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PUBLIC NOTICE
March 22, 2012

Draft Reclamation Plan Approval and
Draft Waste Management Permit
30-day Public Comment

Nixon Fork Mine is a small underground gold mine located about 32 miles northeast of McGrath, Alaska on claims on U.S. Bureau of Land Management-administered lands. The project applicant, Fire River Gold Corp., operating as Mystery Creek Resources, Inc., has updated the mine's Plan of Operations and monitoring plan for the current operation and requested the reissuance of two state authorizations.

On March 22, 2012 the State of Alaska released the draft Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Waste Management Permit (WMP) for a required 30-day public review and comment period and the draft Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Reclamation Plan Approval for a concurrent review. These proposed decisions and support documents are posted below.

HOW TO COMMENT

The Draft DNR Approval and DEC permit, public notice, and support documents are available for review on this web site or by contacting Sharmon Stambaugh, DNR/OPMP Mining Coordinator, listed below. Hardcopies are also available for review at:

  • AK Dept. Natural Resources / Public Information Center / Fairbanks
    (3700 Airport Way)
  • AK Dept. Natural Resources / Public Information Center / Anchorage
    (Atwood Building, 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1260)
  • AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation/Division of Water / Fairbanks
    (610 University Ave)
  • AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation/Division of Water / Anchorage
    (555 Cordova Street, 3rd Floor)
  • City of McGrath/City Offices/
    (Takotna and F Street)


WRITTEN COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
April 23, 2012 5:00pm AKDT

Send written comments by mail, email or fax to:

Sharmon M. Stambaugh
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management & Permitting
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 920
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-0880
Fax: (907) 269-8930
Email: sharmon.stambaugh@alaska.gov
DOCUMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD

Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Division of Mining, Land & Water

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Division of Water

Support Documents

Documents submitted by Mystery Creek Resources, Inc. to the State of Alaska:

Note: You can request and receive an EXCEL version of the cost estimates by contacting Sharmon Stambaugh, DNR OPMP
(907) 269-0880 or sharmon.stambaugh@alaska.gov



For More Information Contact

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team
Sharmon M. Stambaugh
Large Mine Coordinator
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 920
Anchorage, AK 99501-3577
Phone: (907) 269-0880
Fax: (907) 269-8930

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