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Public involvement is a key element of the Corps’ permit review process. During an application review, the USACE, Regulatory Division considers the views of other federal, state and local agencies, Native American tribes, interest groups, and the general public. The results of this careful public interest review are fair and equitable decisions that allow reasonable use of private property, infrastructure development, and growth of the economy, while offsetting the authorized impacts to the waters of the United States. This is accomplished through the posting of a Public Notice on the USACE, Regulatory Division's website and soliciting comments.

The USACE, Regulatory Division publishes monthly a list of individual permits issued, denied, or pending during the previous month. The list will identify each action by public notice number, name of applicant, and brief description of activity involved. It will also note the relevant environmental documents and the Statements of Findings (SOF) or Records of Decision (ROD) that are available upon written request through the FOIA process and, where applicable, upon the payment of administrative fees.

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  • POA-2017-181

    Expiration date: 7/5/2017

    QAP General Contractors stated purpose is “to access and excavate sand and gravel materials from the Yukon River for use in constructing the Galena Airport Improvements project sponsored by the Alaska Department of Transportation”. The project site is located within Sections 1, 6, 7 & 12, T. 9 S., R. 9 &10 E., Kateel River Meridian; USGS Quad Map NULATO C-2; Latitude 64.73341º N., Longitude -156.969025º W.; in the Yukon River to the southwest of the Galena Airport, in the city of Galena, Alaska. The applicant proposes to access and excavate sand and gravel materials from the Yukon River for use in the construction of the Galena Airport Improvements project sponsored by DOT. This project will require 26,250 cubic yards of paving aggregate and 50,000 cubic yards of subbase aggregate, a total of 76,250 cubic yards. The footprint of the area to be mined would be approximately 10 acres of impact (all of which is located below the ordinary high water mark of the Yukon River). Please contact Heather Markway at (907) 753-2797, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or at Heather.N.Markway@usace.army.mil by email if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2013-448, Turnagain Arm_PN

    Expiration date: 7/3/2017

    The State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) stated purpose is to address safety problems, roadway deficiencies, and congestion on the Seward Highway between MP 75 and 90. PROPOSED WORK: The applicant proposes to discharge up to 365,000 cubic yards (CY) of fill into 52.46 acres of wetlands and other waters (which includes 19.41 acres below mean high water (MHW) of Turnagain Arm). The 365,000 CY of fill material would consist of 400 CY of hot mix asphalt, 600 CY of asphalt treated base, 200 CY of crushed aggregate base, 215,000 CY of riprap, 10,300 CY of Class A fill, and 138,500 CY of Type C fill material. Construction of the project would temporarily impact approximately 1.28 acres of wetlands and waters (includes 0.14-acre below MHW).

  • POA-2006-1982-M1

    Expiration date: 6/16/2017

    Mr. Wilfred Katcheak, Stebbins Rock Products stated purpose is to construct a barge landing, to support an upland quarry producing armor rock for use in the Bering Sea or Arctic Coast communities. The project site is located within Section 33, T. 22 S., R. 19 W., Kateel River Meridian; USGS Quad Map St. Michael C-1; Latitude 63.5400º N., Longitude -162.3560º W.; near Stebbins, Alaska. Proposed work is to excavate 1,200 cubic yards (cy) of material from the inertidal/ subtidal area, to construct a temporary barge landing (Dimensions:100-feet by 100-feet, 0.25 acre) water-ward of elevation +15.1 Mean Low Lower Water, to a maximum depth of 7 feet below the existing ground surface. The excavated sand and gravel, would be stockpiled on the adjacent beach above the high tide line. The barge landing would be reclaimed by pushing the stored sediments back into the excavated area, when the project is complete or at the end of the work season, whichever comes first. The rock quarry would be constructed in uplands, be approximately .25 acre in size, and provide 20,000 cubic yards of rock. Please contact Leslie Tose at (907) 753-5515, from within Alaska, toll free at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at leslie.w.tose@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-1985-421-M2

    Expiration date: 5/31/2017

    Mr. Timothy L. McDonald (Seward Mount Alice Resort and Tourism, LLC) stated the purpose is to maintain the previously authorized depths of the existing basin and channel to prevent flooding of adjacent and upstream properties. The maintenance dredging would provide material to maintain/repair and enlarge the existing berm. The project site is located at Section 1, T. 1 S., R. 1 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map Seward A-7; Latitude 60.1229º N., Longitude -149.3772º W.; Kenai Peninsula Borough; in Seward, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: Annually dredge up to 50,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel material from an 11.68 acre area of tidelands to maintain an existing basin and channel to their original depth of -6.0 feet below the mean lower low water mark (MLLW) of 0 foot elevation. The overall dredge area would be 2000 feet long and is broken up into two sections consisting of a basin section which would be 300 feet wide by 1,500 feet long and a channel section which would be 100 feet wide by 500 feet long. Over a 10 year period, up to 230,656 cubic yards of material would be dredged from below the high tide line (HTL, +13.8 feet above the MLLW), of which 229 cubic yards of material would be dredged from above the mean high water mark (MHW, +9.6 feet above the MLLW). Up to 21,500 cubic yards of the dredged material would be discharged annually below the HTL and MHW to create and maintain a 5 foot high by 100 foot wide by 1,000 foot long berm resulting in the discharge of gravel into 2.3 acres below the HTL, of which 0.4 acres would be above the MHW. The dredged material not used for maintaining the berm would be disposed of in nearby uplands. Work would be performed with a bull dozer and/or scraper equipment. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheet 1 dated April 4, 2017, and sheets 2-3 dated March 10, 2017).

  • POA-1984-12-M51

    Expiration date: 6/8/2017

    Chris Eckert, Teck Alaska Incorporated stated purpose is to provide storage space for waste rock that would be created from mining the Aqqaluk and Qanaiyaq deposits at the Red Dog Mine. The additional waste rock storage would be required to maintain the water balance during the operation of the mine. The project site is located at the Red Dog Mine, approximately 82 miles north of Kotzebue, Alaska, at Latitude 68.05562º N., Longitude 162.855549º W. The applicant proposes to fill approximately 52 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, with waste rock material to extend the Main Waste Rock Dump (44 acres) and the Qanaiyaq Waste Rock Dump (8 acres). The Main Waste Dump South extension would cover 139 acres and the Qanaiyaq Dump extension would cover 31 acres, totaling approximately 170 acres. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated May 5, 2017. Please contact Jeremy Grauf at (907) 753-2798, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Jeremy.Grauf@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.