North Fork Gravel Pit

Whatcom Citizen filed this request with the Department of Ecology of Washington.
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Est. Completion Oct. 14, 2021
No Responsive Documents


From: Whatcom Citizen

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records, documents, and internal communications pertaining to the site known publicly as the "North Fork Gravel Pit" off of the North Fork Road in Deming, Washington. This includes any and all communications and records regarding the public use of the gravel pit as a shooting range and any management actions, considerations, or planning done by the Department of Ecology in regards to this use of public lands and potential adverse effects to the surrounding environment.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Whatcom Citizen


RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of September 09, 2021, Reference # P007323-090921 Hello Whatcom Citizen muckrock, The Washington State Department of Ecology received your request for public records on September 09, 2021. All identifiable records responsive to your request will be provided to you pursuant to RCW 42.56. URGENT NOTICE:
The Washington State Department of Ecology is making every effort to protect our employees, families and community from the spreading of COVID-19 and may have to extend due dates depending on each individual situation and request. In some cases, we do not have access to paper records and may have to provide them at a later date or in an additional installment. Additionally, our offices are currently not open for in-person records reviews. If an in-person review is not available at the time of your request, the Public Disclosure Coordinator will let you know. We will arrange to get records to you electronically or, at your preference, we will contact you at a later date to schedule an in-person review.  Thank you for your understanding Your request has been reviewed. I am forwarding your request to the Public Disclosure Coordinator(s) listed below, who will respond to you and provide the estimated costs to reproduce the records, if applicable, or set up an appointment to review records, if needed. It is estimated that responsive records, if any, will be available on or before October 14, 2021.
Michael Hart in Ecology's Northwest Regional Office ( To submit future requests, go to Ecology's Public Records Request Center. ( If you have any questions, please contact Ecology's Public Records Officer. Thank you. Ecology's Public Records Officer 360-407-6040
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From: Department of Ecology

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Hi Mr. Muckrock,
Thank you for your patience. No responsive ERTS reports, files, or files at state archives were located for your requested site(s) of North Fork Gravel Pit, in the vicinity of Deming, WA at the Northwest Regional Office. It looks like this is likely on DNR land so they would probably be the best agency to ask regarding this property if you haven't already asked them.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
I will consider this request completed and closed.
Respectfully, Michael Hart
Department of Ecology Northwest Regional Office ǀ Central Records ǀ 15700 Dayton Ave N, Shoreline, WA PO Box 330316 | (206) 594-0016 ǀ |
Please note: Disclosure of information in the records being produced does not in any way constitute a waiver of attorney-client and/or work product privileges for the Department of Ecology.
This communication is a public record and may be subject to disclosure as per the Washington State Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.
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