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POA-2024-00116 Sulfur Creek PN

Published April 1, 2024
Expiration date: 4/30/2024

Les Yesnik, Teck Alaska Incorporated, stated the purpose is to construct new drill roads and pads for exploration drilling on the north side of the Aqqaluk Pit, the construction of the Ring Roads would be for safety features and to be a secondary egress for mine workers, and the diversion ditch and bypass would reduce mine contact water and protect water quality in Sulfur Creek. PROPOSED WORK: The applicant proposes to discharge 29,557 cubic yards of fill into 5.97 acres of waters of the U.S., including wetlands in order to construct exploratory drill roads, drill pads, and extend the diversion of Sulfur Creek. Additionally, the applicant is pursuing after-the-fact authorization for 5,640 cubic yards of fill that was discharged into 3.72 acres of palustrine wetlands in order to construct communication roads and expansion of the Aqqaluk pit, for a total of 35,197 cubic yards of fill into 9.69 acres of waters of the U.S. The after-the-fact work was completed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated February 29, 2024. All the proposed work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 5-11), dated February 29, 2024. Please contact Tyler Marye at (907) 753-753-5778, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this public notice.

POA-2024-00116 Sulfur Creek PN