.

    To insure that these public concerns shall be considered  by the Clallam County BOCC

    I am resubmitting  29 questions and comments for documentation of PUBLIC CONCERN on the Clallam County SMP update from just one Public Forum July 14, 2011

    Unfortunately, many of these public concerns are still valid on  Dec 10, 2017

    SPECIFIC CONCERN  July 14, 2011 and Dec 10, 2017

    1. Competency and reliability of ESA reports on, inventories, flood plains, critical areas, buffers and setbacks?
    2. Will owners of the property be required, at their own expense, to prove the ESA data is inaccurate? when ESA has a disclaimer on the maps and “May be up to 100 feet off”?

    Actual SMP map disclaimer ESA states:

    Map data shown here are property of the listed sources, inaccuracies may exist, and ESA implies no warranties or guarantees regarding any aspect of data depiction.

    Answer, Yes, property owner will have to disprove inaccurate data at their own expense.

    And…. 12. An additional question on property will be required, at their own expense? to prove the ESA Map data is inaccurate?

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    IF YOU ARE  CONCERNED ABOUT THE SMP UPDATE  THERE IS STILL TIME TO SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE BOCC smp@co.clallam.wa.us

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    Back in the day, we received email notification…

    AND THEY SAID….

    Thank you for your comments.

    These will be considered and included in the SMP comment file, as per requirements.

    Hannah Merrill

    DCD Natural Resources Planner
    Clallam County Dept. of Community Development
    223 East 4th Street, Suite 5; Port Angeles, WA  98362-3015
    T:  360-417-2563  W:  http://www.clallam.net/RealEstate/html/shoreline_management.htm

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    You have received this message as a member of the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Interested Parties Email Distribution List.    All emails sent to this address will be received by the Clallam County email system and may be subject to Public Disclosure under Chapter 42.56 RCW and as such may be viewed by parties other than the intended recipient.

    From: pearl hewett [mailto:phew@wavecable.com]
    Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:24 AM
    To: zSMP
    Cc: earnest spees; Jo Anne Estes
    Subject: PUBLIC COMMENT REPORT ON SMP Public Forum July 14, 2011

    I submit this documentation of PUBLIC CONCERNS on the Clallam County SMP update.

    As a  general public Comment

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Invited SMP Citizens Advisory Committee Member

    Thursday:  July 14, 2011 – SMP Public Forum, John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, Sequim, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

    With about 35 people in attendance The following questions were asked of Department of Community Development Steve Grey, Consultant Jim Kramer and ESA Nathan.

    1. The purpose for the Shoreline inventory and characteristic report is?
    2. The purpose for the SMP update is?
    3. Mandate deadline for SMP update ?
    4. What is the 200 foot set back?

    Answer, the 200 foot set back is WA State law, development can occur within the 200 foot set back, with special permitting.

    1. City, County SMP compliancy who’s jurisdiction?
    2. Request for slides of maps?
    3. Where to send written comments?
    4. Competency and reliability of ESA reports on, inventories, flood plains, critical areas, buffers and setbacks?
    5. Will owners of the property be required, at their own expense, to prove the ESA data is inaccurate? when ESA has a disclaimer on the maps and “May be up to 100 feet off”?

    Actual SMP map disclaimer ESA states:

    Map data shown here are property of the listed sources, inaccuracies may exist, and ESA implies no warranties or guarantees regarding any aspect of data depiction.

    Answer, Yes, property owner will have to disprove inaccurate data at their own expense.

    1. What is the concept of law, regarding “NO NET LOSS?”
    2. Is the shoreline inventory and characteristic report to determine the base line for loss and consequences with regard to “NO NET LOSS?
    3. An additional question on property will be required, at their own expense? to prove the ESA Map data is inaccurate?
    4. Comment, SPM, good information, good access and good to have public involvement at meetings.
    5. Many web sites, which one do I use?
    6. Development, with regard to loss of wildlife habitat?
    7. Do you use any of the things learned by Jefferson County SMP guidelines? Reports related to It created levels of public anxiety?
    8. Will Clallam County just rubber stamp other SMP’s information and just do it any way?
    9. Is the SMP udate just cut and dried?
    10. Will we have input, considering that the impaired water quality on the lower Dungeness has been proven to be 75% bird poop and 25% people related?

    Answer, we can’t control the birds and can just focus on what can be controlled.

    As, Pearl Rains Hewett  I had a problem being recognized by Steve Grey and Jim Kramer to be allowed to speak.

    It was not mentioned that I was a member of the Invited SMP update committee.

    I made (2) comments and asked (1) question during the 2 1/2 hour meeting.

    My comment, Per HB 1478 after receiving a grant for the SMP, a county has 2 years to complete their update.

    My comment, shrinking open space habitat has forced animals to use freshwater reaches for travel, causing further non- people related impairment of water quality.

    1. My question, How is permitting usage done on the 200′ set back required by WA State law? By the County? Shoreline exemption Permit? Or running the full gauntlet with the DOE?

    21.Questioning the validity of the predicted 18,000 increase in population growth?

    1. How does the SMP setback affect our out buildings? rebuild, improve, maintenance?

    Answer, non-conforming improve, maintenance, no problem. If over 50% of a non-conforming structure burns down, no rebuilding is permitted.

    1. Does the same apply to bulkheads?

    Answer, maintain, repair ok, but eventually DOE wants all removed. There is protection for single family dwellings. The DOE wants soft bulkheads.

    1. Where do you expect the population increase?
    2. Flexibility of shellfish protection, shoreline uses, setbacks?
    3. How will the merging of the Shoreline inventory and Characteristics with zoning be handled?

    Answer, fairly, East to West. Forest land is not the same as conservative.

    1. Suspicious of DOE/ SMP pattern of control, start with minimum impact, go to NO NET LOSS, go to enhance, end up with restoration?

    Answer, our duty is to protect, restoration is not required by law.

    1. “IF NOT YET? Then when?

    Answer, Priorities for restoration, Elwha, remove homes, Success of restoration of Jimmy Come Lately Creek, Elwha move levees back.

    1. Comment and Question, only a 200 foot set back? Shouldn’t it be more like 300 feet?

    Answer, Sometimes it is, take the flood plain add the wet land and it can be more.

    The questions are for documentation of PUBLIC CONCERN on the SMP update.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Invited SMP Citizens Advisory Committee Member

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    DEC 10, 2017 SPECIFICALLY THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE

    Thank you for your comments.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    These will be considered and included in the SMP comment file, as per requirements. (NOT)

     SMP Committee – Clallam County, Washington

    www.clallam.net/LandUse/smp_advcomm.html

    THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE FOR YOUR TIME, … Clallam County SMP Update: … Welcome Letter; Meeting Agenda – April 11, …

    Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Committee

    THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE

    FOR YOUR TIME, DEDICATION And

    ATTENTION TO DETAIL,

    COMPREHENSIVE COMMENTS,

    EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS,

    EXTENSIVE INPUT,

    and HARD WORK!

    SMP Update  the so called Citizens Advisory Committee  Welcome Letter


  • Clallam Co SMP Update Cathy Lear-DOE-ESA

    Clallam Co SMP Update Cathy Lear, Ecology et al. and ESA Margaret Clancy

    NOV 14, 2017 After researching the  SMP Update from 2009,  Discovery is in its infancy with a multitude of unanswered questions.

    2017 SMP Update Draft Discovery, public information documents, laying down the evidence, laying down the laws, Public notice and participation, laying down Ecology’s unscientific evidence, and in furtherance of the discover and due process of law, demanding answers to ten (10) unanswered questions from Ecology’s and nineteen (19) unanswered questions from Clallam County DCD Planning Dept Director Mary Ellen Winborn.

    Discovery: Cathy Lear, ia a Clallam County employee,  she was identified as the Project Manager for the Clallam County DCD SMP Update Draft on public request documents.

    The Clallam County Board of Commissioners  BOCC must question, Cathy Lear at a Public meeting and demand all documents relevant to the SMP Update from day one.

    Specifically, When, how and why ESA Adolfson  was awarded the SMP Update contract? Was there and open bid process by the BOCC for the contract?

    Or? Were the citizens of Clallam County, and our pristine private shoreline property,  just sucked into the contract with ESA Adolfson , by a process of coordination, linked to Jefferson County, Port Townsend and Sequim for consistency and compliance?

    ESA Adolfson has been document as the compliance experts, consultants, facilitators  in 25 WA State city  and county SMP Updates.

    Interestingly enough, as  Contractors, ESA Adolfson never gets sued

    The BOCC  must Question ESA Adolfson’s Margaret Clancy on her Whatcom County SMP Update, and the ten year legal battle (LAHRS V. WHATCOM COUNTY)  paid for by the citizens of Whatcom County.

    As the consultant for Whatcom County SMP Update, Margaret Clancy did not get sued.

    FIRST, LAY A FOUNDATION IN EVIDENCE

    LAHRS V. WHATCOM COUNTY

    A DOCUMENT OR OTHER PIECE OF EVIDENCE WHICH ASSURES THE COURT OF  THE TALENT AND EXPERIENCE OF A WITNESS OR THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE DOCUMENT OR ARTICLE.

    Victoria Luhrs wins 10-year battle to protect her Lummi Island home …

    https://pacificlegal.org/victoria-luhrs-wins-10-year-battle-to-protect-her-lummi-island-…

    Earlier this year, Whatcom County ended its decade-long legal battle to prevent Lummi Island resident Victoria Luhrs from building a shore defense work that is …

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    LAYING DOWN THE LAW  RCW 90.58.100 IN EVIDENCE

     (6) Each master program shall contain standards governing the protection of single family residences and appurtenant structures against damage or loss due to shoreline erosion. The standards shall govern the issuance of substantial development permits for shoreline protection, including structural methods such as construction of bulkheads, and nonstructural methods of protection. The standards shall provide for methods which achieve effective and timely protection against loss or damage to single family residences and appurtenant structures due to shoreline erosion. The standards shall provide a preference for permit issuance for measures to protect single family residences occupied prior to January 1, 1992, where the proposed measure is designed to minimize harm to the shoreline natural environment.

