CITY OF WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON
DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS)
Description of proposal: Adoption of the 2014 Walla Walla County Solid Waste and Moderate Risk Waste [MRW] Management Plan (Plan). The Plan also provides for receipt of waste at the Sudbury Regional Landfill from outside of Walla Walla County.
Proponent: City of Walla Walla Public Works Department, on behalf of Walla Walla County, under Interlocal Agreement for the Continued Coordination of Regional Pollution Prevention and Waste Prevention Programs (June 23, 2008).
Location of proposal, including street address, if any: The Plan encompasses all of Walla Walla County including incorporated cities (Walla Walla, College Place, Prescott, and Waitsburg) and unincorporated communities (Burbank, Garrett, Touchet, Wallula, and Dixie) and other areas of the County.
The Sudbury Regional Landfill is generally located at 414 Landfill Road in the City of Walla Walla, approximately 1/2 mile north of US 12. The landfill is located in the northern half of Section 22, Township 7 North, Range 35 East, Willamette Meridian, in Walla Walla County, Washington. The site is located on 830 acres (north of highway), approximately 125 of which are used for landfill operations.
Lead agency: Consistent with the Interlocal Agreement for the Continued Coordination of Regional Pollution Prevention and Waste Prevention Programs (June 23, 2008), and Walla Walla Municipal Code § 21.08.040(A), the City of Walla Walla is lead agency and the Deputy City Manager is the SEPA responsible official.
The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. Copies of the Plan, the completed environmental checklist, and other information on file with the lead agency may be obtained from the Walla Walla City Clerk at 15 N. 3rd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362; phone:. Copies of the Plan and the completed environmental checklist are also available on the internet at http://epay.ci.walla-walla.wa.us:8800/weblink8/browse.aspx?dbid=0 in the Frequently Requested Documents folder.
This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by October 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to the Walla Walla City Clerk at 15 N. 3rd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Responsible official: Tim McCarty
Position/title: Walla Walla Deputy City Manager Phone:
Address: 15 N. 3rd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362
Date: October 14, 2014
Tim McCarty, Deputy City Manager /s/
There is no agency appeal.
North Spokane Street between Cherry Street and Sumach Street will be closed for paving by a private contractor on October 21, 2014, in the morning,
For more project updates and road closure information, please visit the GoWallaWalla.us website.
For additional information, please contact the Engineering Division at.
Dylan Cayne Arland, 23, was arrested early this morning following an armed robbery at a residence in the 400 block of Harrison Street.
Arland and another suspect (whose name isn't being released at this time) entered the residence at about 11:20 p.m. and pointed a handgun at the head of one of the residents. The men demanded Marijuana and tobacco. They fled in a dark colored pickup without any shots being fired.
Approximately 30 minutes later, a WWPD Officer observed a matching vehicle on McCauliff Street, driving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle stopped in the 200 block of that street and the occupants fled on foot. A Sheriff's Department K-9 was called in to search the area, but the suspected were not located.
Officers were sent to the Harrison Street address again, just before 1:30 a.m., after the suspects returned to the victims' residence and fired the handgun more than once. There were no injuries.
Arland was arrested a short time later in the area of Malcolm and Spring Streets. He is currently lodged at the Walla Walla County Jail on probable cause for Burglary and Robbery in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (prescription medication), and Obstructing a Public Servant.
The investigation is continuing.
For more information, please contact Tim Bennett, Public Information Officer at the Walla Walla Police Department at.
When: October 31, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Coffee Connection Cafe, 57 E. Main Street
Cost: $5.00 each or $20.00 family of six (no reservations)
All proceeds will directly benefit the Walla Walla Sheriff's D.A.R.E. program.
For additional information, please contact the Police Department at.
The Sudbury Landfill will implement "Winter Hours" for its operations beginning November 3, 2014. The new operating hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting Monday, November 3, 2014, through Saturday, February 28, 2015. Regular operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. will resume on Monday, March 2, 2015 and run until November. The Landfill will continue to be open Monday through Saturday year round.
The switch to Winter Hours will coincide with the end of Daylight Savings Time and shorter daylight hours. The combination of darkness and inclement weather can pose a safety risk for both customers and staff.
"Safety is our number one concern for both customers and staff at the Sudbury Landfill. We feel switching to Winter Hours will help us maintain that focus while having minimal impact on the customers' ability to use the facility during the winter months based on feedback from the public," said Damon Taam, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Walla Walla.
The idea of Winter Hours was introduced in a survey of customers in the fall of 2013; 90% of respondents indicated that switching to a Winter Hours schedule was acceptable. The survey results also showed that reported usage of the landfill decreases dramatically during the winter months and a subsequent analysis of annual customer transactions confirmed that usage drops by nearly 60% during the winter months and particularly so after 4:00 p.m.
More information on the Sudbury Landfill can be found at www.wallawallawa.gov/depts/publicworks/solidwaste.