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Port Angeles Rayonier Mill Site

January 2010 Comment Period

Ecology is holding a public comment period February 1 through March 5, 2010 on an Agreed Order for planning Interim Actions (partial cleanup actions).  Interim Actions will focus on a portion of the site called the Study Area, which includes the mill property and parts of the nearby marine environment.  Ecology is holding a public open house on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the Port Angeles Senior Center  Multipurpose Room.  More information about the comment period and open house is available in the fact sheet.

Public Open House Materials

Comment Period Documents

Supporting Documents

  • Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Concurrence Letter

  • Responsiveness Summary for the Uplands Remedial Investigation Report  – This document responds to public comments on the 2006 report.  Based on public comments and further review, Ecology concluded that the upland portion of the site had not been fully defined.  This information has helped inform the approach under the new Agreed Order.

  • Restrictive Covenant  – A 1992 Ecology enforcement order  required cleanup in the area of the Finishing Room along Ennis Creek.  As part of the Interim Action (partial cleanup), a restrictive covenant was placed on the property to protect the remedy.  In 1998 and 2002, Rayonier completed further interim actions in the area, making the restrictive covenant no longer necessary.  Ecology is proposing removing the restrictive covenant and is looking for public input during this comment period.

  • Document Archive

For more information about the steps in Rayonier cleanup process, please visit the Site Cleanup page, or see the Toxics Cleanup Program’s cleanup steps and definitions.