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Corps extends public scoping period for Department of Army permit application 2017-271 Pebble Limited Partnership, Environmental Impact Statement

Published April 6, 2018

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District has allotted more time for the public scoping period for the environmental impact statement level of analysis for Department of Army permit application 2017-271 submitted by Pebble Limited Partnership.


An additional 60 days has been added to the original 30-day public scoping period that began on April 1. Therefore, interested parties that would like to provide scoping input have until June 29 to submit.


The Corps is 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. The permit application is available on the project website at


 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

Scoping input can be entered directly into the project website at

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.

For more information regarding the evaluation of DA Permit application POA-2017-271 please visit

To learn more about the Corps’ Regulatory Division and its program, visit

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John Budnik

Release no. 18-007