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2017/2018 Official Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket Item 11

Nisqually Subarea Plan Asphalt Recycling Policy E.5 Review

The County received an application from Lakeside Industries, Inc. requesting an amendment to policy E.5 of the Nisqually Subarea Plan. In 2017, the County began a project to review the amendment. 

The request is to change policy language in the Nisqually Subarea Plan (policy E.5) that currently prohibits asphalt recycling as an accessory use inside the mined out portion of a gravel pit. View the printable Information Sheet for a brief project summary.

What's New?

The County has hired a consulting firm, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc., to complete an independent analysis of the potential environmental and public health implications of the proposed policy amendment.

Final Consultant Literature Review Report - Now Available!

You may view the consultant literature review report here (PDF).  

The public comment period on the literature report is now closed, but you can view the comments we received (PDF). If you missed the June 20 informational meeting on the consultant report, you can view the meeting summary (PDF).