Kevin Eppers, with Coeur Alaska, Inc., states the project purpose is to implement Plan of Operations Amendment 1 (POA 1) in order to expand the tailings and waste rock storage capacity to facilitate uninterrupted economic production of ore resources past the year 2023, while continuing to protect the environment, ensure safe operations, and comply with regulatory requirements. Work being purposed includes the discharge of fill material into waters of the U.S., including wetlands, to construct the following proposed POA-1 project components: 1. Stage 4 Dam raise and Tailings Treatment Facility (TTF) Expansion, 2. Kensington waste rock stockpile (WRS) Expansion, 3. Pit #4 Expansion, 4. Comet WRS Expansion, 5. Comet Portal Topsoil Stockpile, 6. Pipeline Road WRS, and 7. Fish Habitat Mitigation. See attached DA permit application for details. The project site is located within Section 5, 10, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26, and 27, T. 35 S., R. 62 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Juneau D-4; Latitude 58.832934º N., Longitude 135.042555º W.; at the Kensington Mine; approximately 45 miles north-northwest of Juneau, 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-2020-00592-M9, Berner's Bay/Lynn Canal_PN