Ecology will conduct a 30-day public comment period for any interested members of the public regarding:
• The results of the Remedial Investigation Feasibility Study
• The proposed Cleanup Action Plan
• The new Agreed Order
During this comment period, Ecology will also host a virtual public meeting. They'll provide us with a schedule once they determine when these events will occur, which we'll share here. At this point, we think this will likely commence in October. You don't need to be a resident of Shelton to participate in the public comment period.
Although our goal is to remain as transparent as possible, these documents are not available for public view quite yet. The Department of Ecology has asked that we refrain from doing so in order to prevent comments being submitted unofficially or incorrectly, or create confusion.
Once the Department of Ecology has opened the public comment period, the documents will be available for review at the Customer Service Desk at the Civic Center during our normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).
It's worth noting that if any input received during the public comment period results in modification to the new Agreed Order, a revised Agreed Order will be brought back to the City Council for their review and approval.
In short: we're waiting to hear from Ecology for specific dates and events that will take place for this public comment period. We want to ensure that those wishing to provide public comment can do so in an official manner that the Department of Ecology will be able to document, rather than in social media comments and other unofficial ways.