Notice of Proposed Issuance of an Alaskan Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) General Permit to Discharge to Waters of the United States - Construction General Permit

A Fact Sheet and associated documents are available for review. For inquiries or to request copies of documents, contact:

DEC Contact:   Jim Rypkema
                         555 Cordova Street
                         Anchorage, AK 99501
                         (907) 334-2288

Draft Permit Public Notice Period:
Start Date: October 16, 2020            End Date: November 16, 2020

Permit No.: AKR100000

Permit Name:  General Permit for Discharges from Large and Small Construction Activities (Construction General Permit)

Proposed Permit Coverage:

Permit Coverage: The ADEC proposes to reissue an Alaska Construction General Permit (the permit) for discharges from large and small construction activities. The permit authorizes and sets conditions on the discharge of pollutants from construction projects to waters of the United States. In order to ensure protection of water quality and human health, the permit describes control measures that must be used to control the types and amounts of pollutants that can be discharged from construction activities.

Mixing Zone: None

Tentative Determination: ADEC has tentatively determined to reissue a discharge permit for the activity described above.

Public Comments: Written comments or requests for a public hearing on the APDES draft general permit must be submitted within 30 days of the issuance of this public notice. Please direct written comments to the attention of Jim Rypkema 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(s) 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. Mailed comments must be postmarked on or before the expiration date of the public notice.

ADEC will consider all comments when making the final decision and will respond to received comments in a Response to Comments document issued when ADEC issues a final permit. The Response to Comments will be made available to the public.

Any interested person may submit a written request for a public hearing if no hearing has already been scheduled. 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. ADEC will hold a public hearing whenever ADEC finds, on the basis of requests, a significant degree of public interest in a draft permit. ADEC may also hold a public hearing if a hearing might clarify one or more issues involved in a permit decision or for other good reason in ADEC’s discretion.

ADEC will transmit the final permit, fact sheet (amended as appropriate), and Response to Comments to anyone who provided comments during the public review period or requested to be notified of ADEC final decision.

November 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. AKDT

Administrative Record:

The APDES draft permit, fact sheet, and associated documents are available for public review at the ADEC offices located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Soldotna, and Wasilla. Please contact the office of your choice to arrange for hard copies of the documents to be available for your review.

555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

610 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11180
Juneau, Alaska 99811
Location: 410 Willoughby Avenue, Juneau


43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road
Soldotna, AK 99615

1700 E. Bogard Road #B, Suite #103
Wasilla, AK 99654

The documents are also accessible from the ADEC website at

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Disability Reasonable Accommodation Notice

The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the American 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 review, please contact Kate Orozco at (907) 465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 30 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 10/16/2020
Archive Date: 11/17/2020
  • Comments Due
    10/16/2020 8:00am - 11/16/2020 5:00pm