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Notice about payments:

Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the Governor's COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 as amended, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments. Contact the DMLW by email at or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

Hoseanna / Emma Creek Exploration Permit


Russell Kirkham
Coal Regulatory Program Manager
Division of Mining, Land & Water
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 920
Anchorage, AK 99501-3577
(907) 269-8650

Hoseanna / Emma Creek Exploration Permit Information

The Hoseanna Creek and Emma Creek Exploration Permit was originally issued on July 7, 1986. The exploration area is located in the Hoseanna-Emma Creek Valleys, approximately ten miles northeast of Healy, Alaska within: Sections 26-28 and 34-35, Township 10 South, Range 6 West; Sections 3-5, 7-10, 16-21 and 25-35, Township 11 South, Range 6 West; Sections 25-26, 29 and 32-36, Township 11 South, Range 7 West; Sections 3-5, Township 12 South, Range 7 West; Sections 7 and 18, Township 11 South, Range 5 West, of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Application for Exploration Permit 02-86-795

An application to issue a Coal Exploration Permit (File No. 02-86-795) was filed with DMLW - Mining on May 19, 2016. The request for exploration was submitted in accordance with AS 27.21.200 and 11 AAC 90 161 and 163. DMLW - Mining is issuing a Final Findings of Fact and Decision for issuance of the permit. This exploration permit is for a two-year term.