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Public involvement is a key element of the Corps’ permit review process. During an application review, the USACE, Regulatory Division considers the views of other federal, state and local agencies, Native American tribes, interest groups, and the general public. The results of this careful public interest review are fair and equitable decisions that allow reasonable use of private property, infrastructure development, and growth of the economy, while offsetting the authorized impacts to the waters of the United States. This is accomplished through the posting of a Public Notice on the USACE, Regulatory Division's website and soliciting comments.

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Published May 8, 2017
Expiration date: 6/8/2017

Chris Eckert, Teck Alaska Incorporated stated purpose is to provide storage space for waste rock that would be created from mining the Aqqaluk and Qanaiyaq deposits at the Red Dog Mine. The additional waste rock storage would be required to maintain the water balance during the operation of the mine. The project site is located at the Red Dog Mine, approximately 82 miles north of Kotzebue, Alaska, at Latitude 68.05562º N., Longitude 162.855549º W. The applicant proposes to fill approximately 52 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, with waste rock material to extend the Main Waste Rock Dump (44 acres) and the Qanaiyaq Waste Rock Dump (8 acres). The Main Waste Dump South extension would cover 139 acres and the Qanaiyaq Dump extension would cover 31 acres, totaling approximately 170 acres. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated May 5, 2017. Please contact Jeremy Grauf at (907) 753-2798, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this notice., Chukchi Sea_PN_Blues, Chukchi Sea_PN_Drawings