Mark L. Taylor'S (Pacific & Arctic Railway & Navigation Co) stated purpose is: "The new Boulder Siding is an essential element to the implementation of a new passenger train operating plan the [Pacific & Arctic Railway & Navigation Co.] PARN is implementing to significantly increase the safety to excursion train passengers, its train operating employees, reduce locomotive fuel consumption and will improve passenger train movement efficiency. PROPOSED WORK: The applicant request authorization to discharge 15,000 cubic yards of gravel and 3,000 cubic yards of riprap fill material into 0.75 acres below the ordinary high water mark of the Skagway River, which is a perennial water of the United States, in order to widen 3,200 linear feet of the existing railroad embankment for the construction of a new siding track. The project site is located within Sections 29, 30, and 31, T. 27 S., R. 60 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Maps Skagway B-1 and Skagway C-1; Beginning at Latitude 59.4854º N., Longitude 135.2753º W. and Ending at Latitude 59.50º N., Longitude 135.2481º W.; within the Pacific & Arctic Railway and Navigation Company main track between Mile 3.7 and Mile 5.1; in Skagway, Alaska. Please contact Randal Vigil at (907) 790-4491 or by email at Randal.P.Vigil@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-1990-375-M1, Skagway River_PN