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is located in Snohomish County adjacent to Washington Highway 9, one mile southwest of the town of Snohomish. There are 325 aircraft based at the airport, including 305 single-engine, 7 multi-engine piston-powered, 2 turboprops, 6 Ultra lights and 5 helicopters.
The latest available data indicate that Harvey Field had a total of 140,000 annual operations. Runway 15L-33R, is the Airport's primary paved runway, and Runway 15R-33L, is the Airport's grass runway used during the dry months of the year. Both runways are 2,671 feet in length. Neither runway end has a published instrument approach; however, an Instrument Approach Procedure (AIP) will publish for Harvey Field on August 30, 2007.
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MASTER PLAN vs. CLOMR: To clarify, the Harvey Field Master Plan Update which began in 2001 is unrelated to the County CLOMR process which began in 2004. When the Master planning process began, the UGA industrial properties were not restricted and development was allowed in accordance with adopted floodplain and shoreline regulations. Later, FEMA re-mapped the flood plain, the new maps were adopted, and the mapping placed the restricted “density fringe” designation on the South Snohomish UGA. Once adopted “density fringe” took precedence over the existing industrial zoning causing the existing industrial uses to become “non compliant” and the county and city’s comprehensive plans inconsistent with the use and designation. To remedy the contradiction between the comprehensive plan, existing zoning and the density fringe designation, Snohomish County began the CLOMR process. Hydraulic studies were conducted and the resulting conclusion led to the Council’s unanimous decision to press forward with the CLOMR process under Alternative 5 (Alt 5) revisions to the Snohomish River Floodway Analysis Affecting Mapping on FEMA FIRM panels 53061C1061C1062F,53061C1065F) as recommended by the Marshland Study Review Committee. (See letter dated October 16, 2005)
The CLOMR action is very complicated, understanding how the CLOMR process works is difficult. However, the facts prove that the hydraulic studies support Snohomish County’s Alternative 5 CLOMR action confirmed by Mr. Craig Ladiser, Director of Snohomish County Planning and Development Services at the Snohomish City Council meeting on April 17, 2007 during his presentation on the CLOMR. ##
Misinformation is circulating which claims the Airport is responsible for the CLOMR action by Snohomish County, and further the CLOMR action is for the benefit of the Airport only, and in addition, the County will be spending thousands of dollars to conduct a Biological Assessment for the benefit of the Airport . This information is false. The CLOMR action was not triggered by the airport Master Plan update, by request of the airport or because of the airport’s development plan. The action was undertaken by Snohomish County to correct the restrictive “density fringe” designation applied over the South Snohomish UGA industrial properties following the re-mapping of the flood plain and to correct a comprehensive plan conflict on 53 acres inside the UGA as the density fringe designation is not permitted inside the UGA, and lastly to increase fill opportunities for the Marshland Agricultural land owners from the current 2% to 6%. The CLOMR action would be much smaller in scale if the UGA was the only area of consideration; approximately 325 acres as opposed to approximately 6000 acres with the inclusion of the Marshland Flood Control District.
CLOMR COMPLICATIONS: After the County CLOMR process began for the UGA and Marshland, it became more complicated because of litigation in another part of the country under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Endangered Species Related Laws, Regulations, Policies & Notices As a result of the litigation, FEMA stiffened its map revision policy and required additional studies in order to submit the CLOMR application to FEMA which is underway; i.e. an ESA section 7 consultation and biological assessment (BA). The hardships imposed on the South Snohomish UGA industrial land owners nearly 3 years ago and still in place today as a result of the re-mapping of the flood plain is a fact unknown to most and not understood by the public. The UGA Industrial land owners have been at a stand still since the map revisions were imposed because of the 2% penalty restriction has been processing now for over 19 months.