Expiration date: 8/7/2014
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' stated purpose is to conduct road improvements to the Dalton Highway. The proposed project includes the discharge of 185,000 cubic yards (cy) of fill material into 35.1 acres of waters of the U.S., including wetlands to conduct road improvements to the Dalton Highway, MP 401-414. An additional 111.7 acres of impacts are associated with the three proposed material sites for a total of 146.8 acres of impacts (See sheet 2 of 36 for the breakdown of impacts). MS 65-9-101-2 is located entirely in wetlands and would include the construction of a 7.2 acre work pad, 0.46 acres of access road, 19.6 acres of overburden storage areas, and a 40 acre mining area. MS 65-9-102-2 is located completely in wetlands, would use an existing work pad/staging area, would fill 0.33 acre of wetlands for an access road, and would use 18 acres for overburden storage, and would have a 23 acre mining area. MS 65-9-026-2 is located below ordinary high water (OHW) in the Sagavanirktok River. There would be a 7.5 acres stockpile area, 0.6 acres of access road and the mining area would be 23 acres in size, mined to a depth of 12’, and would result in 450,000 cy of excavation from the Sagavanirktok River. (Details on the material site can be found on Sheets 23-31 of 36). All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1 – 33 dated January 2014, and 34-36 dated May 2014). Please contact Ellen Lyons or Benjamin Soiseth at (907) 474-2166, or by email at Ellen.H.Lyons@usace.army.mil or Benjamin.N.Soiseth@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.