Notice of Proposal to Issue an Air Quality Control Minor Permit to Coeur Alaska, Inc. Kensington Mine Project


The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has made a preliminary decision to approve Coeur Alaska Inc.’s application for Air Quality Control Minor Permit AQ0111MSS10 for the Kensington Mine Project.

Applicant:       Coeur Alaska Inc., 3031 Clinton Dr. Suite 202, Juneau, AK 99801

Location:        Northing: 6,522,789, Easting: 497,129, Zone: 8

Activity:          The minor permit is classified under 18 AAC 50.508(6) for revising or rescinding the terms and conditions of a Title I permit.

Emissions:       Potential emissions will decrease by 34.7 tpy for CO, 36.2 tpy for VOC, and 0.1 tpy for SO2. Potential emissions will increase by 2.6 tpy for NOx, 0.9 tpy for PM-2.5 and 0.9 tpy for PM-10.

ADEC Preliminary Review: Based on review of the applications ADEC drafted a preliminary permit decision for the project under AS 46.14 and 18 AAC 50.

Available Information: Copies of the permit application, ADEC’s draft permit and technical analysis report (TAR) are available at the following offices:

ADEC Air Permits Program, 410 Willoughby Ave., Ste. 303, PO Box 111800, Juneau, AK 99811

ADEC Air Permits Program, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

For inquiries and copies of documents, you may contact Jesse Jack at the Anchorage address listed above, or call (907) 269-4718. The preliminary permit and TAR are also available at ADEC’s website at:

Opportunity for Public Participation: Notice is also given that any interested person may present written statements relevant to the draft documents within 30 days after the first publication date. ADEC will consider all comments received and make any changes ADEC finds beneficial or necessary to assure compliance with 18 AAC 50 or State Law. Only conditions being revised in this minor permit and described as such in the preliminary technical analysis report are open to public comment. ADEC will issue a final decision to issue or deny the permit after the close of the public comment period.

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 15th day of this public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Please direct written statements or requests relevant to the proposed permit to Jesse Jack by mail to 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, by facsimile to (907) 269-7508 or send e-mail to Comments must be received by close of public comments period at 4:30 p.m. on December 11, 2017.

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Created 11/9/2017 4:00:05 PM by tlollila


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: AQ0111MSS10
Publish Date: 11/9/2017
Archive Date: 12/12/2017
  • Public Comments Due
    12/11/2017 4:30pm