MARCH 2018

Corps EIS website developed

The United States Corps of Engineers (Corps) has developed the Pebble project EIS website, where you will be able to track official information about the process, including permitting documents, meeting times, and an overall EIS schedule. 

Public input is an important part of the EIS process. Initially, the Corps is asking the public to respond during the comment period (April 1-April 30) with:

  • Issues and concerns that should be addressed in the EIS.
  • The way in which land and resources might be affected by the project.
  • Ideas on alternatives and ways to minimize impacts.

We will continue to provide updates at Pebble Watch and in this newsletter. Additionally, you can sign up for the Corps Pebble project mailing list to receive its newsletters at your mailing address. 

Corps aims for 24 month permitting timeframe

The Corps of Engineers has planned an aggressive timeframe for the Pebble permitting process, stating on its EIS site that it plans to publish a Record of Decision within 24 months (early 2020). We compared that to another mine project in Alaska that is currently in the final stages of permitting. Here's how the two projects stack up for each phase of the NEPA process.

Submit your public input in April

Seven public meetings will be held during April, the month the Corps has designated for submitting public input on the Pebble project. However, the meetings in Dillingham, Homer and Anchorage will not be open microphone forums. (The Corps anticipates there will be too many in attendance to provide an open forum). Court reporters will be in attendance to take your comment. 

If you cannot attend a meeting, you will be able to submit a comment electronically at the Corps Pebble EIS website beginning April 1, 2018. 

Scoping Meeting Locations and Dates
Time and specific location TBD

King Salmon, April 9, 2018 

Kokhanok, April 10, 2018 

Homer, April 11, 2018 

Iliamna, April 12, 2018 

Nondalton, April 16, 2018 

Dillingham, April 17, 2018 

Anchorage, April 19, 2018

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