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Posted 9/21/2016

Release no. 16-011


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Dena O'Dell
907-753-2721
Dena.M.O'Dell@usace.army.mil

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District has prepared an environmental assessment and “finding of no significant impact” for maintenance dredging operations at Ninilchik Small Boat Harbor in Ninilchik, Alaska.

The Corps is proposing to modify its maintenance dredging operation for the 2017 to 2019 season at the harbor because the used dredged material placement site is nearing capacity. Another site or beneficial use of the material must be found in order for the Corps to continue its annual maintenance dredging activities.

The proposed project and potential environmental impacts are described in the environmental assessment and unsigned “finding of no significant impact,” which is available at: www.poa.usace.army.mil/Portals/34/docs/civilworks/publicreview/NinilchikHarborEASeptember2016.pdf?ver=2016-09-15-151232-907.

Comments regarding the proposed action can be emailed to Wayne.M.Crayton@usace.army.mil or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, Attn. CEPOA-PM-C-ER (Crayton)
P.O. Box 6898, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 99506-0898.

No public meeting is scheduled at this time. Written requests for a meeting can be sent to the above address during the 30-day review period.

For more information about the proposed project, call Crayton at (907) 753-2656, or contact him at the above email or postal address. For media queries, call Dena O’Dell, Public Affairs, at (907) 753-2721.