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Hearing Examiner


The Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner hears permits, reviews and appeals related to land-use, health, public works and other decision making matters as set forth in Cowlitz County Code (CCC) Chapter 2.05. The hearings examiner will be an attorney with extensive backgrounds in administrative law and policy. His or her role is not to create policy or change rules, but rather to ensure that policy and rules have been applied correctly.
   



Hearings Examiner Process


 
Specific rules and procedures in hearings before the Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner can be found in the Rules of Procedure adopted by the Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner.


Hearings Examiner Rules of Procedure



Current Cases Before the Hearings Examiner:

1/19/2017 
Coweeman / Habitat Bank LLC - Hearing Commences 2:00 pm  January 19, 2017
   Special Use_15-0966_Coweeman-Habitat Bank LLC_Valley View Dr. Kelso


1/23/2017
Kalama Methanol Manufacturing and Export Facility - Hearing Commences January 23rd, 2017

    Supplemental Public Hearing Rules
    Open Record Public Hearing Ground Rules - KMMEF

    Cowlitz Index of Agency Record
    Exhibit C-1 Staff Report
    Exhibit C-2 FEIS
(Large file in multiple chapters, link to the SEPA website for access to all SEPA documents)
    Exhibit C-3 Letter from Department of Ecology Regarding SEPA Lead Agency 
    Exhibit C-4 JARPA (with Biological Assessment)
    Exhibit C-5 Vicinity Map and Site Plans
    Exhibit C-6 Critical Areas Assessment
    Exhibit C-7 Applicant Shoreline Compliance Narrative
    Exhibit C-8 Notice of Application and Request for Public Comment
    Exhibit C-9  Response to Comments with Attachments
    Exhibit C-10 Shoreline Comments Received
    Exhibit C-11 Pages 50-52 Erroneously Excluded from Exhibit C-6
    Exhibit C-12 Supporting Information for Exhibit C-7
    Exhibit C-13 List of Parties Notified - Supporting Information for Exhibit C-8
    Exhibit C-14 Supplement to Exhibit C-6 Mitigation Plan Figures


    KMMEF Post Hearing Exhibits:
    1. Post Hearing Exhibits
    2. K-68 Commissioner's Motion
    3. K-69 KMMEF Supplemental Preservation Memorandum
    4. K-70 KMMEF Dec Document
    5. Post Hearing Site Plan Submittal
   
 


2/2/2017
Rasmussen  Shoreline Hearing February 2, 2017
    Shoreline Notice of Application #16-0979 Rasmussen  Coal Creek Rd. Longview
    Hearing Notice TDN 1-3-2017 for 2-2-17

 2/2/2017
Weyerhaeuser Shoreline Hearing February 2, 2017

    SL16-0977 Legal Notice TDN 11-22-16
    Hearing Notice TDN 1-3-2017 for 2-2-17
    Exhibit C-1 Staff Report
    Exhibit C-2 JARPA
    Exhibit C-3 Vicinity Map & Site Plans
    Exhibit C-4 Shoreline Application Notice
    Exhibit C-5 SEPA Determination
    Exhibit C-6 SEPA Comments
    Exhibit C-7 Email from Cowlitz PUD
    Exhibit C-8 Site Assessment Memorandum - ELS


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