    AND IN LAYING DOWN THE LAW RCW 90.58.100 IN WHATCOM COUNTY

    ESA ADOLFSON AND MARGARET CLANCY DID NOT GET  SUED.

    LAHRS V. WHATCOM COUNTY WAS A DECADE LONG LEGAL BATTLE

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    LEGAL ISSUES ON THE DCD 2017 SMP UPDATE DRAFT

    Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (2013)
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to all property owners by ruling in favor of Coy Koontz Jr., represented by PLF attorneys, in his constitutional challenge to the heavy, unjustified demands that his family faced as a condition for a building permit. The 5-4 ruling affirms that the Fifth Amendment protects landowners from government extortion, whether the extortion is for money or any other form of property.

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    To Thwart the Constructional rights of Clallam County Shoreline Private Property owners…

    The Clallam County 2017 DCD SMP Update Draft does place  heavy, unjustified demands  as a condition for a building permit.

    Indeed, the Fifth Amendment protects landowners from government extortion, whether the extortion is for money or any other form of property.

    AND IN LAYING DOWN THE LAW…

    ESA ADOLFSON IS NEVER  MENTIONED

    AND ESA ADOLFSON NEVER GETS SUED.

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    Why am I making a Federal Case out of this?

    The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to all property owners

    EPA  granted the Clallam County SMP Update funding

    Because we have a top down government of paid experts, the professionals et al.,

    And, after all these years , I am still in DISCOVERY.

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    The DOI are the experts on Natural Hazards and black line restrictions

    So, I sent the following inquiry to the Dear DOI, our BOCC and other concerned citizens.

    Dear DOI,

    RE: Natural Hazards and black line restrictions

    Specifically my inquiry, is how are the DOI Natural Hazards relate to the black line restrictions on our private shoreline property in the Clallam County WA, 2017 SMP Update?

    Contact Us | US Department of the Interior – DOI.gov

    https://www.doi.gov/strategicsciences/contact-us

    Contact Us. SSG logo-small. The Strategic Sciences Group (SSG) is co-led by the U.S. Geological Survey Associate Director for Natural Hazards. In addition, a …

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: ssg@ios.doi.gov

    Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:06 AM

    Subject: DOI Natural Hazards and black line restrictions

    Dear DOI,

    RE: Natural Hazards and black line restrictions

    Specifically my inquiry, is how are the DOI Natural Hazards relate to the black line restrictions on our private shoreline property in the Clallam County WA, 2017 SMP Update?

    NOV 9, 2017  I RECEIVED A WARNING “IF THE CITIZENS OF CLALLAM COUNTY ONLY KNEW THE EVIL OF THE BLACK LINE, THE DISCRIMINATION OF THE PURPLE COLOR”

    Exactly, what are the DOI black line Natural Hazards federal regulations and restrictions? (documents please)

    How are Channel Meander Zones legally defined by the DOI?  (documents please)

    How are critical shoreline (Natural Hazards)  area’s legally defined by the DOI? (documents please)

    There is NO LIDAR in Clallam County WRIA 20? Did someone just make up the Black Lines based on someones opinion or theory?  (please respond to this question)

    Nov 9, 2017, I was told, by our elected DCD Director, Mary Ellen Winborn, that the black lines restrictions (on map #41) placed on 20 acres of a 40 acre parcel of private shoreline property on the Sol Duc River were for our own protection.

    Which led to this posting on my blog behindmyback.org….

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    Behind My Back | 2017 SMP Draft New Black Lines and Purplewww.behindmyback.org/2017/11/10/7347

    • Nov 10, 2017 · THE NEW CLALLAM COUNTY DCD SMP Update 273 Page Draft is a very expensive, very complicated environmental designation, a Color Book coded with black lines

    Posted on November 10, 2017 12:26 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    THE NEW CLALLAM COUNTY  DCD SMP Update 273 Page Draft  is a very expensive, very complicated  environmental designation, a Color Book coded with black lines and  purple, and every other color of the rainbow to rule, regulate and restrict every  vested private shoreline property owner in Clallam County WA.

    SO WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THAT?

    DISCOVERY, NOV 9, 2017  I RECEIVED A WARNING “IF THE CITIZENS OF CLALLAM COUNTY ONLY KNEW THE EVIL OF THE BLACK LINE, THE DISCRIMINATION OF THE PURPLE COLOR”

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    Which led to this posting on my blog behindmyback.org….

    Behind My Back | Clallam Co SMP Update Laying Down the Law

    • www.behindmyback.org/…/11/clallam-co-smp-update-laying-down-the-law

      Nov 11, 2017 · first, lay a foundation in evidence a document or other piece of evidence which assures the court of the talent and experience of a witness or the …

    Posted on November 11, 2017 8:57 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    FIRST, LAY A FOUNDATION IN EVIDENCE

    A DOCUMENT OR OTHER PIECE OF EVIDENCE WHICH ASSURES THE COURT OF  THE TALENT AND EXPERIENCE OF A WITNESS OR THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE DOCUMENT OR ARTICLE.

    LAY A FOUNDATION IN EVIDENCE, TO PROVIDE TO THE JUDGE THE QUALIFICATION OF A WITNESS (PARTICULARLY AN EXPERT WITNESS)

    AND NOW, YOU KNOW WHY I AM INSISTING ON DOCUMENTATION FROM THE DOI, WITH YOU AS MY EXPERT WITNESS

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    (360) 417-9452

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    NOV 14, 2017 How can the Clallam County BOCC get it, when they never even got it until Oct 30, 2017?

    How can the BOCC  move forward on the DCD approved 2017 SMP Update Draft,  infused with ESA compliance, ECOLOGY’s  questionable science,  with Discovery in its infancy and a multitude of  unanswered  questions?

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    THE DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DCD 2017 SMP DRAFT UPDATE  IS DEC 12, 2017….

    Email your comments to:  SMP@co.clallam.wa.us  Clallam County Board of Commissioners

    What will happen who knows?

    Meanwhile this Tenacious Clallam County Country Bumpkin  is doing the usual….

    I’ll just keep making more 2017 SMP Update Draft Public comments,  posting them on my website, and sending them around in cyberspace.

    THE BOTTOM LINE  ON THE 2017 CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE ……

    MUST NOT BE…..

    P.S.  I EXPECT TO HAVE SOME MORON TRY TO MAKE US MOVE OUR HOUSE BACK ANOTHER 500 FEET FROM THE BEACH.


  • Clallam Co SMP Update Laying Down the Law

    FIRST, LAY A FOUNDATION IN EVIDENCE

    A DOCUMENT OR OTHER PIECE OF EVIDENCE WHICH ASSURES THE COURT OF  THE TALENT AND EXPERIENCE OF A WITNESS OR THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE DOCUMENT OR ARTICLE.

    THE SHORELINE INVENTORY AND CHARACTERIZATION PROVIDE THE FOUNDATION FOR THE ENTIRE SMP UPDATE PROCESS

    SMP Handbook: Chapter 7, Shoreline Inventory and Characterization

    www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/shorelines/smp/handbook/Chapter7.pdf

    THE 2010 SHORELINE INVENTORY AND CHARACTERIZATION IN CLALLAM COUNTY DID PROVIDE THE FOUNDATION FOR THE ENTIRE 2017 SMP UPDATE PROCESS.

    LAY A FOUNDATION IN EVIDENCE

    FEB 24, 2015 DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR (DOI), the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the  maritime national wildlife refuge complex (NWRC)

    SMP PUBLIC COMMENT #584   022415 – DeptOfInterior       

     “UNLIKE MANY OTHER AREAS OF PUGET SOUND CLALLAM COUNTY HAS PRISTINE  AQUATIC  AREAS AND SHORELINES THAT ARE IN GREAT CONDITION OR HAVE BEEN RESTORED AND PROVIDE MANY BENEFITS TO THE PEOPLE AND THE WILDLIFE IN THE AREA

    RECOGNIZING THIS FACT, WE SUGGEST THAT THE SMP FOLLOW A HIGHER STANDARD  THAN IS REQUIRED BY THE WA STATE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT’S MINIMUM PROTECTION REQUIREMENT”

    OR…OR….OR…OR…

    PARTICULARLY AN EXPERT WITNESS

    LAY A FOUNDATION IN EVIDENCE, TO PROVIDE TO THE JUDGE THE QUALIFICATION OF A WITNESS (PARTICULARLY AN EXPERT WITNESS)

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    RECOGNIZING THIS FACT……

    AS A CONCERNED CITIZEN OF CLALLAM COUNTY, I DID LAY A FOUNDATION IN EVIDENCE MANY DOCUMENTS OR MANY OTHER PIECES OF EVIDENCE WHICH ASSURES THE COURT OF  THE TALENT AND EXPERIENCE OF A WITNESS OR THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE DOCUMENT OR ARTICLE.

    IN SPITE OF MY LAYING DOWN THE CHAIN OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ON THE CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE  FROM DEC 5, 2009 TO NOV 11, 2017.

    WHEREIN: THE GOAL OF THIS RULE IS TO ALLOW PARTIES TO PRESENT ALL OF THE EVIDENCE THAT BEARS ON THE ISSUE TO BE DECIDED

    WHEREIN: PROBATIVE FACTS ARE DATA THAT HAVE THE EFFECT OF PROVING AN ISSUE OR OTHER INFORMATION. PROBATIVE FACTS ESTABLISH THE EXISTENCE OF OTHER FACTS.

    WHEREIN: THEY ARE ADMISSIBLE AS EVIDENCE AND AID THE COURT IN THE FINAL RESOLUTION OF A DISPUTED ISSUE.

    WHY WOULD ANYONE BELIEVE ME?

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    Nov 9, 2017 I met with ELECTED CLALLAM COUNTY DCD Director Mary Ellen Winborn

    We spoke for about an hour…

    The bottom line… pretty much went like this.

    Mary Ellen said, “WE HAVE TO LEAVE THIS 2017 DCD 2017 SMP UPDATE TO THE PROFESSIONALS”…..

    WHY WOULD ANYONE BELIEVE YOU?

