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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 COVID-19 Outbreak Health Order 1: Suspension of Laws and Appendix A, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments, or the Commissioner's Order of Extension for mining payments.

Contact the DMLW by email at dnr.dmlw.financialassistance@alaska.gov or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

Wishbone Hill Mine

Project Description


Wishbone Hill Mine, Permit Numbers 01-89-796 & 02-89-796 is owned and operated by Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. (UCM), P.O. Box 1000, Healy, Alaska 99743. The Project is a surface coal mining and export development proposal for a bituminous coal resource located in the Matanuska Coal Field of South-central Alaska, approximately 40 miles northeast of Anchorage and 10 miles northeast of Palmer, Alaska, near the Buffalo/Soapstone Community.

Extension of Public Comment Period Wishbone Hill Mine Permit Renewal


The Department of Natural Resources has extended the public comment period for the renewal of the Wishbone Mine Permit The amended deadline to submit written comment closes at 5:00PM on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Application for Renewal of Permits 02-83-196 and S-0602A


A request to renew Surface Coal Mining Permits 01-89-796 & 02-89-796 was filed with the Division of Mining, Land and Water on December 10, 2018. Renewal of the permits has been requested in accordance with AS 27.21.080(d) and 11 AAC 90.129(b). DMLW - Mining is noticing the request for renewal and issuing Preliminary Findings for the renewal of the Wishbone Hill Mine permits. The permits are currently under Temporary Cessation under 11 AAC 90.471. As of February 13, 2020 there is no activity occurring or planned within the permit area.

Contact:


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