POA-2016-433, Coffee Creek, APMA 9067
- 3/21/2017: PURPOSE: Aurquest Alaska Incorporated's stated purpose is to produce commercial quantities of precious metals from two locations on private lands. Also extend stream diversion from 1,500 feet to a total length of 2,200 feet.
PROPOSED WORK: The applicant proposes to discharge approximately 26,130 cubic yards (cy) of material into approximately 1.9 acres of wetlands and stream riparian areas as part of a 8.9 acre mining operation. The proposed work would recover precious metals from shallow alluvial deposits at two locations by reworking old mine tailings and areas that have been previously disturbed by earlier mining activities. Place two smaller excavations in previously disturbed, but unmined locations along the south bank (right-limit) to collect and process large bulk samples. Excavate smaller trenches or drill small diameter holes at ten locations to explore and prospect for additional alluvial precious metal deposits. Construct a stream bypass approximately 2,200 feet long along the north bank of Coffee Creek to protect the stream from mining activities related to reprocessing old mine tailings on the valley floor. Conduct reclamation of the valley floor, bulk sample pits, and prospecting sites after applicant's mining activities are completed. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-18), dated January 24, 2017.
Historical Information: The valley floor of Coffee Creek was extensively mined by mechanical methods in the period preceding WW2 and at various times after the war. Proposed new mining will take place in areas that have been previously mined or prospected by the earlier miners and prospectors. Exploration with small trenches or drill holes will take place in areas that have yet to be prospected in advance of larger excavations. Previous to 2016 construction, Coffee Creek flowed through a sparsely vegetated floodplain of old mine tailings in a channel from 3 to 12 feet wide and from several inches to 12 inches deep.
Expiration date: 4/20/2017
- 3/17/2017: Mr. Stephen Ribuffo (Municipality of Anchorage, Port of Anchorage) purpose is to replace the existing Petroleum, Oil, Lubricant (POL 1) terminal with a new structure designed and constructed to exceed current seismic standards at a new location.
The project site is located within Sections 6, 7; T. 13 N., R. 3 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map Anchorage A-8; Latitude 61.2403º N., Longitude 149.8886º W.; in Anchorage, Alaska.
PROPOSED WORK: The Port of Anchorage (the Port) proposes to construct the Petroleum and Cement Terminal (PCT) to replace the existing POL 1. The PCT would be designed to withstand a major seismic event and rapidly return to service in the event of trestle damage, providing Anchorage and other areas of Alaska with refined fuels and bulk cement, both of which are necessary for reconstruction activities. Construction of the PCT would include installation of the following project components:
• 175 48-inch steel, concrete reinforced piles
• 28 36-inch steel fender piles
• PCT main trestle and platform with associated utility and product lines
• Six (6) mooring dolphins each consisting of 8 battered piles
• Five (5) breasting dolphins each consisting of 8 battered piles
• Above-water access catwalks to connect the dolphins and the platform
• 44 temporary H-piles to facilitate installation of battered dolphin piles
• Emergency trestle, bridge and temporary utility lines (water, electric, communication, and product)
Please contact Ms. Amanda Whittier at (907) 753-5582, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Amanda.L.Whittier@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
Expiration date: 4/17/2017
- 3/13/2017: Ms. Joy Hobbs (Slana Community Corporation) stated the purpose is to construct an alternate access route (2 Mile Road) to Slana settlement from Nabesna Road.
The project site is located within Section 28, T. 11 N., R. 8 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Nabesna C-6; Latitude 62.7019°N, Longitude 143.9208°W; approximately 2.3 miles east of Highway 1; near Slana, Alaska.
PROPOSED WORK: The applicant proposes the following:
Impact Area 1: After-the-fact (ATF) authorization for discharging gravel fill into 2.5 acres of forested non-tidal wetlands during construction of an unpaved road between Slana settlement and Nabesna Road.
Impact Area 2: Discharge 40 cubic yards of fill into 0.02-acre of non-tidal wetlands directly adjacent to Rufus Creek for the purpose of installing a 10 foot by 30 foot bottomless culvert to complete the access route to Slana settlement.
The road portion of the project was completed in 2016. The culvert is proposed to be installed in 2017.
Please contact Jason Brewer at (907) 753-2823, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Jason.D.Brewer@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
Expiration date: 4/12/2017
- 3/6/2017: Ms. Laurie Morrow (Homer Society of Natural History Inc.: Pratt Museum) stated the purpose is to construct a new museum facility and associated driveways and parking. The project site is located within Section 19, T. 6 S., R. 13 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map AK-Seldovia-C-5; Latitude 59.64493º N., Longitude 151.5506º W.; Kenai Peninsula Borough; 3779 Bartlett Street, Homer, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: The applicant proposes the discharge of 14,409 cubic yards of native soil substrate material; gravel and sand with less than 6 percent silt; and coarse aggregate into 1.37 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands as part of site preparation, installation of underground utilities, excavation, and backfill activities for the purpose of constructing driveways, parking and a new museum facility. In addition, the applicant proposes the discharge of native soil into an additional 0.12 acres of waters of the United States as part of mechanized land clearing activities. The applicant proposes to begin work by May 1, 2017, and complete earthwork and site preparation by July 30, 2017. Construction of the museum building is proposed to begin no earlier than 2019 and would be completed as funding allows. Please contact Katherine A. McCafferty at (907) 753-2692, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org if further information is desired concerning this notice.
Expiration date: 4/5/2017
- 3/2/2017: Kelley Nixon (Hilcorp Alaska, LLC.) stated the purpose is to expand Kalotsa Pad’s gravel footprint to provide room needed to drill more gas development wells and to add necessary additional gas production infrastructure. The project site is located within Section 7, T. 1 S., R. 13 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map Kenai A-5; Latitude 60.1039º N., Longitude 151.5917º W.; at milepost 130 of the Sterling Highway, near Ninilchik, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: The applicant is proposing to permanently discharge 15,928 cubic yards (cy) of clean gravel into 1.84 acres of waters of the United States (WOUS), including wetlands, for the construction of the Kalotsa Drill Pad expansion. The proposed drill pad expansion would be 371 feet wide by 319 feet wide by 3 feet high, “L” shaped pad bordering the southeast and southwest edges of the existing pad (see attached drawing 3 of 4), underlain by geogrid material with 2:1 side slopes. The applicant is proposing to conduct the work, if permitted, starting in April 2017. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated January 20, 2017. Please contact Andy Mitzel at (907) 753-2673, by fax at (907) 420-0813, or by email at email@example.com if further information is desired concerning this notice.
Expiration date: 3/17/2017