Public Notice Manager

  • POA-2003-00053-M2, Norton Sound PN

    Expiration date: 4/3/2022

    Mr. Craig C. Coggins, P.O. Box 1435, Nome, Alaska 99762; Phone 907 299-4292. Email: cogginsacak@gmail.com, states the purpose is to conduct offshore suction dredging for gold. Conduct an offshore suction dredging operation, using a 20-inch diameter suction nozzle mounted on a 12-ton, 30-foot long by x 8 foot wide, underwater, custom-built track crawler. The crawler operation is supported by a 66 foot by 20 foot landing craft vessel, anchored offshore and working in 40 to 60-foot depth waters. The dozer moves seabed gravels and cobbles 11/16th inch-plus size into 2-to-3-foot-high rows of tailings. 11/16th-minus sized materials are sucked up by the dredge hose, pumped to the vessel, sluiced, and returned to the ocean floor through an 8 inch diameter hose, 20-to-30 feet below the surface. Up to 20 cubic yards per hour of material would be processed. All dredged materials are returned to the ocean floor in approximately the same location from which they were removed, with reclamation conducted concurrently. The support boat would be serviced from the Nome Boat Harbor. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-3), dated March 3, 2022. The project site is located offshore from Nome, Alaska, within Alaska Department of Natural Resources' 2011 Lease Sale Tracts and Alaska Division of Lands parcels. A map and list of the parcels and tracts is on Sheet 1, attached. Please contact lesliewtose@me.com at (907) 753-5515, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at leslie.w.tose@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2022-00055, Nushagak River_PN

    Expiration date: 3/26/2022

    Nushagak Cooperative; Trung Vo, 907-842-5251, states the purpose is to install new fiber optic cable to Aleknagik and Dillingham via connection to an existing fiber optic cable in the Levelock area. This will provide needed middle mile transport to the Nushagak Telephone Cooperative exchange area allowing the offering of improved broadband for those areas, with the additional benefit of potential backhaul for the provider at Ekwok. With the installation of this new "middle mile" fiber optic cable, new Fiber To The Home (FTTH) will be installed in the Village of Aleknagik. Upon completion, both Aleknagik and Dillingham will be brought up to current standards for available broadband, and in tum will also provide increased broadband for schools and medical facilities. The applicant proposes to discharge 6,755-cubic yards of fill into 57.5-acres of Waters of the United States (WOUS), including wetlands, to install approximately 70 miles of fiber optic cable between the cities of Aleknagik, Ekwok, and Levelock, Alaska. The proposed project would result in less than 0.01-acres permanent impacts and 57.49-acres temporary impacts to WOUS. Vegetation would be cut and grubbed along the route to allow passage of trenching equipment and crews. Trenching equipment would excavate a 6-inch-wide slot by 2-feet deep, temporarily side cast excavated material, install the fiber optic cable, and then backfill the trench. Boring equipment would be used at 7 river crossings, to install the cable a minimum of 3.5-feet under the riverbed. Splice vaults to provide access to the buried cable would be set in place every 20,000 feet, and at both sides of a river boring. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-61), dated January 22, 2022. The linear project site is located within multiple Townships, Ranges, and Sections (see plan sheets); Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Maps Dillingham B-8 SE, B-7 SW, B-7 SE, B-6 SW, B-6 SE, B-5 SW, B-5 SE, B-4 SW, B-4 SE, A-4 NE, A-3 NW, A-3 NE; between terminus at Latitude 59.26756º N., Longitude 158.62652º W. and terminus at Latitude 59.15734º N., Longitude 156.88230º W.; the project runs cross country from Aleknagik to Ekwok and a point approximately three miles north of Levelock, Alaska. 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.

