Welcome to the Alaska District’s information
center regarding the Department of Army’s Regulatory Program and placer mining
in Alaska. Please view the documents and fact sheets below to learn more about
the district’s authority to regulate placer mining activities under Section 404
of the Clean Water Act.
The Corps has two supplements that must be
attached to your APMA every five years or when moving to a new location.
Jurisdictional Determination: A jurisdictional determination (JD) is a Corps procedure used to determine whether a Section 404, Clean Water Act permit is required for a project.
Mitigation Statement: A concise, site specific description of measures for avoidance, minimization, and compensatory mitigation. Required for a complete application (325.1 (7)).
a. A Restoration Plan for Aquatic Resources is required as part of the Mitigation Statement. This measure is required to avoid compensatory mitigation.
Regional General Permit 2014-55 Mechanical Placer Mining and 401 Water Certification