Nor'wester Newsletters

Issue # Date

Highlights

260 December 21, 2006

Ninth Circuit denies request to rehear channel deepening appeal
Salmon BiOp due date extended until July 31, 2007
Plaintiffs and feds file dates for possible injunction over 2007 river operations
Economic Advisory Board to review “Revenue Stream”
David Hull elected President of California port group

259 December 12, 2006 Remaining FY2007 Appropriations bills will go unfinished
258 December 11, 2006

Section 214 bill arrives on the President’s desk
Registration reminder for the 2007 Mission to Washington, Regional Meetings

257 December 6, 2006 WRDA officially pronounced dead for this year
WRDA Sec. 214 stand-alone bill passes House
Willamette River DMMP public meeting
Register for the 2007 Mission to Washington, Regional Meetings
256 November 28, 2006

Introducing Heather Kenneson
Dam Breaching is NOT the answer
Remaining appropriations bills postponed indefinitely

255 November 8, 2006 Breaking news: Northwest election results
Delegation disappointed with OMB proposals for BPA
Job opening: Port of Vancouver USA Communications Specialist
254 October 30, 2006 Congressmen Hastings and Baird focus on feasting sea lions
Dam breaching proposals take a narrow view of salmon recovery
PNWA releases 2007 Policies and Projects
2006 PNWA Annual Meeting – Success!
253 October 2, 2006 Port security updates
New effort to designate “Wild and Scenic” rivers
WRDA on hold for now
New member: Kalama Export
Alternate hotel options for Annual Meeting attendees
252 September 26, 2006 WRDA moving toward completion
Appropriations update
Corps seeks comment on nationwide permits
Outstanding program set for 2006 PNWA Annual Meeting – JOIN US!
PNWA Communications Manager position announcement
251 September 13, 2006 Snake River Sediment Management Plan meeting September 26
Lake Wallula shoreline management meeting September 18
Outstanding program set for PNWA 2006 Annual Meeting
PNWA Communications Manager position announcement
250 August 31, 2006
249 August 16, 2006 Jetty celebration with U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Freight Mobility and International Trade Tour
Jetty Tour at the Mouth of the Columbia River
248 July 7, 2006

WRDA update
Senate Appropriations Committee finishes work on Energy & Water bill
FY2006 federal Port Security Grant Program opens for applications
Walla Walla District Change of Command
Corps to take comment on Columbia River jetty rehabilitation

247 June 27, 2006

Federal agencies say remand will not evaluate dam breaching
Reps. Blumenauer, Hooley, McDermott and Adam Smith seek analysis of dam removal
Supreme Court rules on wetlands to uncertain effect
PNWA joins national navigation funding effort
PNWA Mid-Year Meeting a resounding success
Rep. Baird holds permitting meetings on July 6 th
House Water & Power Subcommittee hearing in Pasco on July 7th

246 June 20, 2006

Wyden introduces bill to reauthorize FRIMA fish screen program
Spring chinook run up, dire predictions prove false
Adults reach 98-100% survival past Columbia and Snake River dams
Independent panel recommends killing sockeye program
Federal agencies release 2005 ESA progress report
Dixon Shaver of Shaver Transportation retires

245 June 16, 2006

Port security notes
Walla Walla District Change of Command
BPA funds temporarily protected
Judge Redden combines two BiOp remands
Kempthorne Confirmed
Job Announcement: East Columbia Basin Irrigation District
PNWA Mid-Year Meeting

244 May 22, 2006

WRDA update
FY2007 Energy & Water Appropriations update
Register for PNWA Mid-Year Meeting
US DOT/WS DOT Freight Financing Workshop in Seattle

243 May 4, 2006

Port security legislation on the move
Senate passes Emergency Supplemental bill
House Appropriations Committee releases tentative schedule for FY2007 bills
Judge Redden hears oral arguments on Upper Snake River BiOp
Port of Portland presented the BEST award
Mid-Year Meeting
Member Highglight: Anderson Perry & Associates

242 April 19, 2006

New issues dim WRDA prospects
Port security funds increased
Proposed Corps flood control project raises concerns
2004 BiOp appeal moves forward
Rick Davis retiring from Port of Clarkston
PNWA Mid-Year Meeting
PNWA welcomes new member: USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council
Member Highlight: Jan T Fancher, CPA/LLC

241 April 7, 2006

Northwest Senators halt Administration raid on BPA revenues
Port of Seattle presented Clean Air Excellence Award by EPA
Register for PNWA Mid-Year Meeting
Revamped PNWA Website
Member Highlight: Moffat & Nichol

240 March 29, 2006

Section 214 extension signed into law (P.L. 109-209)
Three Governors oppose Administration plan to siphon funds from BPA
Biop remand and river operations update
Port Security Bills move in Congress
Alaskan Way Seawall Study
Idaho Governor nominated for Cabinet post
PNWA 2006 Mid-Year Meeting
Washington State Transportation Commision Meeting
PNWA Welcomes new member: Pacific International Engineering PLLC
Member Highlight: Ball Janik LLP

239 March 17, 2006
238 March 3, 2006
237 January 6, 2006

Wishing everyone a prosperous and productive 2006
Judge Redden issues written order on river operations
Northwester Division Commander Gregg Martin promoted to Brigadier General
Member Highlight