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POA-2003-00053-M2, Norton Sound PN

Regulatory
Published March 4, 2022
Expiration date: 4/3/2022

Mr. Craig C. Coggins, P.O. Box 1435, Nome, Alaska 99762; Phone 907 299-4292. Email: cogginsacak@gmail.com, states the purpose is to conduct offshore suction dredging for gold. Conduct an offshore suction dredging operation, using a 20-inch diameter suction nozzle mounted on a 12-ton, 30-foot long by x 8 foot wide, underwater, custom-built track crawler. The crawler operation is supported by a 66 foot by 20 foot landing craft vessel, anchored offshore and working in 40 to 60-foot depth waters. The dozer moves seabed gravels and cobbles 11/16th inch-plus size into 2-to-3-foot-high rows of tailings. 11/16th-minus sized materials are sucked up by the dredge hose, pumped to the vessel, sluiced, and returned to the ocean floor through an 8 inch diameter hose, 20-to-30 feet below the surface.  Up to 20 cubic yards per hour of material would be processed. All dredged materials are returned to the ocean floor in approximately the same location from which they were removed, with reclamation conducted concurrently. The support boat would be serviced from the Nome Boat Harbor. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-3), dated March 3, 2022. The project site is located offshore from Nome, Alaska, within Alaska Department of Natural Resources' 2011 Lease Sale Tracts and Alaska Division of Lands parcels. A map and list of the parcels and tracts is on Sheet 1, attached. Please contact lesliewtose@me.com at (907) 753-5515, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at leslie.w.tose@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.