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Washington Freight Advisory Committee: Tribal Freight Issues September 9, 2013

Washington Freight Advisory Committee: Tribal Freight Issues September 9, 2013. Overview. 29 federally recognized tribes in WA Tribes are sovereign nations within the US Most Indian Reservations in WA are near I-5 or I-90 Many tribes own land on/near the Puget Sound

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Washington Freight Advisory Committee: Tribal Freight Issues September 9, 2013

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  1. Washington Freight Advisory Committee: Tribal Freight Issues September 9, 2013

  2. Overview • 29 federally recognized tribes in WA • Tribes are sovereign nations within the US • Most Indian Reservations in WA are near I-5 or I-90 • Many tribes own land on/near the Puget Sound • Union Pacific and/or BNSF tracks run through a large number of Indian Reservations in WA • Efforts to diversify tribal economies are accelerating

  3. 29 Federally Recognized Tribes in WA

  4. Case Study: Puyallup Tribal Terminal (PTT) • SSA and MVV partnership to develop first terminal on Indian lands • 200 acre container terminal facility at full build-out • 3 berth capacity • Anticipated completion date 2017 • 4 years to obtain all necessary permits • Permitted for off-dock rail • Traffic mitigation required for City of Fife and City of Tacoma • Land Claim Settlement defines certain roles and responsibilities of the parties

  5. Tribal Freight Issues Surrounding PTT • Jurisdictional Authority • City of Fife • City of Tacoma • Port of Tacoma • Tribal trust lands • SSA owned lands • Usual and Accustom • Fishing and Shellfish • Hunting • Gathering

  6. Tribal Freight Issues Surrounding PTT • Cultural Resources • Historic settlements • Cultural findings • Historical Agreements • Treaties • Settlement Agreement • MOU • Development vs Preservation • Intra-tribal point of view • Land as a finite resource • Past dealings

  7. Tribal Freight Opportunities • Tribal Fuel Tax Compacts • Compact tribe keeps 70% of fuel excise tax • Money for transportation use only • Keeps dollars local • Federal Funding • Indian Reservation Roads • ED funds • Partnership funding • Mutual Benefit • Shared desire to protect the environment • Business interests better aligned

  8. Contact Chad R. Wright, CEO Marine View Ventures, Inc. 1409 Alexander Avenue E. Fife, WA 98424 (253)203-0050 chad@marineviewventures.com

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