Pebble Project

Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment and EPA 404(c) Action

News and Announcements

April 29, 2014
State of Alaska Attorney General’s Office response to EPA on CWA 404(c) review

February 28, 2014
EPA press release and other information on Clean Water Act 404(c) action:

February 28, 2014
EPA letter to State of Alaska and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiating CWA 404 (c) action:

January 21, 2014
EPA Final Report "An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay."

June 28, 2013
State of Alaska Comments on EPA's Second External Review Draft of Bristol Bay Assessment

June 6, 2013
The comment period on the revised draft assessment is extended by EPA until June 30, 2013.

April 26, 2013
The Revised Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment is now available for download or viewing from the EPA Bristol Bay website.  This Executive Summary presents an overview of the revised document.

EPA will take comments on the revised draft Bristol Bay Assessment until Friday, May 31, 2013.  Information on how to comment is included in the summary Fact Sheet.


On May 18, 2012, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment a draft study of the Bristol Bay watershed and its natural resources. The public comment period for the Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment closed on July 23, 2012. Information on the study is available from EPA at:

http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay

The State of Alaska submitted comments from the Office of the Attorney General and from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Office of Project Management and Permitting (OPMP).  DNR's comment letter attached page-specific technical comments compiled from multiple agencies.   Links to the comments and supporting documents are listed below:

DNR Office of Permitting and Project Management

Department of Law Office of the Attorney General

September 21, 2010 letter from Alaska Governor Parnell to EPA Administrator Jackson

Bristol Bay Area Plan
http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/planning/areaplans/bristol/

EPA has also posted the comments it received on the study which are available at the following link:
View all public comments submitted during the comment period (Docket EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276)