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  • POA-1995-807-M5, Tongass Narrows

    Expiration date: 8/23/2016

    The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show's stated purpose is to stabilize the existing sheet pile wall, which is in poor condition and has had structural failures at several locations along its length. A failure of the sheet pile wall would endanger the public, property, and waterway. Another element of the proposed project is to allow for public access to the waterfront. Remove a portion of the existing, failing sheet pile wall along the east edge of Thomas Basin, and place clean shot and armor rock below the High Tide Line (HTL) in order to stabilize the lower portion of the sheet pile. Up to 445 feet of the sheet pile would be cut 4.5 feet above the finished grade of the proposed berm at low tide, when the area is dewatered. Prior to the removal of the upper portion of the sheet pile, the existing fill would be excavated to relieve pressure on the wall, with the sheet pile acting as erosion and sediment control. No fill would be allowed to enter the water. The placement of rock would start at +9-foot Mean Low Lower Water (MLLW) and would extend into Thomas Basin with a 1:1.5 ratio slope to reach the existing mudline. The maximum seaward extension of the rock at the bottom would be 35 feet. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-6), dated July 7, 2016. Please contact Ms. Roberta Budnik at (907) 753-2785, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at roberta.k.budnik@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2016-313, Port Bagial

    Expiration date: 8/22/2016

    Mr. Patrick Murphy's applicant’s stated purpose is to discharge fill onto tidelands to extend a residential building pad. Proposed project involves discharging 60 cubic yards of clean, unclassified fill onto 1,050 square feet of tidelands in Port Bagial, a water of the U.S., to extend a residential building pad. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated July 15, 2016. The project site is located within Section 8, T. 74 S., R. 81 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Craig B-4; Latitude 55.4742º N., Longitude 133.1284º W.;Turn onto Port St. Nicholas Rd. from Craig/Klawock Highway, in Craig, Alaska. Directions: Proceed 1/3 mile to Elizabeth Court (gravel cul-de-sac on the right). Turn right, last property on the left. Please contact Julie Ruth at (907) 753-2735, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Julie.C.Ruth@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-1989-324-M8, Dutch Harbor

    Expiration date: 8/18/2016

    City of Unalaska's stated purpose is to provide additional storage capacity for port-related activities by constructing a fill pad adjacent to the UMC. There are very few flat upland areas in Dutch Harbor, so the project would provide much needed space to improve safety and efficiency of shipping and handling of cargo near existing dock facilities. City of Unalaska's proposes to discharge 37,500 cubic yards (cy) of shot rock and 8,400 cy of armor rock into 2.7 acres below the high tide line ((HTL, approximate elevation +6.7’ above the 0.0 foot contour) and mean high water mark (MHWM, approximate elevation +3.3’ above the 0.0 foot contour) of Dutch Harbor, a navigable water of the U.S. for the construction of a fill pad to increase the storage capacity of the UMC. The fill would be discharged in three phases (see table on Sheet 2 of 3). All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-3), dated May 18, 2016. Please contact Ms. 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-2012-705,Piledriver Slough

    Expiration date: 8/18/2016

    PURPOSE: Mr. Chris Farmier's stated purpose is to develop a material site as a gravel source for current Eielson Airforce Base upgrade projects and future commercial material sales. PROPOSED WORK: The applicant proposes to mechanically clear and place fill into approximately 21 acres of wetlands for the construction of a gravel pit, work pad, and an access road. The proposed work plans call for the construction of an access road consisting of approximately one acre linking the property to the Richardson Highway. Once completed, plans call for the excavation of an approximately 400’ x 250’ (2.3 acres) gravel pit, which will be surrounded by an additional 17.5 acre gravel pad to provide a work area for gravel extraction. The applicant will temporarily stockpile approximately 120,000 cubic yards (CY) each of organic overburden material and excavated gravel, as well as store equipment utilized in the mining operation upon the work pad area. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan sheets (sheets 1-3), dated May 19, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The proposed project area consists entirely in wetlands. The organic overburden and slash piles from the mechanized land clearing for the gravel pit operation area would be stockpiled along the north and west end of the proposed project area on the cleared/filled work pad. Each of the temporary stockpiles, the overburden stockpile, and excavated gravel pile, would individually encompass approximately 0.30 acres in size of the work pad area. A total of 21.0 acres of wetlands would be cleared and/or filled if the proposed project is authorized. A 100 foot vegetated buffer would remain between the project area and the Richardson Highway.

  • POA-2016-120, Keete Inlet

    Expiration date: 8/12/2016

    Sealaska Timber Corporation's stated purpose is to complete intended commercial timber harvest on corporate-owned private lands. Placement of a drive-down ramp between the High Tide Line (HTL) and a minus 4-foot tide for transferring log bundles from uplands to the waters of Keete Inlet. A 70-foot by 5-foot wooden ramp from the drive-down ramp to a 30-foot by 30-foot service float secured by four 1-ton concrete anchors. Placement of log standing booms in the water secured by concrete anchors and wire rope shore-ties in three different locations. One area is for building log rafts as the log bundles are placed into the water at the log transfer facility (LTF). The other two areas are designated for storage of commercial log rafts. To provide efficient access to and from the uplands from Keete Inlet, a log float and walkway are to be installed as well. The proposed project requires up to 0.18-acre of intertidal fill. Up to 1000 cubic yards of shot rock would be placed into 0.15-acre for construction of the drive-down ramp, and up to 165 cubic yards of fill would be placed into 0.03-acre for construction of the walkway bulkhead. Additionally, up to 240 cubic yards of rip rap would be placed adjacent to the shot rock ramp. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-8), dated July 1st, 2016. Please contact Matt Beattie at (907) 753-2791, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Matthew.L.Beattie@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

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