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Notice of an Application from the Department of Fish and Game to Apply Pesticide to Control Invasive Nothern Pike in Several Lakes near Tote Road, South of Soldotna

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply pesticide to control invasive northern Pike in several lakes near Tote Road, south of Soldotna, including Hope Lake and several other small lakes, streams, and wetlands in the area.

The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs.  DEC requests comments from the public regarding the permit application. Copies of the application are available on-line or upon request.

PROJECT NAME: 2018 Tote Road Pike Lakes Restoration Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on May 17, 2018. 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:

Rebecca Colvin
Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
Fax: 907-269-7510
Email:
Rebecca.colvin@alaska.gov

PROJECT SUMMARY AND LOCATION: ADF&G has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply pesticide to a group of lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands near Tote Road, south of Soldotna.  The intent of the project is to eradicate invasive northern pike.

The proposed products is CFT Legumine Fish Toxicant with EPA registration number 89459-48 and active ingredient rotenone. Treatment is proposed to occur once per season during mid-week days prior to freeze-up throughout the duration of the permit.

PROJECT NEED:  The presence of illegally introduced invasive northern pike in this area has caused the complete loss of wild native sticklebacks. The presence of this predatory fish also threatens other valuable wild fish populations, such as trout and salmon, throughout the Kenai Peninsula. The lakes are within 0.6 miles of a Kenai River tributary. The objectives of this treatment are to completely remove the northern pike population from these lakes, which contain the last known population of northern pike in the Kenai Peninsula; all other populations have been eradicated through similar projects. A pesticide use permit is required to apply pesticides to water.

PERMIT APPLICANT:         
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
43961 K-Beach Road, Suite B
Soldotna, AK99669

FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION CONTACT:
Karin Hendrickson
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Control Program                
1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654
Phone:  (907) 376-1856
Email:  karin.hendrickson@alaska.gov

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.

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Created 4/12/2018 3:25:30 PM by cfishwick

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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
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Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 4/16/2018
Archive Date: 5/18/2018
 
Events/Deadlines:
  • Comments Due
    5/17/2018 4:00pm