Surface Mining Advisory Committee

Meetings

The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, January 23rd, from 3-5pm. The meeting is held at Planning and Development Services at 5280 Northwest Drive.

Members

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The Surface Mining Advisory Committee has 11 members:
  • VACANT, Civil or Geo-technical Engineer with no financial business ties to the industry
  • VACANT, Surface Mining Material User
  • VACANT Geologist
  • VACANT, Citizen who lives in close proximity to active mining or mineral overlay area
  • Brent Cowden, Member of the surface mining industry
  • Ryan Devries, Member of the surface mining industry
  • Aubrey Stargell, Forestry
  • Leaf Schumann, Potable domestic groundwater supply
  • Dustin Gleaves, Ecologist
  • Shannon Logan, Environmental Consultant
  • VACANT, Agriculture Representative

Vacancies

See the Vacancies List

Term Limit 

  • 2 full terms
    • 1 year separation required before commencing another 2 full terms

Term Length

  • 4 years

Specifications


The Surface Mining Advisory Committee consists of the following:
  • Citizen who lives in close proximity to active mining or mineral overlay areas
  • Civil or Geo-technical engineer with no direct or indirect financial business ties to the industry
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geologist
  • Members of the surface mining industry (2 positions)
  • Representative of potable groundwater supply (preferably a public water system representative or private well owner),
  • Representative from agriculture
  • Someone with experience in and/or knowledge of forestry
  • Surface mining material user

Purpose


The Surface Mining Advisory Committee advises the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services Department and the Whatcom County Council on implementing a surface mining regulatory program consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. 

Authority


  • Whatcom County Code 2.120