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This month’s job openings at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc.:

Coos Bay office:

  • Design Drafter/Civil Engineer Technician

Eureka office:

  • CEQA/NEPA Project Manager
  • Surveyor, L.S.I.T. or Surveyor, P.L.S. (California)

Willits office:

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Manager
  • Mid-Level Civil Engineer, P.E. (California) (new)
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This month’s job openings at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc.:

Coos Bay office:

  • Design Drafter/Civil Engineer Technician (new)

Eureka office:

  • CEQA/NEPA Project Manager
  • Surveyor, L.S.I.T. or Surveyor, P.L.S. (California)

Willits office:

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

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This month’s job openings at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc., updated:

Coos Bay office:

  • Design Drafter/Civil Engineer Technician (new)

Eureka office:

  • CEQA/NEPA Project Manager
  • Surveyor, L.S.I.T. or Surveyor, P.L.S. (California)

Willits office:

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

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According to recent articles in the Seattle Times and EcoGeek, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington are considering a plan that would allow motorists travelling along U.S. Interstate 5 to charge or change electric-vehicle batteries, or to fill fuel tanks with biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen or compressed natural gas when they stop at rest stops offering alternative fuelling stations.

(The governors are calling this a green highway, but unless we figure out to fuel cars with the trash dropped by drivers daily, I-5 won’t have quite earned that title.)

Apparently, Governor Christine Gregoire of Washington hopes to begin work in her state as early as this summer. Oregon and California are not likely to start on their sections of the project as early. One of the hurdles to the entire project will be to get approval from the federal government for commercial development alongside an interstate.

The National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) and national gasoline distribution groups oppose the project, which they say provides unfair competition. I confess, I don’t see how they can call it competition unless they start offering alternative fuelling stations of their own, and in sufficient numbers and distribution to provide an equivalent service.

I-5 stretches about 1,380 from Tijuana, Baja California to White Rock, British Columbia. Traffic volume varies along the long ribbon of asphalt, reaching 353,000 vehicles/day in San Diego, 598,000 in Los Angeles, 388,000 in Sacramento, 145,000 near Portland, and 274,000 in Seattle.

There already are dozens of alternative fuelling stations offering compressed natural gas, ethanol or biodiesel in Washington, Oregon and California, but the closest hydrogen station is right here at Humboldt State University.

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usslincolnThe comment period for the Navy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) has been extended.  It was originally closing on February 11, but has been prolonged to March 11 — instead of April 11, as the Oregon congressional delegation had requested.  A hearing was recently held in Eureka on February 2.

The proposed expansion of the NWTRC would dramatically increase the amount of training in this range, which encompasses more than 122,440 square nautical miles — about the size of California — and stretches from Washington State to northern California.

Print copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the following libraries:

  1. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka, CA
  2. Jefferson County Rural Library, 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock, WA
  3. Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA
  4. Lincoln City Public Library, 801 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR
  5. Oak Harbor Public Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor, WA
  6. Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St., Port Townsend, WA
  7. Timberland Regional Library, 420 Seventh Street, Hoquiam, WA

And the document is available online.  Alas, the site seems to have bandwidth problems, so don’t get discouraged but try again if you get an error message.

To comment on the draft EIS, submit your thoughts by March 11, 2009 via the Web using the Navy’s automated system, or by mail to:

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest
1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203
Silverdale, WA 98315-1101
ATTN: Mrs. Kimberly Kler – NWTRC EIS

by downloading or printing and filling their MS Word comment form.

Links of interest:

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nwtrc-smAs pointed out in Monday’s North Coast Journal and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Navy plans to increase training for Washington-based units in the waters off the Northwest that it has been using since World War II — all the way to California coastal waters.

The Northwest Training Range Complex includes several areas in the Pacific; the Navy plans to increase the use of air and sea targets and a submarine tracking range, and to develop a training minefield for submarines and to develop an electronic signal emitter on the coast. This project builds on previous activities that have been going on for decades.

The Navy has a Website to make the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) required under the National Emvironmental Policy Act (NEPA) available to the public. A print copy of the document is also available at the Humboldt County Library main branch, 1313 3rd Street in Eureka and in other locations in Washington and Oregon.

As part of the public consultation process required by NEPA, a series of public hearings have been planned, including one in Eureka next week on February 2, at the Eureka Women’s Club, 1531 J Street. All public hearings include an open-house information session beginning at 5:00 p.m. and a public hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Comments on the draft EIS can be submitted via the Web using the Navy’s automated system, or by mail to:

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest
1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203
Silverdale, WA 98315-1101
ATTN: Mrs. Kimberly Kler – NWTRC EIS

by downloading or printing and filling their MS Word comment form. (Actually, any written comments have to be considered, the Navy is merely trying to keep things organized.)  The comment period ends very soon, on February 11, 2009.

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