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Meetings & Hearings

Western Port Angeles DARP and Consent Decrees

Informational meeting

April 7, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Online webinar

Learn more about the Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (DARP) for the Western Harbor area.

The Port Angeles NRDA Trustees will host a meeting to review and answer your questions about the Western Port Angeles Harbor Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (DARP) and consent decrees (legal settlements). These documents are now available for public comment.

Comments will not be accepted at the meeting. Please see the comment period page to learn how to comment.

6:15–6:30 p.m. — You will be able to join the meeting early so there is time to fix technical issues before the meeting starts. 

6:30–7:30 p.m. — Presentation by the NRDA Trustees, with time for questions and answers.

The meeting platform is “GoToWebinar”.

The Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees released the following documents for your review and comment.

  • DARP explains how the public will be compensated for natural resources lost due to impacts from contamination by hazardous material in Western Port Angeles Harbor. 
  • Consent Decree (2-1) (legal settlement) between the NRDA Trustees and the potentially responsible parties: Port of Port Angeles, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Nippon Paper Industries USA Co., Ltd., Merrill & Ring Inc., and Owens Corning.
  • Consent Decree (2-2) between the NRDA Trustees and the City of Port Angeles. 

NRDA Trustees are the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology).

To learn more about the Western Port Angles NRDA process visit our webpage.

NOAA's webpage also has information about the Western Port Angeles Harbor NRDA project.

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April 7, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
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Paul Cereghino (NOAA)
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Comment period

Western Port Angeles Harbor Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) — Comment on Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (DARP) and Consent Decrees
Closes: April 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
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