News Release- Thurston County Hearing on Mineral Lands Ordinance


Thurston Commissioners Hold Hearing on Mineral Lands Ordinance



OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday August 9, 2011 regarding proposed changes to the county’s mineral lands extraction regulations.  The hearing will start at 5:30 in Room 280, Building One of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. The Board may take action at the conclusion of the hearing.


The public hearing is to accept comment on the possible renewal of Interim Ordinance No. 13030.  Specifically, this ordinance affects mineral extraction and asphalt production activities.  It addresses the minimum designation criteria such as set back standards, site size, and various environmental considerations.  For information on the proposals, Contact Olivia Story, (360) 754-3355 ext 7544, by e-mail at Or visit:


Referenced ordinances and draft regulations are available at the Thurston County Resource Stewardship, Permit Assistance Center at the address below or online at  Those wishing to testify should appear and be heard. Those who cannot attend the hearing can send written comments to the staff contact listed above by August 9, 2011, 4:00 P.M. by email or mail. (Mail address- Planning Department,

2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502.)


Those needing special accommodations to participate in the hearing can call (360) 786-5489 by 10:00 a.m. at least three days prior to the meeting and ask for the ADA Coordinator. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the TDD line at (360) 786-2933.



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