February 2012

07 February 2012

Alaska Forum on the Environment, Day 2

Alaska Forum on the Environment hosts its annual educational event. Day 2 includes the following topics of interest to Pebble Watch readers:

  • Agency Regulatory Role in Permitting and Environmental Review of Large Mines
  • Tribal Government and Community Involvement in Agency Decision Making
  • EPA Region 10 Draft Tribal Consultation Procedures
  • Scenes from Coming Attractions: Mineral Explorers and Developers
  • Exploring APDES Permits, Involvement Opportunities & Effective Public Comments
  • Integrating the National Environmental Policy Act and Clean Water Act Section 404 Processes
  • Starting a Research Project to Study Local Environmental Issues

For more information, visit akforum.com.

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06 February 2012

Frequently Asked Question

Does Pebble Watch oppose the Pebble Mine?

As the debate heats up regarding development of Pebble mine, the Pebble Watch team reminds readers that Pebble Watch is an impartial, educational, and fact-based initiative that neither supports nor opposes development of Pebble mine.

Organizations that do support or oppose Pebble may point readers to this web site for information. However, Pebble Watch is not affiliated with any of these groups. Pebble Watch is a program of Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), but it does not seek to reflect current BBNC Board or corporation views.

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Alaska Forum on the Environment, Day 1

Alaska Forum on the Environment hosts its annual educational event. Day 1 includes the following topics of interest to Pebble Watch readers:

  • Elements of a Modern Mine
  • Finding Your Voice: When and How to Participate in the NEPA Process
  • Mining & Water Quality: Acid-rock Drainage and Dissolved Metals
  • What Happened to My NEPA Comments?

For more information, visit akforum.com.

 

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05 February 2012

Exploring Pebble's Environmental Baseline Document

ebdscreenLast week Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) released its Environmental Baseline Document (EBD) to the public and also held meetings to provide an overview of the contents for various agencies.  The EBD is available online now and videos of the agency presentations will be posted to www.pebblepartnership.com within the next two weeks. We'll add a link to our site as soon as those are available.

Exploring the EBD

Visit www.pebbleresearch.com to review the EBD. You'll find a Table of Contents, overviews of each chapter, and a PDF of the entire chapter available for download. (PLP reports that the entire document is too large for a single download). As you browse through the document and then dive in, keep in mind that Pebble Watch welcomes questions you may have about the findings and how they may tie into the permitting process. Send a question or comment to Pebble Watch.

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01 February 2012

Pebble Limited Partnership Agency Meetings, Friday, February 3

The Pebble Limited Partnership is holding Agency Meetings this week to preview reports in its Environmental Baseline Document. The public is invited to attend by webinar.

Schedule for Friday, February 3

(Sessions may run faster than what is listed, so viewers should check in early if there is a particular topic of interest.)

8:45 am - Marine Benthos, Jon Houghton & Jason Stutes, Pentec
9:35 am - Nearshore Fish & Invertebrates, Jon Houghton & Jason Stutes, Pentec
10:15 am - Marine Wildlife - Birds, Bob Day, ABR
10:50 am - Marine Wildlife - Mammals, Bob Day, ABR
12:25 pm - Socioeconomics Jim Calvin, McDowell
1:10 pm - Cultural Resources Monty J. Rogers, SRB&A
1:40 pm - Subsistence & Traditional Knowledge, Paul Lawrence, SRB&A
3:00 pm - Noise / Transportation / Power, Chuck Hookham, HDR
3:40 pm - Visual, Kim Graham, USKH
4:10 pm - Land Use / Recreation, Charlotte MacCay, LDN

Link to Friday sessions.

Password: Pebble

The WebEx event number is: 665-071-072

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Pebble Limited Partnership Agency Meetings, Thursday, February 2

The Pebble Limited Partnership is holding Agency Meetings this week to preview reports in its Environmental Baseline Document. The public is invited to attend by webinar.

Schedule for Thursday, February 2

(Sessions may run faster than what is listed, so viewers should check in early if there is a particular topic of interest.)

8:45 am - Aquatic Invertebrates & Iliamna Lake Study, Andra Love, HDR
9:45 am  - Fish Presence & Abundance, Mary Louise Keefe, R2
11:25 am - Fish Habitat, Dudley Reiser, R2
1:05 pm - Terrestrial Wildlife & Habitat - Mammals, Brian Lawhead, ABR
2:25 pm - Terrestrial Wildlife & Habitat - Birds & Amphibians, Terry Schick, ABR
3:05 pm - Oceanography and Marine Water/Sediment Quality, Jon Houghton, Pentec

Link to Thursday sessions.

Password: Pebble

The WebEx event number is: 665-071-072

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Pebble Limited Partnership Agency Meetings, Wednesday, February 1

The Pebble Limited Partnership is holding Agency Meetings this week to preview reports in its Environmental Baseline Document. The public is invited to attend by webinar.

Schedule for Wednesday, February 1

(Sessions may run faster than what is listed, so viewers should check in early if there is a particular topic of interest.)

8:45 am - Groundwater Hydrology - Modeling, Hugh McCreadie, Piteau
9:40 am - Surface Water Quality Mark Stelljes, SLR
10:45 am - Ground Water Quality Hugh McCreadie, Piteau
12:40 pm - Trace Elements, Mark Stelljes, SLR
1:20 pm - Vegetation & Wetlands - Transportation Corridor CI,  Chris Wrobel, HDR
2:55 pm - Vegetation & Wetlands - Mine Study Area, Steve Reidsma

Link to Wednesday sessions.

Password: Pebble

The WebEx event number is: 665-071-072

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