  • POA-2020-00523 Beluga Lake_PN

    Expiration date: 3/14/2022

    Trilogy Development LLC, Point of Contact: Jason Weisser, Post Office Box 2913, Homer, Alaska 99603 states the purpose is to create affordable residential parcels served by municipal services within the City of Homer to meet the continued high demand from existing residents who currently rent, and incoming residents, for such parcels. A total of 40 parcels, many at the minimum size allowed by the city for the zoning district, would be created by this project. The applicant proposes to discharge 2,696 cubic yards of granular fill into 0.67 acre of wetlands to construct roadways, utility lines, driveways and building pads for the development of the 40-parcel Jack Gist Subdivision No. 3. Additionally, there would be 6,051 square foot (0.14 acre) of permanent wetland impacts through hydrologic isolation (impoundment), resulting in overall permanent impacts to 0.81 acre of waters of the U.S., including wetlands. The above includes 2,200 cubic yards of fill into 0.55 acre of wetlands for right-of-way, utility locate and road construction and 496 cubic yards of fill into 0.12 acre of wetlands for lot development consisting of driveway and house pad construction. Building lots containing wetland would have utility lines installed within the proposed driveway alignment to avoid additional wetland impacts. Wetland impacts due to driveway and building limits for each lot are shown on Sheets 3 and 4. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-35), dated January 20, 2022. The project site is located within Section 15, T. 6 S., R. 13 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map Seward C-4; Latitude 59.6581º N., Longitude 151.4853º W.; Kenai Peninsula Borough Parcel 179-010-29, Jack Gist Subdivision No. 2, Lot 1-B; between Meadow-Wood Place Subdivision and the Jack Gist Softball and Disc Golf Park, in Homer, Alaska. Please contact Ms. Jen Martin at (907) 753-2730, by fax at (907) 420-0813, or by email at Jen.L.Martin@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2019-00381, Ketchum and Mary Louise Creeks_PN

    Expiration date: 3/13/2022

    Mr. Jack Phipps, JVP Construction, Incorporated, 692 Eton Boulevard, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709. The applicant’s stated purpose is gold recovery by the use of placer mining. All access roads are pre-existing and located within uplands. The applicant’s proposed work is to mine gold from the 6.0-acre project site by using a placer mining system consisting of an eight feet long trammel with a sluice box and a three-foot-wide oversized conveyer. The project would involve the placement of approximately 48,000 cubic yards of gravel fill, consisting of approximately 40,000 cubic yards of rock, cobble, and gravel fines, and approximately 8,000 cubic yards of organic overburden annually, via mechanized land clearing in 6.0 acres of wetlands. Additional work includes an approximately 880 feet long by 15 feet wide by 6 feet deep temporary stream diversion of Ketchum Creek which was constructed in 2019 to present. The physical wash plant would remain in the same location and project plans from 2019 and would not change for the plant. Pay gravels would be delivered to the location from the new mining cuts to be processed. The project has been designed to occur in phases. All work from the 2019-2021 mining seasons have been reclaimed by utilizing a rolling footprint, and reclamation work has been accepted. During the 2022 mining season the remaining cuts of Ketchum Creek near the confluence of Upper Ketchum and Mary Louise Creeks will be completed. Upon completion of work the stream diversion in Ketchum Creek will be reclaimed prior to starting work in Mary Louise or Upper Ketchum Creeks. Next, from 2022 to 2023, the operation will proceed with work within Mary Louise Creek. An approximately 2,000 feet long by 15 feet, wide by 6 feet deep temporary stream diversion would be constructed. Mining would consist of work within the streambed and also within previously mined ground along the Mary Louise Creek mining areas. Once work at Mary Louise Creek is finished, and the stream bypass and mining cuts reclaimed, work would advance to Upper Ketchum Creek. Mining of the Upper Ketchum Creek area is expected to occur from 2023 to 2025. Test trenches, sized approximately 500 feet long by 5 feet wide by 15 feet deep will be excavated to survey for profitable gold resources. Ground at the Upper Ketchum Creek location has also been previously mined, and additional work will include an approximately 660 feet long by 15 feet, wide by 5 feet deep temporary stream diversion. The planned cuts and would be reclaimed after the completion of the mining process. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-20), dated February 8, 2022. The project site is located within Sections 1, 7, & 12, T. 7 N., R. 14 7 15 E., Fairbanks Meridian; USGS Quad Map Circle B-2; Latitude 65.457497º N., Longitude 144.756348º W.; near Central, Alaska. Please contact Laurel Gale at (907) 347-6496, or by email at Laurel.A.Gale@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • Final PN_POA_NWP_RCs_Feb_10_2022

    Expiration date: 3/14/2026

    On December 27, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 73522) announcing the reissuance of 40 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and one new NWP. These 41 NWPs will go into effect on February 25, 2022, and they will expire on March 14, 2026. The other 16 nationwide permits were (re)issued on January 13, 2021 and went into effect on March 15, 2021.

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