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  • POA-2013-665-M1, Sagavanirktok River

    Expiration date: 3/3/2015

    The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities' stated purpose is to extract gravel for the rehabilitation of the Dalton Highway MP 401-414, (as authorized under POA-2013-665, dated November 7, 2014). The proposed gravel pit is needed for the construction of the Dalton Highway project. This public notice only concerns the proposed gravel pit. PROPOSED WORK: The proposed project would involve the extraction of gravel material from up to 45 acres below ordinary high water on a gravel bar adjacent to the active channel by excavating a linear trench that would eventually function as a river channel. The applicant also proposes to permanently impact up to 46 acres of palustrine emergent wetlands adjacent to the Sagavanirktok River, for haul road construction as wells as staging area and/or stockpile pads. An additional 90 acres below ordinary high water in the Sag River would be temporarily used as a staging and stockpile area. (The temporary stockpiles would not be placed in open water). All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan, (sheets 1-5 dated November 2014). Comments on the described work, with the reference number, should reach this office no later than the expiration date of this Public Notice to become part of the record and be considered in the decision. Please contact Ellen Lyons at (907) 474-2166, or by email at Ellen.H.Lyons@usace.army.mil, if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2013-40, Kuk River_PN

    Expiration date: 2/27/2015

    Olgoonik Corporation's stated purpose is to excavate and stockpile gravel to be used for constructing and maintaining Wainwright’s roads, housing, public facilities, and airport. The project site is located within Section 11, T. 14 N., R. 31 W., Umiat Meridian; USGS Quad Map Wainwright C-2; Latitude 70.5771º N., Longitude 159.8301º W.; six miles southeast of Wainwright, Alaska. Proposed Work: Develop a gravel material pit by mechanized land clearing of 16 acres of jurisdictional wetlands, the pit would be utilized for projects within the community of Wainwright. The pit would be linear is shape with the upper portion being 2000’ x 175’ and the lower portion being 1000’ x 350’. The western side of the pit would have a minimum 25’ buffer from the Kuk River and the eastern side would also have a 25’ buffer from the pond. The pit would be developed during frozen soil conditions. Side slopes would be graded to 2H:1V. Overburden would be stored within a 60-foot by 60-foot area on the inside edge of the pit for reclamation. Excavated material would be loaded directly into trucks for haul over shore-fast ice to an existing upland storage area 2.1 miles north of Wainwright. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated October 2014. 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 mary.r.romero@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2007-870, Near Island Channel

    Expiration date: 2/27/2015

    Trident Seafoods Corporation's stated purpose is to perform dredging operations at the Trident Seafoods dock in Kodiak to accommodate safe vessel movements along the existing dock face. Trident Seafoods Corporation would dredge 1,350 cubic yards of material (primarily bedrock) from an area 25-ft in width by 225-ft in length to an average depth of 5-ft, located immediately in front of the existing dock. Work would be completed over a five-day period, utilizing a low-impact hydraulic Xentric Ripping head on a LS 800 barge-mounted excavator. Dredge material would be excavated and placed on a split hull dump barge or flat deck barge, and would dewater naturally in-transit to the dredge disposal site, located in St. Herman Bay, approximately 1-mile from the project area (see enclosure). The material barge would be pushed by a tugboat en-route to the dredge disposal site; upon arrival at the dredge disposal site, material would either be dumped (if using the split hull dump barge) or mechanically removed with clamshell excavator (if using the flat deck barge). Please contact Michael Setering at (907) 252-3770, or by email at Michael.t.setering@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2013-273, Ward Cove

    Expiration date: 2/26/2015

    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), Southcoast Region. The Applicant's stated purpose is to construct a new ship berthing complex and ferry terminal as part of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Ward Cove Marine Facility Project. The Ward Cove berthing facility is intended to provide a functional replacement for the existing AMHS South Berth facility in Ketchikan and to consolidate all Ketchikan based AMHS management and engineering functions to the Ward Cove property. Please contact Marcia L. Heer at (907) 753-5759, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at marcia.l.heer@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2012-236-M1, Miluveach River_PN

    Expiration date: 2/18/2015

    Mark Wiggin, Brooks Range Petroleum Corporation'S stated purpose is to develop a gravel pad and access road that will provide year round water for domestic (non-drilling) use in the development and operations of the Mustang project. The project site is located within Section 1, T. 10 N., R. 7 E., Umiat Meridian; USGS Quad Map Harrison Bay B-1; Latitude 70.2527º N., Longitude 150.2334º W.; Southern Miluveach Unit adjacent to the western boundary of the Kuparuk River Unit; North Slope Borough; approximately 15 miles east of Nuiqsut, Alaska, and 48 miles west of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: The placement of 33,600 cubic yards (cy) of clean fill material into 2.5 acres of jurisdictional wetlands to add a water pad and access road for the Mustang Development Project (MDP) completed in 2013. The access road would be 1000’ long x 38’- 46’ wide and require 8,800 cy of fill material in 0.83 acre of jurisdictional wetlands. 24,800 cy of fill material would be required for the 270’ x 270’ pad in 1.67 acres of jurisdictional wetlands. Material for the project has already been stockpiled in the gravel mine site at the MDP. If permitted construction would begin in the first quarter of 2015. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated October 15, 2014.

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