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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.

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Archive: 2020
  • Revised Public Notice-POA-2015-00025-M2, Simpson Lagoon

    Expiration date: 7/24/2020

    Due to comments we received, Oil Search (Alaska), LLC has made the following revisions to their proposed project which would increase the impacts to wetlands and waters of the United States, as shown in the attached figures: 1)The proposed seawater treatment plant (STP) facility and associated sheet pile enclosure would be moved 50 feet northeast, increasing the fill footprint by 0.76 acres in Simpson Lagoon, from 6.07 acres to 6.83 acres. 2)The proposed STP outfall would be moved from the northwest corner of the STP barge to the southeast corner, and the length of the outfall would be extended by 350 feet. 3) The proposed screeding area in Simpson Lagoon would be increased 0.8 acres, from 7.56 acres to 8.30 acres. 4)The proposed STP pipeline would be lengthened by 1.9 miles, from 16.5 miles to 18.4 miles, requiring 230 additional vertical support members. All comments regarding this revised PN should be sent to the address noted above. If you desire to submit your comments by email, you should send it to the Project Manager’s email as listed below and/or to All comments should include the PN reference number listed above. All comments should reach this office no later than the expiration date of this PN to become part of the record and be considered in the decision. Please contact Janet Post, Project Manager at (907) 753-2831, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, or by email at: if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2009-01156, Snake River

    Expiration date: 8/3/2020

    Melissa Jensen, with Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities states that the project purpose is to repair Nome’s airport runways that have suffered significant surface wear and settling. Additionally, the purpose is to remove an abandoned mine tailings pond that is creating a bird strike hazard adjacent to runway 10-28. Work being proposed includes Rehabilitate Runway 10-28, Runway 3-21, North Apron, and the Runway Safety Area to include replacement of sub-base course materials and resurfacing. Other repairs include airport lighting replacements and/or upgrades including fixtures, signage, utilities associated with the airport runway operation, and new striping on replaced runway surface and associate facilities. Fill material for the repairs would come from an existing permitted commercial source. The fill material would be hauled to the airport and stored in uplands until use. Clean sub-base material stripped from the damaged portions of the runways would be discharged into the 2.6-acre abandoned mine tailings pond adjacent to Runway 10-28. Material would be discharged into the pond until the surface elevation matches the surrounding ground level. Excess sub-base material, asphalt, and other material stripped from the damaged portion of the runways and associated facilities would be stockpiled in uplands at the airport for long-term storage, re-use by Maintenance and Operations, or hauled away by the contractor for re-use on other projects. The only portion of the project requiring a Department of the Army permit (Section 404) would be the discharge of clean sub-base material into the 2.6-acre abandoned mine tailings pond. No material would be discharged in wetlands or other waters of the United States. Construction is expected to occur between June 2021 and September 2022. Work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-2), dated July 1, 2020. The project site is located at Latitude 64.51464º N., Longitude 165.45718º W.; on the north side of airport runway 10-28, in Nome, Alaska. Please contact Jason Brewer at (907) 753-2823, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at: if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2002-00100-M2, Kachemak Bay

    Expiration date: 7/10/2020

    The City of Homer, 3573 Heath Street, Homer, Alaska 99603, states that the project purpose is to protect the toe of the existing seawall from erosion which would eliminate the potential for catastrophic failure, significantly reduce maintenance costs and extend wall life. Work being proposed includes, to discharge 9,300 cubic yards of stone fill material, underlain by geotextile fabric, into 1,700 linear foot (0.98 acre) below the High Tide Line (HTL, 23.4 foot above the mean lower low water elevation of 0.0 foot) and Mean High Water Mark (MHWM, 17.3 foot above the Mean Lower Low Water elevation of 0.0 foot) of Kachemak Bay, a navigable water of the U.S., to stabilize the toe of an existing sheetpile seawall. Fill would extend up to 25-foot waterward of the existing seawall. All work would occur while the site is de-watered. The project site is located within Sections 20, 21, 28, and 29, T. 6 S., R. 13 W., Seward Meridian; Latitude 59.6346º N., Longitude 151.5203º W.; Kenai Peninsula Borough; in Kachemak Bay, south of Ocean Drive Loop, in Homer, Alaska. Please contact Ms. Jen Martin at (907) 753-2730, by fax at (907) 420-0813, or by email at: if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2020-00293, Sagavanirktok River

    Expiration date: 6/29/2020

    Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Owners, state that the project purpose is to prepare for planned and contingent gravel use in anticipation of continued flooding. Work being proposed includes selective gravel mining from a location in the Sagavanirktok River approximately three miles south of the Franklin Bluffs Pad which is at Dalton Highway Milepost (DHMP) 377. Approximately 100,000 cubic yards of material is proposed to be mined from an un-vegetated gravel bar for deployment in 2020 to TAPS work sites or to stockpile on the existing gravel pad adjacent to the pipeline right-of-way near the old Franklin Bluffs Pad. The mining would consist of removing the top 1 to 3 feet of the gravel bar surface. The project site is located within Sections 22, 27, 26, T4N, R14E. Umiat meridian; Latitude 69.675º N., Longitude 148.649º W.; near Dalton Highway MP 374, approximately 41.5 miles south of Deadhorse, Alaska. Please contact Jason Berkner at (907) 753-5778, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at: if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-1922-00022-M27, Tongass Narrows

    Expiration date: 7/13/2020

    The City of Ketchikan Ports and Harbors states that the project purpose is to improve the safety and mooring capacity of Berth III for cruise ships and their passengers and provide safe transit and harbor for a Norwegian Breakaway Plus (Bliss) type class cruise ship vessel at Berth III. Work being proposed would include: install three new mooring dolphins (MD#2 north of Berth III, MD#3 and MD#4 to the south of Berth III), installation of a new catwalk between existing MD#1 and the proposed MD#2 and installation of dolphin caps on the new mooring dolphins. Construction activities generally include mobilization, erecting temporary weather structures and templates, pile driving and setting rock sockets and anchors using a down-the-hole (DTH) hammer (hereafter alternatively referred to as DTH hammered and DTH hammering) , pile splicing, pile-to-dolphin cap welding and setting the catwalk. The project site is located within Section 30, T. 75 S., R. 91 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Ketchikan B-5; Latitude 55.342730º N., Longitude -131.651667º W.; in Ketchikan, Alaska. Please contact Bryan Herczeg at (907) 753-2772, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at: if further information is desired concerning this notice.