PURPOSE: The applicant, Mr. Jon Thies' stated purpose is to expand an already existing commercial gravel material source.
LOCATION: The project site is located within Section 20, T. 1 S., R. 1 W., Fairbanks Meridian; USGS Quad Map Fairbanks D-2; Latitude 64.8160º N., Longitude 147.8100º W.; Fairbanks North Star Borough; Block20, Lots 23, 24, 25, and 26; located at 3510 Van Horn Road, in Fairbanks, Alaska.
PROPOSED WORK: The applicant’s proposed work is to expand 3.5 acres of an already existing commercial gravel pit located on Tax Lot 26. Lots 23, 24, 25, and 26 are currently owned by the applicant. The existing 2.5 acre material site located on
Lot 26 will be expanded to incorporate land area on Lots 23, Lot 24, and Lot 25. The anticipated wetland impact is anticipated to consist of approximately 3.3 acres of Palustrine Scrub-Shrub Broad-Leaved Deciduous/Broad-Leaved Evergreen Seasonally Saturated wetlands (PSS1/3B). The entirety of the lots outside the uplands, located on Lot 26, consist entirely of wetlands. The proposed work will consists of removing and stockpiling approximately 10,650 cubic yards (CY) overburden for use as stockpiling and topsoil, and the extraction of approximately 122,450 CY of sand and gravel to an already existing upland area. The approximately 3.3 acre expansion will be phased over the course of three years. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan sheets (1-6), dated May 03, 2019.
All comments should reach this office no later than the expiration date of this Public Notice to become part of the record and be considered in the decision. Please contact Laurel A. Gale at (907) 458-1601, or by email at Laurel.A.Gale@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2019-00115, Tanana River_PN