Oct. 13 Mason Fire District #11 Meeting

District #11 has changed for this month. The business meeting for Mason County Fire District #11 will be held Tuesday October 13th at 6:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the district's fire station at 130 E. Island Lake Rd.

Public Invited To Comment On Draft Air Operating Permit – Olympic Panel Products, LLC

The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) firmly believes in its motto,  “Clean Air is Everyone’s Business.” As such, ORCAA seeks to keep everyone within our jurisdiction well informed about the actions­—and proposed actions—we take.

Public comment is currently being accepted on a draft Air Operating Permit (AOP) for Olympic Panel Products, LLC (OPP) located in Shelton, Washington. The DRAFT AOP is available for review and comment. Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act requires AOPs for large sources. The permits help ensure a facility complies with all applicable air quality regulations and standards. The federal Clean Air Act requires AOPs be re-opened when new air requirements become applicable and to correct errors when necessary. OPP’s AOP is being revised to correct the reference to applicable federal requirements for boilers. This revision will not result in any change in emissions from OPP.

Copies of the Draft AOP (# 15RFC1127) and the associated Technical Support Document (TSD) are on file and available for review at the Shelton branch of the Timberland Public Library located at 710 W Alder Street in Shelton, and at ORCAA’s office in Olympia. The draft AOP and TSD are also accessible at www.orcaa.org.

Written comments on amended sections of the draft AOP and TSD may be submitted to: ORCAA, 2940 Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502 or at www.orcaa.org. Comments must be submitted by close of business on Friday, November 13, 2015. Only comments specifically in reference to the amended sections of the draft AOP and TSD may be considered by ORCAA, and comments should pertain to adequacy of assuring compliance with applicable air quality regulations and standards. Any concerned party may request a public hearing within the specified public comment period. The request should include information to justify the need for a public hearing. If there is significant public interest, ORCAA will hold a public hearing.

Olympic National Forest – Funding Deadline Extended For Title II Project Proposals

 Olympia, WA – The deadline is extended to October 31st for project proposals seeking Title II funding, under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.

Title II projects are required to provide a direct or indirect benefit to resources on National Forest System lands.  Past projects have included watershed restoration, stream stabilization, invasive plant treatments, trail improvements, and road maintenance. 

The Olympic National Forest has received $375,580 in Title II funds.  The breakdown by county is as follows:  Clallam $129,177; Grays Harbor $71,231; Jefferson $121,233; and Mason $53,939.

Title II Project Submission Forms are available on Olympic National Forest’s website at:   http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/olympic/workingtogether/advisorycommittees/?cid=fsbdev3_049547       

Hard copy forms are available at the Supervisor’s Office in Olympia.  Completed forms may be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Forms may also be submitted in person or by mail:  Olympic National Forest, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, attention: Public Affairs.

All applications must be received or postmarked by October 31, 2015.  For additional information, please call 360-956-2435.  

Mason County Seeking Applicants For Historic Preservation Commission

Mason County Historic Preservation Commission - The Mason County Commissioners are seeking applicants to fill three open positions on the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission.