STATE OF ALASKA
In accordance with the provisions of AS 38.05.850, the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water, Southcentral Region Office is considering issuance of a private, non-exclusive easement on State owned, DNR-DMLW managed lands underlying the Kenai River in Sections 23 and 24, Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Seward Meridian near Soldotna, Alaska.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
DIVISION OF MINING, LAND AND WATER
SOUTHCENTRAL REGION OFFICE
550 W. 7TH AVE., SUITE 900 C
ANCHORAGE, AK 99501-3577
COURTESY PUBLIC NOTICE
Easement for Natural Gas Distribution Line
Kenai River Crossing
USGS 1:25,000 Kenai (C-3) SE, Quadrangle Map
Proposed Project and Location:
The purpose of the proposed easement is to approve installation of a 6” diameter high density plastic natural gas distribution main (that will operate at 60 psig) to extend an existing natural gas service system to several subdivisions located on the south side of the river. The pipe will be installed by means of horizontal directional drilling. Entry and exit points for the drilling and pipe installation effort will be located on lands that are not managed by the Department of Natural Resources. The area of DNR land required for this project is currently estimated to be 360 feet long and 30 feet wide for a total area of 0.25 acres more or less. The actual final DMLW-easement area will be determined subsequent to receipt of an as-built survey document.
Please see attachments for additional location information. Nothing herein implies the issuance of a permit or easement on non-DNR managed lands, even if such properties are depicted on project related maps, plans or drawings.
Comment Period and Additional Information:
Members of the public and interested parties are invited to comment on this proposal. The Division of Mining, Land and Water must receive written comments addressed to DNR-DMLW Southcentral Region Office, 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 900 C, Anchorage AK 99501-3577 no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, February 10, 2014. Comments and questions may be directed to the attention of Elizabeth Sherwood: telephone 907-269-7472, fax 907-269-8913, or firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to be given full consideration, all comments should clearly explain the facts on which they are based and how they pertain to the proposed action. Following the comment deadline, all responses will be reviewed and the Department’s decision on the matter may be modified as a result of information received. Copies of AS 38.05.850 are available on-line by searching the State of Alaska Legislature’s Website at http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/folio.asp. Additional information that may be applicable to this project proposal is available in the Department of Natural Resources’ Kenai Area Plan, which can be found on-line at: http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/planning/areaplans/kenai/. The division of Mining, Land and Water, Southcentral Region Office reserves the right to waive technical defects in this notice.
/s/ Richard B. Thompson
Southcentral Region Office
DNR Division of Mining, Land and Water