Firstly, a huge thank you for your past letters to Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER) about your quarry concerns. We believe that the community response has played a big part in the recent decision by Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER) to assess existing quarry operations against the most current environmental standards. DPER has requested community input for their Periodic Review explained below so we need you to write again and let them know your concerns.
Here are the details to assist you in writing you email to DPER:
Fred White, DPER Project Manager, at email@example.com
Kathy Lambert, our King County Council Person, at Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
(or mail to 35030 SE Doulas St, Suite 210, Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266)
CC: to help us track your issues as we work with DPER
E-Mail Subject: Raging River Quarry PRRD
When: by September 22, 2016
What: Describe your concerns about the present quarry operation; in particular that they should be required to meet the terms of their permit, and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
It is likely you may have your own issue to bring up and this is your formal opportunity to make your voice heard! Every letter helps! The Raging River Conservancy Group are particularly concerned with:
Thank you for your support
Raging River Conservation Group
Please note the ANSWER from DPER regarding property issues:
24._The quarry operator shall be responsible for any damage to nearby properties, including domestic water supply wells, attributable to blasting on the subject property. Claims for any such damage shall be the responsibility of the affected property owner and the quarry operator to handle directly between themselves, but a failure of the quarry operator to respond in good faith to any such claim may be cause for denial of future grading permits, or prohibition or restriction upon future blasting.