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Posted 3/30/2018

Release no. 18-006


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John Budnik
907-753-2615
John.P.Budnik@usace.army.mil

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District requests public input regarding the scope of the environmental impact statement level of analysis for Department of the Army permit application POA-2017-271 submitted by Pebble Limited Partnership.  

The Pebble Project has been in the public eye for many years and there have been multiple public input and comment opportunities from other agencies. This public body of information has helped to inform the Corps’ preliminary scope for the environmental impact analysis.

The Corps is now asking the public for any additional information to help inform the scope of analysis as it specifically relates to the Pebble Limited Partnership’s submitted permit application to include potentially affected resources, alternative options, analytical methodology, and potential mitigation measures. 

Since Jan.5, the permit application has been publically available on the Alaska District’s website. On Jan.12, the application was mailed via CD to 35 federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes alongside invitations for government-to-government consultation throughout the entire evaluation process including the EIS. The Corps maintains the application as well as additional scoping information at www.pebbleprojecteis.com.  

 Scoping input can be submitted by mail to:

 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District

Program Manager, Regulatory Division

ATTN: DA Permit Application 2017-271, Pebble Limited Partnership

P.O. Box 6898

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, 99506-0898

 Beginning April 1, scoping input can be entered directly into the project website at www.pebbleprojecteis.com.

Also, scoping input can be submitted in person at public meetings via directly into the provided computers, handing in written comments, or speaking to a court reporter. Please note that public scoping meetings are not public hearings. The Corps has chosen to arrange meetings to provide the public with an easy forum to provide input. All information received will become part of the public record upon receipt.

Meeting locations and times are indicated below. A video explaining major project components will be available for viewing. The Corps will have representatives available to answer questions regarding the Department of the Army permit application review process. Individuals may come in at any time during open hours and to provide scoping input. A Yupik translator will be available at the meetings.   

Naknek

Monday, April 9

Naknek School

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Kokhanok

Tuesday, April 10

Tribal Hall

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Homer

Wednesday, April 11

Homer High School, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Newhalen

Thursday, April 12

Newhalen School

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 

New Stuyahok

Friday, April 13

Community Building 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

 

Nondalton

Monday, April 16

Tribal Center

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Dillingham

Tuesday, April 17

Dillingham Middle School

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Igiugig

Wednesday, April 18

Community Building 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Anchorage

Thursday, April 19

Dena’ina Center

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM



For more information regarding the evaluation of DA Permit application POA-2017-271 please visit https://www.pebbleprojecteis.com.

To learn more about the Corps’ Regulatory Division and its program, visit http://www.poa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/.

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