APMA A20186118 - A Hard Rock Exploration and Reclamation Permit Application within the Bristol Bay Mining District - Pebble Project

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received a Multi-Agency Application for Permits to Mine in Alaska - APMA A20186118 for Hard Rock Exploration and Reclamation in the Bristol Bay Mining District near the town of Iliamna. This is an application to continue exploration activities only. The activities requested in this application include the drilling of geotechnical and exploratory boreholes, re-activation of an acid rock drainage test site, and continued reclamation and maintenance activities.  The exploration related activity is located within Township 005 S, Range 036 W, Seward Meridian. A complete listing of legal descriptions can be found in the application. The USGS 1:250,000 Quadrangle is Iliamna. DNR authorizations requested include Water Use Authorizations, Miscellaneous Land Use Permits (MLUPs), and Reclamation Plan Approval for exploration and/or care and maintenance operations.

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

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. Agencies adjudicate this application for the permits they require for mining related activities. Their adjudication may include additional separate notice and there may be 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

A copy of the application may be obtained from DNR by request via email at, or by mail to 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 900B, Anchorage, AK 99501. You may also find a copy of the application as an attachment to this notice.

Comments on this application must be received by 5:00 p.m. (Alaska Standard Time), February 20th, 2018 and must be mailed to the Division of Mining, Land and Water, attention Hollie Chalup, at the above address or emailed directly to Comments must be submitted by paper format or by email and attachment (e.g., pdf, word document, etc.) only.  DNR will not consider comments or content located on the Web, cloud or other file sharing system as written comments. The Division will consider all timely written comments. Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or services, or alternative communication formats, please contact the Public Information Center at (907) 269-8400, or TDD (907) 269-8411 (5 days before end of comment period).

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

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Created 1/19/2018 2:00:15 PM by hachalup


Department: Natural Resources
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Multi-Agency Application for Permits to Mine in Alaska – APMA
Location(s): Other
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Publish Date: 1/19/2018
Archive Date: 2/21/2018