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  • POA-1980-210-M4

    Expiration date: 3/1/2017

    Ms. Renee Huntman (Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.) stated the overall project purpose is to maintain safe traffic patterns and adequate storage for equipment on the Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (HES) gravel pad north of Deadhorse, providing support to their ongoing oil and gas operations on the North Slope. The project site is located within Section 18, T. 10 N., R. 15 E., on USGS Quad Map AK-BEECHEY POINT A-3; Umiat Meridian; Latitude 70.22773°N, Longitude -148.41326°W, Spine Road, ADL Lease #47660, Deadhorse, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: The proposed work is to expand the current HES gravel pad by 5.35-acres. Approximately 52,000 cubic yards of clean fill material would be placed in wetlands abutting the north side of the existing HES pad and to east of an existing pipeline. The gravel pad expansion would be constructed so it is level with the existing pad, 5 feet thick. According to Halliburton, the gravel will provide area for parking 30 pieces of additional oilfield equipment (20,000 square feet), palletized storage area for bulk proppant (10,000 square feet), area for function testing equipment (2,000 square feet) and storage of snow in the winter. The work would impact a total of approximately 5.35 acres of tundra wetlands that would be filled. According to the applicant, the wetlands to be filled are primarily of high to moderate value, “Category II” wetlands. The affected acres are Cowardin Classes PUBH, PEM1E, and PEM1F. Their HGM Classes are Riverine, Depressional, and Flat. Gravel would be transported by large dump trucks and placed, leveled, and compacted with dozers, loaders, graders, and a vibrating rolling compactor. Please contact Heather Markway at (907) 753-2797, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Heather.N.Markway@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2010-132

    Expiration date: 3/1/2017

    The Conservation Fund 1655 North Fort Meyer Drive, Suite 1300 Arlington, Virginia 22209 Email: webmaster@conservationfund.org Phone: (703) 525-6300 Program POC Mr. John Wros Alaska Associate The Conservation Fund PO Box 1268 Girdwood, Alaska 99577 (907) 202-1594 Email: jwros@conservationfund.org The purpose for the protection of the wetland functions and values contained at IN-2 is to fulfill obligations for past sales of advance compensation mitigation credits used in the Interior Service Area and to generate ‘released credits’ once past obligations have been fulfilled. The Interior 2 (IN-2) encompasses two properties, both located in the Goldstream Creek Valley, within Section 15, T. 1 N., R 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian; Latitude 64.905° N., Longitude 147.931° W., TL 1501, Sheep Creek Road, North Star Borough, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The proposed mitigation site is approximately 332 acres in size and is proposed to be preserved as part of the Tanana River Watershed. TCF is proposing modification of the 2016 In-Lieu Fee Program Instrument to include two new compensatory mitigation sites, the Engel Mitigation Site and Parish Mitigation Site, which are known as IN-2. The goal of the preservation is to provide compensatory mitigation for past and future impacts to aquatic sites authorized by Department of the Army permits in the Interior Service Area. IN-2 was selected based on watershed needs, existing threats, as well as proximity to historic and ongoing urban development and mining. Comments on this proposal should be made in writing, addressed to: Alaska District Corps of Engineers (ATTN: Estrella Campellone), CEPOA-RD-SA, Post Office Box 6898 JBER, Alaska 99506-0898 or by email to Estrella.f.campellone@usace.army.mil with the project name and number in the subject line. Comments must be received by the close of business on March 1, 2017.

  • POA-2017-28

    Expiration date: 2/14/2017

    Mr. Harry Commack Sr. stated purpose is to construct and operate a gravel pit, to provide material for construction of an access road to a new barge landing on the Kobuk River, material for landfill closure, and other needs of the village of Shungnak. The project site is located within Section 17, T. 17 N., R. 8 E., Kateel River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Shungnak D-3; Latitude 66.8778º N., Longitude 157.1715º W, located approximately 3 miles south of Shungnak, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: Discharge up to 120,000 cubic yards of gravel and silt into approximately 8 acres of wetlands to conduct mechanical land clearing, operate a gravel pit, and conduct reclamation. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated January 27, 2017.Please contact Leslie W. 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-2016-162

    Expiration date: 2/27/2017

    Mr. Lawrence Colby (Seward Wildlife Cruises) stated purpose is to remove sediment from the project area to provide safe navigation of all vessels, including Major Marine tour boats and to minimize concerns over groundings of larger vessels which require deeper mooring basins. The project site is located within Section 3, T. 1 S., R. 1W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map AK-Seward-A-7; Latitude 60.120536º N., Longitude 149.438506º W.; Seward Harbor, at Hotel 360; Resurrection Bay; Kenai Peninsula Borough; Seward, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: The applicant proposes to dredge up to 7,600 cubic yards (CY) of bottom sediment, in the form of silt, sand, and gravel, using either a clamshell dredge or a hydraulic excavator from below the mean high water mark of the Seward Harbor, which is part of Resurrection Bay (MHWM, 9.71 feet above the mean lower low water mark of 0 feet elevation), a Navigable Water of the United States (U.S.). Please contact Katherine McCafferty at (907) 753-2692, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Katherine.a.mccafferty2@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2016-548, Nenana River

    Expiration date: 2/27/2017

    PURPOSE: Usibelli Coal Mine's stated purpose is to develop a material site to provide 12-inch minus gravel for road base construction within the Jumbo Dome Mine blocks 2 through 5; and secondarily to provide space for future expansion of the existing coal stock pile. The project site was previously permitted by the Corps of Engineers in 1999 for the discharge of fill material in 27 acres of wetlands for a proposed coal storage area (Corps of Engineers file number D-970003). PROPOSED WORK: The applicant proposes to discharge dredge or fill material into 8.63 acres of scrub-shrub-emergent wetlands, (445,000 cubic yards), during the mechanical extraction, grading, and stockpiling of gravel at a 13.78 acre site at the existing Poker Flat mine. Access to the site would be from the existing developed land off of River Road. Top soil and vegetation would be temporarily stockpiled on-site and reused in the construction of temporary berms to minimize impact to adjacent wetlands, and to stabilize exposed soil and promote revegetation of the site. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-5), dated January 11, 2017.

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