2018 Near Term Action Submittal Process

Puget Sound Action Agenda Near Term Action submittal process for implementation of the Hood Canal Integrated Watershed Plan

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Near Term Actions (NTAs) proposed for the Puget Sound Action Agenda that take place in the Hood Canal LIO Area are submitted through HCCC, the Hood Canal LIO (Local Integrating Organization). The Hood Canal LIO will facilitate a development and review process for all “local” NTAs prior to their submission to the Puget Sound Partnership for inclusion in the 2018-2022 Puget Sound Action Agenda.

HCCC’s NTA process is facilitated according to guidelines put forth by the Hood Canal Integrated Watershed Plan (IWP) Steering Committee and approved by the HCCC Board of Directors. The LIO process does not replace the regional process administered by the Puget Sound Partnership. NTAs must be submitted through in both coordinated processes.

Learn more about HCCC’s NTA process and selection criteria in the 2018 Hood Canal LIO NTA Process Guide.

Puget Sound Action Agenda: Near Term Action Solicitation

The Puget Sound Partnership’s Regional NTA Solicitation document (released Nov 13, 2017) lists the Strategic Initiative Regional Priorities for the 2018 Action Agenda, and provides direction on the process to submit an NTA proposal. More information can be found on the Puget Sound Partnership’s website.

2018 Hood Canal Near Term Action Submittal Process

This LIO-facilitated review process only applies to NTAs that take place in one or two LIO areas. NTAs that take place in three or more LIO areas are not required to participate in the LIO review process.

A flow-chart timeline showing all process steps in both the regional and local processes is provided below.

Hood Canal LIO NTA Process Timeline

NTA Solicitation Open: NTA solicitation instructions released to the public

Nov 13, 2017

Optional

Attend either of HCCC’s Hood Canal LIO NTA Information sessions:

  • Nov 14th, 10:00am-12:00pm, at HCCC:
  • Nov 21st, 10:00am-12:00pm, at Mason County Public Works:

Nov 14, 2017, 10am-12pm

Nov 21, 2017, 10am-12pm

Step 1

Determine if you are eligible to be an NTA owner

Nov 13-Dec 22, 2017

Step 2

Identify the Regional Priority and Approach for your NTA

Nov 13-Dec 22, 2017

Step 3

Determine if your action is eligible to be an NTA

Nov 13-Dec 22, 2017

Step 4

Submit NTA pre-registration to the Partnership via web portal

HCCC staff screens NTA information, identifies coordination needs, questions, etc.

By Dec 22, 2017

Step 5

Develop NTA proposal and coordinate with relevant partners

  • Submit draft NTA proposal (Factsheet) to LIO via the Partnership’s NTA web portal
  • HCCC invites NTA owners to present projects to HCCC IWP Steering Committee for review and feedback
  • Present proposed NTA to HCCC IWP Steering Committee for review and feedback. IWP Steering Committee requests revisions (if necessary).
  • HCCC staff sends summarized feedback to NTA owners
  • Revise NTA proposal based on IWP Steering Committee feedback. NTA ratings are contingent upon requested revisions being completed.

 

By Feb 6, 2018

Feb 2018 (TBD)

Feb 2018 (TBD)

Feb-Mar 30, 2018

Step 6

Submit final NTA proposal to the Partnership via web portal

By Mar 30, 2018

Step 7

Administrative review of submitted NTAs

Apr 1-15, 2018

Step 8a

LIO review & evaluation of NTAs

  • HCCC staff verify requested revisions, and IWP Steering Committee confirms final NTA ratings recommended to HCCC Board of Directors
  • HCCC Board of Directors reviews NTA evaluation results and approves final ratings
  • HCCC submits NTA ratings and any red flags to the Partnership, notifies NTA owners of final LIO ratings.
  • Conflict resolution process for flagged NTAs

 

Apr 2018 (TBD)

Apr 18, 2018

May 12, 2018

May 16-Jun 30, 2018

Step 8b

Tribes review NTAs for treaty rights conflicts

Conflict resolution process for flagged NTAs

Apr 16-May 12, 2018

May 19-Jun 30, 2018

Step 8c

SIAT NTA technical review

May 16-Jul 13

Step 9

NTA ratings released

Procedural appeal period

Aug 1, 2018

Aug 1-15, 2018

 

Hood Canal LIO NTA Process Flow-chart

Additional NTA Process Information & Resources

Hood Canal NTA Information Sessions:

Novermber 14, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
At HCCC
17791 Fjord Dr NE
Suite 124
Poulsbo, WA 98370
November 21, 2017
10:00 am -12:00 pm
At Mason County Public Works
100 W Public Works Dr
Shelton, WA 98584
If you did not attend one of the information sessions, it is recommended you contact the LIO Coordinator with any questions after reviewing the 2018 Action Agenda NTA Solicitation document and the Hood Canal LIO NTA Process Guide.
 

Other 2018 NTA process information sources:

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The Action Agenda Strategic Initiative Leads hosted an optional webinar:
Regional Priorities & NTA Solicitation Webinar
November 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (click here to access recording; Powerpoint slides linked here)
Strategic Initiative Leads introduced regional priorities and answered questions. Please review NTA Solicitation Appendix A.
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The Puget Sound Partnership hosted an optional webinar :
How to Submit a Near Term Action (NTA)
November 28, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am (click here to access recording; Powerpoint slides linked here)
The Partnership hosted an instructional webinar to offer details on using the NTA submission tool.

Events

2018 Action Agenda Near Term Action Solicitation: Pre-Registration Due

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 5:00am

Puget Sound Action Agenda NTA Solicitation: Draft Factsheets Due (local NTAs only)

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:00pm

2018 Action Agenda Near Term Action Solicitation: Final Factsheets Due

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:00pm

Library

View: Resource Library

2018 Puget Sound Action Agenda Near Term Actions Info Session - Agenda

11/21/2017
Download / PDF

2018 Puget Sound Action Agenda Near Term Actions Info Session - Agenda

11/14/2017
Download / PDF

Hood Canal LIO 2018 Near Term Action (NTA) Process Guide

11/13/2017
Download / PDF
HOOD CANAL LIO COORDINATOR
Haley Harguth
(360) 328-4625