Port Angeles NRDA administrative record

The Rayonier Mill and Western Port Angeles Harbor Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) processes are available.


The administrative record includes documents the Trustees use to make decisions about natural resource damage assessment and restoration actions.

The Trustees provide the administrative record to inform the public and enhance public involvement in the NRDA process. We will update the administrative record both electronically and in hard copy as we add new documents.

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Rayonier Mill administrative record

  • Memorandum of Agreement forms the Trustee Council. March 27, 2012.

  • Resolution 1 sets out the natural resource damage assessment cost guidelines. July 26, 2012.

  • Resolution 2 describes the purpose of the Trustee Council. March 14, 2013.

  • Funding and Participation Agreement describes the Trustees’ cooperative assessment process with Rayonier Properties LLC. June 6, 2013. Updated December 11, 2014. Updated November 3, 2015.

  • Resolution 3 authorizes partial payment of some of the Trustees’ costs. July 11, 2013.

  • Resolution 4 authorizes partial payment of some of the Trustees’ costs. July 11, 2013.

  • Preassessment Screen provides basic information about damages to Port Angeles Harbor and describes how they meet the criteria for conducting a natural resource damage assessment. August 30, 2013.

  • Resolution 5 approves the Preassessment Screen. September 10, 2013.

  • Resolution 6 assesses service losses related to the Rayonier Mill Study Area. December 19, 2014.

  • Resolution 7 authorized partial payment of some of the Trustees’ costs. December 11, 2014.

  • Resolution 8 authorized partial payment of some of the Trustees’ costs. October 8, 2015.

Western Port Angeles Harbor administrative record

  • Memorandum of Agreement forms the Trustee Council. March 27, 2012.

  • Notice of Claims includes seven letters from the Trustee Council regarding natural resource damage claims. August 16, 2013.

  • Preassessment Screen provides basic information about damages to Port Angeles Harbor and describes how they meet the criteria for conducting a natural resource damage assessment. August 30, 2013.

  • Response to Notice of Claims outlines Western Harbor’s position on natural resource damage claims. September 6, 2013.

  • Resolution 5 approves the Preassessment Screen. September 10, 2013. 

  • Trustee Transmission of NRDA Approach includes the Trustee’s goals, scope, and approach to natural resource damage assessment. March 4, 2014.

  • Damage Assessment letter accompanied the damage assessment and invites discussion. May 1, 2014.

  • Damage Assessment presents an estimate of damages in the Harbor. May 1, 2014.

  • Response to Damage Assessment responds to the Trustees’ damage assessment. May 30, 2014.

  • Request to discuss claims includes seven letters from the Trustee Council inviting discussion of claims again. December 10, 2015.

  • Follow-up Letters regarding claims includes three additional letters from the Trustee Council regarding invitation to discuss claims. January 20, 2016.

  • Kickoff meeting invitations contains five invitations to an initial meeting. March 23, 2016.

  • 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. May 20, 2021.

  • Consent Decree (2-1) (legal settlement) is the final settlement between NRDA Trustees and potentially responsible parties: Port of Port Angeles, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Nippon Paper Industries USA Co., Ltd., Merrill & Ring Inc., and Owens Corning. June 9, 2021. 

  • Consent Decree (2-2) (legal settlement) is the final settlement between NRDA Trustees and the City of Port Angles. June 9, 2021. 

  • Preassessment Screen References is a table including links or locations for all the references cited in the Reassessment Screen. 

  • Damage Assessment References is a table including links or locations for all the references cited in the Damage Assessment.

  • Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (DARP) References is a table including links or locations for all references cited in the DARP.

  • April 7, 2021, Presentation Slides given at an informational online meeting about the Draft Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (DARP) and Consent Decrees (2-1 and 2-1) for a public comment period held March 26 to April 26, 2021. 

  • Resolution 6 approves the Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (DARP). June 3, 2021. 

  • Email from March 25, 2021, about the public comment period held March 26 to April 26, 2021 and the public meeting held April 7, 2021. 

  • Email from April 5, 2021, reminder about the public comment period held March 26 to April 26, 2021, and the public meeting held April 7, 2021.  

  • Court Order entering Consent Decrees is the court's order granting the motion to enter the two Western Port Angeles Harbor consent decrees (2-1 and 2-2) . June 9, 2021.