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Posted 5/18/2018

Release no. 18-011


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

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

• Provide a general status update and path forward for the Pebble Project Environmental Impact Statement;

• Discuss the public scoping period;

• Explain applicable regulatory authorities, processes and milestones.

WHO: Participants representing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District are David Hobbie, chief of the Regulatory Division; Shane McCoy, program manager of the Pebble Project EIS; and John Budnik, public affairs specialist in the Public Affairs Office.

WHEN: May 24 at 9 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 the 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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