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    REALLY, WHY WOULD ANYONE BELIEVE ME

    WHY INDEED,  BECAUSE, A DOCUMENT OR OTHER PIECE OF EVIDENCE WHICH ASSURES THE COURT OF  THE TALENT AND EXPERIENCE OF A WITNESS OR THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE DOCUMENT OR ARTICLE.

    I DID IN FACT LAY A FOUNDATION IN EVIDENCE DOWN THE CHAIN OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ON THE CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE  FROM DEC 5, 2009 TO NOV 11, 2017.

    CLALLAM CO SMP UPDATE LAYING DOWN THE LAW

    WHY AM I MAKING A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF THIS?

    THE EPA GRANTED AND FUNDED THE CLALLAM COUNTY DCD SMP UPDATE DRAFT.

    A US ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION  ASSISTANCE GRANT  TO CLALLAM COUNTY WA  FOR PROJECT NO  PO-00J08801-1-2- 3.   IT  COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS $1,329,915.00 DOLLARS.

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    MAKING A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF THIS……

    THE RULES OF EVIDENCE BY FEDERAL LAW

    Congress in 1975 adopted the Federal Rules of Evidence. The Federal Rules of Evidence are the official rules in federal court proceedings. Most states now also have codified rules of evidence based on these federal rules. Both state and federal rules of evidence serve as a guide for judges and attorneys so that they can determine whether to admit evidence—that is, whether to allow evidence to be observed by the judge or jury making factual conclusions in a trial.

    EVIDENCE RELEVANCE OF ADMISSIBILITY

    RELEVANCE One important benchmark of admissibility is RELEVANCE. Federal Rule of Evidence 402 states, in part, “All relevant evidence is admissible, except as otherwise provided.” THE GOAL OF THIS RULE IS TO ALLOW PARTIES TO PRESENT ALL OF THE EVIDENCE THAT BEARS ON THE ISSUE TO BE DECIDED, and to keep out all evidence that is immaterial or that lacks Probative value. Evidence that is offered to help prove something that is not at issue is immaterial

    PROBATIVE RULES OF EVIDENCE

    Having the effect of proof, tending to prove, or actually proving.

    When a legal controversy goes to trial, the parties seek to prove their cases by the introduction of evidence. All courts are governed by RULES OF EVIDENCE that describe what types of evidence are admissible. One key element for the admission of evidence is whether it proves or helps prove a fact or issue. If so, the evidence is deemed probative. Probative evidence establishes or contributes to proof.

    PROBATIVE FACTS ARE DATA THAT HAVE THE EFFECT OF PROVING AN ISSUE OR OTHER INFORMATION.

    PROBATIVE FACTS ESTABLISH THE EXISTENCE OF OTHER FACTS.

    They are matters of evidence that make the existence of something more probable or less probable than it would be without them.

    THEY ARE ADMISSIBLE AS EVIDENCE AND AID THE COURT IN THE FINAL RESOLUTION OF A DISPUTED ISSUE

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    Behind My Back | Did Clallam Co need an SMP Update in 2010?

    www.behindmyback.org/…/06/didclallamconeedan-smpupdatein-2010

    Nov 06, 2017 · the shoreline inventory and characterization provide the foundation for the entire smp update process based on ecology’s 2010 clallam county shoreline …

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    Why would anyone believe me?

     In a court of law?  

    Why would anyone believe Pearl Rains Hewett, a Clallam County Country Bumpkin?

     In a court of law?  

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     Behind My Back | 2017 SMP Draft New Black Lines and Purple

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/11/10/7347

    Nov 10, 2017 · THE NEW CLALLAM COUNTY DCD SMP Update 273 Page Draft is a very expensive, … Behind My Back + menu- … « Did Clallam Co need an SMP Update in 2010?

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     SAT NOV 11, 2017 WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

    THE DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DCD 2017 SMP DRAFT UPDATE  IS DEC 12, 2017….

    Email your comments to:  SMP@co.clallam.wa.us  Clallam County Board of Commissioners

    What will happen in eight months? who knows?

    Meanwhile this Tenacious Clallam County Country Bumpkin  is doing the usual….

    I’ll just keep making more 2017 SMP Update Draft Public comments,  posting them on my website, and sending around in cyberspace.


  • Discovery Clallam Co SMP Update 2009-2017

    Discovery on the Clallam County SMP Update 2009-2017

    My DISCOVERY on the 2017 DCD SMP Update Draft  IS NOT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, It is the cumulative documents I have uncovered  and DISCOVERED over an eight year period of time. And includes recent public information requests.

    My first public meeting on the SMP Update, Jan 26, 2011 went something like this.

    Hello Country Bumpkins,  my name is Margaret Clancy, this is Jim Kramer, we are from ESA Adolfson, and we’re here to help you.

    UNFORTUNATELY, none of THE 2017 BOCC were in office in 2011, and the ones that were  in office BOCC did not attend that meeting.

    Lois, Sue and Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols did attend that Jan 26, 2011  meeting.

    Feb 1, 2011 my PDN published opinion “If the Clallam County SMP Update is anything like the one in Port Townsend, anybody that lives within 150 feet of a mud puddle should be concerned”

    ESA Adolfson Margaret Clancy did the SMP Update for Jefferson County.

    That was my published opinion in Feb 1, 2011  and I’m sticking with it Nov 4, 2017

    City Slickers should never underestimate the intelligence and tenacity of  Clallam County  Country Bumpkins et al.

    I researched ESA Adolfson Margaret Clancy and Jim Kramer, online,  prior to the Jan 26, 2011 meeting

    My trail of DISCOVERY on Nov 5, 2017, extends back to Dec 5, of 2009 and is documented.

    My DISCOVERY on the 2017 DCD SMP Update Draft  IS NOT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, It is the cumulative documents I have uncovered  and DISCOVERED over an eight year period of time. And includes recent public information requests.

    Attachments:
    Hewett_doc_pdf.pdf

    Attachments:
    signed_ESA_full_contract-22_pgs.pdf
    SMA_Grant_Agr_G1000062.pdf

    The Clallam County 2017 SMP Update has reached a critical point, the Planning Dept under the direction of elected DCD Director Mary Ellen Winborn, in collaboration with Ecology’s local coordinator DOE Michelle McConnel, ESA paid Facilitator Margaret Clancy and Steve Gray have approved “THEIR” 2017 SMP  Update Draft.

    The SMP Update Draft is now being examined by our ELECTED Board of Commissioners, Bill Peach (R), Randy Johnson (I) and Mark Ozias (D).

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    October 21, 2017 A Concerned member of the planning commission sent me the following

    Re: The DCD 2017 SMP Draft Update

    —– Original Message —–

    Fromxxxx

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:12 PM

    I made as many changes as I could to the SMP, insisting that “grandfathering” stay in (it kept disappearing), not developing in tsunami zones be completely removed,  and a hundred other things.  Couldn’t make any progress on buffers, setbacks, and floodplain.  After 7 years it was time to move it off our table and let the county commissioners weigh in.  Bill Peach and I have had many conversations about SMP.

    It’s good to hear from you Pearl

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    Re: The DCD 2017 SMP Draft Update

    April 12, 2011 DISCOVERY on Nov 2, 2017

    April 12, 2011 The Adolfson woman told the group they are going to completely rewrite our SMP and we won’t even recognize it when they are done?

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:57 AM

    Subject: Re: Clallam County Shoreline Master Program

    I did go to the Public Meeting at the Senior Center last night (April 11, 2011) 5:30 to 8:30. It was where people where broken into groups based on their interest.

    Private property owner’s on the Elwha are being washed out and very concerned.

    Lakes were not on Adolfson’s /Jim Kramer’s agenda, but due to popular demand, Lake Sutherland people finally got a chance to be heard. 

    I sat in on their lake meeting. It was run by an Adolfson woman and documented by Jim from the Planning Dept. They came to a consensus regarding the 35 foot setback, repairing existing structures and public access.

    They want clarification and specific requirements on the revised SMP.

    The Adolfson woman told the group they are going to completely rewrite our SMP and we won’t even recognize it when they are done?

    FYI

    Pearl

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    Re: Nov 5, 2017 for my DISCOVERY on the DCD 2017 SMP Draft Update

    As a responsible member of the so called SMP Update Advisory Committee, to verify that the 2017 SMP UPDATE DRAFT  has indeed, been completely rewritten by ESA Adolfson, and we (I)  won’t even recognize it when they are done.

    I am requesting a paper copy of the DCD 2017 SMP Update Draft.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Mary Ellen Winborn

    Cc: Bill Peach ; mark mozias ; Randy Johnson

    Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2017 8:35 AM

    Subject: Requesting a copy of the 2017 SMP Update Draft

    To DCD Director Mary Ellen Winbourn

     I am requesting a paper copy of the DCD 2017 SMP Update Draft.

    I can pick it up at the court house when it’s ready.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    RE: SMP Update Advisory Committee

    (360) 417-9452

    235 W 5th St

    Port Angeles WA 98362

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    I requested a paper copy of the 2012 SMP Draft Update, received it and read the whole thing.

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    DISCOVERY April 17, 2011

    ESA ADOLFSON WA STATE SMP COOKIE CUTTERS

    SMP COOKIE CUTTING April 17, 2011

     Interestingly enough the name Kramer and co. (Adolfson?) was mentioned.

    ESA Margaret Clancy and Kramer  did Jefferson County and Port Townsend? SMP

    Someone said that Jefferson County just let a cookie cutter SMP be done?

     April 17, 2011

    THE TIP OF THE ESA ADOLFSON COOKIE CUTTING IN WA STATE SMP UPDATES

     IF YOU LOOK ON LINE FOR ESA ADOLFSON CONSULTANTS MARGARET CLANCY AND JIM KRAMER YOU WON’T FIND THEM UNDER COOKIE CUTTERS,

    HOWEVER YOU WILL FIND THEM  ASSOCIATED WITH  24 COOKIE CUTTING SMP UPDATES IN WA STATE.  

     CITY OF TACOMA, CLALLAM COUNTY, CITY OF SAMMISH, KENMORE, ISSAQUAH, WOODWAY, PIERCE COUNTY, MASON COUNTY, ISLAND COUNTY,CITY OF SHORELINE, WHATCOM COUNTY, VANCOUVER, TUKWILLA, DUVALL, CLARK COUNTY, LACEY, GIG HARBOR, MULKITO, RENTON, JEFFERSON COUNTY, CITY OF RIDGEFIELD, EATONVILLE, PUYALLUP, CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE AND THE CITY OF LOWELL IN OREGON. 

    WHATCOM COUNTY WA PLANNERS AND ESA ADOLFSON PAID  CONSULTANTS/ FACILITATORS  MADE UP THEIR OWN RULES ON THE WHATCOM COUNTY SMP UPDATE? AND THEIR COMMISSIONERS LEGISLATED THOSE RULES INTO LAW?

    AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED …..

    THE CASE IS LUHRS V. WHATCOM COUNTY,  A 10 YEAR LEGAL BATTLE, , WITH WHATCOM COUNTY TAXPAYERS PAYING TO FIGHT AGAINST A SHORELINE PROPERTY OWNER  LEGAL RIGHT, WA STATE LAW ( RCW 90.58.100 ) THAT SPECIFICALLY GIVES COASTAL LANDOWNERS THE RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES FROM EROSION.

    WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN CLALLAM COUNTY NOW THAT THE  DCD PLANNERS AND ESA ADOLFSON  FACITITATORS MADE UP THEIR OWN RULES ON CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE?

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    DISCOVERY  Jefferson County – Michelle McConnell leaves for Ecology

    Posted on March 30, 2014 by Al B.

    AFTER EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER ON THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SMP UPDATE, ESA MARGARET CLANCY AND DOE MICHELLE McCONNELL ARE TOGETHER AGAIN, ANOTHER EXTREMELY HARD JOB, SHEPHERDING THE CLALLAM COUNTY PLANNING DEPT THRU THE CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE DRAFT.

    Michelle McConnell, who has been a stalwart at the Jefferson County Dept. of Community Development for many years, has chosen to leave and work for the Department of Ecology.

    Michelle has had the extremely hard job of shepherding the Shoreline Master Program through over the last 8 years.

    She has always been a steady hand and been a sea of calm in the midst of turbulent public meetings over the SMP. We will miss her guidance on these issues. No word on a replacement yet. Best of luck to Michelle in future endeavors.

    I’m pleased to announce I have accepted a new job and will be leaving DCD the week of April 7, 2014  my new position will be as a Shoreline Planner with WA Department of Ecology.

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    DISCOVERY  By May 5, 2011, I was an angry, concerned vested stakeholder of private shoreline property and a member of the appointed Citizens Advisory Committee

    050511 – PHewett – G

    • #70 We, as a Citizens Advisory Committee, are not there to give input, constructive comment, or recommendation, we are there to be indoctrinated on compliance, based on misleading pie charts and statistics compiled and presented by ESA Adolfson. “Reading out loud” by Pearl Hewett of WAC 173-26-191 illegal or unconstitutional.

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    MY DISCOVERY on the DCD SMP Draft Update

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Jim Kramer

    Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:35 PM

    Subject: Re: Taking of Private Property for Public Access

    Jim,

    Eight months ago, I knew nothing about the DOE, EPA, MAB, the UN, ICLEI, HB 1478, Agenda 21, Dept. of the Interior, Water Rights, Federal Reserved water rights, SMP, WAC’s, RCW’s, Unresponsive Elected Officials, ESA Adolfson, World Historic Site, DNR, WFDW, WRIA’s 18,19,20, Wetlands, endangered species, wetland habitats, three RCW’s that protect private property owners, noxious weeds, shall I go on?

    Did you know that of 1700 acres of land on three Dungeness River reaches are over 700 acres are wetland habitat?

    Eight months ago, I had no voice.

    Read my Dad’s “Conspiracy Exposed” and the “Rest of the story.” Goggle “George C. Rains Sr.”

    My documented comments on the internet are well received and distributed.

    What will happen in eight months?  Do you read the SMP Public Comments?

    I’ll just keep sending my SMP Public Comments around and who knows?

    Pearl

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    Hmmm… What will happen in THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS?  Do you read the SMP Public Comments? I’ll just keep sending my SMP Public Comments around and who knows?

    EIGHT YEARS  ago, I had no voice.

    Jan 29, 2013 my website/blog behindmyback.org went online

    WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LAST  EIGHT YEARS? 

    DISCOVERY AND MORE DISCOVERY AND MORE….

    Behind My Back | SMP Update-Six Years of Frustration

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/08/19/smpupdate-six-years-of-frustration

    SMP UPDATE – SIX YEARS OF FRUSTRATION I submit this as a Clallam County SMP Update Public Comment August 18, 2014 Pearl Rains Hewett Member of the Clallam County SMP …

    SMP Update Eight Years of Frustration

    Posted on November 2, 2017 5:40 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    SMP UPDATE – EIGHT YEARS OF FRUSTRATION I submit this as a Clallam County 2017 SMP Update Public Comment Nov 2, 2017  Pearl Rains Hewett, previous member of the 2011 so called Clallam County Advisory Committee, still a Concerned Citizen of Clallam County WA…

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    What will happen in eight months? 

    November 03, 2017 8:02 AM

    Subject: Educate the BOCC

    I met with Commissioner Bill Peach for an hour on Oct 20, 2017

    I met with Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nicholas for one hour (follow the law)

    I met with Commissioner Mark Ozias on Nov 3, 2017

    I have a meeting with my elected Commissioner Randy Johnson Nov 8, 2017

    Does the BOCC have enough to make a good decision about the 2017 SMP Update?  Oct 30th, 2017 was their first worksession to figure it out.  The presentation by the DCD staff is posted to the SMP website and the worksession video can be viewed at the BOCC web page.

    Great question, Will the BOCC have enough to make a good decision about the 2017 SMP Update based on presentations provided by the DCD staff? 

     I THINK NOT!

    It is my intention to provide the BOCC with enough document information on the DCD 2017 SMP Update Draft to make an informed decision for, and in the best of  all citizens of Clallam County.

    What was I doing on October 30, 2017 Re: the DCD 2017 SMP Update Draft?

    A Public Records Request  ESA  full contract – 22 pgs.pdf

    What am I doing on Nov 3, 2017?

    Sending these documents to the  BOCC 

    And, meeting with Commissioner Mark Ozias, Re: the DCD 2017 SMP Update Draft.

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    What will happen in eight months? who knows?

    Meanwhile this tenacious Clallam County Country Bumpkin  is doing the usual….

    I’ll just keep making more 2017 SMP Update Draft Public comments,  posting them on my website, and sending around in cyberspace.

    DISCOVERY to be continued….

    The nine unpaid volunteer members of the Clallam County Planning Commission V the paid Professionals,  DCD Director Mary Ellen Winborn and Sr. Planner Steve Gray, in collaboration with Ecology’s local coordinator DOE Michelle McConnel and ESA Adolfson overpaid Facilitator Margaret Clancy

     


  • Do WA State Legislators Have a Problem?

    The experts say, those who have a PROBLEM and those who are JUST DISTRACTED  requires real expertise.

    Does Governor Jay Inslee (D) have a problem?

    Do WA State Legislators Have a Problem?

    This problem,  requires real expertise? 

    So, I’m  asking informed voters to decide,

    If  Governor Jay Inslee (D) and the WA State Legislators have a problem?

    THESE ARE  “SYMPTOMS OF A PROBLEM vs. JUST DISTRACTED

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    1.LACK OF FOCUS

    Possibly the most telltale sign , “LACK OF FOCUS” goes beyond trouble paying attention. It means being easily distracted, finding it hard to listen to others in a conversation, overlooking details, and NOT COMPLETING TASKS OR PROJECTS.

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    GET THE FACTS

    ON JUNE 28, 2011 MCCLEARY V. WASHINGTON WAS HEARD IN FRONT OF THE WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT. …

    May 10, 2015 – Washington Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt for Failing …

    Summary of McCleary v. Washington

    www.k12.wa.us/Communications/…/SummaryMcLearyDecision2013.pdf

    Summary of McCleary v. Washington. The Supreme Court in its own words. Washington state Constitution, Article IX: SECTION 1 PREAMBLE.  It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.

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    What’s the problem?  I’m just asking you decide

    GET THE FACTS

    June 2017 In what has become THE NEW NORMAL, Washington state lawmakers are expected to go into a third special sessions … In 2013, it took 156 days and three special sessions. …

    2nd Special Session ends, 3rd starts with Inslee vowing to veto “stop …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2nd-special-session-day-30-could-also-be-3rd-special-sessio…

    Jun 21, 2017 – Second special session ended and a third one started Wednesday as … time in state history a Legislature failed to pass a two-year budget before … state’s public school system mandated by the Washington Supreme Court.

    2. HYPERFOCUS

    While people with this problem are often easily distractible, they may also have something called hyperfocus. A person can get so engrossed in something that they can become unaware of anything else around them. This kind of focus makes it easier to LOSE TRACK OF TIME and ignore those around you.

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    I’m just asking you decide

    So Distracted, so unaware of  anything else around them, more than 1 million kids in our public school system, that they failed to provide funding basic education for seven years?

    So, Distracted, so unaware, losing track of time on  the $100,000.00 dollar a day fine,

    Until the fines reached $96,000.000.00 million dollars?  for failing to fund BASIC public education since JUNE 28, 2011?

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    GET THE FACTS

    I’m just asking you decide

    Hyper-focused and so engrossed in something?

    IN  2015,  WA STATE  LEGISLATORS INTRODUCED 2,200 LAWMAKING MEASURES

    Behind My Back | Living in Law-Law Land?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/16/3245/

    Feb 16, 2015 – LIVING IN WA STATE LAW-LAW, LALA LAND? Definition of LA-LA … www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/16/by-hook-or-by-crook/. Oct 16, 2013 …

    Unaware of anything else around them and ignore those around you?

