Beau Epstein, with IPOP, LLC., states the project purpose involves two components: regulated activities associated with the proposed scientific information gathering plan (termed the “case study”) to provide supporting information for the previously proposed five-year mining plan and regulated activities of the five-year mining plan (previously described in Public Notice POA-2018-00123, Safety Sound/Bonanza Channel; issued July 31, 2020). The work being proposed includes work in the Bonanza Channel of Safety Sound, a Section 10 waterbody, and the dredging and discharge of dredged material into waters of the U.S. (the Bonanza Channel of Safety Sound and adjacent wetlands). All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-29), dated April 2021. The project site is located approximately 25 miles east of Nome, Alaska, in Bonanza Channel and at approximately Mile Post 28.5 along the Nome-Council Road, between Latitude 64.5044° N., Longitude 164.6169° W., on the western limit and Latitude 64.52866° N, Longitude 164.5447° W. on the eastern limit; within the following sections, townships, and ranges: Section 24, T. 11 S., R. 30 W., Kateel Meridian; Section 25, T. 11 S., R. 30 W., Kateel Meridian; Section 26, T. 11 S., R. 30 W., Kateel Meridian; Section 18, T. 11 S., R. 29 W., Kateel Meridian; Section 19, T. 11 S., R. 29 W., Kateel Meridian; USGS Quad Map Solomon C-6. Please contact Tiffany Kwakwa at (907) 474-2167, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, or by email at: Tiffany.D.Kwakwa@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2018-00123, Bonanza Channel/Safety Sound_PN