Hoseanna/Emma Creek Exploration Renewal

Hoseanna/Emma Creek Exploration Renewal

On May 19, 2016, The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land, and Water received a request for a renewal of the Hoseanna Creek Exploration Permit (No. 02-86-795). This request was submitted by Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. (UCM), P.O. Box 1000, Healy, AK 99743 and would renew the existing permit for two additional years.

The Hoseanna/Emma Creek Exploration Permit was originally issued on July 7, 1986.The exploration area is located in the Hoseanna-Emma Creek Valley, approximately two 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.


For more information about the coal permit revision process contact:

Russell Kirkham
Coal Regulatory Program Manager
Division of Mining, Land and Water
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 920
Anchorage, AK 99501-577