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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 6, 2010
Contact: Dave Greetham, Environmental Planner
Kitsap County Department of Community Development
Phone: Kitsap 1 at 360-337-5777 or Dgreetha@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 10-51

Wetlands information assessed for proposed
Ueland Mine

Supplementary wetlands report shows minimal impact on wetland-expanse adjacent to quarry; clarification to original impact statement

(Port Orchard, WA) – Kitsap County received additional information on wetland acreages associated with the proposed Ueland Tree Farm gravel and basalt mining project. This additional wetlands information was provided by the Ueland consultant as a result of citizen inquiries regarding a wetland complex in the Dickerson Creek watershed near proposed “Quarry C”.

County planning staff wanted to ensure that all appropriate resource issues were considered for the proposed mining project. The new information clarifies how the area formerly identified as “Wetland 4” on earlier maps is part of a larger wetland area now referred to as the “Wetland 6 Complex”. According to the wetland expert, a break in wetland numbering sequence is not uncommon on projects where large, multiple and connected wetlands are present. The information also indicates that potential subsurface groundwater impacts and mitigation measures have been adequately considered in the Hydrogeologic Report, Preliminary Drainage Report, Wetland Report, and Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements.

In issuing this news, the County is ensuring that all wetland boundaries within proximity to the project site were delineated pursuant to the County’s Critical Areas Ordinance, and that there is no revision to the location of wetland boundaries or the 200 foot wetland buffer depicted on the existing site plans.

For more information, contact Dave Greetham at (360) 337-5777.

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