Public Notice Manager

POA-2013-457, Eek River

Published Nov. 7, 2013
Expiration date: 11/25/2013

City of Eek stated purpose is to construct a new permitted Class Ill solid waste facility in accordance with 18 AAC 60, as regulated by Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC).  The project also includes construction of a 1400-foot long by 12-foot wide boardwalk to access the new landfill.  The total impact of fill material placed into jurisdictional wetlands is 8.416 acres.  Proposed Work:  New Class Ill Landfill:  The applicant proposes to open a new permitted landfill that will serve the community for the next 20 years. Approximately 3.0 acres of wetlands will be permanently impacted by the discharge of fill material.  The existing dump site has exceeded its useful life and poses potential health, safety, and environmental hazards.  Trash is currently dumped in an uncontrolled area adjacent to a 3-acre pond. As a result, trash is accumulating in the pond and could potentially contaminate surface and ground water. Contaminants can affect public health and aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals coming in contact with the water.  Additionally, there is no heavy equipment present at the dump site; therefore, the waste is not compacted or covered and it attracts wildlife including ravens and foxes.  Wildlife may contract diseases from the exposed waste and may also spread it. Animals also become accustomed to this food sources and to human presence, increasing the potential for human-wildlife encounters that can lead to physical attack or disease transmission. Applicant:  City of Eek, Mayor Carlie Beebe,, P. 0. Box 9, Eek, Alaska 99578, 907-536-5129.  Please contact Trish Lora at (907) 753-2797; toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or, by email at mil, if further information is desired concerning this notice.

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