Purpose:
  • Review of Clallam County's Mineral Resource Lands Regulations and Requirements. 
  • Receive input from the community on possible changes to the County's Mineral Resource Lands Regulations and Designations.
  • Develop solutions to reasonably resolve matters related to traffic, noise, trip counts and other operational and environmental concerns and impacts created by mine operations.
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* 1. Hours of operation – start/stop time is of concern to me?
For more informationWAC 173-60-040

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* 2. What is the primary noise issue with mineral extraction and processing activities?
For more information: 
WAC 173-60
Chapter 43.21c RCW

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* 3. Dust in the air from mineral processing is of concern to me?
For more information on air quality:
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency

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* 4. Protection and Quality of Groundwater is of concern to me?
For more information: 
Department of Ecology Water quality standards

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* 5. Should Critical Areas (landslide, wetlands, streams, etc...) protection standards apply to mining operations?
For more information:
Chapter 27.12
 CCC

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* 6. Critical Area Aquifer Recharge (Water Pollution) is of concern to me?
For more information: 
Chapter 27.12.615 CCC
Critical Aquifer Recharge Area guidance - Ecology
Critical Areas - WAC 365-190-080

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* 7. Protection and quantity of groundwater (Wells) is of concern to me?
For more information on well protection: Department of Ecology
EPA - Protecting drinking water resources

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* 8. Is mining important to Clallam County's economy?
Mineral Resource Land Issues - County Comprehensive Plan

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* 9. The quality and quantity of mining materials are:
Mineral Land Goals - County Comprehensive Plan

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* 10. The current regulations for mineral extraction and processing are:
For more information:
Chapter 78.44 RCW
Chapter 27.12 CCC
Chapter 27.10 CCC

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* 11. Are the current codes for mineral extraction understandable?

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* 12. Number of truck trips per day a concern to me?

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* 13. Is the routing of truck transporting material a concern to me?

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* 14. Should neighborhoods have input in the mining process and distance requirements from established neighborhoods?
For more information: Chapter 31.02.145 County Comprehensive Plan

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* 15. Should the County require a plan (size, depth, method, etc...) from the mining operator explaining extent of the mining to occur?
For more information: Chapter 78.44 RCW

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* 16. Is mining important to me?

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* 17. Should single-family dwellings be restricted in areas with known sources of high quality mineral resources?
For more information: Chapter 27.12 CCC

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* 18. Which of the following represents you?

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* 19. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns?

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