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    3. DISORGANIZATION

    Life can seem chaotic for everyone at times, but someone with ADHD typically has a more hectic life experience on a regular basis. This can make it difficult to keep everything in its right place. an adult with this problem, may struggle with these ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS. this can include problems keeping track of tasks and TROUBLE PRIORITIZING THEM IN A LOGICAL MANNER.

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    4.TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS

    This issue goes hand-in-hand with DISORGANIZATION. Adults with with this problem often have trouble using their time effectively. THEY MAY PROCRASTINATE ON IMPORTANT TASKS, show up late for important events, or ignore assignments they consider boring. They may have trouble focusing on the future or the past — the “now” is often more top-of-mind for them.

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    5. FORGETFULNESS

    It’s human to forget things occasionally, but for someone with this problem,forgetfulness is a part of everyday life. This can include routinely forgetting where you’ve put something or what important dates you need to keep.

    Sometimes forgetfulness can be annoying but unimportant; other times,

    FORGETFULNESS IN ADULTS CAN BE SERIOUS.

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT FORGETFULNESS CAN BE DAMAGING TO CAREERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH CARELESSNESS OR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE.

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    GET THE FACTS?

    May 10, 2015 – Washington Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt?

    Washington State Supreme Court called it   a Legislature problem contempt, unconstitutional  unstable and unfair:

    Relying on local levies or federal funding is unconstitutional because it is unstable and

    unfair: The fact that local levy funds have been at least in part supporting the basic

    education program is inescapable…..Reliance on levy funding to finance

    basic education was unconstitutional 30 years ago….and it is unconstitutional now (p.68)

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    Use Poetic license, the freedom to depart from the facts of a matter writing in order to create an effect.

    THIS PROBLEM IS VERY COMMON MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES IN THE US PER YEAR

    However, this is written  about this problem on line.

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    What’s next?

    EFFECTIVE July 23, 2017 WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW

    HEFTY FINE of $99.00  for DISTRACTIONS that interfere with safe driving such as grooming, smoking, eating or reading is prohibited and can result in a if you are pulled over for another traffic offense

    HEFTY FINES? Using a handheld device while driving is considered a primary

    DISTRACTION offense under the new law. The first ticket for a DISTRACTED driving offense will cost at least $136.00 dollars.  A second ticket within five years WILL COST AT LEAST $234.00.

    Distracted driving violations can now be reported to insurance companies to use for rating and underwriting purposes. (and threats)

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    YOU READ  THE SYMPTOMS OF THE PROBLEM.

    HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!  FINE  $100,000.00 DOLLARS A DAY

    HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!  FINE  $96,000,000.00 MILLION ACCUMULATED.

    Do WA State Legislators have a problem?

    Does WA State Governor Jay Inslee (D) have a problem?

    OR? ARE THEY JUST DISTRACTED?

    I’m just asking you decide

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    ATTENTION DEFICIT OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS (ADDD)?

    New WA distracted driving law starts July 23 – what drivers need …

    www.nbcrightnow.com/…/new-wa-distracted-driving-law-starts-july-23-what-drivers-need to know…

    Hyperfocused? Gov. Jay Inslee (D) vetoed the section that gave drivers until 2019 to acclimate to the changes and instead declared Sunday, July 23, 2017 as the law’s effective date.

    That’s when distracted driving behaviors ranging from eating while driving to answering a text at a stoplight could land drivers a hefty fine.

    Hyperfocused? Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  accelerated the – New WA distracted driving laws  start date to July 23, 2017

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    THE EXPERTS SAY, TREATMENT CAN HELP, BUT THIS CONDITION CAN’T BE CURED

     I’m just asking you decide

    Which term is used to describe a new and secondary or additional problem that arises after the original PROBLEM  has been established?

    COMPLICATIONS…..

    JULY 19, 2017 these distracted legislators problems, violations and hefty fines can now be reported to  VOTERS to use for rating and underwriting purposes.

    This problem can be cured by informed voters, at every level of government.

    Donald J. Trump is President of the United States of America

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    The bottom line……

    To elected members at all levels of  the American government,

    LACK OF FOCUS, HYPER-FOCUS, DISORGANIZATION, TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AND FORGETFULNESS

    CAN BE DAMAGING TO CAREERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH CARELESSNESS OR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE.


  • July 4, 2017 Still Waving over my Hometown

    I received a beautiful picture of the American flag waving over my home town.

    I  am sharing this with you on my website, as a proud, patriotic American grandmother, my grandson Josh took the picture, and he shared it.

    Indeed on, July 4, 2017,  Independence Day, Old Glory will Still be Waving over my Hometown, Port Angeles WA USA.

    joni howard: Picture of PA Josh took
    View photo

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNTyViZc9uFv6ME5dGwP2iTjpNdvLS64EbL1KO9owOsvRWzBHZypMtEWD8GRFPswg?key=RmY0UmJUbVhqQnVfQXVIR1BhQU1YWXNOTjdmZ0Rn

    On your social media, face book, please share my picture and your picture of  the American flag, Old Glory “STILL WAVING OVER YOUR HOMETOWN”.

    This video is worth 10,000 words

    All American Citizens need to be reminded…..

    My Name Is Old Glory – YouTube

    ▶ 2:52

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUqLAIsybTk

    Sep 30, 2013 – Uploaded by DeRon Johnson

    My Name Is Old Glory I am the flag of the United States of America My … By far this is my most favorite poem of …

    I stand with President Trump. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

    The pledge of allegiance to the flag  is my American heritage, it was originally published in The Youth’s Companion on September 8, 1892.

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    The National Anthem? The Star Spangled Banner?

    1814, WAS INSPIRED BY THE SIGHT OF THE AMERICAN FLAG STILL FLYING OVER  Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment.

    July 4, 2017 this, my Independence Day posting WAS INSPIRED BY THE SIGHT OF THE AMERICAN FLAG STILL WAVING OVER MY HOMETOWN PORT ANGELES WA USA. after months of heavy bombardment on President Trump,  by the politico establishment, democrat’s and the liberal news media.

    Be Inspired, On your social media, face book  please share my picture and your pictures of  the American flag, Old Glory “STILL WAVING OVER OUR HOMETOWNS”.

    July 4, 2017, Where does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

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    The Old Glory video above is worth 10,000 words

    full unedited text

    My name is Old Glory

    I am the flag of the United States of America
    My name is Old Glory.

    I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
    I stand watch in America’s halls of justice.
    I fly majestically over great institutes of learning.
    I stand guard with the greatest military power in the world.
    Look up! And see me!

    I stand for peace, honor, truth, and justice.
    I stand for freedom.
    I am confident . . . I am arrogant.
    I am proud.

    When I am flown with my fellow banners,
    my head is a little higher,
    my colors a little truer.

    I bow to no one.
    I am recognized all over the world.
    I am worshipped.
    I am saluted.
    I am respected.
    I am revered. I am loved.
    And I am feared.

    I have fought every battle of every war for more than 200 years…
    Gettysburg, Shilo, Appomatox, San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
    the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome, the beaches of Normandy,
    the deserts of Africa, the cane fields of the Philippines,
    the rice paddies and jungles of Guam, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Vietnam,
    and a score of places long forgotten by all but those who were with me.

    I was there!

    I led my soldiers.
    I followed them.
    I watched over them…
    They loved me.

    I was dirty, battle-worn and tired,
    but my soldiers cheered me,
    and I was proud.

    I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
    I have helped set free.
    It does not hurt . . . for I am invincible.
    I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country,
    and when it is by those with whom I have served in battle . . . it hurts.
    But I shall overcome . . . for I am strong.

    I have slipped the bonds of Earth
    and stand watch over the uncharted new frontiers of space
    from my vantage point on the moon.

    I have been a silent witness to all of America’s finest hours.
    But my finest hour comes
    when I am torn into strips to be used for bandages
    for my wounded comrades on the field of battle.
    when I fly at half mast to honor my soldiers…
    and when I lie in the trembling arms
    of a grieving mother at the graveside of her fallen son.

    I am proud.
    My name is Old Glory.
    Dear God . . . Long may I wave!

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    USA national anthem (with lyrics) – YouTube

    ▶ 2:05

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7xF1RGCQY

    Oct 17, 2008 – Uploaded by CortezFL

    Carmelo33: http://www.youtube.com/user/Carmelo33 Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light

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     The U.S. National Anthem

    “The Star Spangled Banner”, was ordered played at military and naval occasions by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, but was not designated the national anthem by an Act of Congress until 1931.

    The words were written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, who had been inspired by the sight of the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment. The text was immediately set to a popular melody of the time, “To Anacreon in Heaven.”

    The National Anthem consists of four verses. On almost every occasion only the first verse is sung.

    HAVE YOU EVER READ ALL FOUR VERSES?

    Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
    O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
    A home and a country should leave us no more!
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave’
    From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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    “In God we trust.”

    Long may Old Glory wave!

    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    Amen


  • Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

    Our U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer is a very busy man.

    On Feb 18, 2016 our  Representative scheduled time for a Clallam County Town Hall meeting in Sequim WA.  He usually gives a slide show presentation first and then provides an opportunity for local citizen, to voice their concerns and ask questions.

    Because, my written posted comment, as a printed statement, was given to Derek Kilmer prior to the meeting. requesting, that as our local  representative, he give ERFO emergency relief work,  on the Elwha River, Olympic Hot Springs Road repair his prompt attention, and priority over non-emergency work.

    Feb 18, 2016 PDN What’s Wrong With These Pictures?

    I was given an opportunity to speak privately with Rep Kilmer and his local Rep Judith Morris.

    If our local Representatives aren’t informed that their local community is  having an ERFO federal emergency problem,  how can they fix them?

    Just saying….

    Emergency Relief for Federally Owned …

    As required in the ERFO guidelines, under the  program, Federal agencies and local government entities have the responsibility to perform emergency repairs, shift project and program priorities, give emergency relief work prompt attention and priority over non-emergency work, and assist the Office of Federal Lands Highway in its stewardship and oversight responsibilities.

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    Feb. 20, 2016  I am directing specific questions to Rep. Derek Kilmer, Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray

    The ERFO emergency response  to the Olympic Hot Springs Road repairs is bogged down in a quagmire of federally required prerequisites.

