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POA-2015-00451 Wetlands adjacent to Kuskokwim River PN

Published March 17, 2023
Expiration date: 4/16/2023

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, P.O. Box 528, Bethel, AK 99559 states the purpose is to provide housing and accommodations for employees and visitors of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) Hospital in Bethel, Alaska. The proposed work will involve the construction of a multistory apartment building on Lot-2 that is capable of providing approximately 50 one-bedroom units for YKHC temporary duty employees and 70 two-bedroom units for full-time local YKHC employees. Approximately 10,690 cubic yards of sand will be placed into Lot-2 to provide a 2.21 acre foundation for the new apartment building. To allow for the placement of needed construction equipment and materials, a permanent construction laydown yard will be constructed on Lot-52A to facilitate construction of the new apartment building and the ongoing construction work at the adjacent Qavartarvik Customer Lodging Facility. Approximately 8,408 cubic yards of sand will be discharged into Lot-52A to create the 2.06 acre construction laydown yard. These construction activities will result in the permanent loss of 4.27 acres of wetlands. Construction is expected to begin during the summer of 2023 with the construction of the laydown yard. Pile driving will begin in the winter of 2023, and the entire project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2025. All work will be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1–6), dated October 24, 2022. The new Lot-2 apartment project site is located within Bethel at 900 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway in Section 17, Township 8 North, Range 71 West, Latitude 60.790644° North, Longitude -161.779555° West, Bethel Census Area, Alaska. The Lot-52A construction laydown yard is located within Bethel at 1320 Calista Drive in Section 17, Township 8 North, Range 71 West, Latitude 60.787008° North, Longitude -161.790765° West, Bethel Census Area, Alaska. Please contact Jonathan Hegna at (907) 753-2708, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, or by email at, if further information is desired concerning this public notice.