Native Village of Shungnak states the purpose is to replace the old community landfill with a new one for community expansion and to alleviate local concerns with the surrounding environment of the old landfill, that has been improperly managed, is overflowing and has a destroyed fence. The project consists of 3 phases. Due to a lack of funding, Phase I was completed and Phases II and III were not constructed. The original authorization was issued on May 9, 2012, was modified on February 6, 2015, and expired in April of 2017. Due to the expiration of the previous permit, the applicant must request a new individual permit (IP) and this review will incorporate all aspects of the project within the Corps designated scope of review. This includes the cumulative impacts from Phase I and a review of both Phases II and III. The first phase resulted in 2.65 acres of impacts and the applicant purchased 3.98 acres of in-lieu fee credits from The Nature Conservancy. The current phase, Phase II, of the proposed project includes the construction of the landfill access road and would result in 6.59 acres of impact to emergent wetlands. Phase III would include 1.97 acres of impacts to emergent wetlands and would be for the construction of the landfill. In total, all three phases would impact 11.21 acres of emergent wetlands. The applicant previously proposed the purchase of 9.88 wetland credits for Phase II and 2.96 wetland credits for Phase III. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan sheets, provided with the application on June 13, 2022. The project site is located within Section 4, T. 17 N., R. 8 E., Latitude 66.902222º N., Longitude -157.120556º W.; Village of Shungnak, Alaska. Please contact Mr. Swade Hammond at (907) 753-5556, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2009-00725, Wetlands Near Kobuk River_2nd PN