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    What have you done? And, What are you going to do?

    To expedite the ERFO emergency relief work,  on the Elwha River, Olympic Hot Springs Road repair? To restored full public and private access for the tourist season that opens the end of May 2016?

    Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

    Determination will overcome any obstacle.

    To not speak is to say something. To not act is an action.

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    It is not my intent to embarrass anyone, my intent is simply to inform our representatives at every level of government, educate citizens and business’s of the financial impact that government action or inaction can create for our families.

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    DEC. 12, 2015, I requested help from my elected  representatives in WA DC

    Dec 12, 2015  I sent a request to Dear Rep. Derek Kilmer, Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray

    ONP All Access Denied to all citizens – public land – U.S. population 320 million, plus foreign tourists including Inholders, on the Elwha River

    Olympic National Park paying public -tourist and many private property owners, along the Elwha River in WA State need your commitment and support to provide legal certainty of road repairs and continued public access on the Olympic Hot Springs Road, in for and to all public facilities and private property areas located within the Olympic National Park.

    Road Closed – Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha)  (storm damage)

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    Jan 28, 2016 – Come fix my road? request to my WA DC elected representatives.

    Behind My Back | Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

     … the full text of this 1430 word comment is on behindmyback.org.
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    To not speak is to say something. To not act is an action.

  • Find Your Park Open Doors Remove Barriers

    Find your park. It’s your place, It’s your thing.

    It’s a Fact. The Federal Parks belong to all of us.

    Open Doors,  Remove barriers, Tell your story, Make a difference.

    On Mon Feb 8, 2016 2:30PM there was a meeting  at Olympic National Park Headquarters regarding the closure of the Olympic Hot Springs Road to all public and private access. I told my story, expressed my concerns on the economic impact to the local community and asked my questions.

    Four of my government representatives listened, responded and answered questions

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    Clallam County Commissioner  Bill Peach opened the door.

    As required in the ERFO guidelines, under the  program, Federal agencies and local government entities have the responsibility to perform emergency repairs, shift project and program priorities, give emergency relief work prompt attention and priority over non-emergency work, and assist the Office of Federal Lands Highway in its stewardship and oversight responsibilities.

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    Three, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Olympic National Park local Representatives  attended the meeting.

    M. Sarah Creachbaum
    Superintendent, of the Olympic National Park

    Lisa Turecek, PE
    Chief of Facilities Management

    Brian Winter
    Elwha River Project Manager

    I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with them face to face.

    I was delighted at the conclusion of the meeting, strictly based on my understanding of the contents of the meeting, of the expeditious actions that have been taken and will be taken in the future.

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    This comment is intended to inform others, to share for the record, the information from the notes I took at the Feb 8, 2016 meeting.

    I was delight with the positive response from M. Sarah Creachbaum
    Superintendent, of the Olympic National Park.

    Sarah showed genuine concern for the economic well being of local people, she cares about the local people, they are her people.

    When I suggested that she do a news release to inform we the concerned people

    Using  the  progress reported by Lisa,  the expeditious steps taken with the  ERFO Program for the reopening the Olympic Hot Springs Road to provide access to the ONP public tourist, and private property owners.

    You know, like a message of hope from the Superintendent, of the Olympic National Park, for the economic future of  the local business people, for increased employment… for the the rush of  tourism created by the removal of the dams.

    Sarah agreed to do a press release…

    And I was delighted.

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    However, after hours of more in-depth research, done after the meeting, included  in this comment,  that provides additional documentation……

    Being delighted, and staying delighted with the ONP, are two different things! This is not my first rodeo with the Olympic National Park Service.

    Indeed, if I have made unintentional errors in this comment, I will do an immediate update on this website and  a retraction immediately.

    But for the record here goes… Taken from the notes I took at the Feb 8, 2016 meeting.

    Lisa Turecek, PE
    Chief of Facilities Management

    The expeditious Steps she has taken with the  ERFO Program to reopen the Olympic Hot Springs Road

    Nov. 17, 2015 The Olympic Hot Springs Road (and trails) had a disastrous flooding event

    Nov 2015 file a notice notice of intent for Emergency Relief Program for funding

    Dec 2015 file a formal notice notice for Emergency Relief Program for funding

    Jan 2016 received  recognition of Elwha River disastrous flooding event

    Jan-Feb? completed? damage survey required for ERFO amount of funding?

    Note It was stressed by Lisa and Brian  that the ERFO  was for roads only?

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    Additional  research and documentation on ERFO funding for trails

    To be eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125(e)(2), trails and transit systems must be included in the inventory of Tribal or Federal Lands Transportation Facilities. Trails included in the inventory should provide access to high-use recreation sites or Federal economic generators.

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    Bill asked if the Olympic Hot Springs Road would be open by the 4th of July?

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    Note It was stressed by Lisa and Brian  that the Army Corp of Engineers must, be given time, up to 60 days? Because a 100 foot bridge ( at  undisclosed location?)  must be built.

    When will the road be reopened to  public and private access?

    Lisa’s guesstimated was four months from the time that construction was permitted to start.

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    Brian Winter
    Elwha River Project Manager

    That tentative plans to proceed shall required NOAA consultation under section 7, the endangered species act (ESA) Not necessarily additional restrictions, just consultation?

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    Which led to my questions to Brian Winter Elwha River Project Manager on the funding and planning for the removal of the Elwha Dams.

    I was just asking? Just saying? In particular…

    The ONP budget $$$ and plans for removal of the Elwha dams in the Elwha district included flood barriers and restoration (among other things)

    The ONP budget and plans for removal of the Elwha dams in the Elwha district included
    flood barriers for the tribes?

    I asked Flood barriers? only to protect the Elwha tribe? Flood barriers? only protect tribal land?

    I asked Brian to correct me if I was wrong.

    He did. emphatically…

    Flood barriers were provided for  the tribes and private property on the West side of the mouth of the Elwha River and And, flood barriers were provided for private homes down stream from the dam removals.

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    I am certain, that…
    Flood barriers were in place to protect all tribal historic heritage sites and
    to all protect tribal access, roads and trails
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    Feb 9, 2016 I’m asking for a response from  Brian on the following unanswered questions?

    In particular…Funding and planning for the dams removal provided?
    No flood barriers in the Elwha district to protect the best interest of citizens?
    the, over 300,000 million national park visitors
    No flood barriers? to protect citizens public and private access to roads and trails?
    No flood barriers? to protect citizens public and private property?

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    I repeat for clarification, Brian’s emphatic answer…

    In addition to the tribes protection, some private property and homes were given flood barriers in the funding and planning of the Elwha dam removals

    Flood barriers were provided for  the tribes and private property on the West side of the mouth of the Elwha River and And, flood barriers were provided for private homes down stream from the dam removals.

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    I’m asking for a response from  Brian on the following unanswered questions?

    Funding and planning for the dams removal provided?
    No flood barriers? to protect citizens public and private land, trails, campgrounds campsites and facilities?
    No flood barriers? to protect citizens historic heritage sites?
    No flood barriers? to protect private property owners property?
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    I directed additional questions to Brian Winter, as the  Elwha River Project Manager on the funding and planning for the removal of the Elwha Dams.

    The ONP budget $$$ and plans for removal of the Elwha dams in the Elwha district included restoration (among other things)

    I received no response to these questions from Brian.

    Elwha River restoration? Just restoration and planting of native plants?

    No restoration $$$ for public and private roads and trails?
    No restoration $$$ for access into Elwha district the Olympic National Park?
    No restoration $$$ for public and private campgrounds campsites and facilities?
    No restoration for citizens Elwha district historic heritage sites?
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    Did the ONP budget and plans for removal of the Elwha dams in the Elwha district included or require mitigation and compensation $$$ for the flood damage caused to the private landowner campsite’s, inside the park, downstream from the dam removal?
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    FLH > Programs > Emergency Relief for Federally Owned …

    flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/erfo/
    Federal Highway Administration

    Dec 4, 2015 – Funds for the ERFO Program are provided from the Highway Trust Fund and the General Fund through the Emergency Relief Program for …

    snippet full text below

    Applicants are expected to prioritize the repair of ERFO projects that are in the public’s best interest, based on available funds. Federal agencies and local government entities have the responsibility to perform emergency repairs, shift project and program priorities, give emergency relief work prompt attention and priority over non-emergency work, and assist the Office of Federal Lands Highway in its stewardship and oversight responsibilities.

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    Guidance – Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads …

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/…/guideflerfo
    Federal Highway Administration

    Dec 11, 2012 – Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) MAP-21 … To be eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125(e)(2), trails and transit …

    snippet full text below

    To be eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125(e)(2), trails and transit systems must be included in the inventory of Tribal or Federal Lands Transportation Facilities. Trails included in the inventory should provide access to high-use recreation sites or Federal economic generators.

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    full text Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO)

    On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (the “FAST Act” or “Highway Funding Act”) was signed into law replacing MAP-21. We are in the process of revising the information on this page to address this new legislation.

    The Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program, or ERFO Program, was established to assist federal agencies with the repair or reconstruction of tribal transportation facilities, federal lands transportation facilities, and other federally owned roads that are open to public travel, which are found to have suffered serious damage by a natural disaster over a wide area or by a catastrophic failure.

    The intent of the ERFO program is to pay the unusually heavy expenses for the repair and reconstruction of eligible facilities.

    The ERFO program is not intended to cover all repair costs but rather supplement Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) repair programs. Repairs are classified as either emergency or permanent repairs.

    Emergency repairs are those repairs undertaken during or immediately after a disaster to restore essential traffic, to minimize the extent of damage, or to protect the remaining facilities. Prior approval is not required, however all other eligibility requirements of the program still apply.

    Permanent repairs are those repairs undertaken after the occurrence of the disaster to restore facilities to their pre-disaster conditions. Prior approval is required.

    The ERFO program provides assistance to other federal agencies whose roads meet the definition of “open to public travel” such as: Bureau of Reclamation; Department of Energy (previously under jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation, i.e., owned by the Western Area Power Association); Department of Defense (Military Installation roads); and Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (Defense Access roads).

