Public Notice and Best Interest Decision to Grant a Conservation Agreement

Trust Land Office

Notice under 11 AAC 99.050 of

Decision to Grant a Conservation Agreement

MHT # 9200688


Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of AS 38.05.801 and 11 AAC 99, the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) has determined that it is in the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries to complete a Conservation Agreement on certain Trust land with Donlin Gold, LLC for the purpose of establishing a conservation easement, lease, deed restriction, restrictive covenant, or other conveyance or instrument restricting certain surface use activities for purposes of retaining or protecting wetland vales of Trust property. The basis for this determination is explained in a written best interest decision prepared by the Executive Director pursuant to 11 AAC 99.040.

The Trust land affected by the decision is adjacent or near to the village of Tyonek, and is more particularly described as:  T. 013 N., R. 011 W., Seward Meridian, Sections: 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, & 32; and, T. 012 N., R. 012 W., Seward Meridian, Sections: 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24; Trust Parcels: SM-7016, SM-7015, SM-1505-A01, SM-1506-01, and SM-1530-B01.

Persons who believe that the written decision should be altered because it is not in the best interests of the Trust or its beneficiaries, or because the decision is inconsistent with Trust management principles set out in 11 AAC 99.020, or any other provision of 11 AAC 99, must provide written comments on or before 4:30 PM, April 12, 2018. Comments should be submitted to the TLO at 2600 Cordova Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK  99503, or by fax (907) 269-8905 or email Following the comment deadline, the Executive Director will consider timely comments that question the decision on the basis of the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries or inconsistency with 11 AAC 99, and the best interest decision may be changed in response to such written comments or other information. Commenting parties will be provided a copy of the final best interest decision after the end of the notice period.

To be eligible to file for reconsideration of the best interest decision, or to file a subsequent appeal to the Superior Court, a person must have submitted written comments during the notice period. Eligible persons will have twenty (20) calendar days after receipt of the final written decision to request that the Executive Director reconsider the decision under 11 AAC 99.060(b).

Copies of the written decision are available at the Trust Land Office, or at If you have any questions concerning this action, please contact the Trust Land Office at (907) 269-8658.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Alaska Mental Health Trust is prepared to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Trust Land Office at (907) 269-8658 for assistance. Requests for assistance must be received at least 96 hours prior to the comment deadline in order to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

The Executive Director of the TLO reserves the right to waive technical defects in this notice or to amend, postpone, or vacate the best interest decision.


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Wyn Menefee                                                                  Date

Executive Director                                                          Published Anchorage Daily News: 03/11/2018

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Created 3/9/2018 9:31:32 AM by blcogdill


Department: Natural Resources
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 9200688
Publish Date: 3/9/2018
Archive Date: 4/12/2018