May 6, 2011:
In light of the numerous concerns, which ORA feels have not been adequately addressed, and out of respect for the mass public disapproval of this proposal, we request that an Individual Environmental Assessment be required for this proposed project, so that the public can be assured that the negative environmental impacts have been adequately mitigated.
However, we are alarmed to have learned that all such elevation requests in the last ten years have been denied. This is totally unacceptable, and indicates that the EA process is broken and is not adequately serving the public’s interest. We therefore request that you intervene as is your power and authority, and vary the Director’s decision.