DNR reaches agreement on tideland trespasses

by Tim Flanagan on June 30, 2010

KONP radio has this story:

(Port Angeles) — Port of Port Angeles commissioners have decided to keep their options open for water-borne log storage for the next few years.

Last July, patient the Port leased from the State Department of Natural Resources, an area of the harbor just east of the Nippon paper mill, for log storage, for a period of 5-years. Shortly after, Dunlap Towing Company, whose tugs were contracted to move the logs and booms, decided that, due to the declining forest products market, and economy in general, they would cease operations in Port Angeles.

With this development, the Port re-negotiated its lease with DNR for a one-year period, to determine future market conditions, and whether it would be to the Port’s advantage to continue with the remaining 4-years of the lease.

Since then, talks with timber industry representatives have indicated that keeping the log storage area would be beneficial to all parties.

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Deborah Bach has the story at Three Sheets Northwest:

A roundup of places to watch July 4th fireworks by boat

Seattle almost became the city without a July 4thfireworks display this year, ambulance
but last-minute largesse from a collection of donors saved the day.

In less than 24 hours, health
corporations and individuals raised $500,000 to ensure that the city’s Fourth of July celebration at Gas Works Park will go ahead as usual. Fireworks will once again light up the Seattle skies over Lake Union, and there are plenty of other places around Puget Sound to get your Independence Day on with a bang.

Here are some of the displays going on around the region:

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KIPP ROBERTSON has the story in the North Kitsap Herald:

POULSBO — The Washington State Department of Ecology is investigating the clean-up practices of thePort of Poulsbo, cialis following a small oil spill last week.

Two days after a small diesel oil spill from a boat on June 22, cure
the port reported to the Department of Ecology its employees used the chemical dispersantFM 186-2 to remove oil from the surface of the water.

It is illegal to use any form of dispersant in the Puget Sound, said senior spill responder of the Department of Ecology Dick Walker. Dispersants are only legal on the outer coast of Washington state. Before they are used, permission is required from the Coast Guard and the Department of Ecology.

"Dispersing oil is not a good practice," spokesman for the state Department of Ecology Larry Altose said. "It causes the oil to sink into the marine life and does more harm than good."

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This unsigned story appears in the Snohomish Times:

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced it has reached settlements with three Washington shellfish companies to resolve their unauthorized use of state-owned tidelands to grow and harvest shellfish.
Under the agreements, health the three companies – Taylor Shellfish, drugs
Seattle Shellfish and Arcadia Point Seafood – will repay the state a total of $417,000 for allowing their operations to encroach on state-owned aquatic lands.
"I am pleased that all three shellfish growers have shown such commitment to working cooperatively with DNR to determine the rightful access to use these public tidelands," said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. "Each firms legal use of tidelands – both private and publicly owned – is important to create jobs and generate revenue that helps protect Puget Sound and bring it back to health."

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