Expiration date: 6/8/2018
Wilmer Beetus, with the city of Hughes, 907-889-2206, firstname.lastname@example.org, P.O. Box 45010, Hughes, Alaska 99745, states that the purpose of the project is to replace the failed existing community septic drainfield/leachfield and lime and fill the existing temporary emergency sewer drain trench. Work being proposed is extracting up to 5000 cubic yards of sandy gravel from an existing material source on the Koyukuk River gravel bar to the west of and adjacent to the Hughes Airport runway. Material would be scraped off the top of the gravel bar by dozer to obtain gravels with low fines content. Gravel would be pushed into piles, then loader will lift material into dump truck for transport to the construction site within the community of Hughes. Excavation is proposed to be done entirely on the gravel bar at a time of low river water and will be shallow over about five (5) acres. No equipment, materials, or work would occur in the flowing water of the channel or below the water line. A drainage channel would be constructed on the downstream side of the gravel pit from the low point of the pit to the active river channel to avoid fish entrapment. No construction or fuel storage/refueling would occur on the gravel bar. Access would be via existing roads and along the north end and west sides of the runway. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheet 1), dated February 2018. The project site is located within Section 5, T. 7 N., R. 22 E., Kateel River Meridian; Latitude 66.0383º N., Longitude 154.2700º W.; ADL 240278; on the east bank of the Koyukuk River adjacent to the Hughes Airport (HUS) runway, in Hughes, Alaska. 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.