APMA A20143097 - A Hard Rock Exploration Permit Application within the Bristol Bay Mining District - Klutuk Creek

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received a Multi-Agency (State and Federal) application for Hard Rock Exploration in the Bristol Bay Mining District near the town of New Stuyahok. The mining related activity is located within Township 006 S, Range 050 W, Seward Meridian. The USGS 1:250,000 Quadrangle is Dillingham. DNR authorizations include Water Use Permits, Miscellaneous Land Use Permits, Approved Plan of Operations, and Reclamation Plan of Approval for a Mining Operation.

The Mining Section of the Division of Mining, Land and Water proposes to issue a Miscellaneous Land Use Permit pursuant to 11 AAC 96.010 for mining and/or exploration activity on state mining claims as well as reclamation approval on state or private lands. Winter cross country travel on state lands not within state mining claims may also be authorized.

A Water Right or a Temporary Water Use Authorization may be issued and state land use beyond the mining claims will be adjudicated by DNR.

A copy of the application may be obtained from DNR.  For applications within the Northern Region contact Jack Kerin by phone at (907) 451-2736, by fax at 451-2703, by email at, or by mail to 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709.   For applications within the Southcentral or Southeast Regions contact Hollie Wynne by phone (907) 269-8647, by fax at 269-8949, by email at, or by mail to 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 900B, Anchorage, AK 99501.

The web posting of this notice exceeds the requirements of AS 38.05.945 since the proposed activity does not include the disposal of a state interest and the authorization is a revocable permit. Your comments about this activity will receive consideration even though this is a courtesy notice provided they are received within 14 days from the posting date of this notice. Your comments on the Miscellaneous Land Use Permit should be submitted to the same contacts listed in the proceeding paragraph.

Other State Agencies which use this application include the Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Fish and Game (ADF&G) and Revenue (DOR). Federal Agencies include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) also reviews this application. These agencies adjudicate this application for the permits they require for mining related activities. Their adjudication may include additional separate notice and there is the opportunity to comment on the same activity to each of the agencies. Mining Fact Sheets about the Agencies which receive the application can be found at and A more detailed discussion of the agencies that use this application is given in the application itself

  DNR reserves the right to waive technical defects in this publication.

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Created 2/21/2014 9:08:36 AM by hawynne


Department: Natural Resources
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Multi-Agency Application for Permits to Mine in Alaska – APMA
Location(s): Dillingham
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 2/21/2014
Archive Date: 3/7/2014