Notice of an Application for a State of Alaska Integrated Waste Management Permit - Fairbanks Gold Mining Incorporated, Fort Knox Mine

Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Division of Water  received an application for a State of Alaska integrated Waste Management Permit under Alaska Statutes 46.03 and the Alaska Administrative Code (AAC), 18 AAC 15, 18 AAC 60, 18 AAC 70, and 18 AAC 72.

Ashlee Adoko, Large Project Coordinator
DNR / Office of Project Management & Permitting
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK  99501-3577

Public Notice Start:    February 14, 2020
Public Notice End:     March 16, 2020

Permit No.:                
Draft Waste Management Permit 2020DB0002

Fairbanks Gold Mining Incorporated
Fort Knox Mine
PO Box 73726
Fairbanks, AK  99707-3726

Proposed Project and Location
Activities: Fort Knox Mine is an open pit gold mine. Containment and disposal of mine tailings, ore on two heap leach pads, and other mine-related wastes are subject to regulation under a DEC Waste Management Permit.

Fort Knox Mine is located 15 air miles northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska in the Fish Creek drainage with claims on state and private land.

Tentative Determination
The DEC has tentatively determined to issue a permit to the above listed applicant.

Public Comments
Written comments on the proposed permit must be submitted within 32 days of the first publication of this public notice or no later than March 16, 2020. Please direct written comments to the attention of Ashlee Adoko at the address or email identified above. All comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of comment on the permit condition and the relevant facts upon which the comment is based. Comments of either support or concern which are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated. Comments must be postmarked on or before the expiration date of the public notice.

Any interested person may submit a written request for a public hearing. A request for a public hearing shall state the nature of the issues to be raised, as well as the requester's name, address and telephone number. DEC will hold a public hearing if it determines that good cause exists.


March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Administrative Record
Copies of the proposed permit and application documents are available for public review at Fairbanks and Anchorage DEC offices. Please contact either office to review hard copies of available documents.

610 University Avenue                                     555 Cordova Street
Fairbanks, AK  99709                                      Anchorage, AK  99501
907-451-2136                                                 907-269-6285

These documents are also accessible at the following State website.

The public notice bulletin may be viewed at the DEC Public Notices website,

For other inquiries, contact Ashlee Adoko at the address listed above, email, or call 907-269-8732.

Disability Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

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 Kate Orozco at 907-465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 32 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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Revision History

Created 2/11/2020 3:46:50 PM by cfishwick
Modified 2/11/2020 3:48:03 PM by cfishwick
Modified 2/13/2020 10:23:19 AM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 2/14/2020
Archive Date: 3/17/2020
  • Comments Due
    3/16/2020 5:00pm