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Eva Creek Wind Project
Golden Valley Electric Association applied to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW), Northern Region Lands Section (NRO Lands) for the authorization to install and operate a 24 Megawatt wind farm on the ridges above the Eva Creek valley, located east of the Nenana River approximately 15 miles northeast of Healy Alaska. The project consists of 12 wind towers, a substation, an Operations and Maintenance building, two microwave communication towers (including one site west of the Parks Highway), and a meteorological tower. Access to the site will require upgrades to the Ferry road, a connection road from the Ferry road to and within the site, and development of multiple material sites for gravel for the project. Additionally, a rail siding yard and warm storage building will be constructed on private land at the beginning of the Ferry road.
On September 23, 2011, NRO Lands signed decisions authorizing issuance of the necessary easements, a 25 year land lease, and a material sale to be issued through a competitive bidding process (see above Material Sale Auction Public Notice). The decisions to authorize the easements are effective immediately, while those authorizing the lease and material sale will be effective after the appeal period closes.
Only those persons who provided timely comments during the public notice period are eligible to file an administrative appeal of these decisions.