Mr. Beau Epstein with IPOP, L.L.C, states the project purpose is to economically produce gold from IPOP’s mining claims on the Bonanza Channel/ Safety Sound area near Nome, Alaska. The applicant proposes to discharge 4,973,992 cubic yards of material into 172.7 acres of waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) (over 5 years) to construct and maintain an access channel, dredge disposal areas, mining channel, and a mine camp and staging area in approximately 4 acres of uplands. The mine site would be accessed by a dredged channel (dimensions 2,150-4,500 feet (‘)-long x 85’ wide by 10’ deep, 4.2 acres in size) that would be maintained and/or re-established annually. Dredged material would be placed into one of four dredge disposal areas (64.3 acres, total). The 5 year mine plan calls for mining 21.7 acres per year from a continuous trench (dimensions per year: 1240’ long x 400’ wide x 31 feet deep). The active mining area would be no more than 15 acres at any one time. The project site is located between Latitude 64.5044 N., Longitude 164. 6169 W. on the west limit, and Latitude 64.5694 N., Longitude 164.2671 W. on the east limit, approximately 25 miles east of Nome, Alaska. Please contact Leslie Tose 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.
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