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  • POA-2015-25, Colville River

    Expiration date: 10/16/2017

    PURPOSE: The applicant, Armstrong Energy, LLC's, stated purpose is to safely produce commercial quantities of liquid hydrocarbons in Armstrong Energy, LLC’s State of Alaska oil and gas leasehold by operating from a site east of the Colville River Delta; to process hydrocarbons on or near the drill sites; and to transport sales-quality oil through a new export pipeline to the Kuparuk sales oil pipeline, and then to TAPS. A secondary purpose of the Project is to further delineate geological features and hydrocarbon accumulations in Armstrong's leasehold utilizing the proposed infrastructure. LOCATION: The Project would be located in the North Slope Borough (NSB) in the Pikka Unit between Kuparuk and the Colville River Unit development (Alpine). The Project would extend west from existing Kuparuk infrastructure into an area with recent exploration and development activity, (e.g., Oooguruk and Nuna projects to the northeast and Mustang to the southeast), to the East Channel of the Colville River. The community of Nuiqsut, the closest village to the Project, is located on the west side of the Colville River, and would be approximately 6.5 miles southwest of the nearest Project feature. PROPOSED WORK: Armstrong Energy, LLC proposes to drill wells and construct and operate infrastructure and facilities to produce and transport sales-quality oil to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Project components include: the Nanushuk Pad (composed of DS1 and central processing facility), two standalone gravel drill sites (DS2 and DS3), an operations center, a tie-in pad, infield pipelines on vertical support members (VSMs), the Nanushuk Pipeline on VSMs, gravel infield roads, a gravel access road, road bridges at the Miluveach and Kachemach Rivers, and a potable water intake system. Armstrong proposes placement of 2,756,520 cubic yards (cy) of clean fill material into 271.6 acres of waters of the U.S. including wetlands to construct the Project. The Project also includes temporary discharges to 5.8 acres of jurisdictional waters of the U.S., (Harrison Bay of the Beaufort Sea), for screeding activities in front of the existing Oliktok Dock and trenching for power and fiber optic cables at pipeline-road crossings. See Project Description for specific volumes and acreage of fill for project components. All work would be performed in accordance with the Nanushuk Development Project, USACE Permit Application Figure Set, (sheets 1-53), dated June 16 and July 5, 2017. Additional information can also be found in the Nanushuk Development Project, Project Description, (Pages 1-26, July 2017). All supplemental information listed above is available at http://www.poa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices/. Comments: Comments can be submitted via the U.S. Postal Service to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CEPOA-RD, Ms. Ellen Lyons, 2175 University Avenue, Suite 201E, Alaska 99709-4927 or also via email at: Ellen.H.Lyons@usace.army.mil. We request that you include with your comments: (1) Your name, address, and affiliation (if any); (2) Be as specific as possible when stating your concern or comment and whether it is specific to the Draft EIS, the permit application or both; and (3) Provide any background documents to support your comments, as necessary.

  • POA-2011-169-M3

    Expiration date: 10/2/2017

    Mr. Cecil Connor (General Manager, Arctic Gold Mining, LLC) stated the purpose is commercial production of gold. The project site is located within Section 23, T. 11 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian; Latitude 64.5168º N., Longitude 165.4168º W.; in Nome, Alaska. The applicant proposes to discharge 105,000 cubic yards of topsoil, 857,000 to 1,221,500 cubic yards of overburden and 270,000 cubic yards of pay material into 46.6 acres of waters of the U.S., in association with placer mining activities at the Queen’s Bench mining project. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-5), dated August 28, 2017. Please contact Leslie Tose at (907) 753-5515, toll free from within Alaska 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-2017-425

    Expiration date: 9/29/2017

    Southeast Stevedoring stated the purpose is to construct a pad to provide additional yard space for marine vessel storage adjacent to the existing launch ramp. The fill would increase the usability of the launch ramp by creating a bulkhead on the southeast side. This would allow shore assistance from both sides when moving boats, barges, or other marine structures such as buoys or floats. The breakwater would attenuate waves at the facility. The project site is located within Section 33, T. 75 S., R. 91 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map: Ketchikan B-5, Latitude 55.3158º N., Longitude 131.5972º W.; physical address: 2712 Bear Clan Street, Ketchikan, Alaska. The applicant proposes to Discharge 18,900 cubic yards (CY) of shot rock and 600 CY of rip rap below high tide line, to construct a 42,600 square feet (0.98-acre) pad. Install a 200 linear feet floating breakwater, anchored by two 6,000-pound Danforth anchors and marked with two 58-inch diameter buoys. Install a 6-feet by 70-feet aluminum gangway and a 10-feet by 140-feet wood float anchored (pinned) by six 16-inch diameter steel piles. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan, 9 sheets, dated July 26, 2017. Please contact Jack Hewitt at (907) 753-2708, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at jack.j.hewitt@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2017-331

    Expiration date: 9/29/2017

    James Hildebrandt (Arctic Pipe Insulation) stated the purpose is to increase storage space for Oil Company Tubular Goods (OCTG) pipe storage. The project site is located within Section 18, T. 10 N., R. 15 E., Umiat Meridian; USGS Quad Map Beechey Point A-3; Latitude 70.21852º N., Longitude 148.43437º W.; 97 South Spine Road Tract 19A & 20A, in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The applicant proposes to discharge 10,500 cubic yards (cy) of non-frost susceptible gravel and 35 cy of topsoil into 2.11 acre of palustrine wetlands in order to expand an existing pad in support of the oil industry. There will be two new fill locations which will make the total fill into a rectangular shape; one addition will be 462 feet long by 126 feet wide and the second area will be 186 feet long by 180 feet wide. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated July 18, 2017. 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-1998-416

    Expiration date: 9/12/2017

    Mr. Gene Cheeseman stated the purpose is to construct a single family residence and access driveway. The project site is located within Section 2, T. 41 S., R. 66 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Juneau B-2; Latitude 58.341157º N., Longitude -134.585938º W.; in Juneau, Alaska. The applicant is proposing to develop and existing residential lot by constructing a driveway and fill pad to build a residence, shop, warehouse, and parking area. Specifically, the work would include the placement of 3,400 cubic yards of fill material into 1.05 acres of forested wetlands to construct a 1,000 foot long by 20 foot wide driveway. Additionally, 815 cubic yards of fill material would be placed into 0.25-acres of forested wetlands to create a building surface for the residence, shop, warehouse, and parking area. The overall impacts to wetlands would be 1.30 acres. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-3), dated June, 2017. Please contact Matthew Brody at (907) 790-4493, or by email at Matthew.T.Brody@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

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