01 December 2010
When BBNC asked EPA to use its authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act in relation to the proposed Pebble Mine, you may have wondered what that meant, or where to find out more about Section 404(c). What is it? What role, if any, might the public play in this process?
The PebbleWatch (PW) team has found a section of EPA's website with much more information on Section 404(c), including details of how it's been employed in the past.
The Pebble Watch Permitting Matrix document, available as a PDF, offers an important resource for shareholders seeking information about the permits that are likely to be involved in any proposed Pebble project. Our PDF resource, now available for download, lists both major and minor permits by category (for example, air, water, and fill material are some of the categories). It also provides an all-in-one reference to which agency is involved in the listed permit, what that permit covers, and the comment period duration for that permit. Most also provide links to relevant agency websites, as available. This resource was created by the Pebble Watch science team.
If you need assistance accessing the Pebble Watch Permitting Matrix, or would like a copy mailed to you, please contact us at 1-800-426-3602.
19 October 2010
Kokhanok, a fishing village, was first listed in the 1890 U.S. Census by A.B. Schanz. The community was relocated to higher ground a few years ago when the rising level of Iliamna Lake threatened several community buildings.
A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community - the Kokhanok Village. The population of the community consists of 90.8% Alaska Native or part Native. The village has a mixed Native population, primarily Alutiiq and Yup'ik. Subsistence activities are the focal point of the culture and lifestyle.
Information sourced from the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs Community Information Series.
20 September 2010
Population: 2,347 (2008)
About Pebble Watch
Pebble Watch is an impartial, educational and fact-based initiative of the BBNC Land Department to disseminate information regarding the proposed Pebble Mine project to BBNC shareholders and interested parties.