Mr. William Smart, states the project purpose is to develop his privately-owned industrial barge landing facility by expanding their current location (Lot 35A) into adjacent Lot 35B, which is also owned by the applicant. The applicant also sells shot-rock materials to local construction business. The proposed project would expand the loading/uploading barge operations into Lot35B, but the landing area would remain only through Lot 35A. Work being purposed includes to place 3,841 cubic yards (CY) of fill in 1.03 acres of palustrine forested wetlands in Lot 35B. Work would include clearing and grubbing overburden from the 1.03 acres of wetlands, then drilling and blasting 24,435 CY of bedrock to expand existing Lot 35A’s loading/uploading pad for barge and shot rock operations. A 25-foot access road would be constructed along the width of the property above the bedrock excavation area (97 CY of shot rock fill) and overburden/spoils from the rock excavation would be stockpiled in a filled area above the access road (3,744 CY). The entire property has been designated as palustrine forested wetlands (PFO4B and PFO4/EM1B). Work is planned to start during 2021 spring and last up to three months. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plans (sheets 1-4) dated September 9, 2020. The project site is located within Section 8, T. 75 S., R. 90 E., NAME Meridian; USGS Quad Map Ketchikan B-6; Latitude 55.382342º N., Longitude 131.759019º W.; Subdivision Name, parcel #305410004000, 5 miles from the Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island Highway, near the City of Ketchikan, Alaska. Please contact Estrella Campellone at (907) 753-753, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Estrella.F.Campellone@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2020-0462, Tongass Narrows_PN