JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is scheduled to release the draft environmental impact statement for the Pebble Limited Partnership’s application to discharge fill material into waters of the United States for the purpose of developing a copper-molybdenum-gold mine project in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska.
By Feb. 22, the document will be made available electronically at the Pebble Project EIS website: http://www.pebbleprojecteis.com. Also, the draft EIS may be viewed electronically at the following public libraries: Alaska Resources Library and Information Service; Bristol Bay Borough Libraries serving King Salmon, Naknek, and South Naknek; Dillingham Public Library; Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; Homer Public Library; Kenai Community Library; Soldotna Public Library; UAA/APU Consortium Library and Z.J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage.
A formal public comment period will begin March 1. Public hearings are scheduled for Anchorage, Dillingham, Igiugig, Homer, Kokhanok, Naknek, Newhalen, New Stuyahok and Nondalton. The dates and locations of the hearings can be found on the project website.
Public 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
645 G Street Suite 100-921
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Beginning March 1, public input can be entered directly into the project website at http://www.pebbleprojecteis.com.
Also, public input can be submitted in person at the public meetings via directly into the provided computers, handing in written comments, or speaking to a court reporter.
To learn more about the Corps’ Regulatory Division and its program, visit http://www.poa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/.
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