The Lake of the Hills Homeowners Association has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicide to control nuisance vegetation in Lake of the Hills in Anchorage.
The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the permit application. A copy of the application is attached to this notice below.
PROJECT NAME: 2017 Lake of the Hills Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit.
WRITTEN COMMENTS: Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on May 23, 2017. To ensure that your comments are considered in relation to this application, please include the project name at the beginning of your comment. To be considered, comments must be submitted in writing to DEC at the following address:
Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
PROJECT SUMMARY AND LOCATION: The Lake of the Hills Homeowners Association has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicide to Lake of the Hills in Anchorage to control nuisance aquatic vegetation.
The proposed products are Littora, EPA registration number 67690-53 and SonarGenesis, EPA registration number 67690-54. Littora has the active ingredient Diquat and SonarGenesis has the active ingredient Fluridone. Treatment is proposed to occur between May and September throughout the duration of the permit.
PROJECT NEED: Nuisance vegetation has become a hazard to recreational activities in Lake of the Hills, including swimming, boating, and float plane operation. Physical or mechanical controls are inappropriate, as these methods are prohibitively expensive and do not remove root structures or rhizomes, which can then re-sprout. In addition, some plant species can reproduce from small plant fragments left behind by physical methods of removal.
Lake of the Hills Homeowners Association
7000 Lake O the Hills Circle
Anchorage, AK 99516
FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION CONTACT:
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Control Program
1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654
Phone: (907) 376-1865
The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at 907-269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 by the close of the public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.