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Western Port Angeles Harbor Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Comment on Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (DARP) and Consent Decrees

March 26, 2021 - April 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (DARP) and Consent Decrees available for public comment

The Port Angeles Harbor NRDA Trustees released the following documents for your review and comment.

  • Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (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) is a 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) is a legal settlement between the NRDA Trustees and the City of Port Angeles. 

The 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 Ecology.

To learn more about the Western Port Angeles Harbor NRDA, visit our Port Angeles NRDA webpage

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

To comment on the Consent Decrees

Email your comment to the US Department of Justice at pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mail to:

Assistant Attorney General
U.S. DOJ - ENRD
P.O. Box 7611
Washington, DC., 20044-7611

Comments on the consent decrees should refer to United States, et. al. v. Nippon Paper Industries USA Co. Ltd., D.J. Ref. No. 90-11-3-10973.  All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of the notice in the Federal Register.

To comment on the DARP

Use Ecology's online comment form, or email Connie.Groven@ecy.wa.gov.

The link below is for commenting on the DARP only.

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Connie Groven
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
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360-407-6254

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