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Posted 4/11/2018

Release no. 18-008


Contact
Tom Findtner
907-753-2522
tom.findtner@usace.army.mil

 WHAT: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will host a media availability session to:

 Provide an overview, status update and path forward for the Pebble Project Environmental Impact Statement;

 Discuss the purpose and format of public scoping meetings that began this week; and

 Explain applicable regulatory authorities, processes and milestones.

WHO: Participants representing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District are Sheila Newman, deputy chief of the Regulatory Division, and Tom Findtner, chief of the Public Affairs Office.

WHEN: April 11 at 10 a.m.

WHY: The goal of this information session is to facilitate understanding of the Corps’ regulatory roles and responsibilities. Currently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is preparing the Pebble Project Environmental Impact Statement. This document will serve as the basis for the Corps and other federal agencies to evaluate the federal permit application for the proposed mine. For details, visit: https://pebbleprojecteis.com/.

HOW: This hour-long event will be conducted as a teleconference with time allotted for a briefing, followed by a question and answer session. Please note that a limited number of lines may be available, so access will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP: To register for this event and receive call-in details, please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s Public Affairs Office by calling (907) 753-2522 / 2615 or emailing Public.Affairs3@usace.army.mil.

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