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Public Development Authority. Public Corporations/Public Development Authorities (PDA) (RCW 35.21.730 - 35.21.755) Can be created by a municipality A significant number of them in the statePike Place Market Foss Development Authority

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1. Port of Port Angeles HarborWorks PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

2. Public Development Authority Public Corporations/Public Development Authorities (PDA) (RCW 35.21.730 - 35.21.755) Can be created by a municipality A significant number of them in the state Pike Place Market Foss Development Authority – Tacoma Hurricane Ridge Etc.

3. Purpose The statutory purpose for the creation of a public corporation under this statute is to improve the administration of authorized federal grants or programs, to improve governmental efficiency and services, or to improve the general living conditions in the urban areas of the state.

4. HarborWorks Created by the City of Port Angeles, May 2008 Jointly Funded by Port and City Purpose: Economic Development, create jobs and economic base by acquiring, cleanup and redevelop the Rayonier Pulp Mill Site Protect the Environment by resolving combined sewer overflow (CSO)

5. Continued Purpose: Enhance and protect natural resources Respect heritage and cultural resources As a public authority utilize MTCA funds to expedite the process (last dollar in) Limit liability for both the Port and City of Port Angeles.

6. Rayonier Mill Site History Native American Tribes 1887 – Puget Sound Cooperative Colony 1917 – Spruce mill on site for Federal Government (spruce for airplanes) 1930 – Pulp mill operations start, becomes Rayonier in 1937 1930 - 1997 – Mill operated 1997 – Mill closed More than 360 jobs lost

8. 75 Acres of Waterfront Property

10. Port Preferred Alternative Use

11. THE STAKEHOLDERS Rayonier LLC. Department of Ecology Environmental Protection Agency Department of Natural Resources US Fish and Wildlife & WDFW Army Corp of Engineers Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Jamestown Klallam Tribe Port Gamble Tribe (others?) City of Port Angeles Port of Port Angeles Community

12. The Framework: Rayonier obligated to fully fund the cleanup HarborWorks to provide backstop or cost cap on cleanup If extraordinary cleanup efforts (unanticipated) HarborWorks to access MTCA funds (last dollar in) Based on the due diligence study clean up could be accomplished without MTCA subject to negotiations with Rayonier and DOE Cost of cleanup exceeds the market value of the property Rayonier would pay for cleanup less the value of the property Port and City would purchase the property when cleaned up or a Developer would be involved

13. Timeline 1999 DOE signs an agreement with Elwha Tribe for a right of concurrence on cleanup decisions 2000 EPA defers site to DOE & establishes 2004 timeline for final clean up action plan 2002 DOE and Rayonier enter into Agreed Order for RI of marine portion of site 2004 DOE and Rayonier enter into second Agreed Order for RI/FS of uplands 2005-2007 DOE is sued by Rayonier on standards of cleanup 2007 DOE Toxics Cleanup Program takes over management of project 2008 (March) DOE, City, Rayonier and Port agree to work jointly to advance the clean up 2008 DOE begins harbor sediment studies 2008 (May) HarborWorks formed by City of Port Angeles jointly with Port of Port Angeles

14. Timeline 2009 DOE releases preliminary off property soil dioxin study 2008-2010 HarborWorks conducts due diligence, integrates all data on upland contamination, estimates cost of cleanup, market demand and site development concepts 2009-2010 HarborWorks negotiates with Rayonier to acquire property and facilitate the upland cleanup 2010 (January-March) DOE and Rayonier enter into a third agreed order for additional studies. (Three more years of study without any clean up) 2010 City of Port Angeles and Rayonier agree to negotiate on property and tank for CSO 2010 (June) Rayonier breaks off negotiations with HarborWorks indicating to much risk and to many unknowns on the site. 2010 September HarborWorks Board takes action to begin dissolution organization.

16. Accomplishments: Combined Sewer Overflow (has a solution) Protecting the Harbor from raw sewage Protecting our natural resources Due diligence provided: Market Demand Compiled data in a usable form Estimated cost of cleanup Development concepts Was a catalyst to expedite cleanup efforts Provided clarity to the public Engaged the Public Engaged the Tribes

17. Lessons Learned A small group can influence community opposition Broad public support required to engage political and agency forces (leaders) Continuity of Leadership lost in process: DOE, City Manager, City Council, Port Economy changed access to MTCA funds Political strategy and community support are key to difficult projects Unity is required NOT optional!!

18. Lost Opportunity?

19. Another Opportunity Being Considered

20. Thank You… Questions?

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