    The Federal share payable for the repair of tribal transportation facilities, federal lands transportation facilities, and public roads on federal lands is 100 percent under the ERFO Program. Funds for the ERFO Program are provided from the Highway Trust Fund and the General Fund through the Emergency Relief Program for Federal-aid Highways. ERFO funds are not to duplicate assistance under another Federal program or compensation from insurance, cost share, or any other source.

    The Office of Federal Lands Highway is responsible for efficient and effective management of public funds entrusted by Congress and for ensuring that the ERFO Program is administered consistent with laws, regulations, and policies.

    Applicants are expected to prioritize the repair of ERFO projects that are in the public’s best interest, based on available funds. Federal agencies and local government entities have the responsibility to perform emergency repairs, shift project and program priorities, give emergency relief work prompt attention and priority over non-emergency work, and assist the Office of Federal Lands Highway in its stewardship and oversight responsibilities.

    Contact Information listed below

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    full text

    Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads

    (ERFO) MAP-21 Program Guidance

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    U.S. Department of
    Transportation
    Federal Highway
    Administration

    Memorandum

    Subject: Information: Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) MAP-21 Program Guidance Date: December 11, 2012
    From: Joyce A. Curtis
    Associate Administrator for Office of Federal Lands Highway
    In Reply Refer To: HFL-1
    To: Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers

    This purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for changes to the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) program.

    Section 1107 of the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21), enactedJuly 6, 2012, amended 23 U.S.C. 125 “Emergency Relief” as follows:

    • (e) TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES, FEDERAL LANDS TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES, AND PUBLIC ROADS ON FEDERAL LANDS.-
      • (1) DEFINITION OF OPEN TO PUBLIC TRAVEL.-In this subsection, the term ‘open to public travel’ means, with respect to a road, that, except during scheduled periods, extreme weather conditions, or emergencies, the road is open to the general public for use with a standard passenger vehicle, without restrictive gates or prohibitive signs or regulations, other than for general traffic control or restrictions based on size, weight, or class of registration.
      • (2) EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS.-Notwithstanding subsection (d)(1), the Secretary may expend funds from the emergency fund authorized by this section, independently or in cooperation with any other branch of the Federal Government, a State agency, a tribal government, an organization, or a person, for the repair or reconstruction of tribal transportation facilities, Federal lands transportation facilities, and other federally owned roads that are open to public travel, whether or not those facilities are Federal-aid highways.
      • (3) REIMBURSEMENT.-
        • (A) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary may reimburse Federal and State agencies (including political subdivisions) for expenditures made for projects determined eligible under this section, including expenditures for emergency repairs made before a determination of eligibility.
        • (B) TRANSFERS.-With respect to reimbursements described in subparagraph (A)-
          • (i) those reimbursements to Federal agencies and Indian tribal governments shall be transferred to the account from which the expenditure was made, or to a similar account that remains available for obligation; and
          • (ii) the budget authority associated with the expenditure shall be restored to the agency from which the authority was derived and shall be available for obligation until the end of the fiscal year following the year in which the transfer occurs.

    Section 1508 of MAP-21 amended 23 U.S.C. 120 “Federal share payable” as follows:

    • (e) EMERGENCY RELIEF.-The Federal share payable for any repair or reconstruction provided for by funds made available under section 125 for any project on a Federal-aid highway, including the Interstate System, shall not exceed the Federal share payable on a project on the system as provided in subsections (a) and (b), except that-
      • (1) the Federal share payable for eligible emergency repairs to minimize damage, protect facilities, or restore essential traffic accomplished within 180 days after the actual occurrence of the natural disaster or catastrophic failure may amount to 100 percent of the cost of the repairs;
      • (2) the Federal share payable for any repair or reconstruction of Federal land transportation facilities, Federal land access transportation facilities, and tribal transportation facilities may amount to 100 percent of the cost of the repair or reconstruction;

    Effective October 1, these provisions will be implemented as follows:

    • In addition to tribal transportation facilities and Federal lands transportation facilities, other Federally owned roads that are “open to public travel”, whether or not those facilities are Federal-aid highways, are eligible for ERFO funds. This provides ERFO eligibility to Federally owned roads that may not meet the definition of a tribal transportation facility or a Federal lands transportation facility. The intent of this provision is to focus the limited ERFO funds on those facilities that are surfaced and maintained for standard passenger vehicles. Therefore, roads passable ONLY by high-clearance vehicles are not eligible for ERFO under this provision. High clearance roads no longer eligible for ERFO may be eligible for assistance under FEMA or other programs.
    • To be eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125(e)(2), trails and transit systems must be included in the inventory of Tribal or Federal Lands Transportation Facilities. Trails included in the inventory should provide access to high-use recreation sites or Federal economic generators.
    • Section 125(e)(3) of title 23, United States Code, was amended to add language affecting the reimbursement to Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs). When FLMAs use their own funds for emergency and permanent repairs, ERFO funds can go back to the FLMAs original account or a similar account and remains available for obligation. Additionally, the budget authority shall be restored to the agency from which the authority was derived and shall be available for obligation until the end of the following fiscal year.
    • The Forest Highway program is repealed at the end of FY12. Forest Highways are no longer eligible for ERFO funding, unless they are Federally-owned roads that meet the requirements of 23 U.S.C. 125(e). Other State and local roads that do not meet the requirements of 23 U.S.C. 125(e) may be eligible under the Federal-aid Emergency Relief program or FEMA.
    • For eligible ERFO repairs accomplished more than 180 days after the occurrence of the natural disaster or catastrophic failure on facilities other than those meeting the definition of a Federal land transportation facility or tribal transportation facility, the Federal share payable shall be in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 120, including the sliding scale provision of 23 U.S.C. 120(b).
    • Federal land access transportation facilities are not eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125.

    Repairs for Program of Projects (POPs) approved prior to and after October 1 will proceed under MAP-21 provisions. See FHWA Treatment of Carryover Highway Program Funding table. If you have any further questions, please contact Mr. Sergio Mayorga at 202-366-9491.

    Sergio Mayorga
    ERFO Program Manager
    Office of Federal Lands Highway
    Location: Washington, DC
    Phone: (202) 366-9491
    Email: sergio.mayorga@dot.gov

    J. “Eric” Wright
    ERFO Coordinator
    Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFL)
    Location: Sterling, Virginia
    Phone: (571) 434-1547
    Email: john.wright@dot.gov

    Lorell Duteil
    ERFO Coordinator
    Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFL)
    Location: Lakewood, Colorado
    Phone: (720) 963-3425
    Email: lorell.duteil@dot.gov

    David Hilgendorf
    ERFO Coordinator
    Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFL)
    Location: Vancouver, Washington
    Phone: (360) 619-7620
    Email: david.hilgendorf@dot.gov


  • This Guy Says a “Lot”

    This Guy Says a “LOT”

    This is an unedited opinion of an American citizen. It is worth reading, Democratic or Republican, and it is worth sharing.

    I had hoped that setting up a website would give “We the people” a condensed running forum, a day by day, blow by blow account from ANY American, State, County, city citizens that had knowledge or concerns?

    Where anyone could go, read, find out, relate, expose, share and comment on anything.

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    I received this email

    re: “This Guy Says It All”

    I am the Democratic and the Republican Liberal-Progressive’s worst nightmare. I am a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, American Veteran, Gun Owning Biker. I am a Master leatherworker. I work hard and long hours with my hands to earn a living.

    I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don’t push it on others. I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles, drive American made cars, and I believe in American products and buy them whenever I can.

    I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary, Democratic or Republican, that wants to share it with others who don’t work!

    I’m in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!

    I think owning a gun doesn’t make you a killer; it makes you a smart American.

    I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!

    I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac or any other item, you should do it in English.

    I believe there should be no other language option.

    I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.

    My heroes are Malcolm Forbes, Bill Gates, John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Willie G. Davidson, who makes the awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

    I don’t hate the rich. I don’t pity the poor.

    I know wrestling is fake and I don’t waste my time watching or arguing about it.

    I’ve never owned a slave, nor was I a slave. I haven’t burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks, and neither have you!

    I believe if you don’t like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country!

    This is AMERICA …We like it the way it is and more so the way it was…so stop trying to change it to look like Russia, China, or some other socialist country!

    If you were born here and don’t like it…you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you. I believe it is time to really clean house, starting with the White House, the seat of our biggest problems.

    I want to know which church is it, exactly, where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution? Can I get an AMEN on that one?

    I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you’re breaking the law, regardless of what color you are, but not just because you happen to ride a bike.

    And, no, I don’t mind having my face shown on my driver’s license. I think it’s good. And I’m proud that ‘God’ is written on my money.

    I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don’t want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.

    I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making ‘donations’ to their cause. Get a job and do your part to support yourself and your family!

    I believe that it doesn’t take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.

    I believe ‘illegal’ is illegal no matter what the lawyers think!

    I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!

    If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I’m a BAD American.

    If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.

    We want our country back! My Country. I hope this offends all illegal aliens.

    My great, great, great, great grandfather watched and bled as his friends died in the Revolution and the War of 1812. My great, great, great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Mexican American War. My great, great grandfather watched as his friends and brothers died in the Civil War. My great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Spanish-American War. My grandfather watched, as his friends died in WW I. My father watched as his friends died in WW II.

    I watched as my friends died in Vietnam, Panama, and Desert Storm. My son watched and bled as his friends died in Afghanistan and Iraq. None of them died for the Mexican Flag. Everyone died for the American flag.

    Texas high school students raised a Mexican flag on a school flagpole and other students took it down. Guess who was expelled? The students who took it down.

    California High School students were sent home on Cinco de Mayo, because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.

    Enough is enough

    This message needs to be viewed by every American; and every American needs to stand up for America.

    We’ve bent over to appease the America-haters long enough. I’m taking a stand.

    I’m standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and for the American flag.

    If you agree, stand up with me. If you disagree, please let me know. I will gladly remove you from my e-mail list.

    And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message.

    AMERICANS, stop giving away Your RIGHTS!

    Let me make this clear! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY! This statement DOES NOT mean I’m against immigration!

    YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, IN OUR COUNTRY, welcome to come legally:

    1. Get a sponsor!

    2. Learn the LANGUAGE, as immigrants have in the past!

    3. Live by OUR rules!

    4. Get a job!

    5. Pay YOUR Taxes!

    6. No Social Security until you have earned it and Paid for it!

    7. NOW find a place to lay your head!

    If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone, then YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

    We’ve gone so far the other way . . . bent over backwards not to offend anyone.

    Only AMERICANS seems to care when American Citizens are being offended!

    WAKE UP America!

    If you do not pass this on, may your fingers cramp!

    Made in the U S A and PROUD OF IT!

    By an unknown American Author


  • BCC? The Blind leading the Blind?

    BLIND LEADING THE BLIND definition.An expression applied to leaders who know as little as their followers and are therefore likely to lead them astray:

    I submit this, as my comment and question?

    The huge  NGO email lists, with email address and names I received were, an INSPIRATION to me. These huge special interest global NGO entities know exactly how to promote their green agenda. One NGO bragged on their website that they had sent over 20,000 EMAILS to WA DC legislators, they brag about how they are able to influence our elected representatives voting.

    If these  HUGE NGO email lists, with email address and names, gives NGO’s  the POLITICAL CLOUT to create legislated laws of our land?

    What do we have to fight back with, they are organized, their agenda is “21”?  We have hundreds, thousands, of splinter groups, we have so many with different causes,  beliefs and ideas?

    We all fight back in our own way. I am certainly not an authority on how anyone should  fight back.

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    I am simply fighting back in my own way

    I NEVER BLIND COPY (BCC) for my own  purpose and intent.

    HOW STUPID OR WHATEVER, WOULD I BE?

    IF AFTER,  I  RESEARCHED, DOCUMENTED, DOCUMENTED, DOCUMENTED, COPIED, CUT, PASTED, COMMENTED, POSTED, AND THEN EMAILED BCC?

    WHAT PURPOSE WOULD I SERVE, IF I BBC? IF I FAILED TO BE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT,

    “LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IS A HUGE POLITICAL ADVANTAGE,” “AND BASICALLY, CALL IT THE STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTER OR WHATEVER, BUT BASICALLY THAT WAS REALLY, REALLY, CRITICAL FOR THE THING TO PASS.”- JONATHAN GRUBER, THE MIT HEALTH ECONOMIST FOR OBAMACARE

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    IF I FAILED TO SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFY  THE What? Who? Where? When? How? Why?

     I WOULD SIMPLY BE PROMOTING THE CRITICAL STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTER OR WHATEVER  AND PERPETUATING THE SOCIAL PHENOMENA  OF leaders who know as little as their followers, THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND, and  are therefore likely to lead them astray:

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    IT WAS JUST ONE MORE DOCUMENTED EXAMPLE, JUST MORE PROOF THAT HUGE GREEN NGO GROUPS ARE MORE ORGANIZED, MORE INFORMED, SENDING MORE INFORMATION TO MORE GREEN PEOPLE AND CONTROLLING MORE OF OUR GOVERNMENT.

    One NGO bragged on their website that they had sent over 20,000 EMAILS to WA DC legislators

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    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    Huge NGO SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS ARE Political Game Changers

    The power of cyberspace reflected on Face book, twitter, tweet, blogs, EMAILS and websites have become HUGE POLITICAL GAME CHANGERS.

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    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    (BCC) Blind listed?  Blindsided? or Black listed?

     (BCC) Blind listed, blind carbon copy in Technology Expand. messaging. (BCC) An electronic mail header which lists addresses to which a message should be sent, but which will not be seen by the recipients. Bcc is defined in RFC 822 and supported by most e-mail systems.

    Blindsided by definition catch (someone) unprepared; attack from an unexpected position. hit or attack (someone) on the blind side.

    Black listed  by definition, (or black list) is a list or register of entities or people who, for one reason or another, ARE BEING DENIED a particular privilege, service, mobility, ACCESS or recognition.

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    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    WHY I NEVER BLIND COPY?

    I explained it to Lois, I send my emails to concerned people and groups in about 10 to 15 counties in WA State. Most of the concerned people and groups have been involved in litigation and or appeals with WA State government.

    I send my POSTED COMMENTS AND EMAILS to the “servants of the people”  federal, state and local government ELECTED representative, the anointed appointed etc.

    It is my intention to let these “servants of the people” know, by using the very old journalistic cliché that stories, documented POSTINGS, EMAILS, COMMENTS should always contain answers to these six questions:

    What? Who? Where? When? How? Why?

    What the hell  these  “servants of the people”  doing?

    Who are these “servants of the people”?

    Where are these “servants of the people”?

    When are these “servants of the people”?

    How are these people “servants of the people”?

    AND WHY ARE THESE “servants of the people”?

    How STUPID, would I be,  to identify “servants of the people” as  UNKNOWN SOMEBODY’S?

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    REPEATED FOR EMPHASIS

    “LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IS A HUGE POLITICAL ADVANTAGE,” “AND BASICALLY, CALL IT THE STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTER OR WHATEVER, BUT BASICALLY THAT WAS REALLY, REALLY, CRITICAL FOR THE THING TO PASS.”- JONATHAN GRUBER, THE MIT HEALTH ECONOMIST FOR OBAMACARE

    HOW STUPID OR WHATEVER, WOULD I BE? HOW STUPID IF AFTER,  I  RESEARCHED, DOCUMENTED, DOCUMENTED, DOCUMENTED, COPIED, CUT, PASTED, COMMENTED, POSTED, AND EMAILED AS BBC?

    WHAT PURPOSE WOULD I SERVE, IF I BBC? IF I FAIL TO BE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT, IF I FAIL TO SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFY  THE What? Who? Where? When? How? Why?

    I WOULD SIMPLY BE PROMOTING THE CRITICAL STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTER OR WHATEVER  AND PERPETUATE THE SOCIAL PHENOMENA  OF THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND.

    AS, applied to leaders who know as little as their followers and are therefore likely to lead them astray.

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    ASTRAY?

    Behind My Back | Living in Law-Law Land?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/16/3245/

    5 days ago – LIVING IN WA STATE LAWLAW, LA-LA LAND? Definition of LA-LA … www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/16/by-hook-or-by-crook/. Oct 16, 2013 …

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    LEGISLATORS LAWS OF WA STATE LAND?

    April 24, 2011  Welcome to the Washington State Law Library

    OVER 55,000 TITLES AND OVER 330,000, YES, THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THOUSAND VOLUMES OF LAW. Our Tax dollars, elected officials and their legislation have provides us with the Washington State Law Library and “Welcomes? us to it”

    FEB, 21,  2015 they have changed the name?

    Hmmm… Go figure?  REALLY? WELCOME TO GEORGE?

    The State Law Library’s primary mission is to serve the Supreme Court, the Legislature, the … The State Law Library’s On-Line Public Access Catalog GEORGE ? The State Law Library’s On-Line Public Access Catalog

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    Hmmm…  WELCOME TO GEORGE?  “BY GEORGE”

    I DIGRESS TO LONG BEFORE THE YEAR 1598, BUT “BY GEORGE” YOU WILL ENJOY THIS

    The reference is British. St. George is the patron saint of English. HE ALLEGEDLY “SLEW DRAGONS.” “By George” is considered to be a very mild oath. It was originally “Before George.” It also appears as “For George” and “Fore George.”
    The first record of its appearance in WRITTEN English was in the year 1598, by Ben Jonson. The “by George” version was first used by Fielding in 1731. Gradually, the “for and fore and before” were dropped AND THE “BY GEORGE” REMAINED.
    IT WAS USED, ORALLY, AS A BATTLE CRY LONG BEFORE 1598, but no one knows exactly when. The dictionary traces only the first WRITTEN use of words and phrases.

    Source: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Etymology-Mea…

    This type of word/phrase usage is called an “expletive attributive”.

    OLD LADY answered 6 years ago

    “BY GEORGE” The actual origin is in sixteenth century England, when the church was in turmoil and was ATTEMPTING TO EXERT ITSELF AND GAIN MORE CONTROL OVER THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE. Swearing was blasphemy — and brought either a fine or a penance. So instead of saying, ‘by God,’ people started saying ‘by George’ AND THE CHURCH PEOPLE COULDN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT

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    BY GEORGE, BY GOD

     Feb 21, 2015 WA STATE CITIZENS ARE LIVING IN WA STATES LAW-LAW, LA-LA-LAND

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    BY GEORGE, BY GOD

    HOW MUCH WORSE CAN LIVING IN WA STATE IT GET?

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    WA STATE CITIZENS HAVE BEEN, ARE BEING TAKEN FOR A RIDE ON ECOLOGY’S WAC TRACK

    BY GEORGE? BY GOD? HOW BAD IS ECOLOGY’S WAC TRACK?

     ARE WA STATE LEGISLATORS ON THE WRONG TRACK? OR DERAILED?

    Behind My Back | High, Dry and Destitute

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/01/highdry-and-destitute/

    Feb 1, 2015 – High, Dry and Destitute WA State citizens, private property owners and … category and have previously been posted on “behindmyback.org”.

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/16/by-hook-or-by-crook/ …… have been left HIGH, DRY AND DESTITUTE by WA State DOE WATER RULES.

    Feb 21, 2015  BY GEORGE? BY GOD?  WA STATE LEGISLATORS  ARE ON THE WRONG TRACK

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     Feb. 21, 2015  OLD AMERICAN LADY’S SOLUTION

    BY GEORGE, BY GOD,  A BATTLE CRY BY “WE THE PEOPLE”

    AGAINST  A GOVERNMENT, ATTEMPTING TO EXERT ITSELF AND GAIN MORE CONTROL OVER THE LIVES OF “WE THE PEOPLE”

    AND, THE GOVERNMENT PUBLIC SERVANTS CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE ARE GUARANTEED FREEDOM OF SPEECH BY THE UNITED STATE CONSTITUTION

     BY GOD,  BY GEORGE, WE MUST USE IT OR LOSE IT

    to be continued….