Red Dog Mine
On June 11 2009, the State of Alaska is releasing applications and two draft authorizations relating to the Red Dog Mine for a 60-day public review and comment period. The project applicant, Teck Alaska Incorporated, has submitted a Final Closure and Reclamation Plan for ongoing operations and the development of the Aqqaluk deposit.
Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water, has prepared draft Reclamation Plan Approval (F20099958). (PDF)
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has prepared draft Waste Management Permit No. 0132-BA002 (PDF) for management of mine water, tailings and other solid wastes at the Red Dog Mine site.
Further information on upcoming presentations and public hearings and how to comment can be found below. A Public Notice (PDF) display ad was published in The Arctic Sounder and Anchorage Daily News.
DOCUMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PUBLIC NOTICE
(Applications, draft State Authorizations, and the Red Dog Mine
Closure and Reclamation Plan can be found here.)
ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE RECEIVED
July 6 2009
July 7 2009
July 8 2009
|Presentation and Discussion:||1pm to 3pm||1pm to 3pm||10am to noon|
|Public Hearing:||3pm to 5pm||3pm to 5pm||2pm to 4pm|
You can join the Kotzebue Presentation-Discussion and Public Hearing on July 8th by teleconference.
The dial-in number is 1-800-791-2345 Code: 96808
Red Dog Closure Planning and Waste Management Permit
State of Alaska, DNR
State of Alaska, DEC
How To Comment
Copies of the draft permit and approval, application materials, and support documents are available for review at the following locations:
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation / Anchorage (555 Cordova Street)
Northwest Arctic Borough Planning Department / Kotzebue (163 Lagoon Street)
Kivalina City Office / Kivalina (Berring Street)
Noatak IRA Council / Noatak (#5 Swamp Street)
The documents associated with this public notice are grouped into two sections: 1) documents available for public comment, and 2) documents provided as background only, not subject to public comment. The draft permits, application letters, and main body of the Red Dog Mine Closure and Reclamation Plan are all available for public comment. Various plans presented as supporting documents associated with the Reclamation Plan are also available for comment. The public can also comment on the Cost Estimates.
Public Comment Period
The public comment period has been set at 60 days to allow extra time for comments. A standard comment period lasts for 30 days. However, due to the large volume of documents associated with this permitting process, the comment period has been increased to twice the standard duration. There are two ways to comment. You can comment verbally at any of the Public Hearings listed above, or you can submit comments in writing.
The comment period has been extended.
WRITTEN COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
Thursday August 20, 2009 5:00pm
Send written comments by mail, email or fax to:
Jack DiMarchi, Project Manager
ADNR / Office of Project Management & Permitting
3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Telephone: (907) 374-3708
Fax: (907) 451-2703