T-ROC Conveyor & Pier Proposal

The T-ROC proposal no longer includes the Wahl Lake area which are now leased from Pope Resources by Miles Sand and Gravel (not affiliated with Fred Hill Materials). The T-ROC conveyor and pier proposal is undergoing the environmental review process for permitting. Learn more in the T-ROC Environmental Impact Statement section below.

Permit Application


FHM submitted permit applications to Jefferson County in 2003 for zoning conditional use approval and shoreline conditional use and substantial development for a conveyor from the Shine Pit hub to the marine shoreline of Hood Canal and a connected pier facility intended for barge loading. The review of these applications will be combined under a Type III permit process. The zoning case (ZON03-00017) and the shoreline case (SDP03-00007) have been combined under one Master Land Use Application: MLA03-00155. Check here for updated information and track the case history on the Permit Database Search page.

Request for Qualifications


Through February 18, 2005, Jefferson County DCD sought Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a conveyor and approximately 1,000 foot long pier into Hood Canal, referred as the Pit-to-Pier project. The specifics for the RFQ are provided below along with other information:
  • RFQ Notice January 26, 2005
  • RFQ details January 26, 2005
  • Table presented by DCD to BOCC on October 20, 2003 regarding current Fred Hill Materials cases; includes project descriptions, review processes, and applicable review criteria
  • List of studies submitted to DCD for Pit-to-Pier by applicant updated January 26, 2005

Current Materials


Permit application in 2003 for shoreline conditional use and substantial development for a conveyor and pier facility intended for barge loading. Review of the shoreline permit is combined with review of the zoning conditional use under #3 above. The Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is Section 5 of the UDC.

Table presented by DCD to BOCC on October 20, 2003 regarding current Fred Hill Materials cases; includes project descriptions, review processes, and applicable review criteria

Environmental Review


For this Type III permit, after environmental review under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) has been completed, DCD will present a staff report and a recommendation to the County Hearing Examiner. The Hearing Examiner decision will be the final County decision with regard to zoning conditional use approval. The Hearing Examiner decision on the shoreline conditional use under the Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) will be forwarded to the State Department of Ecology for a final decision, per the Shoreline Management Act (SMA).

There are several other agencies with jurisdiction over the T-ROC proposal. These include: State Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program and Coastal Zone Management Program; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW); DNR Aquatic Resources; Olympic Region Clean Air Agency; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District Regulatory Program. For more information on State permitting, visit the Office of Regulatory Assistance.