Rescheduled Public Workshop and Hearing to Accept Comments on the Boatyard General Permit Modification
Public Workshop and Hearing: The public workshop and hearing on the draft general permit is scheduled to be held in Everett, Washington on January 28, 2009. The purpose of the workshop is to explain the general permit, explain the changes, and answer questions in order to facilitate meaningful testimony during the hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity for people to give formal oral testimony and comments on the proposed permit. Written comments will receive the same consideration as oral testimony. The public workshop and hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. and conclude when public testimony is completed.
The January 28, 2009 (1 p.m.) workshop and hearing will be held at Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA, (425) 257-8005.
Requesting Copies of the Permit: You can request copies of the draft permit modification and fact sheet or you can download copies from http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/permits/boatyard/index.html
Contact Ecology: Gary Bailey, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-6433, fax (360) 407-6426, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting Written and Oral Comments: Ecology will accept written and oral comments on the draft boatyard general permit modification. Written comments must be postmarked no later than close of business, January 30, 2009. Oral comments may be presented by attending and testifying at the public hearing. Comments may be submitted by e-mail if the commenter includes name, address and telephone number in the comment e-mail. Comments should reference specific text when possible. Comments may address the following:
|•||Accuracy and completeness of information,|
|•||The scope of facilities proposed for coverage,|
|•||Adequacy of environmental protection and permit conditions, or|
|•||Any other concern that would result from issuance of the modified permit.|
Issuing the Final Boatyard General Permit Modification: The final modified permit will be issued after Ecology receives and considers all public comments. If public comments cause a substantial change in the permit conditions from the original draft permit, another public notice of draft and comment period may ensue.
Ecology expects to issue the modified general permit on or about March 1, 2009, if there is no substantial change to the draft. It will be effective thirty days later on April 1, 2009. When issued, a copy of the notice of issuance and ecology's responses to the comments will be sent to all persons who submitted written comment or gave public testimony. The response to comments will also be posted on ecology's boatyard web site at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/permits/boatyard/index.html.