Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, Attention: Keegan Fleming, 3800 Centerpoint Drive #1400, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, states the purpose is to safely plug and abandon (P&A) the BHU Well No. 22-25. Discharge of fill material into wetlands is required to provide a stable base for constructing the road that would accommodate the P&A rig and associated equipment. Secondarily, the road would be utilized to provide access to their lands for subsistence and recreational activities for shareholders of TNC. The applicant proposes to discharge 13,000 cubic yards (CY) of gravel fill into 2.56 acres of wetlands for construction of a 2.4-mile-long permanent road, with a 16-20-foot crest width and a 33.5-foot base width, to P&A the BHU Well No. 22-25. The road would be left in place after P&A activities are complete for utilization by Tyonek Native Corporation for access to subsistence hunting. The project site is located within Section 14, 23, 24 and 25, T. 9 N., R. 9 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map Kenai D-3 SE; beginning at the intersection of Mountain Violet Drive and the Kenai Spur Highway Extension in the Gray Cliff Subdivision
(Latitude 60.8703º N., Longitude 150.8265º W.) and terminating at the existing Birch Hill Unit (BHU) Well No. 22-25 (Latitude 60.8440º N., Longitude 150.7993º W.), within, and north of, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, northeast of Nikiski, Alaska. Please contact Ms. Jen Martin at (907) 753-2730 or by email at Jen.L.Martin@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.