The Native Village of Deering (NVD)stated purpose is to construct an emergency evacuation route from the village of Deering, Alaska to their airport. The placement of 25,800 cubic yards (cy) of fill material and 2,300 cy of aggregate surface course material into 6.86 acres of jurisdictional wetlands to create a 5,280’ x 50’ road to the Deering Airport, the road would include a bridge over Smith Creek (avoiding 0.019 acre of R2UB waters) and would provide an evacuation route from the community often stranded when seasonal flooding overflows or washes out the existing road to the airport. The bridge would be a 65’ single span structure, with earthen abutments and 125’ approaches on either side. The bridge would allow a minimum of 9’ of vertical clearance from ordinary high water and a 42.6’ navigational opening. Grubbing of the project would take place either before May 20th or after July 20th in order to not disturb potential migratory bird nests. Placement of fill is expected to take place from June through September 2016 with completion of the project in 2017. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-14), dated May 17, 2016. Please contact Mary Romero at (907) 753-2773, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2014-121, Smith Creek_PN
POA-2014-121, Smith Creek_PN Drawings