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  • POA-2015-472, Taiya Inlet

    Expiration date: 8/11/2016

    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' stated purpose is to provide an adequate and secure berthing facility for the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries.The applicant requests authorization for the following work in and over navigable waters of the United States: • Dredge 8,000 cubic yards of marine sediment from 0.58 acres below the mean high water mark (approximate elevation +15.8 feet above the 0.0 foot contour) (MHW) under the ferry terminal float to re-establish the basin elevation at -22 feet mean lower low water; • Discharge 680 cubic yards of riprap fill material into 0.15 acres below the HTL and MHW to stabilize the dredged slope and repair the existing slope; • Install below the MHW four temporary 30-inch diameter steel piles to support the vehicle and pedestrian transfer bridges during dredging; Replace below the MHW the ferry terminal float anchors (concrete anchors and H- or hollow steel stake pile anchors) and anchor chains in-kind; existing concrete anchors would be removed or left buried in place. 19 new anchor stake piles (16-inch diameter pipes) would be driven from the surface, then cut off a few feet from the mud line; • Replace over the MHW the on-float fender system and rehabilitate and refurbish the existing concrete float deck surfaces, the seal compartments, and the vehicle and pedestrian transfer bridges. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-9), dated 06/09/16. Please contact Randal Vigil at (907) 790-4491, or by email at Randal.P.Vigil@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2014-288-M1, Cook Inlet

    Expiration date: 7/26/2016

    BlueCrest Alaska Operating LLC's stated purpose is to conduct a two-well offshore exploratory drilling program within ADL 384403. The applicant proposes to conduct exploratory drilling at two new well locations utilizing the Spartan 151 jack-up rig. The new well locations would be within 100 feet of these coordinates: (Well A2) Latitude 59.886906º N., Longitude 151.882778º W.; and (Well A6) Latitude 59.886914º N., Longitude 151.882781º W. Drilling is proposed to begin in summer of 2017 and would take 40 days per well to complete. If delays occur, drilling may occur in 2018. Drilling would occur in the open water season, generally between April and November. In addition to the proposed drilling, other activities that would require a DA authorization include drive pipe hammering, which is the process by which a drive pipe is driven into the sediment prior to the drilling of the oil well. The drive pipe prevents loose substrate from collapsing on to and obstructing the well bore. The proposed drive pile would be 30 inches in diameter, and would be installed to 200 feet below the mudline using an impact hammer. Driving of the drive pile would take 1 to 3 days at each well site. Please contact Katherine A. McCafferty at (907) 753-2692, by fax at (907) 420-0813, or by email at Katherine.a.mccafferty2@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2016-126, East Fork Moose River

    Expiration date: 7/26/2016

    On June 9, 2016, the Alaska District Corps of Engineers published a Public Notice for Department of the Army (DA) file number POA-2016-126, East Fork Moose River regarding an application from Alaska Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), to discharge 40,666 cubic yards of fill material into 6.4 acres of waters of the United States along the Sterling Highway, Mile Posts 58-79. The project site is located within Township 5 N., Ranges 5, 6, 7, 8 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Maps AK-Kenai B-1, C-1 and C-2; Beginning of Project at Latitude 60.527º N., Longitude 150.679º W., End of Project at Latitude 60.484, Longitude 150.103; Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.

  • POA-1981-312-M4, Beluga Lake

    Expiration date: 7/25/2016

    AK DOT&PF's stated purpose is to provide a more direct route between Beluga Lake and the Homer Airport to facilitate transfers of aircraft between land and water-based operations.The applicant has proposed to discharge 3,942 cubic yards (cy) of fill material (see Table 1) into 0.93 acre of waters of the U.S. (0.43 acre of wetlands and 0.49 acre below the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) of Beluga Lake), north of FAA Road at the Homer Airport for construction of a 4.14-acre seaplane operating area, to include: • construction of 1,100 linear feet of paved access road, with a 26-foot top-width (with a variable base-width dependent upon elevation and slope) and a mechanically cleared 100-foot-wide area along the alignment to accommodate wingspan clearance, • construction of a 147-foot by 76-foot paved turnaround area, • construction of an 83-foot long, 20-foot wide concrete plank ramp on a sloping shore, with 3-foot riprap shoulders, • installation of an 8-foot wide by 30-foot long floating dock, held in place with two 6-inch- diameter steel pilings. Please contact Jen Martin at (907) 753-2730, by fax at (907) 420-0813, or by email at jen.l.martin@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2016-291_Zapadni Bay_Bering Sea

    Expiration date: 7/14/2016

    Mr. Patrick Pletnikoff's stated purpose is to repair the south breakwater arm of St. George Island Harbor which was damaged during the December 2015 storm event. The applicant proposes repair work to include the following elements: 1) Place approximately 13,000 CY of spall rock fill on the inside of the breakwater to establish a 30-foot-wide by 200-foot-long bench road/construction pad for repairs; approximately 9,000 CY would be below the MHHW (0.43 acre). Bench/ road elevation will be about 8 feet above MLLW and will remain in place, post repairs. 2) Recover salvageable, displaced rock material below the waterline. 3) Place approximately 500 armor stones (weighing 6-8 tons each) or 3,000 CY on the breakwater crest above the HTL, along 250 linear feet of the breakwater arm. Additional work proposed includes placement of two rows of intertwined Core Locs (see enclosed photo) on the outside of the breakwater at or just above MHHW, to reinforce the armor stones. Temporary barrier fence will be placed below MHHW to deter seals during construction. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-3), May, 2016. Please contact Sandy P. Gibson at (907) 753-2877, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at sandy.p.gibson@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

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