2010

01 December 2010

EPA Web resource explains Section 404(c)

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.

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Permitting Matrix provides guide to Pebble permits

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.

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19 October 2010

Kokhanok

 

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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.

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20 September 2010

Dillingham, AK

Dillingham, AK

Population: 2,347 (2008)
Coordinates: 59.046751, -158.508665
Area: 35.7 square miles

Dillingham is located on Nushagak Bay, an inlet of Bristol Bay in southwestern Alaska. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.7 square miles, 2.1 square miles of which is water. It lies 327 miles southwest of Anchorage and is a six hour flight from Seattle. Once known as the Pacific salmon capital of the world, commercial fishing remains an important part of Dillingham's local economy.

 

Information sourced from the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs Community Information Series.

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19 September 2010

Download past Pebble Watch newsletters

Newsletter: Trace Elements Issue 1, August 2010

This first issue of Pebble Watch focuses on "Report Series E: Trace Elements (Sediments & Soils)," an overview of soil and sediment sampling, 2004-2007 at the proposed sites of the Pebble mine, port and transportation corridor. Inside, our team summarizes the results for copper and arsenic, and shows how the data may begin to answer questions community members first asked Pebble developers in 2005. To download, click on the link below.

August 2010 Pebble Watch Newsletter (PDF 1.92Mb)

 

 


Newsletter: Meteorology Issue 2, October 2010

This issue of Pebble Watch focuses on the Pebble Partnership’s data release "Report Series A: Meteorology," an overview of meteorological data collected between 2005 and 2007 in areas near the Pebble deposit and proposed port sites. Inside, we summarize the report, explain how the data will be significant for permitting, and provide a focused look at wind data collected by the two meteorological stations closest to the deposit site. Our science team also supplies some answers to questions community members first asked Pebble developers in 2005. To download, click on the link below.

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