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Army Corps of Engineers brief on shellfish aquaculture rules, Seattle. Note: you must RSVP in advance to attend.

Note: The last USACE meeting, which was held several months ago, was well attended by shellfish growers and by shoreline environmentalists.
From: NWS General Announcements <>
Date: August 29, 2016 6:18:32 AM PDT
Subject: Shellfish Aquaculture Permitting Informational Meeting September 13 (UNCLASSIFIED)

Thank you for your continued interest in shellfish aquaculture permitting activities in Washington State.

The Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is holding an informational meeting Sept. 13 to update those involved with shellfish aquaculture about ongoing and upcoming permitting program activities in Washington State. Federal, Tribal, state and municipal officials along with growers and interested groups are invited to get an update from the District’s Regulatory Branch with an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

The information meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District Office, at the Federal Center South, 4735 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington (a map is attached).

The preliminary agenda is as follows:

•       1:00 p.m.       Welcome By Col. John Buck, District Commander, Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

•       1:05 p.m.       Brief overview of the Corps aquaculture regulatory program

•       1:15 p.m.        Update on ongoing activities:

  • Status of the programmatic Endangered Species Act consultation for shellfish activities in Washington
  • Permit tools for 2017
  • Upcoming milestones and opportunities for involvement

•       1:45 p.m.       Questions & Answers

•       2:45 p.m.       Closing Remarks

The building is a secure facility.  If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to enable us to provide names to security officers before the event. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to pass through security.  In addition you will need to have valid photo ID and go through a metal detector to enter the building.

If you plan to attend in person, please call Patricia Graesser, Public Affairs Chief, by Sept. 9 at (206) 764-3760 or e-mail her at:   If you can’t attend in person and wish to join on to a web meeting and audio conference call, please contact Ms. Graesser for the sign on information.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Michelle Walker

Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Regulatory Branch Chief



Earlier Event: September 12
"Running with the Whales"