Lakeside passed intake review on 2 applications yesterday, take action!

DPER Update: Lakeside passed intake review on 2 applications yesterday. This means that the applications were complete enough for DPER to accept for initial processing and intake.  Application numbers are: COMM18-0014 and SHOR18-0032. 

What's next?

1. it will take a week or 2 to complete intake processing

2. DPER has 28 days to determine if it is complete, if they fail to make that determination it automatically becomes complete

3. Substantive reviews would not begin until after the completion is made official. 

4. Once the application is deemed complete, DPER will process a Notice of Application with a public comment period. They will attempt to post public application documents to the website at that time. 

5. They do not anticipate that notice to go out for approximately 4+ weeks.

What can you do NOW?

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An Overview of Asphalts Impact on Air Quality

Asphalt plants mix gravel and sand with crude oil derivatives to make the asphalt used to pave roads, highways, and parking lots across the U.S. These plants release millions of pounds of chemicals to the air during production each year, including many cancer-causing toxic air pollutants such as arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde, and cadmium. Other toxic chemicals are released into the air as the asphalt is loaded into trucks and hauled from the plant site, including volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (1AHs), and very fine condensed particulates.[EPA]

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Down to the Wire!

Friends, neighbors and supporters: we are approaching a critical time in our fight against the asphalt plant. Last week, Lakeside attempted to submit the application for both the grading of the property and the build of the plant. This application was missing a few “key components” and did not pass intake review so was returned to Lakeside. They anticipate that a revised application could be submitted in the next week. It will again go through the intake review and if all the required information is present it would become a vested application for permit.

Our option at this point is legal, since the King County Council and Dow Constantine’s office have repeatedly let us down as citizens of the county they have vowed to take care of. To fight this, we will need to band together financially. We will need to put our money where our passion is. We have a great attorney, we need you to help us fund this fight!

Please contribute: please spread the word to your neighbors.

Community Meeting is this weekend on Saturday! Please attend and bring a neighbor. We need ALL hands on deck! (Click events link for information).

We can do this!

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