June 2012

05 June 2012

Public comment mixed at EPA Watershed Assessment hearing

The 900-seat Wendy Williamson Auditorium in Anchorage was nearly full Monday evening, as people showed up to give public input on a draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment that the U.S. EPA released in mid-May.

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Upcoming EPA Public Meeting - Naknek

The EPA released for public comment a draft scientific study of the Bristol Bay Watershed and its natural resources. A public meeting will be held in Naknek on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. in the Naknek School Auditorium.

There are several ways to submit your comments:

  1. Submit them online at regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments to Docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276.
  2. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; include docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276 in the subject line of the email.
  3. Fax them to: 202-566-1753; include the docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276 in the subject line of the fax.
  4. Send a letter to the EPA Bristol Bay docket at:
Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 2822T)
Docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
5.   Comment at a public meeting during the week of June 4-7, 2012.
Public Comments will be accepted on the draft watershed assessment through July 23, 2012. Make a request to accomodate language or other special needs by contacting Judy Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), 503-326-6994. For additional information please visit http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay or the Pebble Watch Website at http://www.pebblewatch.com.

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Upcoming EPA Public Meeting - Dillingham

The EPA released for public comment a draft scientific study of the Bristol Bay Watershed and its natural resources. A public meeting will be held in Dillingham on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in the Dillingham Middle School Gymnasium at 11:30 am.

There are several ways to submit your comments:

  1. Submit them online at regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments to Docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276.
  2. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; include docket #EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276 in the subject line of the email.
  3. Fax them to: 202-566-1753; include the docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276 in the subject line of the fax.
  4. Send a letter to the EPA Bristol Bay docket at:
Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 2822T)
Docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

5.   Comment at a public meeting during the week of June 4-7, 2012.

Public Comments will be accepted on the draft watershed assessment through July 23, 2012. Make a request to accomodate language or other special needs by contacting Judy Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), 503-326-6994. For additional information please visit http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay or the Pebble Watch Website at http://www.pebblewatch.com.

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04 June 2012

EPA public Watershed Assessment meetings this week

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to hold public meetings during the first week in June to get input on its draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. Specific times and dates will be announced when available.

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Upcoming EPA Public Meeting

The EPA released for public comment a draft scientific study of the Bristol Bay Watershed and its natural resources. A public meeting will be held in Anchorage on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the University of Alaska, Wendy Williamson Auditoriam at 5:30 pm.

There are several ways to submit your comments:

  1. Submit them online at regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments to Docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276.
  2. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; include docket #EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276 in the subject line of the email.
  3. Fax them to: 202-566-1753; include the docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276 in the subject line of the fax.
  4. Send a letter to the EPA Bristol Bay docket at:
                     Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 2822T)
                      Docket # EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0276
                      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                      1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
                      Washington, DC 20460

     5.   Comment at a public meeting during the week of June 4-7, 2012.

Public Comments will be accepted on the draft watershed assessment through July 23, 2012. Make a request to accomodate language or other special needs by contacting Judy Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), 503-326-6994. For additional information please visit http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay   or the Pebble Watch Website at http://www.pebblewatch.com.

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03 June 2012

Explore the draft Watershed Assessment with a new Pebble Watch overview

Your guide to the U.S. EPA Bristol Bay Draft Watershed Assessment

Readers who have not had a chance to read the entire U.S. EPA Bristol Bay Draft Watershed Assessment might want to start with the new Pebble Watch Explores overview of the document. The special 8-page report provides highlights from each chapter, as well as information on giving public comment.

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01 June 2012

EPA watershed assessment public meeting draws big crowd in Seattle

The Environmental Protection Agency held its first public meeting in Seattle May 31, taking comments on the draft watershed assessment. Here are links to some of the media coverage.

EPA hears comments on Bristol Bay mine-proposal study (May 31, The Seattle Times)

A draft study about the possible effects of mine development on salmon fisheries in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska was the topic of an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Seattle on Thursday.

Read the full story here.

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