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.
Meeting as needed. See website calendar for upcoming meetings.
Meetings are open to the public. Community members who attend may provide public comment on issues related to surface mining in Whatcom County.
The Surface Mining Advisory Committee has 11 County Council-appointed members:
Vacant, Civil or Geo-technical Engineer with no financial business ties to the industry
Vacant, Surface Mining Material User
Brent Cowden, Member of the surface mining industry
Vacant, Member of the surface mining industry
Vacant, Potable domestic groundwater supply
Vacant, Environmental Consultant
Vacant, Agriculture Representative
Candice Leonard, Citizen who lives in close proximity to active mining or mineral overlay area