WSR 98-15-021


[Filed July 6, 1998, 1:21 p.m.]

public open house and hearing

draft snohomish county

ground water management plan

The Department of Ecology will hold an open house and hearing on the draft Snohomish County Ground Water Management Plan. The open house and hearing will be held on:

Date: July 22, 1998

Time: 6:00 p.m. Open House

7:00 p.m. Public Hearing

Place: Ginni Stevens Hearing Room, First Floor, Snohomish County Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA

The draft Snohomish County Ground Water Management Plan is the result of several years of work by the Snohomish County Ground Water Advisory Committee (GWAC). It is a plan developed to address ground water management and protection issues in the county.

The open house will consist of a short presentation and will provide the opportunity to view the draft plan and ask questions of the GWAC. The public hearing is a formal process where oral comments can be given.

The hearing starts the "findings" process for this plan. In preparing findings, affected local governments assess the proposed plan for technical soundness, economic feasibility, and consistency with laws and regulations. The period for governments to prepare findings lasts 90 days from the hearing date and ends on October 20, 1998. Findings from affected governments should be sent to Tom Niemann, Snohomish County, Department of Planning and Development Services, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Mailstop #604, Everett, WA 98201.

Written public comments on the plan will be accepted until October 20, 1998, and can be addressed or faxed to Laura Lowe, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-7255, fax (360) 407-7162.

At the end of the comment period, the Snohomish County Department of Planning and Development Services consolidates comments from governments and presents them to the GWAC. The GWAC then resolves areas of nonconcurrence, and presents the final plan to the Department of Ecology for certification.

If you have special accommodation needs or require this document in an alternative format, please contact Laura Lowe at (360) 407-7255 (voice) or (360) 407-6006 (TDD).  

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