Notice of an Application for a Permit to Apply Pesticides - Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture - Invasive Elodea Control, Jewel Lake, Anchorage Alaska

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicide to control invasive elodea in Jewel Lake in Anchorage, Alaska.

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: 2019 Jewel Lake Elodea Control Pesticide Use Permit.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on June 12, 2019. 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:

Rebecca Colvin
Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-7802
Fax: 907-269-7510

PROJECT SUMMARY AND LOCATION: The Alaska Division of Agriculture has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicide to Jewel Lake to control invasive elodea.

The proposed products is SonarONE, EPA registration number 67690-45, with active ingredient Fluridone. Treatment is proposed to occur between May and October throughout the duration of the permit.

PROJECT NEED:  Elodea is an invasive aquatic plant that has the potential to grow abundantly and compromise water quality, hinder boat and float plane traffic, reduce dissolved oxygen, and impact fisheries. Control of this invasive plant will help prevent spread to other locations. Physical or mechanical controls are inappropriate, as these methods break the plant into fragments which can then reproduce.

Division of Agriculture
5310 S. Bodenburg Spur Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645


Karin Hendrickson
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Control Program                
1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654
Phone:  (907) 376-1856

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 5/14/2019 2:13:22 PM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 5/14/2019
Archive Date: 6/13/2019
  • Comments Due
    6/12/2019 4:00pm