Expiration date: 6/1/2023
On April 17, 2023, the Alaska District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a public notice for Department of the Army (DA) permit number POA-1988-00269, Cannery Creek for a DA permit application from HECLA Greens Creek Mining Company, for the discharge of 32,100 cubic yards of sand, gravel, rock, and unconsolidated fill material into 5 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, for the extension of the existing Tailings Disposal Facility, relocation of the existing B-Road, relocation of the existing power line and substation, raising the embankment around and between Ponds 7 and 10, relocation of the existing freshwater collection system at Cannery Creek, and construction of a clear span bridge over Cannery Creek. The project site is located within Sections 22, 23, and 26, T. 43 S., R. 65 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Juneau A-3; Latitude 58.116917º N, Longitude 134.746735º W; Admiralty Island; HECLA Greens Creek Mine, near Juneau, Alaska. The April 17, 2023, public notice in the Additional Information section indicated inadvertently that the described proposed work represents Alternative B in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) and included Wetland Impact figures for the DSEIS Alternatives B and C. This information is incorrect and should instead read: The above-described proposed work represents Alternative D in the DSEIS. Additionally, all wetland impact figures for any alternative other than Alternative D in the DSEIS should be disregarded. All other information contained in the previous notice remains the same. Please bring this announcement to the attention of anyone you know who is or may be interested. Enclosed is a copy of the updated public notice with the corrected information and plans. Please contact Randal Vigil at (907) 201-5022 or by email at Randal.P.Vigil@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.